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Accurate representation is found here!

I see this repeatedly, online sites – often Chinese owned advertising plus size fashion on regular sized bodies, which is why accurate representation is found here!  I get in front of the camera for this exact reason – I am selling plus size fashion, so you need to see it represented on a plus size body!

Now I do cop a fair amount of negativity about my size and appearance most of the time it’s like water off a duck’s back to me but when it gets personal stating that I am not attractive enough, or 'that sour face model needs to be replaced' or 'your smile looks like a grimace' – that does sting.. anyway – I am moving off topic.  As a result of seeing this type of marketing, the point that I am trying to get across is that at The Unique You, plus size fashion is accurately presented, and because I do get in front of the camera I can comment on the fit and function, and I am honest enough to let you know how something fits well or not.  As a result of some positive and encouraging comments, there are some! – I am becoming confident enough to be the face of my business.

Okay – lets look at some examples of shoddy merchandise and advertising starting with the Chinese shopping site 'Wish', which you can't even get into until you sign up or download their app, an hilarious article was written by a journalist at Independent Australia about their ridiculous marketing of plus size lingerie on the Sydney Morning Herald and it received a barrage of criticism, but they still do it..  I logged on to their website to see for myself, searched for plus size, this is what came up, so where are the plus sized models?  Then again they are selling ‘fashion’ for crazy cheap prices that will probably only last one wear anyway!

I then looked on Amazon, released recently into Australia with not much fan fare, they are selling brands I have never heard of like: Sannysis, Aliven, Yinrom, Angerella, Enlachic, Mrelt do these sound made up to you?  At least some models were plus sized, but their size chart shows that a size XXL is a 16?  I also recognized a dress on one of their brands call Dayseventh – it is one from a pretty famous USA designer, they even used that designers image, now that is NOT on and definitely not accurately representing!

I will stand by my statement, that accurate representation is found here online at The Unique You..

Rant over!  Thank you for listening..

Kim


2 comments

  • Hi Kim
    Looking through your site gave me the ability to picture what a garment will look like in real life! I think you are fabulous for getting in front of the camera and being a REAL model I am 157cm and a round apple shape, it’s always a challenge to find the right fit. Placed my first order today. Love your site and will be back for more.

    Dee
  • Hi Kim .. just stumbled across your site this evening and placed my first order. :) As you said in your blog post, the description for each item in your shop is clear, detailed – and honestly represented re fit, fabric and size. I love it! I am a 22-24 plus size, of mature age and short – so clothing choices can be really limited. Finding clothes that both fit me and suit me can be difficult. I am so sick of seeing so-called ‘plus sizes’ where the maximum size is 16! Online shopping is one avenue – but can be hit and miss when there is no information about the real-life size of the model wearing an item. And even when a site does have ‘plus-size’ models, it can be hard to work out if a garment would suit a shorter woman such as myself. Add the fact I’d also like to find clothing that’s ethically sourced and manufactured but won’t break the bank … and clothes shopping has become an increasingly frustrating process. So finding your site has been a wonderful serendipity for me! Thank you for the care you take in providing details, for getting in front of the camera yourself and for ‘making it real’! :)

    Sue

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