Critics of Lena Dunham’s new plus-size clothing collection say the piece does not include all plus-size ones, as the largest size is 26.
Dunham, creator of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Girls, told The New York Times this week that she partnered with plus-size clothing company, 11 Honoré, in a “well-regarded collection that has been the subject of a new series”. Tight fix, which has only five items. ”Deals ranging from sizes 12 to 26 range from $ 98 rubber turtleneck cotton tank tops to a $ 298 jacket.
“Right now, the only thing I do is talk about my experience,”; Dunham, who is wearing a size 14 or 16 shirt herself, told the store, “so this kind of clothing is a direct response to my experience.”
The average woman in the United States wears sizes 16 to 18, according to scientific studies, and plus-size brands like the Eloquii and Universal Standard are as high as 28 and 4X, respectively.
Many on social media point out that Dunham’s clothing sizes are closer to midsize than plus sizes, and that there are “limited” options for larger ones.
11 Honoré Director of Design Danielle Williams Eke told HuffPost by email it was “important” that the company offered private label products up to 26 sizes.
“We spent a lot of time perfecting the grade up to the size 26, including fitting a range of women’s sizes from 12-26 with different body shapes,” says Ek. As many women as possible and we are ready to enlarge in the past to 26 in the future! ”
Marcy Guevara-Prete Celebrity stylist, co-owner of The Plus Bus Boutique and a self-proclaimed “die-hard fan of 11 Honoré” that she believes the brand is taking. “Do your best with limited resources to provide luxury fashion for plus size.”
“However, I think this collaboration is quite deaf,” Guevara-Prete told HuffPost via email, adding, “The easy way shouldn’t be called ‘inclusive’.
“When the so-called total and stopped at 26, it excludes most of the plus size community, and the most desperate thing for these pieces is those that are over 26,” said lead author Chevara-Prete. Said comedian Michelle Buteau and actor Gabourey Sidibe.
Guevara-Prete said that Dunham’s “foray into plus size fashion” shows her “continued privilege in the industry and is now the plus size fashion industry.”
Dunham did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.