Hey! So I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed today and I saw one of my friends post a video with the caption “One Size Fits All On Different Body Types”. Usually I’m not one for watching reposted videos, but this title spoke to me, especially because I used to sell One Size Fits All clothing at PacSun (I also have had quite a few upsetting incidents while trying on OSFA clothing). One of the brands carried called Brandy Melville was all OSFA. I can’t recommend watching this video enough:
I absolutely adored all of the girls in the video. I especially appreciated their nonchalant attitude to the project. It was nice to see these ladies making jokes about these pieces of clothing that claim to fit everyone when they indeed did not fit them. I wish that I could do that. I’m very sensitive about my body and quite frankly, I get upset when clothing in a size small doesn’t fit me. When I worked at Pac and tried some of the OSFA clothing on just for fun it made me feel AWFUL when the clothes just wouldn’t fit me. It made me look at the parts of my body that the clothing was extremely tight on with absolute malice. Like one of the girls mentioned in the video, I felt like something was completely wrong with my body. But when something did fit me, look out! It was almost euphoric. Oh, the joy of being included in the one percent clump of people who can fit into an OSFA shirt!!! But that’s not right either is it? I can recall trying on one of those blasted OSFA items when I was struggling with bulimia and to speak in all honesty it was traumatizing when it didn’t fit me. It felt like my eating disorder wasn’t making me good enough to fit into a stupid shirt that can’t fit ninety nine percent of the population. Clothing shouldn’t do that to people. Shopping for clothes should be a fun occasion! It shouldn’t be something that makes you go home hating the body that you’re stuck with. I admire the girls that were in this video a lot. I’ve been eating disorder sober for quite some time now, but I’m still far from comfortable to be able to do something like that. They had award winning attitudes and definitely will make people stop and think before they support an One Size Fits All company. My opinion? Stick to Small, Medium, Large, or as big or little as you need. Screw OSFA.
How did you guys feel about this video? What’s your opinion on the new One Size Fits All trend? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! And make sure to check in with me tonight for my review of the new episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Peace. -Sarah