I read an article this week about how sales of larger size clothing are falling and the smaller size clothing sales are on the rise. It was here if you want to go read it yourself. They credited the fact that so many people are taking weight loss drugs such as SemaGlutides. This made me super crabby so I went on a hunt for more information.

This Newsweek article from May 2024 says 6% of Americans have tried these injectible medications with abut half of those still on them. So 3% of Americans on medication specifically to lose weight can’t possibly be the reason that sales of larger size clothing is down.

This article from Credence Research says that 67% of American women wear size 14 or above which is considered plus size. The average size for American women aged 20 and up is size 18 or 20! And still, when we go into a store to find some great clothes to wear we have very little variety in styles or colors.

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We Are Sick of It.

Instead taking the easy way out and blaming weight loss drugs, maybe there are some other reasons for slower sales of larger size clothing. Perhaps it could just be because we are so tired of shopping and being disappointed that nothing fits and everything makes us look terrible. We are tired of being shown the “slimming” colors of black and navy. We are tired of not even being able to find anything that isn’t frumpy or shapeless.

The thing is this: it’s time to stop relying on big business. We know what we like and it’s time to get it. I’m here to help! I specialize in making clothing for all body shapes and sizes. There is no shaming or judgement here. My main objective is to help women feel amazing and no matter where they go they should feel as if they own the room.

Beth Smith Textiles

The investment in quality clothes that fit is worth it. If the clothes are high quality and last over years of wear, that’s a plus! Beth Smith Textiles is providing quality, fit and exactly the styles and colors that look best on your body regardless of trends which come and go.

Are you ready to talk about working with me to have clothes that make you feel amazing, rather than shopping in stores that are only thinking about their bottom line? Send me a message by clicking on one of the buttons on this page and let’s chat about the process.

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