Mother: As any of you know that follows this blog daughter and I have been selling Lularoe for the last nine months. And unless you have had your head buried somewhere you have heard a lot about the leggings and how poorly they have been made. Most of the time it depends on which side of the fence you are on as to how you feel about Lularoe and their leggings, and the other clothing items Lularoe has. Daughter and I try to walk the fence. Yes, we are consultants but we try to look at everything, the good, the bad and the ugly. But you have the consultants who live and breath Lularoe and take everything that the owners have to say as pure gospel, and you have the ex consultants and the people who have gotten “burned” on Lularoe clothing and/or leggings who feel that the owners might be the next spawn of satan. As we know though no one is all good or all bad, there is usually a happy medium where most of us fall, depending on the day.
I bring up the Lularoe issue though because of the fat/body shaming. As anyone knows who purchases Lularoe, the sizes are wacky. If in real life you are a medium then in Lularoe land you could be anything from an extra small to a 3xl depending on which article of clothing you are trying. Since the leggings only come in two sizes, OS which fits sizes 2 to 10 and TC which fits sizes 12 to 22 you would think that it would be easy to find a pair that fit. Not so easy. It also depends on which country the leggings were made in, China fits one way, Indonesia fits another. But be that as it may there is no reason to crucify someone over a pair of leggings.
We as women have fought long and hard to be seen as something more than a body or a sex object. It is very sad when we start to criticize and critique one another all over a pair of holey leggings. Are there women who like a pattern and buy the wrong size? Of course there are. Years ago it was shoes. Women didn’t want to admit that their foot might be a little larger than some other woman’s so they squeezed their foot into a shoe that was too small. But in either case it is no ones business. There is no prize for outing someone with the wrong size on. If you don’t want to admit that Lularoe could have a quality issue that is fine, but you don’t have to go on social media and broadcast your thoughts and opinions. Why would you be willing to put your own integrity on the line and throw a sister under the bus over a pair of leggings? Who made it any of your business in the first place? Lularoe is a billion, yes billion with a b, dollar company and I think they can hold there own without us shaming each other. Yes ladies we have come a long way, but if we can body shame one of our own over a pair of leggings, we obviously have not come far enough.
Till next time.
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