One of the things I always loved about Old Navy was that I could buy clothes there, regardless of my size. Their misses’ sizes go up to 20, which was great when I was up to a size 20, because the cut of misses’ clothing fits me better than anything at Lane Bryant. Then I went above that, but by that time, they’d introduced a women’s plus line, which was pretty darn cute, and still fit my shape pretty well.
Now, they’ve decided that they don’t want fat women in their stores. So their Women’s Plus line, which now goes up to size 30, is now exclusively online.
The stores will continue to carry men’s sizes up to XXXL.
Oh, I suppose I should be thankful that they’re bothering to offer me clothing at all, especially since H&M long since ditched their plus-sized line entirely (after exiling it to the back of the store, under the escalator and in the way of the dressing rooms, so you had to push aside everyone’s discarded clothing draped all over the place and deal with the lines snaking through the “department,” which was really a couple of rows of racks). But it really galls me that Old Navy’ll take my money, just as long as I don’t set foot in one of their stores.
Heaven forfend I might want to try something on before I buy it, after all.