"plus size clothes cost more bc it makes more fabric to make!!!" then why the fuck isn’t a size 2 more expensive than a 0? why isn’t a 6 way more expensive then a size 2??????
also why the fuck do shorts in target cost the same as jeans or other pants in target??? same with crop tops?? i bought a crop top for 20 bucks the other day that shit literally has half the fabric of a regular shirt ya’ll can fuck off
Theoretically, they’d cost more because the company would have to redesign the pattern to account for larger bodies (ex. larger darts, more gathers, etc.) but I can tell you for a fact that they don’t bother.
They tack on a couple of extra inches (sometimes on every edge which means shoulder seams up to your ears) and call it a day. The darts are still designed for a MUCH smaller point to waist ratio (cup size) and you end up with ridiculous clothes where the underbust seams land on the points (nipples) or the arms’ eye (hole you put your arm through) shows half your bra.
It’s lazy and insulting and then they charge us more for their “effort”. (and don’t even get me started on the self-fulfilling prophesy of the fashion-industry stereotype of plus-size women looking sloppy and badly dressed)
It’s really not that hard to design and pattern for larger bodies. These companies just don’t think we’re worth it to make the effort but they’re more than happy to pretend they tried and charge us extra for it.