I have been thinking for a while now about the imagery we use on www.biggirlsdontcry.co.uk. I want a website that screams at the top of its lungs that we are for plus size women, we want to celebrate and show off just how beautiful plus size women are. Now this is not to say that I have anything against women who are under a size 14. I don’t. I think all women, no matter what size or shape are beautiful. There is no question of this in my mind. However this website has been aimed at size 14 plus because I am plus size and I felt there was something missing for plus size women.
I have touched on this subject before but felt I needed to revisit it. We have updated the website and we are adding new products and while we do this we are noticing more and more that brands who supply an item in a size 6 to 20 often choice to use a mobile that is at the lower end of this size range. These models are beautiful and look stunning in the lingerie however I do not feel this represents and showcases not only the women who buy from us but the women I am and what as a company we stand for.
I want a plus size woman who shop’s on our website to feel included and represented and I feel that showing “regular” size models does not do this. But the other side of this is that we are missing out on some really lovely lingerie and I want to provide as much choice as possible.
So I ask for your help. Your opinions and your experiences. Would you feel comfortable seeing images of models that are clearly not plus size on a website that is exclusively for plus size women?
Please comment or head to our facebook page and let us know what you think.
An example of the imagery we have for a size 14-20 babydoll