Update: September 26, 9:20am
Yesterday, news broke that Nasty Gal were finally releasing an extended sizes collection and offering styles in a range of 0-18. Yet while the move might seem like a positive step towards inclusivity for the brand, many women are now taking the brand to task for not being progressive enough.
Typically, plus-size clothing is offered up to size 24. By cutting off their extended sizing offerings at an 18, Nasty Gal is still excluding a number of women. Those potential customers took to social media express their frustrations, with one user writing, "Hey @NastyGal so glad to see plus size on your site but....any chance of extending the size range to 28/30? (My size) I love the ⭐️ ruffle blouse! But I can’t give you $ if you don’t have my size #makemysizeplease."
Amanda Richards, the senior editor at InStyle, also tweeted a screenshot of of the collection's announcement along with the caption, "just going to leave this here and let plus size twitter have at it. Oh, the collection goes from 0-18, by the way."
In response, a follower asked her: "Why isn't the tag line 'We're finally jumping on a band wagon, we don't actually care about.'"
Other women jumped in to voice their frustrations:
Teen Vogue has reached out to Nasty Gal for comment.
Nasty Gal has, for a long time, been one of our go-to affordable fashion brands. Not only is it fashion-forward for a wallet-friendly price, but the integral sense of female empowerment that exists in the company is more important than ever as well. Started by self-described #girlboss Sophia Amoruso, the company is now owned by Boohoo (which is, incidentally, another affordable fashion retailer we can’t seem to get enough of.) With the help of their new parent company, though, they’re finally branched out into extended sizing, joining the likes of Reformation, J.Crew, Madewell, and more who have taken their most popular offerings and broadening the size range that they are able to offer their customers.
Nasty Gal’s debut extended sizes collection launches today with a range of 0-18. And, in a press release from the company, they acknowledge that they’re following in the footsteps of others who have been more size inclusive, writing in a press release, “We’re finally joining the party.” The brand further explained, “Confidence, fearlessness and individuality make up the core of who we are, but size inclusivity was not always part of the conversation. Safe to say, we were overdue for a change.”
The debut collection is modeled on Alessandra Garcia Lorido, who is a plus-size model, Instagram influencer, and longtime BFF of actress Dakota Fanning. In videos and stills on the brand’s website, Alessandra has fun in front of the camera modeling everything from vegan leather jackets to printed silk tops; denim skirts, and graphic tees alike. It’s a ‘90s-inspired wardrobe that we see all over the model’s own Instagram page, so to pick this particular it girl as the face of their newest endeavor seems to make perfect sense.
You can shop the whole debut collection on the brand’s website here and check out some of the standout pieces below. What’s more, many of the pieces are even on a short promotional sale! What’s not to love?
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