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Friday, April 27, 2018

UK Retailer Under Fire for Selling Women's Clothing in Size 0

Asos, a retailer based in the UK, is fending off criticism for stocking women's clothing in a size 2, which is a size 0 in the United States.

"Asos has come under fire for stocking 'dangerous and irresponsible' size 2 clothing with a 22-inch waist - the same as a six-year-old child," the Mirror reports. The company defends selling these items, saying it's catering to more petite women. Asos also says that "cultural, physical and individual differences are to be celebrated."x

The Mirror notes that Asos, of course, has a point: "While the average woman in the UK is a size 16 with a 34in waist, if a 5ft woman has a 22in waist they would be considered as having a healthy slim BMI."

In other words, a size 2 woman is not necessarily unhealthy. However, we now live in a world where you can blast away at people who aren't fat.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb told The Daily Mail: "It runs the risk of normalising sizes which are extreme for adults. It sends out a very dangerous signal to teenagers and young women.’"



Anonymous said...

Maybe they should start penalizing the fashion industry and the magazines that promote it.

Anonymous said...

Won't sell many size 0 around here.

Anonymous said...

Amen 7:58.My earliest recollection of an underweight model was when Twiggy strolled the runway in the 60's.Someone out there must find that appealing I guess.

Anonymous said...

My wife is a size 2. When I shop for birthdays or Christmas, it's hard to find things that are not kids clothes.
She weighed around 95 pounds when we were married 30 years ago and still looks great after a few kids. I've never seen her finish everything on her plate. I think that's the secret.
Nothing wrong with being healthy, especially in this land of 'Delmarva Mediums'. Jeez ladies, stay away from the buffets and craft beers.
yes, she's still hot...just comes in flashes now.

Anonymous said...

My wife is also size 0 to 2 . She eats healthy and works out. She is also
36-24-36 no kidding. I am blessed to have her. Me, I could stand to loose a few.

Anonymous said...

A size Zero is a bit dismissive. Why not give everyone a fair chance and start at One ? Ooh I hated that Husky dept. for boys at Sears.

Anonymous said...

There is no quality control. I wear a size 0 to 4. I have always been petite. I can buy pair of pants size 3 and the same pair in size O and the 0 is too big. Sizing is all screwed up.

Anonymous said...

I put this on here bc that girl Sarah is selling baby powder on the sit OFFER UP RIGHT NOW.