Dear Fashion Industry,
We need to have a chat…Pull up a chair and settle in.….
With summer on the way, I’m slowing emerging from my cocoon of sweaters and boots. Looking for a few new items to add to my wardrobe is becoming more difficult than I remember it from previous years.
Let’s start with tops….Can I make a request? Please do not use see-through material to make my shirts. Every SINGLE shirt I try on is see through….I don’t live in the Midwest and I don’t like to layer. I want to wear ONE shirt….not six. When I put my ONE shirt on, I don’t want others to be traumatized by seeing my bellybutton, moles, or random hairs that may or may not be present. Shirts are MADE to cover those suckers up. Don’t believe me? Just ask, I’ll tell you the truth.
While you are at it, can you use a zipper longer than 1.5 inches on my jeans, please? I mean, really. It can’t be THAT much more expensive to throw a girl a couple of inches. I’m thinking 4 should do the trick….Don’t get carried away and use those long suckers you put in “mom jeans” but you know, just a little more zipper would be nice…Know why? Because it means you’ll also need to use a little more material to fully cover my hips. Muffin tops are not cute. They.are.NOT. You force me to show my muffin top and I’m not happy about it.
While we are talking “mom jeans”, let’s talk about shorts. Of the styles available, I have to choose from a 1-inch, 3-inch or 24-inch inseam….can we not get something in the middle? I’m freaking serious here. I’m 40 years old…no one wants to see me in a 1-inch inseam shorts…In fact, I’m pretty sure I own underwear with a longer inseam .……I also don’t want shorts that cover my knees…those are called capris…I just want mid-thigh length shorts. Why do I have to beg for something that seems so reasonable to me? It is exhausting….
Now let’s talk bathing suits….WHY, WHY can you not give me enough material to both cover my crack and my hips simultaneously? I know it’s possible. I have underwear that can do the job….so….
As I’m typing I’m thinking, my underwear kicks ass….maybe I should just wear that and be done with it…I mean if leggings qualify as pants, couldn’t my underwear qualify as shorts??
Frustrated and damn near naked,