Sigh. There are some things in life that we just shouldn't have to cope with. Yesterday I went shopping with Jane at the Walmart. We had occasion to sort of stroll by the ladies clothing department so we could check out the jeans.
Now for years--at least ten, probably more like fifteen years--I have worn the White Stag brand of pants, tops, skirts, even swimwear from Walmart. Their sizing is totally consistent, the quality is top notch and most importantly, the clothing does not scream fat lady clothes at the top of its lungs.
You know the clothes I mean... right? Those ugly clothes that fit poorly, are designed by a demented elephant and emphasize every bump, lump and bulge on your body. That's Walmart's new "brand".
White Stag's designs, on the other hand, are regular women's clothing in larger sizes. You might find yourself standing next to a tiny little woman dressed in the identical shirt you were wearing. Or jeans. Or jacket. The White Stag sizes ran from Small through 4X.
Let me tell you--no skinny woman would be caught dead wearing the new plus-sized clothing line from Walmart. And if no skinny woman would wear them (because they're incredibly circus tent ugly), why should I?
You know? I just hate when I find something that fits and then it's discontinued. Every single time I find a bra that fits, they quit making that style. When I settle on a comfortable pair of shoes, I automatically buy two identical pairs because as sure as God made little green apples, they're gonna discontinue that line of shoes.
Why can't they just leave well enough alone??? Who are these people that make these decisions anyway?
I wrote to Walmart and told them exactly how I feel. And pointed out that unfortunately, I would not be buying my clothes from Walmart anymore. Now I know I'm only one person, but as they say, every journey begins with one step. I'm walkin'.