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Ever since civilization of mankind, people have been obsessed with beauty, which they can rightfully be. However, beauty, has almost always been benchmarked with being slim. This misconception had created significant insecurity amongst the Gen X, Millennials, and the Gen Y. Serious concerns of wanting to be slim to be considered be smart. Aspiring and working out really hard to achieve a size zero figure, amongst women especially, to date remains to be the gold standard to look great.
However, according to an analysis published on the medical journal The Lancet, the trends of adult body-mass index in 200 countries over the last 40 years, show that the number of obese people in the world now outnumbers the underweight people. To be specific, 105mn obese people in 1975, to a staggering 641mn people today. Although this may sound scary, we as the people of today have started to accept this as the way of life.
On one hand, it could be worrisome to be obese, but, as long as obesity isn’t causing medical diseases or difficulty, there is no need to be alarmed.
We as humans, who were once claimed to be apes, evolved. Grew our crops, made our clothing, built our shelter, and created a living environment around us. It is the same us, the humans, who started to associate ‘Being slim to look smart’. But little did we know, we outgrew our clothes much sooner than we thought.
This now brings us to the notion that Slim is Smart; an Oxymoron. No, slim is not always smart, but dressing for your size is!
No matter what size you are, be it an XL, a 2X or even an 8X. Dressing for your size is what defines being smart. Clothes that you feel comfortable in; clothes that make you feel better; clothes that make you feel YOU!
Enter Plus-Size Fashion. Get your Polo, in your favorite color, your slacks in their ideal length and your shirt in your best trim. Your choice to look dapper, no matter what size it says on the label.
According to the global plus size clothing market report, the market was valued at $480,991.8 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $696,712.1 million by 2027. In 2019, the casual wear plus size clothing segment accounted for the highest share in the plus size clothing market.
To the layman, what this means is, plus-size is starting to become the new normal. It is okay to be big, and you could definitely look smart; if dressed right.Go get that shirt you like from your favorite brand. We here at Big&Tall carry every garment you need; in the size you need. Our portfolio consists of carefully curated fine international brands to suit every fashion palette. Suit yourself to brands like Cutter&Buck for casual wear, Leneveu Couture, Luigi Morini for your pants, Milano Italy for fine dress shirts, Lindenmann for your handkerchiefs and XMI Platinum for your ties, and more. More surprises in store when you completely embrace “The dress for your size and look dapper” lifestyle.