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The fashion industry is continuing to become more and more inclusive, but there are still many steps to be made.

Though brands like Madewell and J.Crew have expanded the list of sizes they offer—and Reformation now offers a plus-size line—people who can't fit into "straight sizes" still find themselves out of luck most of the time.


In response to this difficulty, blogger Katie Sturino began the #MakeMySize movement to let specific clothing lines know they want to buy their clothes too.

Sturino wrote in an Instagram post:

"I polled you guys and 97% of you felt that there were not enough cute clothes in your size."
"@huntermcgrady and I are both wearing a US16 and I can't tell you the frustration when I'm shopping (and I'm a blogger! In NYC!)"
"While I applaud brands who are making changes to include more sizes, I'm going see if we can work together to let other designers know that they have a whole demographic that wants to shop."
"Please tag a brand you wish made your size below! I'm starting the #MakeMySizeMovement!"

Sturino regularly posts the fashionable looks sported by celebrities under the hashtag #SuperSizeTheLook. But after hearing about and experiencing the frustration of trying to recreate fashion trends with the clothes available in plus size clothing lines, the blogger wanted to improve the fashion sizing situation for everyone who feels that way.



Sturino is a size 12-ish depending on the sizing of a given clothing line.

According to Racked, that makes her smaller than the average American woman.

But it turns out that even some "plus-sized" clothes don't fit people's bodies properly. Sturino shared her experience trying to put on a pair of jeans labeled "32/XL/14." That is supposed to be a size 14 for those uninitiated in deciphering women's clothing sizes.

Sturino wrote:

"I've hit my limit with designers who don't consider my body type! Please post your frustrated fitting room selfies and styles you wish you were available to you with the #MakeMySize hashtag...they are listening...let them know."

Sturino also often highlights a frequent issue with upsized clothing.

When designers simply take their existing pattern and expand the body evenly in all areas, plus size women often can't fit their arms or bust into the top portion or their derriere or thighs into the lower portion, forcing a size 12 like Sturino to buy a size 16 as shown in the first photo.

Katie is urging her followers to spread the word about #MakeMySize in hopes that it catches clothing brand's attention.

Instagram users are joining in!

Like this woman who ordered a loose fit overall and got skin tight bibbed leggings.


In a few cases, the movement has already resulted in some successes!




All people should feel comfortable in their clothes and hopefully—with some influence from #MakeMySize—brands will make sure this is the case.

H/T - Hello Giggles, Refinery 29

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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