I went shopping for workout clothes today. Do you know how hard it is to find decent work out clothes when you are above a size 12? No, seriously. I mean, I am not picky by any means. I just want something that doesn’t make me look like a blob. When I went shopping today I had two small racks of clothes to choose from. Two racks out of ten had clothes my size. Apparently, if you are over a size 12 you aren’t allowed to work out with any sort of clothing dignity.
I ended up with a pink shapeless top and a pair of pink and grey capri workout pants. I can’t workout in full length pants so that worked out well. Also, I picked up a sports bra so I don’t knock myself out with my knockers. That would be a shame and yet strangely impressive. Anyhoo, back on topic, would it kill clothing manufacturers to make exercise garments that are a bit more flattering for women who well, need to exercise.
Here are some suggestions I would like to make to the athletic wear industry:
1. Add some darts in the front of workout shirts for big girls. We don’t want to gross out people at the gym with snug workout clothes but hugely baggy tops don’t work well for our figures either.
2. Give us more options when it comes to the cut of the shirts. I wanted something sleeveless. Do you think I could find that? Heck no. I had about one actual choice for a shirt.
3. Make shorts for big girls that won’t ride up in all the wrong places. Yeah, I don’t want to see it either.
I really don’t think these things are huge requests. I mean, all I want to do is be able to jam out to Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations” (and pretend that I have the body of a greek god like him) on the treadmill or elliptical machine and be comfortable, is that too much to ask?