I’m 5″2″ tall.
And fat (or overweight if the word fat makes you uncomfortable).
What I am not is a linebacker.
Let me explain:
This is an XXL, flowy shirt designed to be worn with leggings. (Larger than I normally wear, but I like them bigger so I can layer.)
Do you see where the shoulder seam is?
Halfway down my arm.
This isn’t the only shirt I have with this problem. And, I’ve noticed other women with the shoulder seams of their shirts in similar positions.
In contrast, while on a rare trip to the mall, I purchased a shirt this weekend. A male junior XXL. (My DH was aghast at my purchase of an XXL, but as I explained to him – male shirts don’t really accommodate for boobs, so you’ve got to get a larger size for that reason alone.)
The shoulder seam on this shirt is almost where it should be – just a tad off.
This is a shirt made for a 16 year-old boy with more muscle in his shoulders and arms than I have. One who could conceivable be a football player.
So, why do women’s clothes designers assume overweight women have shoulders the size of NFL linebackers, but male clothes designers can get the shoulder seams correct?