An Aussie curve model now based in the UK says Australian clothes sizing is “fatphobic.”
Originally from Sydney, Imogen Ivy is now based in London.
The 24-year-old has taken to social media to complain about the differences between the UK and Australia when it comes to clothing sizes.
In one video posted to her Instagram account, Imogen says that in the UK and US, she fits into a size 14-16 – but when she tries to shop in Australia nothing below a size 18 will fit her.
And that’s if she can find a size 18 garment at all.
Imogen also calls out various Australian fashion brands for offering nothing above a size 14.
“If you are size 14 in Australia there is a slim chance you can walk into any store and buy clothes, let alone clothes you want,” she says in one video.
“Size 16+ even smaller chance.
“Size 18+ don’t even bother.”
Imogen’s comments seemingly put paid to the idea that most fashion brands and retailers are becoming much more inclusive of diverse body shapes.
“Australia not being size inclusive = lack of representation of realistic bodies in Australian media =…