“All for one, and one for all.” That famous quote from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas always sounds so appealing, but I wonder if we can really apply it in real life.
Many times, people want to be equal, and we fight to have the same rights… but what happens when we talk about clothes?
When clothing is marketed as “One Size Fits All,” is that about being equal? Is it an idea that really sells, or works? Why would someone want to be exactly like another person and wear the same clothes?
In this video, you can see how that makes people feel, and probably relate to some of the thoughts they shared.
- Allison: “…’One size fits all’ sends a message that if you don’t fit into the clothing, whether it’s too big or too small, you’re not ‘normal,’ and leads to all sorts of body dissatisfaction.”
- Lara: “It made me sad to realize that I felt better about myself when I actually could fit into these clothes. That’s not how I should feel about clothing. When I couldn’t fit, I felt sad. But why? No one body is the same, and that’s how it should be…”
- Candace: “…Trying on some of these clothes unexpectedly made me upset and shameful of my body, which shouldn’t ever happen.”
- Sheridan: “…Am I not allowed to be part of the ‘all’?”
I think if the idea is to sell, it just won’t work if it makes you feel bad about yourself.
We are not all the same, and I’m really grateful for that.
Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter, and insecure people exit.
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