Dear Companies that make women’s clothes,
I’m Morgan, I’m an everyday 17 year old girl. I like clothes, I really do. They give me a way I can change the way my gender is perceived. I wear jeans a baggy band shirt, a flannel and hoodie, I sometimes get perceived as. I dress in a shorts and tighter shirts, I am obviously a girl, but as a girl, I find women’s clothing very limiting. You’re going to see why in the following paragraphs, I just needed to show you that I’m an everyday person making these complaints. So you can’t shove me off as an “oversensitive” feminist. Or a Social Justice Warrior just trying to start something on the internet, I would like to see some real change.
There is no reason to make women’s pockets stupidly small. I can’t fit my phone or wallet in my pockets. As a 17 year old girl who isn’t into purses, bags, or anything of that sort, I have to shop in the men’s isle. Which as a 5 foot girl, it is basically impossible to find men’s jeans that fight my waist, and my height. I don’t like, dress, or skirts, because as a musician, I don’t need every person in the front row looking up my skirt. I do wear women’s jeans just because I can’t find men’s jeans that fit. I have lost a lot of personal property because of those jeans. I used to carry around one of those really tiny notebooks that you can get at the dollar store in packs of three because I thought it would be useful to write lyrics when I’m walking around, or riding my bike, or on the bus, without having to carry a purse. I lost a lot of those thanks to women jeans. Pieces of paper, lost countless song lyrics I had in my pocket because I had them scribbled down on a napkin. So that’d be a nice change. I’m not saying all women want that, not all women want the same thing. I do think that there is enough women who do want proper pockets.
Can you add some depth to the fabric of our clothes please! I need a bra, a tank top, a shirt, and a hoodie, just to stay somewhat warm. Again like what I stated, I know not all women are into the same kind of clothing and that’s fine; but it shouldn’t be just thin clothes, I don’t want to wear a bunch of layers just too feel somewhat warm. I’d like to wear a T-Shirt without worrying my bra is showing through it. Again, I do often find myself shopping in men’s clothes, but I shouldn’t have to shop in the men’s section to find clothes I like. My mom is a very active woman, and she was looking for yoga pants. She had to go to the men’s isle because you can’t run in those thin things in the middle of winter. Believe it or not, I don’t want someone staring at my butt while I’m working out. I don’t want to have to deal with underwear lines when I pick the unfortunate day to wear boxer briefs, or any kind of underwear.
Your sizing tactics are bull! I can try on 5 different pairs of my size, size 7 pants. maybe one will fit if I’m lucky. What the hell is that. Why can’t you just measure your pants like men, inches around, and the height. It’s literally that easy. As a girl with thick thighs, I go through jeans quickly because the friction wears out the thighs of my pants, so I dread having to go pants shopping because to be able to find pants that fit me right I have to go to a bunch of different stores and take 20 pairs into the dressing rooms and may leave with one, because one size 7 is the size of my thigh, but one has half a foot of extra pant leg, and I don’t have the time to hem that. So more times than not, I’m wearing shorts with leggings underneath just to avoid shopping.
Why do all your bikinis have to show less than my underwear. As a girl who spent most of her life being made fun of for her size, so trying to ease my way into being more comfortable with my body kind of sucked. It was either a one piece or a super small bikini. There was no middle ground. I tried starting with swim trunks, but that made barely any difference, my boxer briefs cover more than those swim trunks. If a girl wants swim trunk why the hell would you make them booty shorts? There is no reason for that to be the only kind of female swim trunks I find. The pair I wear when working out or walking around a water park, is a small men’s pair. Would you make all men’s swim trunks into booty shorts, no you make them long. So why not make some long women’s swim trunks?
Those are my main arguments to female clothing companies. I have more less important ones, but those are less important than these. Please take this into consideration.