In this petition, we are advocating for the public awareness that no "One Size Fits All" or "Most" label, fits the body types of the average all or most. Our main goal is to stop the label of "one size fits all" or "one size fits most" in stores such as Brandy Melville and American Eagle's "Don't Ask Why" collection. We want to start a petition to generate awareness to both Brandy Melville and American Eagle, to stop creating this untrue label, and stop or limit this "one size" and have them create various, more accurate sizes.
This false stigma perpetuates the misrepresentation of women in many clothing stores. We aim to spread awareness to stop these stores from forcing women to believe they should fit into a certain size. It causes a very negative impact on young women and how they perceive themselves. It can lead to serious mental health issues in young women if not stopped. Most of the skirts at Brandy Melville list 12" to 14" as the waist measurement. Compared to other stores, a garment that size would be labeled as a size 0. Many of Brandy's shirts are 19" in length and 11" in bust. However, a 35" bust, according to Victoria Secret translates to a 34A in bra size. This clearly doesn't encompass the "average" young woman or teenager. It is reported that an average American 16 year old is approximately 5'3 with a 31" waist. All of the models for these "one size" stores are around 5'7 with no waist larger than 25". This proves to show that stores such as these just lack proper size diversity.
As teenage girls ourselves, it is important to us to relay this message and reach out to try and combat it. Help us by signing our petition to limit and stop Brandy Melville and American Eagle from creating "One size" labels, and adding more accurate and appropriate sizing.