The fashion industry is full of surprises, isn't it? One day we're embracing women of all sizes, shapes and colours and the next day we decide to start body shaming them. It's a really sad situation, TBH. We should be promoting body-positivity and instead, we are making women more insecure. What comes as a surprise is when such comments come from noteworthy personalities in the fashion industry. In a recent interview to Good Times, Falguni subtly hinted that plus-sized brides should lose some inches before selecting their bridal attire and that they should steer clear of deep, plunging necklines. She said, "I won't blatantly tell her to lose weight but if you have time and you can work on yourself. It is pretty easy to lose a couple of inches if you want to."
Things escalated quickly from there. When Faguni was asked what advice she would give the brides if they were unable to shed those few pounds, Falguni said, "Long blouses, more flared lehengas and not fitted because fitted won't really work when you’re a little big. No deep necks for them may be more higher"
Needless to say, these comments of hers received a lot of backlash. Her label, Falguni Shane Peacock recently launched their bridal wear collection with Sara Ali Khan as the showstopper.
Instagram account Diet Sabya called out the designers by sharing a screenshot of Sabyasachi's winter 2019 bridal collection in an Insta Story captioned "Sorry but did @falgunipeacock say ‘no deep necks’ for plus-size brides? Here’s your answer…”
Sabyasachi Mukherjee launched Charbagh, his winter 2019 bridal wear collection. To prove a point about inclusivity, Sabyasachi ensured that models of all sizes and colours walked the ramp for the collection. He used plus-sized and dusky models and put them in gorgeous plunging bridal wear proving that every woman is beautiful inside and out.
Amber Qureshi, who owns the brand Plum Tree first posted the video on her own Instagram account. She wrote, "THIS. Yes, this is is what is wrong with our society. Shallow Designers like @falgunishanepeacockindia conveniently telling a fat bride “it’s easy to lose a few inches’ and then come back to buy a wedding lehenga”.. I mean.. how about YOU make a dress instead that would fit the bride’s size wouldn’t that be easier Falguni.And, what on earth do you mean by fat women should wear high necks and Flaired skirts, and not fitted clothes.. I mean your idea to dress a fat bride is to put her in a sack. Disgraceful.. You and designers like you are toxic. Filling young mind’s with fake idea of what beauty is. Ugh!! Let women and men be. Everyone is beautiful.. Be it a size 2 or or size 22.. everyone is gorgeous. And everyone has the right to wear and dress and buy the clothes that they’d like. N Your job is to make that fuckin dress available in every size. Period. 😠#stopthistoxicity let’s make #fashion available for all. Shall we? @falgunipeacock stand up and speak now." Amber's followers started reacting and sharing the video and soon it was all over the internet.
Soon after, the designer commented on Amber's post and graciously apologised for what all she said. Here's what she wrote:
Well, we are glad the designer apologised and felt responsible for what she said. 'Coz a woman's worth can never be measured with the size of her waist. #BodyShamingIsNotCool. Period!
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