An NYT Magazine piece on "The Plus-Size Wars" makes a point we've heard before: fat women are really different from other people. So is it true?
Ginia Bellafante's article examines the discrepancy between the number of plus-size women in America and the availability of attractive plus-size clothes. Her analysis (including a discussion of the Lane Bryant ad ABC wouldn't show) is wide-ranging and at times pretty interesting. But it leaves unexamined this particular point: according to designers, making clothes for fat women is hard. Bellafante writes,