American Apparel Will Make You Look Like A Fat Hooker



We've spilled a lot of virtual ink on American Apparel. We've talked about its possibly sexist ads. We've talked about its pervy owner. We've dished about its lame, possibly coked out employees. But the biggest issue we have with American Apparel is that the majority of the company's designs make a normal-sized body look like two pigs fighting under a blanket. To prove this point, Slut Machine and I took videographer Alex Goldberg to a Brooklyn AA and tried on a few aggressively unflattering outfits. A caveat, in the words of dear Slut Machine: "We knew the clothes were gonna make us look like fat hookers, even though you know, I feel like I'm just an average-sized slut."

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Earlier: American Apparel Ads: Sexy Or Sexist?

DISCUSSION

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Jenna Sauers

I tried on the cut-out swimsuit shown in black one time, because it reminded me of cute vintage cut-out maillot styles, and my god did I look awful. It flattened my negligible boobs and still gave me cameltoe in a size M. I'm a fucking model - my entire job is to look good in clothes. My vanity found its Waterloo in an American Apparel changing room.

P.S.: Does anyone else have serious issues with how their white canvas curtain changing room doors don't close all the way? There's always a 1-2 in. gap down each side. I find that almost as creepy and voyeuristic as their creepy, voyeuristic ads.