Now that title has your attention, I have to tell you that there is a severe malady plaguing our local departments stores. It’s called big buttasaurus syndrome . It’s caused by too many nights out on the town, too little exercise, and too big of booties to fit in the regular department store underwear! I have to sadly admit that I suffer from big buttasaurus syndrome. Yesterday I found this out, and I was devestated!
Ok, so I am being a little dramatic, but shopping for underwear really made me think. Why the heck does any woman of size have to shop at Lane Bryant (don’t get me wrong love their stuff), while a lot of stores carry XXXXL men’s underwear? What the snuff is up with that? Before I go on, let’s look at a few figures.
According to WebMd:
- The average American woman wears a size 12-14 dress size
- Current Fashion Models are an average size ZERO
- 50 years ago the average American woman wore a size 8
- A size 8 50 years ago is a size 4 or less today
Let’s paint a picture for you. There I am in the lingerie department looking for new skivvies. I know the scale made me cry a few months back, but I am just a curvy girl. Shouldn’t be a problem finding cute undies? WRONG!!! As I cruise the aisles, I look for some cute designs and find that I fit in the measurements for 3XL underwear. Begrudgingly I grab a pack and try them on. My jaw hit the floor with they didn’t FIT!!!! I mean come on. I have put on a few pounds, but I don’t wear a XXXL in anything. Heck, I dont wear a XXL in anything! You know how embarrassing it was to have to go to the mall to get undies because my butt was too big?
What I don’t get is that society seems to be ok with men getting bigger and bigger, but if a woman is little bigger she has to make the walk of shame to the big girl store. I am only 2 sizes bigger than the “average” American woman. So why is it that a man that is almost 3 TIMES the size of the average man can still shop for undies in a regular department store. How is this not crazy???
Those figures from WebMd should really open your eyes. As we are making things smaller and smaller, our population gets bigger. Hmmmm, is there maybe a connection? I don’t think it’s just the super sized meals that are making our butts grow. How many of you head for the fridge when you feel bad? (Raises hand) Maybe because we spend less time loving who we are RIGHT NOW, we end up feeding our emotions and thus getting bigger!
So all you ladies out there that suffer from big buttasaurus like I do, we need to stand up and revolt! Do you suffer from it or you rock it? I plan on rocking it, and showing those small panties how they can kiss my butt!