DISCLAIMER: This is not an accusatory or derogatory post towards ASOS and its affiliates, but merely a personal observation. I do not intend to offend or upset anyone in the publication of this post.
I am and always have been a huge fan of ASOS. They have a wide range of brands, styles and prices to fit anyone interested in fashion, and my ASOS Premium has saved me last-minute from going naked to a party countless times. There is only one thing about this fashion haven that confuses (and slightly upsets) me - the models of their ASOS Curve range.
Quite rightly, you may be asking yourself why I am writing this. As an average teenage size 8, you're right to think it doesn't concern me at all, as I would never buy the clothes in the range or be interested in them. Maybe not, but does that mean I shouldn't think that everyone is entitled to have an interest in fashion? I truly respect a colossal influence on the fashion world like ASOS for bringing out such a stylish and accurate range for girls of different sizes, but I also think their representation should be correct.
As you may remember, ASOS addressed the issue last year when an even slimmer model was seen representing the brand on their website:
They later stated that they would be removing the model from the ASOS Curve section due to the response it had received and their incorrect representation of plus-size girls. This was in May 2012. So why is it happening again?
I'd love to hear your opinions on the matter, if you even think it is a matter at all. Considering the Curve range starts at a size 20, do you think these models, although undeniably beautiful, are right for the job? If you have read this post, I'm grateful you've listened to my opinion and I hope you understand why I feel the way I do. Let me know what you think.