Critics of Lena Dunham’s new plus-size clothing line say that these items are not suitable for all plus-size people because the maximum size is 26.
Dunham, the creator of the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Girls”, told the New York Times this week that she is collaborating with the plus-size clothing company 11 Honoré on “only 5 strictly edited collections.” The products range from size 12 to size 26, with prices ranging from a ribbed turtleneck cotton jersey vest at $98 to a jacket at $298.
“The only thing I have to do at the moment is to talk about my experience,” Dunham, who wears a size 14 or 16, told the media. “Therefore, this clothing line is a direct response to my experience.”
A scientific study shows that the average size of American women is 16 to 18, while the sizes of large-size brands such as Eloquii and Universal Standard are 28 and 4 times, respectively.
Many people on social media pointed out that Dunham clothes seem to be closer to the medium size than the medium size, and adults have limited choices.
Neither Dunham nor 11 Honoré immediately responded to HuffPost’s request for comment.