Recently I read a pretty negative article about ASOS stocking size 2 clothing. The article stated that shoppers have slammed them for stocking such a small size. There’s now been more than one article about it and twitter seems to be split 50/50 about whether this is ok. So I thought I’d give my opinions as I grew up a size 0-4 only beginning to fit into a size 6 when I turned 17.
Being a size 0-4 growing up wasn’t easy. I remember going school uniform shopping and having to get an age 9 skirt despite being 14 when some of my friends were getting ‘adult clothes’ aka size 6/8 skirts from Primark.
When I turned 16 I started working and going to parties and that’s when I began to realise how hard it was to purchase clothes in my size, especially from the high street. Most shops only sold clothes beginning at a size 6, I think Quiz was one of the only places that stocked lower than that. I was stuck with very limited choices or to wear children’s clothing. Now trying to stay in fashion and on trend and wearing children’s clothes was really difficult. Can you imagine going dress shopping with your friends and heading for the kids section whilst they had the option of the whole shop?
I do occasionally still buy kids clothing and I’m no longer a size 0-4 but I love having the option of the whole store first.
So in regards to ASOS stocking a size 2, I’m happy. I’d have loved to have grown up with something like ASOS that allowed me to stay fashionable whilst also properly fitting my petite frame.
ASOS stocking a size 2 is probably helping many women across the county. Although there is still a limited number of items there’s far more options than most high street shops. It’s making clothing for petite women affordable and available because let’s be real would you want to have had no choice but to continue wearing kids clothes past the age of 16?