'We can love Beyoncé and still call out the size exclusion of her Ivy Park x Adidas collection' - Fans criticise the star's failure to cater for plus-size customers
The superstar's Adidas x Ivy Park collection is a gender neutral collection featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras. It was released on the weekend of 17/18 January 2020, creating a social media storm as it completely sold out.
However, many customers were disappointed to discover that the range only went up to an XL, which translates to a UK size 20 -22, and SA size 38. A few fans took to social media to criticise Bey for using inclusivity to promote the line, but not including larger sizes.
We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion.
You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this.
The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 18, 2020
Lmaoo so this Ivy Park x Adidas collection won't be available in plus size?
Hate to see it.
I mean I wasn't anticipating walking around like a Sainsburys employee anyway, but it would have been nice to have the option to.— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) January 17, 2020
Tried to manifest Ivy Park items into my life by adding it to my cart only to find that they don’t have my size ?? clothing isn’t made for us I guess— Ndumi (@Leave_the_candy) January 18, 2020
Beyoncé said she was making the clothing gender neutral after realising how many men were fans of her 2016 Ivy Park release. And maybe her next collection will come from the realisation that fat women would love to wear Ivy Park too.