As a plus size woman, trust me when I say, the concept of “One Size Fits All” items is a Total. Joke. I mean honestly, are you really trying to sell me on the idea that an item will fit the same on my size 20 body as it does on a size 2? Common sense begs to differ! A good fit is all about knowing what your body needs to look and feel its best. In fact, one of the questions I’m most commonly asked is how to look great on a budget. My answer is always to find items that fit well! To me, you can wear a $5 shirt and you’ll look like a million bucks as long as the fit is right. Conversely, you can spend $500 on a designer jacket but if it doesn’t fit well, it won’t be worth the money spent!
To really debunk the OSFA myth, I thought it’d be hilarious to show you guys my trying on (or attempting to try on) a one-size item I found while out shopping last weekend! Just a heads up, these are definitely not the most “flattering” photos you’ll ever see of me, and even if I don’t usually care about whether an item is flattering, I think you can tell that I’m just plain uncomfortable because the pieces just don’t fit right!
This makes for a pretty cute crop top, but ya’ll…it’s supposed to be a full length tank top! LOL. It doesn’t even cover my belly button. *facepalm*
The “One Size Fits All” sizing failure applies to many other things as well–hats, jewelry, and, believe it or not, feminine hygiene pads. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?!
Did you know that 60% of women are wearing the wrong pad size? No wonder 80% of women experience leaks during their period! Nearly two-thirds of women have needed to buy new underwear because of period leaks. Talk about a serious money-flying-away-emoji moment! I had sort of given in to the whole period leak situation and chalked it up to being one of the things we women have to deal with, but that is definitely not the case!
Always scientists made it their mission to find out the most common causes of leaks, and realized that wearing the wrong size pad is one of the leading reasons, so they developed the first of it’s kind Always My Fit™ system which offers five different sizes of pads so you can make sure you’ve got the right fit for your body type and flow!
I was so excited to learn about this because I’ve heard some of the hacks that plus size women need to do just to survive their periods with a sense of security, including doubling up on underwear so leaks are less likely to stain clothes, DIY-ing longer pads out of two regular pads, and even wearing swim bottoms so “inevitable” leaks are easier to clean! It’s really crazy, because with the right size pad, so many of these problems can be minimized.
Five different sizes to cover a range of body types and flows!
An easy to understand chart to make finding your size a breeze–you just factor in your panty size and flow! It can be found on the top of every Always pack so you can find your right day and night fit.
If you’re a woman who experiences leaks, or find yourself having to “hack” your pads when it comes to your period, I challenge you to check out the size chart to find your perfect fit, and see if you can’t eliminate leaks altogether. I’d love for you to share your results on social using the #AlwaysMyFit tag!
This post is sponsored by Always and done as part of an ongoing collaboration as a #AlwaysAmbassador. As always, all statements and opinions are my own!