Critics of Lena Dunham’s new clothing collection say the pieces are not included for all plus size people because the largest size is 26.
Dunham, creator of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Girls, told the New York Times this week that he was collaborating with the large clothing company 11 Honoré in a “tightly edited collection of just five items.” Offers in sizes 12 to size 26 range from $ 98 cotton jersey to $ 298 jacket.
“Right now, the only thing I’m doing is talking about my own experience,” Dunham, who wears size 14 or 16, told the store. “So this clothing line is a direct response to my experience.”
The average woman in the United States wears a size of 16 to 18, according to a scientific study, and plus-size brands such as Eloquii and Universal Standard reach 28 and 4X, respectively.
Many people on social media pointed out that the size of Dunham’s clothes looked closer to the average than the plus size, and that there were “limited” opportunities for older people.
Neither Dunham nor 11 Honoré immediately responded to HuffPost’s requests for comment.