The struggle of being plus-size is real. Here, issues that women on the heavier side have to deal with on a daily basis.

1. Plus-size clothes don’t come cheap.
Generally, plus-size clothes are more expensive than that could be found in the regular section. Also, sale season does not seem to extend to the plus-size section of any store. And if it did, discounts rarely reach 50 percent. Patrons of the plus-size kind may be willing to spend money on fashion finds, but it just seems ridiculous that we have to shell out more than our fellow fashionistas just to be on trend.

2. Fashion for the voluptuous seems to follow a different trend.
So, the trend is fringe? Sorry, but you won’t see anything similar on the plus-size rack. You would, on the other hand, see a totally different line of silhouettes and prints. Sometimes, it is not even in the similar silhouette as the current trend. You would, however, still see the same trend and print on the plus-size rack after two seasons.

3. Lingerie game is off.
Probably the saddest part of being a plus-size adult woman is that you cannot find any sexy lingerie. Yes, you can see functional underwear but nothing sexy that would make you feel as if you are a size 6 despite being way above that number. Being plus size does not mean you do not want to show off those curves. Sometimes feeling sexy and confident with how your body looks starts with the clothes that you wear. And lingerie is the foundation of any good OOTD.

4. Commuting can be expensive.

The use of public transport in the Philippines is known to be the source of all evil, psychologically and physically. That horror doubles when you are bigger than the average Filipina, with the stares and subtle parinig. To avoid the discrimination, most plus-size women have two options. They either buy their own form of transportation or rely heavily on the gods of Uber and Grabcar.

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