Critics of Lena Dunham’s new plus-size clothing collection say the pieces are not inclusive 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 she is collaborating with plus-size clothing company 11 Honoré on a “carefully edited collection of just five items.” Sales from size 12 to size 26 range from a $ 98 ribbed high neck cotton jersey tank top to a $ 298 jacket.
“Right now, all I’m doing is talking about my own experience,” Dunham, who wears a size 14 or 16, said in the middle. “So this clothing line is a direct response to my experience.”
The average woman in the United States wears a size 16 to 18, according to a scientific study, and plus-size brands like Eloquii and Universal Standard come in at 28 and 4X, respectively.
Many people on social media noted that Dunham’s clothing sizes seem closer to medium than plus sizes, and that there are “limited” options for larger people.
Neither Dunham nor 11 Honoré immediately responded to HuffPost requests for comment.