Reviews of Lena Dunham’s new plus size clothing collection say the pieces are not accessible to all plus size people as the largest size is 26.
Dunham, creator of the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Girls,” told The New York Times this week that she was collaborating with plus size clothing company 11 Honoré on a “tightly edited collection of just five items. from size 12 to size 26 range from a $ 98 ribbed turtleneck cotton jersey tank top to a $ 298 jacket.
“Right now, the only thing I’m doing is talking about my own experience,” said Dunham, who herself wears a size 14 or 16, at the point of sale. “This clothing line is therefore 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 go up to 28 and 4X respectively.
Many people on social media have pointed out that Dunham’s clothing sizes appear closer to average than plus size, and that there are “limited” options for taller people.
Neither Dunham nor 11 Honoré immediately responded to HuffPost’s requests for comment.