|To whom it may concern,
Hello, my name is Sarah Krause and I am in tenth grade at Westerville
North High School. I have a concern that I'd like to bring up with you.
It has always been hard to me to find pants that fit, but lately, it has
been harder then ever. Last year, I wore size 9/10, and actually, still
wear it, but I am wearing the same pants that I bought last year. This
year, I have only been able to find two pairs of pants that fit me- one
of which were expensive name-brand pants and the other pair is somewhat
on the low side, putting me in danger of indecent exposure.
In the junior department at the local stores, I get frustrated because
not one pair will fit me. Most 9/10 sizes won't even fit over my hips
and if they do, they are way to low or the fabric sticks out in the back.
Yes, I have tried the 11/12 size but they are too big. By making girls
try on bigger pants sizes, more and more girls are beginning to get more
self conscious about their body image. Many, including me, absolutely
hate shopping in the junior department any more. As my friend Ashley said,
" I don't shop at (name of store) because I don't want to look like
Have clothing companies ever realized that not all teen girls are "cheerleader
type"? These super-low hipsters really are not for everyone. They
are so low that when you bend over, others can see your back end. This
is only a problem when that pants can actually fit over the back end.
One other thing- we are not sticks. As girls, we have something called
hips, and junior pants are not made for people with hips.
Please make pants that have hips and are higher cut. Now, don't get me
wrong. I don't want pants that are above my belly button- just right below
it- so I, and others don't have to wear long shirts to cover themselves
up. Please make pants the right size and not have 9/10 size feel like
7/8 or even 5/6. Please realize that not all girls want to wear low-rise
pants and a lot, including me, are too modest to wear them. Teens don't
enjoy shopping in petite, misses, or woman's departments, so I believe
that a clothing line where pants fit better on people would actually be
successful. Please take all of this into consideration, and if your company,
or another teen clothing company you know makes these kind of pants, please
let me know because I sure can't seem to find anything.
P.S. One last thing, make shorts that are not so short because not all
girls have the body for them.