- Our arms hang down beyond our knees so we need extremely long sleeves;
- We are very fond of very large prints;
- We enjoy clingy midriff tops (preferably in very large prints);
- Novelty items with pigs, elephants, or cows on them are big favorites, so that we can invite rude comments from strangers; and
- Two words: fluffy chiffon.
Note to manufacturers: these assumptions are not true.
So it was with extreme interest that I came across the LivingXL website, with products designed for plus-sized men and women.
And what do the folks at LivingXL think we need? Let's see: robes up to 8x; super-sized towels; hand-held showers; and the "Big John" toilet seat that holds up to 1,200 pounds. Egads. High-capacity scales. Hmm..a Leg Lifter. Wonder what that does? A "bottom buddy." That's in the personal hygiene category and I don't want to delve too deeply into its use. Large patient gowns--and if you've ever gone to the doctor and had to don a gown that doesn't quite meet you'd see the beauty of having your own. Large-sized life jackets. Don't laugh--I have one of these, for those Hurricane Katrina-like events. I also own an inflatable boat for the same reason, but that's a topic for my other blog. Benches. Picnic tables. Are picnic benches a problem for overweight people? Ah, an airplane seatbelt extender, which you can choose by airline. Travel iron. Uh...fat people need special travel irons? How have I lived this long without realizing that? Oversized clothes hangers. Now that's a great idea.
I'm making light of all this, and admittedly some of the items are pretty strange. But others sound dead-useful, so why not.
On the other hand, let's see what we can do about those orangutan arms that manufacturers insist on putting on plus-size clothing.