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Fashion Struggles of Being a Plus-Sized Woman in Egypt

May 12, 2022
Plus-size bloggers in the Middle East Photo via Twitter

Attempting to lock in a soirée dress for her upcoming event, Omnia Medhat ventured into a shop belonging to a chain specializing in fancy evening dresses. After picking a few dresses that she liked, she asked the shop clerk for a size 16. As Medhat began to try the dresses on, she realized none of them fit her. Between giving in to a mental breakdown and questioning whether she recently gained weight, Medhat decided to innocently ask the woman if these had been size 16 as she had requested. Following which, the woman immediately responded: “No, I got you sizes 14 and 12 because you’re going to lose weight anyway since you have an event coming up.” Medhat is a 27-year-old content creator who, like millions of women in Egypt, has been facing various struggles, from size availability and overpricing, to rude sellers and insufficient options when shopping.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by 🌸 L I F E . W I T H . N 🌸 (@narimaan.farouk) “In Egypt, I feel like there’s a perception that, if I’m plus-sized then I’m an old woman,…

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