It has been a while since an idea has been buzzing in my head about writing an article on the relationship between Maltese women and their choice of clothing sizes but my experience on Saturday night after the first 90’s party of 2015 at Gianpula has really forced me to put pen to paper!
If I had to wake up tomorrow as the Prime Minister of Malta, my first political act of universal value for the advancement of civil society would be to establish the Sizes Authority which would be a governmental institution which would aim to educate women on how to make the right choices when it comes to clothing sizes.
Although it has often been said that Malta has one of the most negative records for obesity, nobody seems to mention the equally problematic issue that people, especially the younger generations, try to be cool by wearing clothes which are much too small for them! The fact that the fashion industry incessantly imposes on us that the size Extra Small is cool does not mean that this should be taken as dogma to follow, especially if we don’t have the figure to carry such small sizes.
After a winter of heavy rain, home films and dull weekends, the event that everyone was waiting for finally arrived: The 90’s party at Gianpula. As always, for “Bigga than Eva”, tickets sold out in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Half of Malta was there on Saturday night, and I was there too.
As soon as I got into the venue, I came across two girls who were singing out loud to a song by Alexia which dates back at least twenty years and their dance moves were incredible, even better than Heather Parisi’s. Unfortunately, I could not help but notice that to get into the mini dresses they were wearing, they must have used at least a kilo of Vaseline.
I am all for freedom of expression, but there is definitely a limit to everything: sizes are something which should be considered carefully. As much as a girl who is petite should not wear a Size XXL, an XXL girl should reasonably avoid wearing an XXS miniskirt as her look will become simply ridiculous. Add to that Pocahontas’ 50 cm extensions and Freddy Krueger’s pointed nails and there you have it.
Being fashionable does not mean that you should follow the trend of the moment at all costs. It means that you should adapt fashion trends to something that suits your figure and your personality. That’s what makes a person look unique and stunning!
So, let’s face it, choosing the right sizes count when it comes to creating the perfect look!