The superstar's Adidas x Ivy Park collection is a gender neutral collection featuring activewear such as jumpsuits, cycling shorts, hoodies, and sports bras. It was released on the weekend of 17/18 January 2020, creating a social media storm as it completely sold out.
However, many customers were disappointed to discover that the range only went up to an XL, which translates to a UK size 20 -22, and SA size 38. A few fans took to social media to criticise Bey for using inclusivity to promote the line, but not including larger sizes.
We can love her and still say Bey is wrong for Ivy Park’s size exclusion.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 18, 2020
You can’t celebrate the inclusivity of your other projects, having plus size dancers and background singers, but ignore us *again* when it comes to this.
The exclusion is intentional and I’m tired.
A lot of the criticism of this IVY PARK x ADIDAS rollout is noise but the dialogue about the exclusion of plus sizes is not. If you can find your size in the line, just take a seat and allow people to express their grievances. pic.twitter.com/pdVWZ3f7Xt— Chun E (@LIBGyal) January 18, 2020
Lmaoo so this Ivy Park x Adidas collection won't be available in plus size?— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) January 17, 2020
Hate to see it.
I mean I wasn't anticipating walking around like a Sainsburys employee anyway, but it would have been nice to have the option to.
Tried to manifest Ivy Park items into my life by adding it to my cart only to find that they don’t have my size ?? clothing isn’t made for us I guess— Ndumi (@Leave_the_candy) January 18, 2020
Beyoncé said she was making the clothing gender neutral after realising how many men were fans of her 2016 Ivy Park release. And maybe her next collection will come from the realisation that fat women would love to wear Ivy Park too.
Compiled by Afika Jadezweni
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