Beyoncé’s Ivy Park x Adidas Collab Slammed For Not Including Plus Size
Whenever Beyoncé teases something, whether it’s a new hit single or a brand collab, people usually fall head-over-heels for it (us included, certified Beyhive).
Unfortunately, this time ’round, fans were less than pleased with her latest collection for Ivy Park x Adidas.
— BEYONCÉ (@Beyonce) January 17, 2020
Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Hailey Bieber, and Janell Monae left us all heart eyes for the award-winning singer’s newest debut in solar orange and maroon athleisure. However, fans couldn’t help pointing out that something was missing.
PR Newswire indicated that Beyoncé’s Ivy Park x Adidas collection would be available from sizes XS to XL, with the largest size being size US 16. According to InStyle, her previous collab with Adidas in 2016 also came in these exclusive sizes.
I love me some Beyonce. Sis got me through TWO finals periods with them surprise drops. But what we are not gonna do is pretend that Ivy Park leaving out plus size folks ain’t a miss.
— Hoe My Gawd✨ (@Blkstoopkid) January 18, 2020
This is a huge contrast to Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie collection, which is available up to size 4XL (US 20 – 22).
None of Beyoncé’s clothes were sent to plus size influencers or models. The clothes stop at size XL. If @SavageXFenty can go up to the 4XL why can’t B?
— kwyn.✊🏽 (@kwynology) January 18, 2020
Adidas has included plus sizes in their range of clothing before, with one of their most notable partnerships being with Universal Standard, which accounted for sizes up to 4XL.
I love Beyoncé. I am a noted member of the Beyhive. It is also incredibly disappointing that a woman who has made inclusion a part of her brand willfully excluded plus-size people from her athleisure line.
And this isn't the first time.
— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@freeblackgirl) January 18, 2020
Despite this setback, Beyoncé mentioned that this collection of athleisure was for everyone. She told Elle:
“I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in Ivy Park. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules.”
Some fans have a different take on the lack of inclusive sizing for Ivy Park x Adidas.
There’s no actual reason to not launch a full size range at rhe jump lol. Adidas isn’t a startup and there’s no uncertainty about whether or not there would be a plus-sized market for Beyoncé’s product. There’s not a plus size range because they didn’t want to have one.
— Melanie Dione (@themelaniedione) January 18, 2020
You want her to “do better” ONE DAY after this launch but won’t call other celebs out for NEVER releasing plus sizes. You ignore that Beyoncé was one of the FIRST celebs to be size inclusive with their lines. House of Dereon had extended sizes and Dereon had an ENTIRE plus line. https://t.co/53azf7ZWND
— chérri merry muffintop (@cherrilizabiff) January 19, 2020
Neither Adidas nor Beyoncé has commented on the matter at the moment.