Three days ago, while talking to a lifestyle channel, along with Sara Ali Khan, celebrated designer Falguni Shane Peacock went ahead to say a few things which didn't go down well with a certain section of the society. When Falguni was asked to give a piece of advice to plus-sized brides. Falguni responded by saying, "I won't blatantly tell her to lose weight, but you have enough time and you can work on yourself. It is pretty easy to lose a couple of inches if you want to." She further went ahead and added, "Long blouses, more flared lehengas and not fitted because fitted won't really work when you're a little big. No deep-necks for them, maybe more higher."
Now here's our problem with Falguni's comments. The designer is one of the most sought after in the industry. Many brides, soon to be brides and girls who dream to be a bride, aspire to wear her designs. And not every girl has the confidence to wear such bold outfits especially the ones who have the non-quintessential body type. To top it up, someone as credible as her asking them to not wear what they low-key wish to, will only break their confidence. We do understand that although you are a role model, one cannot keep you at a pedestal, however, with certain position, some understanding is a must.
Soon, Falguni was slammed by the famous Instagram fashion police, Diet Sabya. In a story, they trolled Falguni for her comments and posted a plus-sized bride wearing designer Sabyasachi's dress with a long plunging neckline.
Falguni did apologise after plus size model Amber Qureshi wrote a long open letter. "THIS. Yes, this is is what is wrong with our society. Shallow Designers like @falgunishanepeacockindia conveniently telling a fat bride "it’s easy to lose a few inches and then come back to buy a wedding lehenga"... I mean.. how about YOU make a dress instead that would fit the bride’s size wouldn’t that be easier Falguni," Qureshi's caption read.
Falguni responded, "To all you beautiful women, I am so, so sorry if I’ve inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings. This wasn’t my intention at all. Having dealt with body issues all my life (and am still dealing with them) I realise that we should wear what we want and what makes us happy. My sincere apologies."
Well, although her apologies have come, we think the damage has been done. Next time try spreading some body positivity, may be?
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