Dear Mr. Ralph Lauren, I’d like to talk to you about extending your sizes…

Dear Mr. Lauren,

I’m 99% sure you have no clue who I am. We met once, at a dinner two years ago in London, where I, like a starstruck teenager, could only mutter, “I absolutely love everything you’ve ever made. Thank you.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that meeting and what I could have said, if I had been just been brave enough. And it’s led me to this letter, where I can say everything I wish I could have, in a way that, I hope, not only honours my love for the brand you’ve created but also asks for a pretty big favour for the future of Ralph Lauren.

Mr. Lauren, allow me to give you a quick background of my own history with your brand. I grew in up in the Carolinas, raised in a loving all American family, with three brothers, two golden retrievers, a wonderful supportive father, and a mother who not only showed me love, friendship and kindness every day of my life, she also introduced me to you, well, your brand. My mother was a Ralph Lauren devotee. My earliest memories involve snuggling into my mother’s chunky wool Ralph Lauren cardigan sweaters that smelled of her scent, Ralph Lauren Safari.

Over the years, I have slowly acquired my mom’s vintage Ralph Lauren pieces, while also building my own modern day collection of Ralph Lauren. At present, my closet is roughly 75% you (Here’s the proof)! Your chunky cardigans, waffle knit maxi dresses, wool coats and vintage-style maxi skirts are some of my most prized possessions. But, Mr. Lauren, my collection of Ralph Lauren has been greatly limited, due to my size.

You see, I am a size 18UK (16US) and have been for the majority of my adult years. While you carry only up to a size 14US in your mainline collections, I have, at every possible opportunity, squeezed into anything that stretches to fit my figure. I’ve bought and altered things to fit when they were too tight. I’ve found my own way around being able to wear a great many of your pieces every season that exist under the Ralph Lauren or Polo Ralph Lauren brand. I have done whatever it has taken to be able to wear your designs because I adore them. Your catwalks have always left me with a lump in my throat. But, they have also left me wishing, with every ounce of hope I possess, that one day you would decide to lead the charge on extended sizes and being more inclusive for all American women that do not currently wear a size 14 or under.

Mr. Lauren, you are THE American brand and have often led the charge on much needed changes in the fashion industry. You have stepped up to embrace women of all races, supported the LGBTQ+ community, given a voice to those with cancer, given time and money to those less fortunate and contributed time and again to bringing about change in our world over the past 50+years. Your service to people everywhere is unparalleled, and, in my opinion, not spoken about nearly enough.  You have started ripples in fashion that have led to great tidal waves across the industry. If I may be so bold, I’m asking you to please do it again. 

Did you know that, at present, 66% of American women are plus size?

At the moment, you carry just over 100 items on your website for sizes 14-22US. These are all from the collection Lauren by Ralph Lauren. The majority of these items are shirts and the remainder are “safe classics.” To be honest, and I mean this with all respect, sir, this has never been an inspiring collection of pieces for women who are fans of your brand. This has, for years, been a safe check mark in servicing a plus size community. I understand that up until a few years ago, this was unchartered territory. How often, pre-2000, did we see a plus size woman in fashion, on a runway or in a magazine editorial? It was unheard of. In 2021, we have supermodels like Ashley Graham, Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, Marquita Pring, Alessandra Garcia-Lorido and many more gracing the covers of numerous magazines and fronting endless campaigns. We’ve seen dozens of designer brands extend their sizes over the past 12 months and promise to continue to work hard to do so more in the future. It is truly a whole new world and one in which size no longer dictates style. 

Mr. Lauren, I would have hoped that as the all-American brand, you would have been one of the first people to embrace extended sizes. I cannot pretend to know any reason why you wouldn’t have. Maybe you have been told by some advisors that the marketplace isn’t there? Maybe you’ve been told that plus size women don’t have the money to spend on Ralph Lauren or don’t want it? Truly, I cannot even start to imagine how many advisors you have in this department and I can only imagine your reasons for not pursuing an extension of your sizes for runway collection or Polo Ralph Lauren. But, I’m going to go out on a limb here, be bold and suggest it’s time.

As a brand, Ralph Lauren has always been hugely supportive of me as an influencer. You and your London team have always asked me to events, allowed me to host events for you and launch new concepts in store. You’ve given me the chance to be a spokesperson for your brand on my own channels, you’ve supported any ideas I’ve had on sharing creative concepts of my own with the world. I can’t thank you enough for what has been a beautiful relationship with your teams over the years, which is of course why I am treading carefully here, as I would never want to put that relationship in danger.

Over the past ten years that we have worked together, I have defended, without a moment’s pause, my love for Ralph Lauren the brand. Recently, however, it has been a little harder to blindly defend a brand that does not show an interest in continuing to evolve with a growing population. Literally. How can it be ignored that over half the population in America can’t wear the most iconic brand in our country? I have been met with great criticism as I continue to share my love for you daily, and I am the first to hold my hands up and say, “I’m sorry guys. I don’t know what’s taking them so long.”

Here’s what I’d like to think is happening. I’d like to think that in true Ralph Lauren style, nothing is done in half measures. Perhaps your team are already hard at work at developing extended sizes that will roll out soon. If you are not, I’d like to offer up this incentive to do so. I’m hoping that women the world over will support me here in this endeavour to show you that we care, we’re here, we have open wallets and we want to be able to freely shop your collections, not just pray something will fit.

Mr. Lauren, you are the reason I fell in love with this industry and I know I am not alone. What you create is universally appealing. It is also flattering for all women, no matter their age, race or style set. Please consider that it can also be universally flattering for women no matter their size. My dream is for all women to be able to feel the confidence and beauty that comes with wearing a Ralph Lauren garment. Because truly, sir, there is no other feeling in this world like wearing a piece of Ralph Lauren. Nothing else even comes close

Sincerely yours,

Emily Jane Johnston


If you support this letter, please leave a comment below. I would love for Ralph Lauren and his team to see his many supporters speak out for this dream to become a reality! I have heard all too often that designer brands are told, “plus size women don’t want to shop designer and they won’t spend if we extend our sizes.”  Let’s stop that lie right here and right now. Comment below and show your support! Forward to friends and have them comment. And no, I don’t want negative comments. Let’s be encouraging and show we want change and open mindedness for what the future can hold…

Hey, all we can do is ask, right?

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407 Comments

  1. Laura
    26th March / 9:02 pm

    Extended sizes wide and long please! Tall & Curvy is what I need.

    • Cali
      26th March / 11:02 pm

      Well said!!

      • Lu
        27th March / 7:06 pm

        Size matters. Time to acknowledge women come
        in all shapes and sizes and deserve to feel amazing about themselves.

        • Clare
          27th March / 8:48 pm

          Agree 100%
          Well written and well overdue!

          • Lilly
            4th April / 12:40 am

            I second that!!

        • Helene
          28th March / 7:52 am

          Totally agree. Women are getting taller, bigger boned and all sizes should be accommodated.

          • An Saenz
            2nd April / 10:35 am

            I agree with her.

        • Martha
          7th April / 1:13 am

          Amen to that!!
          We are beautiful women who also love style

          • Ann Baldick
            14th April / 3:02 pm

            Ditto folks! At 74 I am one of the oldest fans of Ralph Lauren. At one point in a past life I was tiny and could wear most of the clothing. Although I’m not tiny any longer I’m not that large either, just old. I so understand these lovely ladies because at my age wanting to look good it’s even more important. Without a doubt you’re missing a great deal of sales by catering to one group… But then again maybe it is deliberate??? I’m sure it must be difficult to design appropriate clothing for larger women and older women both… Sad, because I truly believe that opening up your brand to include us would be most profitable.

      • Anj Jones
        1st April / 10:40 am

        Yesssss!!!! Indeed!! That is the Love of all things Ralph Lauren!! Yes ma’am!

        • Evelyn Dolores Warren
          13th April / 4:32 pm

          For sure the best at it. I’ve been wearing RALPH LAUREN since I got my first job and that was over 30 yrs ago. I do feel perplexed when I see something for women I like and it only goes to X-LARGE or the clothing that comes XXL I don’t like so I go to the men’s section and ball out!🤣.

      • Virginia Whedon
        4th April / 12:08 am

        Dear, dear Mr Lauren, I bought a black watch cotton blazer when I was a size 2XL. It is now about 15 yrs old. Since I bought it I’ve had it altered to a 1X, then to an XL, and then to a L. I take it to a fine dry cleaner who spot cleans it for me. I am a natural redhead. It is my all time favorite garment. Thank you for creating this classic jacket. I is my most becoming garment. Virgini

        • Lanae A
          14th April / 1:31 pm

          Yes this is a great idea hello help us grow

    • Kay
      27th March / 4:14 am

      Yes, please! I simply admire from afar at this point.

      • Emilia
        28th March / 4:35 am

        Agreed!

      • Richelle Bargerstock
        5th April / 2:37 am

        I HAVE ALWAYS DRESSED BY HUSBAND AND BOYS IN YOUR CLOTHES HOWEVER IM A SIZE 18 AND CANT FIND MUCH OF A SELECTION FOR WOMEN, PLEASE DO US JUSTICE AND WIDEN YOUR PLUS SIZE COLLECTION

    • Alex Brown
      27th March / 11:29 am

      I am so glad to see plus size women demand what we should have had years ago! Thank you for this!

    • Laura
      27th March / 11:57 am

      Another Laura over here who needs the same – Tall AND Curvy. Your brand reminds me of my mother-in-law (who I loved very much and who sadly passed away). Every spring she would make a special trip just to see what was new in your collection and to pick out a few of her favorite items. I now have a couple that I keep as a reminder of her. I love your classic style and the timeless feel of your line – they are collector’s pieces. I would love to add a couple of pieces yearly to my wardrobe – but need extended sizes to be available before I can do so.

      • Tammy
        31st March / 7:00 pm

        Yes please and I gleefully spend the $$ on your plus size pieces

      • Sharon Maynard
        2nd April / 2:14 am

        Completely agree with your sentiments. My husband was saying to me that Mr Lauren definitely favors thin women. We aren’t all blessed that way. Would absolutely love to see more styles suited for average women.

        • Kwanza N. Grimes
          6th April / 11:02 am

          Beautifully stated. My wife is larger sizes. And i am 6’5″ 260lbs not fat. Big. I have $700 jackets from polo and all sorts of polo. My fav brand EVER. Unfortunately I cannot wear anything polo below the waist i am too long. My wife can hardly wear the stuff at all. It feels like some sort of brutally insensitive marketing. If people only see slim fit folks in ur clothes then only “Beautiful people” are ever seen wearing polo. I mean, i get it. But ew.

        • Lorena Rodriguez
          12th April / 5:10 am

          Yes, well said. I second that we definitely need plus sizes. Thank you!

      • Carolyn Jackson
        4th April / 2:12 pm

        I too love Ralph Lauren but I am very limited on what I can purchase because of my height and curves. #extendedsizes thank you

      • 27th March / 12:53 pm

        I quite agree with you, thank you very much for this sensitive and powerful letter 🙏🏻❤️

      • Odis Rushing
        5th April / 3:11 am

        I’m with you. Since I became a truck driver a few years back my size has increase. I can borderline fit 2xl shirts but there never available in the styles I like. 3xl would be preferable. I want the shirt with the big logos and the Bear.

    • Rachel
      27th March / 3:20 pm

      Me too – tall and curvy and bloody gorgeous! I want the clothes to match x

    • Christine
      27th March / 7:11 pm

      Well said!

    • Karen Griffin
      28th March / 10:24 am

      Giving this letter my full support ❤️

    • Bunnie G
      1st April / 8:09 pm

      I agree whokeheartedly. Id love beautiful, classic clothes. Many of us feel like the fashion industry fat shames us. I recently bought lingerie and had to go up 3 sizes. I haven’t changed in fact I’m smaller. My husband has had this as well. I love the classic and comfortable lines of your clothes. I just want the same lines and details in a size 4 in a 16. Don’t just make it loose and without shape. Out world needs a change. We’ve seen the changes worldwide for #BlackLivesMatter and many similar. Time to shelve the the accepted prejudice of fat shaming. Please lead the way. Thank you.

    • Michael
      2nd April / 12:22 pm

      Well said Laura! I am with you! I would also like to see Ralph Lauren feature plus size models in his runway shows.

    • Elisabeth Anderson
      2nd April / 10:51 pm

      I agree. I purchased a Ralph Lauren dress and altered it for my neckline. I am 6′ tall, and not skinny.

    • Oneka Parker
      3rd April / 5:13 am

      I agree. I wish that he did make sizes 14 to 36. It would build plus size women confidence up and please make it cute. I have been get the men’s t-shirts and shoes because the women isn’t that cute and it not in my size.

    • T.Kelly
      7th April / 7:01 pm

      I agree 100%!! Right now as we speak I’m wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt. It’s an extra large and still fits snug. My closet is 40% Ralph Lauren.

    • Mia Ross
      9th April / 8:48 am

      I agree.

    • Jamice Fisher
      13th April / 9:36 pm

      Hi, I am also a long time Ralph Lauren fan. I also wear size 14 or 16 depending on the item. The good news is RL has been offering plus sizes since the late 1990’s. You can find them at Macys or Dillards or on the Ralph Lauren website. I have a collection of many beautiful items that are also classics. I wear many older items today that look just fine. I hope you will find this helpful.

    • Kimberly Z
      20th April / 2:40 am

      YES!!! I would absolutely love this!!! 💯

  2. Julia Thomas
    26th March / 9:05 pm

    Excellent letter, brutally honest and the content is something which I support wholeheartedly. Plus size women are normal women who just want to dress well and need great designers to allow us to do just that.

    • Ruth
      27th March / 8:35 pm

      I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for this post!

  3. 26th March / 9:07 pm

    So important. I LOVE RL (perhaps not as much as you), for the timeless styles and sheer quality of fabrics. I love the tailoring and the shapes, and press on wearing shirts even though I am effectively busting out of them. I have shirts I bought on sale, never worn, waiting for a day I might fit them.

    I wish I COULD justify splashing out on new items, but there is no point when I know the items just won’t fit. It makes me feel worse when I have to return things, so I don’t order from certain brands any more.

    This post is so important in my opinion, because it isn’t a splatter-gun, paint all brands with the same brush, all-size-fits-all approach (excuse the unintentional pun). This is clearly worded from a supporter, a fan, a flag-waver for the brand. And, most of all, worded from the heart. Or rather, worded well and on behalf of MANY hearts.

    I hope this gets the exposure, the response and the reach it deserves.

    As always, well said Emily!

    We live in hope.

    • Thea
      27th March / 6:35 am

      I couldn’t agree more! Well said!

    • Saebina
      27th March / 11:49 am

      This is a beautiful letter. I couldn’t agree more with you. This epitomizes “Be the change you want to see in the world.”-Gandhi

    • Annie McG
      27th March / 12:32 pm

      An untapped market patiently waiting……….. ⏰ thank you so much for putting into words what so many are thinking. We are watching and still waiting Mr Lauren………

    • Nicola
      27th March / 3:27 pm

      I wholeheartedly endorse Emily’s comments. As a brand I also admire I would love to see an extension of the range. Please make it happen Mr Lauren!

    • Chris
      31st March / 6:30 pm

      Great. I have written also on the topic. I loved a dress his wife worn and wanted to purchase. And getting a former uniform worn and designed by Lauren. No answer ever.
      My mom’s last wish for a photo of me in my uniform. Sadden my heart. Yes. Expand the sizes I am a 16 now. I know my uniform went from a 3 to 20 for employees. So I know it’s possible.

    • Kel
      11th April / 1:00 am

      I’m a fan of RL Denim &.Supply. which i don’t see much of anymore. Macys used to have alot. They now have nothing.
      I once ordered about 8 denim & supply southwest style sweaters as Xmas gifts, as I just didn’t know how they would fit. From Macy’s online, but these were not available in store.
      I got all 8, not one fit!!! I’m probably a Medium, 7/8, but they were gifts for XL, size 12….. they didn’t even fit me. They were so tiny!!! They may have fit a 10 year old. Very disappointing. I’ve purchased others, no issues, had to size up,but that’s OK it worked.
      So I had no gifts, took all back to macys, no one cared when I tried to explain the sizing issues.
      He creates some beautiful pieces, just wish they would fit better. And bring back more southwest w Denim & Supply.
      Maybe if he extended his sizes, the L & XL would fit better too.
      Nice letter BTW.

  4. Lisa
    26th March / 9:08 pm

    Beautiful letter, and well said!

  5. Jo Brown
    26th March / 9:09 pm

    Agreed, love of fashion shouldn’t be limited by size. 100% supportive of your message

  6. 26th March / 9:12 pm

    I have loved Ralph Lauren since before I was a teen. As a classic all American brand, you should represent Fashionable women who love your brand well above a US 16.

  7. Rachael
    26th March / 9:14 pm

    Fantastic email and very eloquent. Such a shame that if we don’t fit a certain size we are limited to the styles available to us. Just because we may be a size 16 plus we also love fashion and style and would like to
    Embrace this wholeheartedly without feeling we don’t conform! Bravo to your letter.

    • Susan
      26th March / 10:02 pm

      Excellent letter. Hopefully it will have the impact needed to get brands to make things accessible for us.

  8. Caileigh
    26th March / 9:17 pm

    Wonderfully written and much needed change in the world we live in! 💖

  9. Arabella
    26th March / 9:18 pm

    Yes yes yes! Mr Lauren, this is your chance to be a leader. Let us all shine in your pieces, not just those who the magazines deem fit. Thank you Emily for being our voice.

  10. 26th March / 9:24 pm

    Emily,
    Thank you for speaking so honestly and heartfully for so many. It seems to me that these biases are one of the last unspoken prejudices. When over half the female population is called “plus” sized, why is that even a thing? I’d like to know the percentage of size 18 vs size 2 in this world.
    Again, thank you for your thoughtful letter. I do hope it gets to the desk it needs to.

    • Isabel
      28th March / 8:42 pm

      Yes! Totally agree, please Mr Lauren! As 18-20 UK sized lady I would love to be able to wear your clothes. Like Emily, I am a huge fan. Thank you!

  11. Nettie
    26th March / 9:25 pm

    I love this!! What a wonderful letter!! Fashion for all xoxo

  12. Sarah Naar
    26th March / 9:27 pm

    I agree 100%. I am sick of seeing XL =size 14 UK! RL styles often suit more shapely figures and not all us large ladies are 6ft, some of us are only 5ft. Why make us feel bad about our size by excluding us from wearing your label, it’s a very negative message!

  13. Caroline Whillans
    26th March / 9:33 pm

    Hear hear ! I can’t say it as eloquently as Emily but I too would live to wear your designs

  14. Caroline
    26th March / 9:34 pm

    This is amazing Emily, you are an inspiration and we can live in hope that Ralph and indeed the rest of the fashion world do the decent thing and not side line or continuously ignore a massive percentage of the population. Our money is the same as everyone else’s so what’s the real issue why they don’t want it??

    • Paula
      27th March / 9:38 am

      Well said, come on Ralph Lauren lead the way for other designers to follow.

  15. Miriam
    26th March / 9:34 pm

    Thank you for your honesty… love this letter!
    Please… Mr Ralph Lauren.

  16. 26th March / 9:34 pm

    Beautifully written and for someone who used to manage the London Ralph Lauren stores for 6 years I wholeheartedly agree. I left about 10 years ago and at that time there wasn’t anything above a size 16, it left many many women disappointed and disheartened. It’s great they have some pieces now, but it’s not enough. I really hope your letter makes an impact. I have so much admiration for RL and the team for supporting and championing diversity, but this is absolutely missing. And ultimately sizing above a 16 isn’t as diverse as everyone thinks.

  17. Lauren
    26th March / 9:35 pm

    Please RL!!!!

    I really think there’s going to be a major shift in fashion and while a designers rich elite will support for years to come, if they really want to grab the market, and I mean the entire market, they MUST be inclusive. There’s just no excuse not to anymore.

  18. Elizabeth Lawson
    26th March / 9:36 pm

    I always enjoy your wonderful writing skills! Fabulous well written letter, as usual! They also need curvy above size 14!

  19. Sophie
    26th March / 9:37 pm

    Yes yes yes!
    I have shied away from visiting RL stores when I’m shopping as I know I will be disappointed & not find what I want in my size. Please consider making your brand inclusive for all sizes and giving me the opportunity to wear your brand with pride.
    Thank you for writing this post Emily it was needed xxx

  20. Jana
    26th March / 9:37 pm

    Well said, Emily! I would love to shop more designer (including Ralph Lauren!) but because of my size I mostly get the “classic” (i.e. not that fun), if any, styles. And I do believe that being size-inclusive is a win-win for customers and brands!

  21. Emily
    26th March / 9:38 pm

    AGREED! I recently saw the chicest RL pyjamas that I wanted to buy for my sister in law’s birthday but her body has changed since bring my perfect nephew in to the world and they don’t come in her current size. Disappointing.

  22. Ida
    26th March / 9:38 pm

    Hear, hear! So tired of filtering for my size and coming up with… Basic shirts. Yay. We have big (no pun intended) money to spend, come and get it! I don’t understand how brands don’t seize the opportunity! Very heartfelt and eloquent post. Let’s hope they listen!

    • Nidia
      12th April / 11:34 am

      Well said. I totally agree not only for woman but men as well. Plus size people like to wear nice clothing.Hope this is a wake up call to all designers .

  23. Hayden
    26th March / 9:39 pm

    Completely agree with you and this was so beautifully said!

  24. Katherine Williams
    26th March / 9:40 pm

    Beautifully written Emily. True reality for the majority!!!.
    I too love Mr Lauren, and I hate feeling squeezed or pinched into something I want to feel free and powerful in. Just like the brand, inspiration and change is wholeheartedly needed. All women, whatever size we are should be inclusive. The statistics show the need for change.. It would be amazing to see that change from the top at Ralph Lauren.
    I’m pretty sure my husband may not agree as he knows this would most definitely increase my forever expanding collection!
    That said, even more so today, present in that day we are all beautiful, and I’m sure with the right voice we will be heard Xxx

  25. Sara
    26th March / 9:40 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree, if there’s a brand who champions all Women its Ralph Lauren. X

  26. Aileen
    26th March / 9:40 pm

    What an excellent letter, I have never worn anything by RL…being a size 18/20 UK most of my life…please extend your sizes Ralph Lauren

  27. Clare
    26th March / 9:40 pm

    O yes, please extend sizes! You’re missing out on business and all women deserve great clothing!

  28. 26th March / 9:40 pm

    Such an important and eloquently communicated request. I feel the same way, and in my own small corner as a plus size microinfluencer and blogger, I know so many women who can connect to this hope!

  29. Sophie
    26th March / 9:41 pm

    Thank you for this article and thank you Mr Lauren for hearing us! We want to wear your beautiful clothes!!

  30. Becky Purcell
    26th March / 9:42 pm

    Thank you for writing this Emily. I completely agree with everything you have written here.

  31. Melinda
    26th March / 9:42 pm

    I fully support Emily in this letter and endeavor. Ralph Lauren style is timeless, but I feel strongly that middle-aged women especially appreciate it AND have the money to spend on it. Mr. Lauren, please create the fashion for us….our pocketbooks are waiting.

  32. Pat Boothe
    26th March / 9:43 pm

    I am right there with you…Ralph Lauren is my favorite, but the size run needs to be expanded to include plus sizes.

  33. Melissa
    26th March / 9:48 pm

    Hurrah! I too am I size 16, just-turned 40, and would love, love, LOVE to be able to wear this brand as I did in my earlier years. Women – and men – should be able to obtain these classic, beautiful clothes at any age and size.

    Mr. Lauren, you can demonstrate that inclusion is authentic and timeless.

    As you say, your brand is about “living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you.” Well, shall we all?

    • Jemma
      26th March / 9:59 pm

      Yes! Just yes to all of this. Excellently on point and eloquent as always x

  34. Ines
    26th March / 9:50 pm

    Totally on board with this letter. We all hope Ralph Lauren really listens and makes the change!!
    Thanks Emily for being the voice of so many women!

  35. Mandi
    26th March / 9:54 pm

    So weird as I too am a Ralph Lauren devotee since the 80s. I have a collection of vintage and it’s my go to brand. This week, however, I went online to order some tie dye sweats and decided to splurge a bit on my lockdown wardrobe but to my disappointment (also a size 16/18) half of the items I wanted to buy, stopped at size 12 or M. I bought a jacket, a sweatshirt and some masks but stopped short as my size wasn’t there on all sorts of other coveted styles.
    I went to the plus size area and couldn’t believe it was even the same brand! Suddenly it was all synthetic, bland and shapeless. It seems that our beloved Ralph Lauren design team (who in guessing might be size zero women or thin men) think that once you pass size 12 you lose any sense of taste and style.
    That said, I’m a fan. A big old soppy fan and was thrilled to see this post so thank you 🙏🏽

  36. Katoo
    26th March / 9:54 pm

    I can’t agree more. A lot of women with plus sizes are willing to invest in exquisite quality pieces and style! I love the timeless tops and shirts of Ralph Lauren but we definitely want to see more styles in extended sizes! Like tweed or knitwear.

  37. Béatrice ricard
    26th March / 9:55 pm

    My dear Emily,
    You are sooooooo right !!!!
    We would love to shop Ralph Lauren …but no ! instead I am buying it for my kids and husband because I can not find my size.
    My proper first shirt was a Ralph Lauren, one white and one pink, unfortunately age gave me my plus size, I have pass on these shirts to my eldest but would love to pass on more ….
    Please please please Emily, pass on our messages to reach Ralph Lauren team

    Thank you for being you, so beautifully you ❤️

  38. Gemma
    26th March / 9:55 pm

    “Maybe you’ve been told that plus size women don’t have the money to spend on Ralph Lauren”… I’ve often thought this myself. The affordable, fast fashion, plus-size sector seems to be ever increasing. Don’t get me wrong; I’m incredibly grateful for the wonderful gems that I can pick up on ASOS Curve (many thanks, Emily, for the hints and tips). However, I would love to be able to invest in quality pieces, beyond handbags and accessories, that I could eventually pass to my daughter.

  39. Paulina
    26th March / 10:00 pm

    What a beautiful letter and oh how I hope it gets read by the right people. Since being a teenager I have loved Ralph Lauren and squeezed myself into any piece possible. I would gladly spend my salary on things that actually fit me and are not sparkly tents or simple t-shirts. I love fashion but so far fashion has not been loving me. Time to change! Thank you for being a leader for all of us, Emily. It means so much.

  40. Sarah
    26th March / 10:09 pm

    Well said, 👏🏻
    every woman shape and size should be able to shop any fashion brand and to feel empowered by what they are wearing.
    Let hope the fashion industry starts to listen

    Sarah

  41. DD
    26th March / 10:17 pm

    I paid full price for 3 DVF wrap dresses through 11 Honoré and multiple full price Veronica Beard blazers. Ralph Lauren would make so much $$$ off of me!!!

  42. Jj
    26th March / 10:19 pm

    100% support extended sizes!!

  43. Leslie
    26th March / 10:20 pm

    Ralph Lauren is the pinnacle of American fashion. What I wouldn’t give to find more options for my size 16 body.

  44. Tricia R
    26th March / 10:20 pm

    YES, Emily!!! I 100% agree. Thank you for writing this!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

  45. Heather
    26th March / 10:24 pm

    Amen! We want to wear RL too and not just our husbands’ shirts!

  46. Kirstie
    26th March / 10:26 pm

    Oh completely! Thanks Emily for helping us all to dream.

  47. Fli
    26th March / 10:28 pm

    Yes yes yes! I have written to 3 companies this week on exactly this topic. It’s so frustrating when you know it’s possible! Well done xxx

  48. L. Brown
    26th March / 10:31 pm

    Absolutely agree that Ralph Lauren should extend their collection sizes to be more inclusive. There really is nothing better than to see a woman who is over a size 14 beautifully dressed and feeling so confident in her style and Ralph Lauren, along with so many other designers, can go a long way to make us feel included in the fashion scene. I can afford your clothes, Sadly, I can’t always fit into your clothes.

  49. Raquel
    26th March / 10:32 pm

    Hear! Hear! I’d gladly empty my pocketbook for some true RL fashions in my not US14 or smaller size!

  50. Whitney
    26th March / 10:37 pm

    Agreed, EJ! As a 14/16US with money to spend, nothing stings quite as much as not finding my size. “Not small enough” quickly turns into “not good enough,” and I have to remind myself to turn to brands who will include extended sizing rather than shut down emotionally and stop shopping completely. I know your heart for RL – and I’m so glad you shared with them! ❤️💙

  51. Sophie
    26th March / 10:40 pm

    You go girl. Strong powerful words 💜

  52. Katelyn
    26th March / 10:53 pm

    100% agree with this letter! As someone who is also in between the “regular” and plus size ranges I’ve been very frustrated to see the limited options by RL. I’ve always loved visiting his store in New York and Chicago when I travel to the states and am always sad when I cannot find anything to purchase other then an oversized sweater.

  53. Holly
    26th March / 10:54 pm

    Great letter! And totally agree! I’ve only recently come across his curve range but your right, they were very basic, I’ve gone back twice but still nothing tempted me…

  54. Sian
    26th March / 11:19 pm

    What I adore about Ralph Lauren is the diversity of style in their ranges. There is literally something for every occasion. Now all they have to do is work on their sizing. I know the Lauren brand caters to the plus sized market but it’s not the same by a long stretch. So many companies see the value in producing RTW plus sized ranges and there are a lot of women out there ready and willing to spend their cash on them.

  55. Shelli Mullis
    26th March / 11:22 pm

    YES!! Please!! We are women that would love to spend our hard earned dollars on your clothing! Thank you for this post. I appreciate you so much! 😘

  56. Karla
    26th March / 11:25 pm

    I hope they hear you and come through with this change! No matter how much I love the brand- I don’t even think about shopping them to try to squeeze into something.

  57. Ana
    26th March / 11:29 pm

    Very well said Emily Jane and thank you for using your voice, hopefully someone at Ralph Lauren will listen. I’m so happy I found your Instagram page and site. You are an inspiration, keep up the good work! 😊

  58. SE
    26th March / 11:43 pm

    I’m a plus size woman who makes well into six figures and I have money to spend—I wish I could spend it with you, RL. I’m also a woman who is aware that one of the greatest things we can do for sustainability is to invest in well-made, timeless clothing that can not only be altered, but passed down. Fast fashion will come to an end. Plus women are always on the hunt for vintage that isn’t there. Start it. Start investing in us, we cannot wait to invest in you.

  59. Paula Gowdy
    26th March / 11:52 pm

    Totally agree!!! Very well written and explained on behalf of plus size girls everywhere 🙌

  60. Zaianne Sparrow
    27th March / 12:06 am

    Beautifully written. I have also grown up loving the Ralph Lauren brand but have been limited on purchasing due to the lack of sizing. Thank you for speaking out about this.

  61. Stephanie Tatum
    27th March / 12:20 am

    Yes, Mr. Lauren, I have been on the “fringe” of your size range my entire adult life. I treasure the gorgeous sweaters I’ve been able to own but I would love to have more! Emily, thank you for being our voice!

  62. Kristin Cypher
    27th March / 12:23 am

    This is so heartfelt and has so much resonance for those of us who look longingly at the brand, but know none of the wonderful, timeless, and stylish pieces will ever fit us. Hear, hear!!! 📣📣📣

    • Beatriz
      27th March / 4:23 am

      I hope the team at Ralph Lauren take heed of your words. The fact that brands choose to ignore that 66% of women in this country don’t fit in their clothes, just shows how out of touch with reality they are. “Extended” sizes should be normalized and while we’re at it, how about we just call them sizes. Why do we need to stigmatize women’s sizes by classifying them as plus. My size does not disqualify me from a desire to dress fashionably. Why should we be relegated to fewer options, when we are in fact the majority.

  63. Elizabeth
    27th March / 12:34 am

    Here here! So many times I’ve seen a gorgeous Ralph Lauren piece that doesn’t quite fit. I visit the Ralph Lauren store frequently on the chance I might find something that does fit. Please extend your sizes!!

  64. Magdalena
    27th March / 12:44 am

    Y-E-S! Thank you EJJ for being honest and confronting this issue with your platform! It’s hard when our idols disappoint us, but what an opportunity to create something amazing just by starting a dialogue. I hope this reaches RL’s ears, and that the entire firm realize that extending the range of their sizes (with hopefully altered patterns, not just adding inches) is the saavy choice the rest of us know it to be! I’ve adored your RL styles, here’s to hoping for even more in the future!

  65. Jennifer Adams
    27th March / 12:46 am

    Well said, Ms Johnston. As a 16/18 I too have wondered why RL deems us unworthy of style.

  66. Suzy
    27th March / 12:59 am

    Spoken like a true Ralph Lauren fan! We love it, but can’t fit into it!

  67. Katie
    27th March / 1:43 am

    Thank you for writing this letter! I have money I’d love to spend on RL clothing if only it came in my size!

  68. Emily
    27th March / 1:48 am

    I’d buy the shit out of Ralph Lauren clothes if they fit me.

  69. MH
    27th March / 2:04 am

    Hear hear! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Well said, Emily!

  70. Jennifer
    27th March / 2:05 am

    Thank you for putting yourself out there and taking the time to write this letter to Ralph Lauren. I am in the same boat. I have the exact same feelings. Look forward to the day when I have the opportunity to wear and fit into some more of his great pieces!!

  71. Stephanie E.
    27th March / 2:08 am

    Cudos to you for writing this letter. I fully support every word and can only hope they extend sizes. I would love to have more options with this brand.

  72. Ioanna
    27th March / 2:08 am

    🧡

  73. Leslie
    27th March / 2:09 am

    How can he not listen to you after that love letter.

  74. Jennifer
    27th March / 2:12 am

    Thank you Emily again for being a voice for tall and curvy women! I love the Ralph Lauren brand but find it difficult if not impossible to wear currently. Any expansion of size would be welcome from the southern lady.

    Xoxo

  75. Tracy
    27th March / 2:42 am

    Emily, thanks for saying what needed to be said!
    Mr. Lauren, we curvy girls have waited too long and there are too many of us to be overlooked. We’re healthy, happy, and beautiful…adorn us! Simply put, you sir are missing out on expanding your customer base significantly. We can’t wait for your acceptance, we have places to go, people to see, and things to accomplish. We are seen by many, we are respected by many, we are loved by many and you are being left behind. Thank God for people like Emily who are using their voice and their influence to pave the way for ALL of us beautiful and worthy women.

  76. Ursela Rattan
    27th March / 3:03 am

    I agree size ranges need to be extended in RL & luxury brands in general but from my 30+ years in fashion Buying & Merchandising it is driven by demand from not only the direct RL stores but predominantly from wholesale , joint ventures , department stores, independents & international accounts. Sales data is analysed extensively by buyers & budgets are created. Ultimately it is about commerciality & profit. In order to extend size ranges, factories require minimum quantities that have to be met otherwise there is waste. Sometimes it is not economical to produce small quantities of larger sizes.

  77. Karin Tarr
    27th March / 3:54 am

    Since settling in at a size 18 I miss the days of fitting into Ralph Lauren. I will be there and ready to shop as soon as the sizes are extended.

  78. Emily
    27th March / 4:02 am

    Excellent letter!!

  79. Karen Barnett
    27th March / 4:05 am

    Thank you Emily for writing such a honest letter to RL. I have personally always love to look at his collections. I have been plus size my entire adult life and never been able to find a RL piece to add to my wardrobe. I sincerely hope that he listens and creates a collection that us plus size woman can enjoy!
    💜Karen

  80. Beatriz
    27th March / 4:26 am

    I hope the team at Ralph Lauren take heed of your words. The fact that brands choose to ignore that 66% of women in this country don’t fit in their clothes, just shows how out of touch with reality they are. “Extended” sizes should be normalized and while we’re at it, how about we just call them sizes. Why do we need to stigmatize women’s sizes by classifying them as plus. My size does not disqualify me from a desire to dress fashionably. Why should we be relegated to fewer options, when we are in fact the majority.

  81. Claire
    27th March / 5:17 am

    Well said! Couldn’t agree more.

  82. Katie
    27th March / 5:27 am

    Plus size, tall, and petite folks don’t just want your staple items, we want it all! 🙂 We want designs from your seasonal collections available to us as well.

    • Marsha Holoubek
      5th April / 2:24 pm

      Thank you Kate – for including in your comment ALL SIZES that are impossible to find . I am a 00 PETITE – 4 feet 11 inches and cannot find any Ralph Lauren. My size has been forgotten too. I shop children’s but the styles are too young for a 68 year old female. I have purchased RL
      since my early twenties and cannot find any RL sizes to fit.
      I hope Ralph reads everyone’s wishes.

  83. Helen Smit
    27th March / 5:58 am

    Emily has said it all! Nothing more frustrating than excitedly planning a look, to fall at the first hurdle – not done in bigger sizes!!

  84. Carol
    27th March / 6:09 am

    Absolutely love RalphLauren but struggle to find a fit for me a curvaceous lady like you Emily I have squeezed myself into things hoping not to look like an entire overstretched sausage Let’s have sizes for the majority not minority and get a healthier approach to fashion Thank you Emily xx

  85. Emma
    27th March / 6:25 am

    Hear hear!!!

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to see a piece, love it, buy it, just wear it… come on, please.

  86. Clare
    27th March / 6:30 am

    Absolutely I would definitely invest in some RL pieces but really don’t need any boring classics. Totally agree every time I look at their plus collection I am underwhelmed.

  87. Eryn
    27th March / 6:36 am

    YES to all of this! And since money talks: I’m plus size with PLUS money to spent on gorgeous clothes. Ralph Lauren you’re missing out.

  88. Anna Cascarina
    27th March / 6:39 am

    Amazing blog Emily. And I support wholeheartedly. The industry needs to move forward on this. It’s time.

  89. LEvans
    27th March / 6:49 am

    Such a great letter! True, honest & heartfelt. Extended sizing & extended lengths too! I’m a RL fan but arm length and leg length are not cutting it!
    Fingers crossed voices are heard in such an iconic, amazing brand.

  90. Susan Vargo
    27th March / 7:43 am

    Eloquent and on point as always! You lead with integrity and honestly which we all also love about the Ralph Lauren brand. I sincerely hope they hear you and take up the charge to lead change in the industry. 👏

  91. Dani
    27th March / 7:48 am

    Spot on! My husband is tall and wears L/XL, and loves RL polo shirts. I’m a UK 16/18 and have never thought to try Ralph Lauren clothing because of the size issue! If there is space for men’s clothing in larger sizes, why not for us too?

  92. Charlotte
    27th March / 8:08 am

    Well written, agree wholeheartedly

  93. 27th March / 8:34 am

    Emily – I absolutely loved this piece. My most favourite items of clothing are Ralph Lauren (though nit being the richest of girls they all come from the Cheshire Oaks outlet) and I would happily replace 75% of my wardrobe with more if I could. My issue isn’t that I’m plus sized though, it’s that I’m tall with 35” legs. Size inclusivity is super important to me for that reason – tall, petite and plus.

  94. Gillian
    27th March / 9:10 am

    Agree 100% Emily, thank you! 🎈

  95. Carrie
    27th March / 9:35 am

    Couldn’t agree more Emily!

  96. Leonie
    27th March / 9:39 am

    Yes please!!!

  97. Bee
    27th March / 9:41 am

    Very well said! Let’s move forward to a world where size doesnt matter anymore!

  98. Janet Ashton
    27th March / 9:41 am

    Well said, fashion makes us feel good and not being able to get what you want makes us feel so wrong with ourselves and our shape

  99. Jane
    27th March / 9:42 am

    I totally agree with everything that has been written so eloquently here. I have always loved Ralph Lauren and have often been directed to the ‘Lauren’ range as being more suitable for my size and age. I haven’t shopped in Ralph Lauren in ages because of this and because quite frankly I’ve been rather disappointed in such an iconic brand but I would be back in a flash if things were to change as Emily has so gently suggested.

  100. Hannah
    27th March / 9:42 am

    Absolutely agree with every word. Fashion & its sizing needs to take a long hard look at itself. After I had my twins age 39 my hips expanded, I was left with a extra skin & c section pouch. I started wearing 12/14 this is not large in fact I think it’s a little below “average” in U.K.. However in a number of brands I now wear the biggest size which they label as large. What kind of crappy message is this sending to women & how many women are being excluded because of it? And if you take emotions out of it purely from a business point of view how can they afford to exclude all those potential customers. I won’t be defined by the size label I wear but I also won’t shop at brands that don’t include all the fabulous women out there. Time for fashion to wake up in 2021!

  101. 27th March / 9:42 am

    Echo all of the above. I’m a size 16, 5ft ten+ and also gave a budget. Love RL as a brand but cannot buy beyond core items usually in menswear section to get length I need. Now Mr Lauren… I don’t think this is what you really want for us all🤔. And yes, I’m in my 50s now, buy pieces that will kart and have money to spend. So, now very much anticipating a super helpful reply to the darling Emily JJ.

    • Fiona
      27th March / 9:44 am

      Darn it I left typos

  102. Linsxx
    27th March / 9:45 am

    100% agree Emily. Im 5’10” and size 18/20 UK. Im not exceptionally curvy, so carry my clothes well. We all like to accentuate the positive bits. And well cut clothes make a huge different – Ralph Lauren – please listen.
    I used to live in the States and the choice of designers was plentiful. Keep at ’em Emily. 😘

  103. Rebecca
    27th March / 9:50 am

    Agreed! Why should we need to squeeze into items when the answer is so simple?!

  104. 27th March / 9:52 am

    Well said! I would love to discover the world of Ralph Lauren and need extended sizes to even debate getting into it!

  105. Eimear O'Sullivan
    27th March / 9:52 am

    Please extend the sizing rang… Tall is a must 🙌

  106. Hannah
    27th March / 9:54 am

    Yes Emily!!!! Your love for RL knows no bounds so if there’s one person that can make this happen, it’s you! Xx

  107. Lindsay Johnston
    27th March / 9:59 am

    Yes yes yes please! Such an iconic brand, we need these institutions to lead from the front. My men’s white oversized RL shirt was a staple in my teens, I adored it! Well done Emily for putting this out to the world. Feedback like this is vital for retail today.

  108. Olivia
    27th March / 10:01 am

    I am fully supportive of this letter. I have myself always been a UK size 16/18 and went through a time when i would scour the Ralph Lauren Store for anything that might fit me. Unfortunately, options were very limited (even as a size 16) and i soon gave up – even so far as not having stepped in a Ralph Lauren store for about 8 years now.

    Thank you Emily for for writing this letter!

  109. KarenK
    27th March / 10:04 am

    Could not agree more. Well said Emily!

  110. Teresa
    27th March / 10:05 am

    Could not agree more. Regardless of size we still like good clothing. Let’s not just pay lip service!

  111. Victoria
    27th March / 10:06 am

    Whole heartedly agree, I would love to spend money on designer pieces but after too many times trying to squeeze into XL I’ve just decided to stop bothering. The high street brands have slowly been going that way in the U.K., clearly still room for improvement but they are at least trying. Emily has done such a fantastic job of promoting your brand but I can only assume there is a large proportion of her followers who just can’t fit into your clothes.

  112. Jeanette
    27th March / 10:08 am

    Well written and from the heart I hope Mr Lauren reads this as his clothes are wonderful but like many can only fit his big sweaters as I am a size 18 and nothing fits
    Would definitely buy more from Ralph Lauren if sizing was better, and what a way to increase business
    Xx

  113. Nicola
    27th March / 10:12 am

    Well said – completely agree!

  114. Angela
    27th March / 10:21 am

    Amen

  115. Lucy
    27th March / 10:24 am

    Couldn’t agree more!!! 👏

  116. Emma
    27th March / 10:27 am

    Oh please Mr Lauren! This is brilliant Emily. Thank you!

    Xxx

  117. Payal
    27th March / 10:27 am

    100% agree!

  118. Philippa
    27th March / 10:28 am

    Hear hear! I support every word of this letter 100%.

  119. Emma
    27th March / 10:31 am

    I’d love Ralph Lauren to come in a wider selection of sizes! I love the effortless class yet simplicity of his dresses. Time after time my favorite red carpet looks are always Ralph Lauren – such timeless pieces.
    Maybe one day they’ll be made in a size to fit all body sizes and shapes, here’s hoping that day comes soon!

  120. Abby
    27th March / 10:34 am

    What a wonderful post Emily and soo needed! I couldn’t agree more with everything you’ve said. It’s just not one size fits all! Just as we all have different faces, we all have different body shapes and sizes and this really should be recognised now, not just by the High Street but by the higher end of fashion too.

    Thank you for writing such a wonderful letter Emily! x

  121. Leyna
    27th March / 10:38 am

    Emily,

    What an absolutely beautifully written and “spot on” piece.

    I was so thrilled when I discovered the extension of sizes in the Lauren by Ralph Lauren line but quickly became disappointed by the “but what about this or that” feeling due to the limits in range. It really does feel like a check box exercise.

    Hopefully RL will listen and take this on board moving forward. Size inclusivity simply makes good business sense.

    Bravo on the letter.

    LS

    • Alex
      27th March / 11:05 am

      Well said Emily, thank you for writing this wonderful letter and speaking for so many of us x

  122. Stephanie
    27th March / 10:38 am

    Hear hear. I totally agree. How can Ralph Lauren consider himself an American designer when he’s not offering more sizes in his clothes!!! Please hear us !!!

  123. Becca
    27th March / 10:39 am

    Thank you, Emily, for saying what we’re all thinking and for speaking up on behalf of fashion-loving plus size women. I have always been a fan of Ralph Lauren clothing and wished, as a US 18, I could wear more of it. This is about inclusion, yes, but it’s also about RL embracing the massive market opportunity for the brand.

  124. Jane
    27th March / 10:46 am

    Thank you Emily, this is really important. It transcends ‘clothes’, it’s about identity, expression, creativity, the legitimacy to take up space in which ever way we choose, no matter; no matter size, race, gender, everything and anything else, no matter what. It’s about freedom to choose and express who we are. We are all wonderful and valuable and worthy of choices & belonging.

  125. Kerry
    27th March / 10:54 am

    Well said, I support this 100%!

  126. Catherine
    27th March / 10:57 am

    Well said Emily! I love Ralph Lauren but I always find myself only looking at bags, shoes and accessories. Too scared of looking at clothes for fear of finding my size or shape not catered for. Sadly the same is true of so many designers. Let’s hope that more brands realise that everybody and indeed every body deserve to feel and be included.

  127. Jo Charles
    27th March / 11:03 am

    So well said!! This needs to be listened to!

  128. Suzanne
    27th March / 11:05 am

    Well said! The plus size community is eager to shop your brand. We just need you to make our size!!!

  129. Alexis
    27th March / 11:05 am

    Pleeese. That is all.

  130. Juliet
    27th March / 11:11 am

    I wholeheartedly agree with this.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for a positive response.

  131. Carla Davies-Llewellyn
    27th March / 11:14 am

    Totally agree, well said!

  132. Clara
    27th March / 11:23 am

    Yes! Agreed! Well said.

  133. Almi
    27th March / 11:25 am

    Thank you Emily for this letter. Inclusivity is so important and essential especially in fashion. We women, want to look good and will invest in brands who will make us feel beautiful, seen and accepted. Here is to hoping that Mr. Lauren will listen.

  134. Vivienne
    27th March / 11:26 am

    Couldn’t agree more. Love Ralph Lauren. In the back of my wardrobe are pair of RL jeans I bought years ago in Vermont. I’ve always hoped that one day I might fit back into them but really I think I’m being a touch optimistic!! I loved them so much, such a fabulous fit, it would be lovely to be able to replace them… bigger sizes please.

  135. Connie
    27th March / 11:31 am

    I have practically given up trying to find quality clothing that fits me. I’m a petite (5’2) lady who has struggled with my weight for the past twenty years. Before putting on weight I was slim and cute and I could purchase anything I liked from any shop, now I am limited to shops that offer plus size women polyester mixes.

    I want to be able to buy quality clothing made of quality materials. I want to look forward to dressing myself each day, rather than simply making do.

    Please help me to find the joy in clothing again by extending your sizing so that I am no longer excluded from the styles and fashion I want to wear.

  136. Lisa
    27th March / 11:34 am

    Definitely! I’ve wished for this for awhile. Appreciate the tiny offering as at least something but have wanted extended sizing in the rest of the line for years!

  137. Amy
    27th March / 11:35 am

    110% as a younger woman of means, who is working hard to replace a basic wardrobe with classic -life enduring pieces, I lust after some of the blazers and eveningwear, despite the ‘classics’ available please know we curvy ladies also participate in the style of the moment….I want to be able to wear my oversized shirt with pride, not squeeze into the largest size and pretend it is okay that the fit is now ‘slim’ I love a simple classic Jean, but when they are just 2inches too short, so I can only wear them with flats, the effect is ruined.

    We implore you to evolve with the world, woman’s buying power is so massive! A simple chat with friends can turn a cut of jean or a blazer into a sell-out must have piece for everyone in our circle and beyond.

    I want to be able to spend my money where it is valued and not try to be happy with a bit of homewear instead.

  138. Kim
    27th March / 11:37 am

    I hope your letter resonates with them. I am increasingly annoyed when brands don’t have extended sizes if feels like ‘ you’re not good enough slim enough/worthy enough to wear our brand’! I sincerely hope that’s not the case but that’s the messaging to me!
    Go forth and conquer Emily you have your army right beside you.

  139. Sara
    27th March / 11:38 am

    As a UK size 18, I too would love to wear Ralph Lauren without having to squeeze into smaller available sizes. Well written, Emily!!

  140. Robin
    27th March / 11:51 am

    Love this so much! I’m so tired of feeling excluded instead of supported by high fashion.

  141. Jen
    27th March / 11:55 am

    Great letter of request! This is a perfect time to break through to a broader audience who will appreciate Ralph Lauren’s style and excellence for ages to come.

  142. Emer
    27th March / 11:56 am

    Well said. Nothing is more depressing than choosing something from a range just because it fits you not because it represents you. I’m a size uk 16 and do the all familiar scan of any range to assess what might fit not what I like.

  143. Erin
    27th March / 11:59 am

    “…there is no other feeling in this world like wearing a piece of Ralph Lauren.”

    I hope to know what this is like someday soon!

  144. Karen
    27th March / 12:00 pm

    I would love to spend my clothing budget on beautiful plus size pieces that are thoughtfully designed. Thank you, Emily, for encouraging Ralph Lauren to be that designer!

  145. Wilma Dean-Prasad
    27th March / 12:03 pm

    Mr Lauren,
    By making this small change and extending the size range, you could potentially increase your market share by ‘66%’ by reaching those Women mentioned above who would love to wear your brand.

  146. Ash
    27th March / 12:03 pm

    YES!!! Thank you for actually saying these things!!! I would love to buy more than Ralph Lauren belts, shoes, and purses. 🙄

  147. Kate
    27th March / 12:04 pm

    Very well put, and I am in 100% agreement. I am currently a US 16-18 and would be thrilled if I had full access to wear the RL lines. Thank you for speaking up about it!

  148. Megan Wallace
    27th March / 12:05 pm

    Really appreciate your blog post-well said!!!! I recently read another article about why we call it extended sizing if the majority of women (ie the customer) falls in the category of over a size 16? It makes no sense. RL clothes are beautiful and they are timeless. Shouldn’t in 2021 we want people to have access to clothes regardless of their body shape or size? Don’t we want people to be able to shop together in the same store rather than only online offerings or specialty stores for 16+? A lot of brands have stepped up —shouldn’t RL be one of them?

  149. Lauren
    27th March / 12:05 pm

    Beautifully said. My name came from my mothers love for the brand also and sadly I can not enjoy it myself due to lack of extended sizing.

  150. Janette
    27th March / 12:05 pm

    Great that you are using your platform. I work in mental health with young women and its quite sad to see the effect that the medias portrayal of women being only beautiful if they are slim.

  151. Ángel
    27th March / 12:13 pm

    The average American woman is a US size 14 and a significant number of the female population takes a larger dress size. Women also hold the majority of the buying power. To me, it seems like the fashion industry giants are asleep and soon they may become extinct. The new generation is changing things drastically and they’re not going to play by the same old tired industry rules. They’re not going to beg for jobs at these companies. Instead they’re going to start their own companies, give the public what they really want (extended sizing, gender neutral advertising, models that are representative of the public) and take over as industry giants. Meanwhile if the current fashion houses don’t wake up they will be either extinct or have to trail behind the new blood. I’m not going to beg these fashion brands to make bigger sizes, I’m going to find that new blood who wants to be representative of the population and I’m going to invest in them instead.

  152. Heather Parry
    27th March / 12:13 pm

    Great article and great issue raised. Let’s hope that Ralph Lauren is listening and responds in an inclusive way🤞

  153. Bri
    27th March / 12:14 pm

    Tall and curvy here in DC! Would love to wear this All American brand but cannot due to my height (6ft) and size (16-18). Classic Americana vibes will always be in style – wish I didn’t have to work so hard to find anything my size.

  154. Alexis
    27th March / 12:15 pm

    I support this 100%. As a 40+ woman, my shape has changed and I too have loved your clothing over the years. Please extend your sizing options as well as sizes that include Tall sizes.

  155. Torey
    27th March / 12:17 pm

    I support this and I still don’t understand why that company is refusing to help women feel their best in the body that they have.

  156. Mary
    27th March / 12:17 pm

    I had some beautiful Ralph Lauren pieces years ago when I was smaller & would love to wear his designs again.

  157. JaNae Dunaway
    27th March / 12:22 pm

    Yes! Thank you!!

  158. Linzi
    27th March / 12:22 pm

    This is SO important! Thank you Emily ❣

  159. Cory
    27th March / 12:24 pm

    I would wear the hell out of some RL if I could. Fully support.

  160. Noelle
    27th March / 12:28 pm

    Yes! Completely agree. I have been drawing and collecting design since I was 12. I adore fashion-yet I am 5’11” and wear a size 20-so most fashion is not accessible to me. I adore Ralph Lauren and have drawn the designs for years be would love to wear them. Please consider extending your sizes for both curvy and tall!!!!

  161. Jara
    27th March / 12:28 pm

    100% agree. I’m a huge fan of RL from their fashion to their home decor. However, their inclusiveness is performative on many levels from sizing to the models they use to “market” their brand. Personal example, I love POLO Oxfords, however the largest size is in XL or 14 and that’s being generous because the L and XL have very little in the way of sizing difference.

    I’ll also point to the outlet experience where you can’t find any sizes beyond a 12-14 which is ridiculous. For many people, the access point for RL is through the Polo Factory outlet with a wide selection but zero inclusivity. My dollars as a curvy Black woman, a professional and a person who likes to look sleek and classic matter just as much as any other. Mr. Lauren and the brand need to be held accountable. I hope this open letter creates a movement with actionable items from the brand.

  162. Caitlin
    27th March / 12:34 pm

    Oh, Ralph, my heart.

    This is so needed across the board, but frankly, I don’t see how clothiers are not marketing for more than half of the available market. It’s just good business.

    The branding prestige is a factor, but that can be maintained as demonstrated by other brands and lines.

  163. Ladybleu
    27th March / 12:37 pm

    Thank you for representing us! We support this appeal 1,000%

  164. Tricia
    27th March / 12:43 pm

    Please please please

  165. Magan
    27th March / 12:48 pm

    This is so important and truly unfortunate that letters like this even need to be written.

  166. CK
    27th March / 12:50 pm

    Eloquently put Emily and I wholeheartedly agree, larger sized women are tired of the ugly plus sized offerings where some staple pieces from ‘normal’ sized collections would work perfectly, please stop excluding us. We want to enjoy wearing beautiful clothing too.

  167. Leah
    27th March / 12:50 pm

    I’ve grown up wearing your clothes but with being petite and now finding myself in the plus size range, I find it hard to fit into your clothes. I would love nothing more than to be able to buy your clothes again. Well written article!

  168. Nancy
    27th March / 12:52 pm

    Emily! Thank you so much for writing this. As someone who is a size 16 (and have been everything from a size 12-22 in my adult life) my constant reality when shopping for clothes is wondering if a brand will carry a size that fits me. Will they have plus size? Or XL? It still shocks me how many brands and retailers only sell up to size Large?! That feeling of loving a dress or an outfit only to realize they don’t make it in your size, it can be so disheartening.
    There are countless women who have money and style who want to invest in their wardrobes. Just because I am not a size 2 does not mean I don’t value a beautifully cut blazer. I work hard and want my wardrobe to reflect my style.
    I support you full heartedly in this and would be right there with you ready to buy from Ralph Lauren if they made clothing in our size.

  169. 27th March / 12:57 pm

    The people have spoken, we want to buy and wear more than just RL accessories. Nice one, Emily, for raising the issue and writing so eloquently.

  170. Greta
    27th March / 1:00 pm

    AMEN! I received one of the classic american flag sweaters for Christmas as it was something on my wishlist for years!!!! It was my first Ralph Lauren piece so I went ahead and asked for a large. I’m a typical size 10 woman but the large was too small. I then sized up to the XL and it still did not lay right over my chest making the flag look like a trapezoid. I was embarrassed in front of my mother in law who bought it for me. The gift I thought would bring joy to my day left me feeling large and uncomfortable. Thank you Emily for writing this!

  171. Angie
    27th March / 1:16 pm

    YES! Going to college in New England, RL became a staple of my wardrobe and nothing was better than my mom taking me for a shopping run! Since having children and having my body change, I honestly stopped even considering RL as an option. I would love to have this brand back. Thank you!!

  172. Rach
    27th March / 1:19 pm

    Completely agree 👌🏻

  173. Shaina
    27th March / 1:21 pm

    Yes, this needs to be said and repeated! I love all that Ralph Lauren stands by and the brand should be leading the charge for extended sizing.

  174. Mary Moffat Johansson
    27th March / 1:27 pm

    Mr. Lauren
    I too am a huge devotee to your brand.I have been for over thirty years, but I am disappointed that you have not moved toward more inclusivity in your brand considering all the work you have done in other areas. Please, there are so many more people who would love to wear your brand.

  175. Laura Ball
    27th March / 1:36 pm

    Thank you for speaking up for all of us. I was also a RL devotee in high school and college. Unfortunately, I stopped being able to buy anything in the store, so stopped browsing altogether. I had to give up so many other brands too. I faded into the background ~ a life in black and grey. Someone not worth seeing. The only American company that stuck with me is Talbots. And for that, I will be a life long customer. Following you has helped me find companies that make my size and how to style them. I don’t want to be boring. I like fun too. Thank you for speaking up for the rest of us.

  176. Bridget
    27th March / 1:36 pm

    Same! I love this brand, but this is definitely an area where it needs to improve and love the point you make about being the “all American” brand as well.
    Well said 🙂

  177. 27th March / 1:38 pm

    Couldn’t agree more ! I open RL website at least once a week searching for something to wear and as a size UK26 it is impossible to find something that suits my style! The plus size section is very limited and doesn’t contain none of the exciting new items from the newest collection! Everything I see is mum jeans , one black blazer and couple of shirts , but nothing young , fresh and modern . The dream one day would be all fashion brands produce same clothes in all sizes for everyone as everyone deserve the same attention and variety of choice ! I am proudly signing this letter with both of my hands ! Well done , Emily!

  178. 27th March / 1:42 pm

    I absolutely agree with everything that you have said in this post. All brands should be inclusive!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

  179. Suzanne
    27th March / 1:46 pm

    Very well put Emily! Thank you for sharing what so many of us are feeling. And hopefully he will hear you and the rest of us who struggle to find clothes we love in the sizes we wear

  180. Emily Moore
    27th March / 1:49 pm

    I fully support you Emily. Mr Lauren and the fashion industry needs to be inclusive and change the sizes.

  181. Hélène Roy
    27th March / 1:55 pm

    I can’t agree more! As a Plus Size professional woman working in an office (outside of pandemic situations!) it is so hard to find interesting clothes outside of the « safe choices ». Designers need to realize that plus size women are working, going out with their friends, going on dates, on vacations, meet clients, have professional engagements at night, etc. We need more than a few polos, crew necks and elastic waist pants! We love skirts and dresses and cute tops!

  182. Lisa S
    27th March / 2:04 pm

    AMEN!!! Lovely, beautifully written letter, Emily. RL, please add sizing for those of us with curve!

    • Ave
      28th March / 7:17 am

      Well said I agree, please be more inclusive.

  183. CE
    27th March / 2:12 pm

    I think a lot of companies are missing out big time financially because of their size discrimination! They may not enjoy looking at us more rounded types but we still have money to spend and we love to dress well. Why can’t we have choice? What are fashion houses scared of? We’re all beautiful and we deserve to wear pretty, well made clothes. We want to buy classic pieces we will bring out for years to come. If the average UK female is 14/16 that shows there a lot in bigger sizes and we don’t wish to be defined but a number; we just want to be dressed well. Stop hating us and start designing for us …

  184. Sandy L
    27th March / 2:12 pm

    100% Agree!!

  185. Sandra
    27th March / 2:14 pm

    Beautifully written and I couldn’t agree more! I also think it’s important that (hopefully) when the size range is extended that it is available in stores and not exclusively limited to online shopping! If the sizes were available RL would quickly become a staple for me.

  186. Ruxi
    27th March / 2:16 pm

    I agree !!

  187. Lsbeason
    27th March / 2:20 pm

    Please Ralph, we love you and your designs. Include us!

  188. Roberta
    27th March / 2:30 pm

    There definitely needs to be more inclusivity for tall and curvy women – I sadly don’t give a lot of designer brands a second look because I like what I see however trying on is either depressing or a little humiliating. You know Mr Lauren I’ve got a love of fashion, spending power, and I love following Emily’s fantastic style, so look what you’re missing out on!!

  189. Amy
    27th March / 2:30 pm

    I do not understand why Ralph Lauren is not including this market. So many women would love to wear his designs and share his brand. We all deserve to wear things that make us feel beautiful.

  190. Stacey
    27th March / 2:42 pm

    Yes please! As a plus size woman who works in the fashion industry, I can tell you we’re spending our money where we feel taken care of. Take care of us Ralph.

  191. Delia
    27th March / 2:43 pm

    Such a beautifully written piece, xo
    Making clothes that fit all bodies is so so overdue!

  192. Crystal
    27th March / 2:45 pm

    I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked into a RL store and walked out empty handed. When I was a smaller size the quantities were limited or just didn’t sell them at the store. I was usually told by a sales associate “we only carry these in a size …, you have order that size online”. Even the simple thing such as purchasing a belt online or in store, is met with disappointment, because there are no extended sizes.

    I couldn’t agree more with you letter, Emily. Thank you, for this.

  193. Marissa
    27th March / 2:49 pm

    YES! We need more designers like Ralph Lauren to lead they way, like they have in so many other ways. Thanks for writing this! I hope it leads to positive, well overdue change ♥️

  194. 27th March / 2:58 pm

    A curvy British girl here who loves a bit of the American dream. Please hear this call Mr Lauren.

    Anna in Cambridge, England

  195. Erin
    27th March / 3:07 pm

    I agree! I’m a size 16 and LOVE the brand but often feel discouraged when I look at the website and know that none of the styles I want will fit. I have to echo some of the other comments for Tall and Curvy.

  196. Rachael
    27th March / 3:07 pm

    So nicely written. Love it and agree!

  197. Alex
    27th March / 3:08 pm

    100 percent agree! I would buy so many RL pieces if they were made in my size!!

  198. Sam C
    27th March / 3:09 pm

    Absolutely!

  199. Nicky
    27th March / 3:18 pm

    I absolutely agree – fashion should be inclusive and empower people – not making them feel that they should shrink! This change needs to happen.

  200. Kate
    27th March / 3:19 pm

    Bravo Emily! This should be the same for all brands and designers x

  201. Shawna
    27th March / 3:20 pm

    Wonderful heart felt letter. It just makes sense for such an iconic brand to step up and extend their sizing!

    • Julie
      27th March / 5:16 pm

      Emily,
      Thank you for your very respectful, heartfelt letter to a much beloved, fashion icon…please include all of us Mr. Lauren.

  202. Tanya Scheuer
    27th March / 3:22 pm

    This is brilliant! Thank you very much for this letter!!

  203. Claudia Killion
    27th March / 3:35 pm

    I am in full support of Emily’s letter to Mr. Ralph Lauren regarding the size limitation from a unique and classic brand. We love your designs but not everyone can enjoy them due to limited sizing.

  204. Sydney Duettra
    27th March / 3:42 pm

    Ralph Lauren reminds me of my parents but mainly my mother. Most of her closet is Ralph Lauren and does she look FABULOUS ALL THE TIME! There is a timeless elegance that comes with wearing Ralph Lauren. My mother was one of the people that got me interested in fashion and I always look up to her. She is much smaller and skinnier than me as a US size 8 but she is still curvy. I am a US size 18 tall and curvy. And while yes, as Emily pointed out, I can wear the Lauren Ralph Lauren collection, it is not an inspiring line. Usually I look on that part of the website hoping for a fabulous maxi dress or chunky sweater and nope, nothing. I truly hope Ralph Lauren reads this and extends sizes. I would have a wardrobe full of Ralph Lauren if only it would fit! I want that timeless elegance and looking at the comments, many other women feel the same.

  205. Amber
    27th March / 3:49 pm

    Absolutely agree! I love RL and have for years, but I have to stick to mostly accessories now as all of my favorite designs don’t come in my size. We want to spend money with you. You just have to give us the opportunity!

  206. Dee Graves
    27th March / 3:54 pm

    Well said, if they do this, they could lead the way for the whole industry! Great idea!

  207. Pip
    27th March / 3:56 pm

    God, I bet I’d look great in Ralph Lauren if they’d fit me. Uk16ish – bit more like 18 since Lockdown.

  208. ACharlotte
    27th March / 4:00 pm

    Beautiful letter! Fashion must evolve and be inclusive. I agree and live this letter.

  209. Rajeshni
    27th March / 4:06 pm

    Very well said Emily! There’s been times I’ve ordred from men’s collection just to be comfortable in RL’s collections. I’ve coveted Ralph Lauren since I was a little girl seeing images of his ads in magazines. I only have a few pieces as an adult and they are loved beyond all others in my closet. I love how I feel when I am wearing a RL piece. Please Mr. Lauren extend sizes to all who are hungry to rock your styles daily. Way to go Emily! Love you and your style so much!

  210. Caroline
    27th March / 4:14 pm

    Well said!

  211. Caroline
    27th March / 4:14 pm

    Great letter!

  212. Sarah
    27th March / 4:17 pm

    Come on Mr Lauren we will wear it with style !

  213. Helen C
    27th March / 4:22 pm

    Yes! Completely agree with all of this!

  214. Christina
    27th March / 4:32 pm

    I, along with countless others, fully agree with this earnest sentiment! Ralph Lauren is timeless and classic, which I love and have therefore fervently supported the brand, even at times when it’s a gamble on whether or not I’d fit into the top size they offer. The feeling of coveting a gorgeous Ralph Lauren piece, going to the website to hopefully order, holding my breath as I scroll down to see what sizes it’s offered in, and then realizing it does not come in the size that would comfortably fit my body is heartbreaking. Honestly, that is not okay.
    Mr. Lauren, women of all shapes and sizes love and support your brand. Could you please return the favor? How lovely it would be if you would support our sartorial dreams by offering sizes that could fit each one of us. I promise, we wouldn’t let you down.

  215. Patricia A McMullan
    27th March / 4:35 pm

    We NEED plus sizes in Designer brands. Why do designers think that plus size women do not want to be fashion forward and included? At the end of the day, it will make them more money having all sizes available than not!

  216. Ali
    27th March / 4:40 pm

    Totally support everything you say here, Emily. Thank you for speaking about something so important. I am similar to you, been a ‘plus size’ for the majority of my life and have felt marginalised for years.

  217. Suzie
    27th March / 4:43 pm

    Time for the industry to change, so many of us are tall, or wear “non standard” sizes, standard is what the majority wear….last time I checked that wasnt a size 6 or size 8……

  218. Becca
    27th March / 4:50 pm

    I love this because I think some brands have relied on the fact that they have a “plus” line but it’s just not the same. As a size 16, it’s been so difficult to find good fitting clothing either in standard sizing or in the plus department. Thanks for taking the risk and speaking up!

  219. Justine
    27th March / 5:05 pm

    What a great read. I am in full support of you with this, am a Uk16 and would love to be able to guarantee that i could order Ralph Lauren and just know it will fit. Thank you for this Emily xx

  220. Helen Costin
    27th March / 5:17 pm

    Yes! This needed saying. Thank you 🙏

  221. Jane
    27th March / 5:49 pm

    Yes, yes, yes very well said and I echo every word.
    I don’t want to be in that ‘safe’ territory, I want to be included in the much wider (literally!) picture.

  222. Erin
    27th March / 6:00 pm

    I’ve been a size 6 to now a size 16. It’s hard to love your larger body when clothing you want doesn’t come in your size. It’s a passive way of telling women they don’t deserve those clothes. I can’t tell you the number of times I see something cute and jump to buy it only to see it isn’t in my size. Not that it’s out of stock in my size…but it isn’t even made in my size. Thank you for writing this, Emily! I hope it creates change!

  223. Madonna
    27th March / 6:14 pm

    Here Hear! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  224. Julia W.
    27th March / 6:15 pm

    I totally support this! I too am UK18 with a love for Ralph Lauren and would also like to be able to buy or order more that I can be sure fit, other than scarves and Safari. Please, please, please.

  225. Marina
    27th March / 6:18 pm

    I sincerely hope you listen to this call to action, Mr. Lauren.

  226. Lauren C
    27th March / 6:45 pm

    Wholeheartedly agree! Love a Ralph Lauren, love fashion, and I am plus-sized. I do not want to wear black, navy and dark gray. I do not want to wear “flowy” tops. I do not want to look like a grandmother. I’m a 30-something! Thanks for using your voice, Emily!

  227. Fiona Cuningham
    27th March / 6:45 pm

    So true Emily. Last time I shopped at Bloomingdales in Manhattan I visited the plus size department as I’ve previously had success here in the past. The only Ralph I could find was T-shirt’s and white shirts. So boring!!

    I’m currently looking for a dress to wear to a wedding and so many designer brands equate L to a UK14. It’s a joke!!! The high street has definitely got the message now. When are designer brands going to catch up??

  228. Janet
    27th March / 6:48 pm

    Dear Mr Lauren,
    I too long for you to extend your sizes. In my 20’and 30’s I wore your pieces with great pride, then I got large. I’m a solid size 16US, I have purchased your CHAP dresses which are lovely but love your higher end things.
    Sincerely,
    Janet W

  229. Zi
    27th March / 6:49 pm

    Very well said!
    If the small brands can be inclusive the big ones should lead the way!

  230. Ashley S
    27th March / 6:50 pm

    It would be amazing to wear Ralph Lauren again!! My size might have changed but my taste is still the same. I would love to purchase the same classic looks from RL. Please #makemysize !!

  231. Mary Sullivan
    27th March / 6:53 pm

    Yes, RL is a classic. They could easily be a leader in normalizing fashion for all bodies! Thank you for posting, Emily.

  232. Angela Middlemass
    27th March / 6:59 pm

    Friggin love this! 🙌

  233. Kassie
    27th March / 7:02 pm

    Yes. Yes. Yes. No one should be left out of the wonder that is RL fashion! Expand the sizes and we will come!

  234. 27th March / 7:16 pm

    For most of my life I have been “plus size”. Currently a size 20. I stopped even looking at Lauren items as I had been disappointed so many times. It would be to your advantage to extend your sizes to accommodate larger sizes. Make sure that if you do that you hire or consult with designers that they have experience with larger size bodies. There are some modifications that should be made. I hope you do extend your sizes but if you don’t I will continue to shop with new designers who are all inclusive. Many designers on Amazon Drop are selling out within two days.

  235. Lisa
    27th March / 7:29 pm

    This is perfection! Curvy girls want to enjoy the iconic fashion of Ralph Lauren…we have money, we have style, we want the opportunity to wear the brand that is classic all American cool.

  236. Coco
    27th March / 7:33 pm

    I am one hundred percent with you on this! If RL brings a real “A” game effort to make his beautiful clothes in my size, I WILL BUY!

  237. Megan
    27th March / 7:43 pm

    Slow clap 👏 👏 👏 Yes, girl!!!

    We bigger girls don’t WANT to look slobby, we just don’t have many options! I’d die to have a tailored, gorgeous line of clothing that actually fit vs squeezing into the biggest size I can find until it stretches enough to wear or just completely missing the boat on so many pieces.

  238. Kat
    27th March / 7:53 pm

    Completely agree. Being plus sized and a lover of RL, I’ve had to be creative to wear this brand. It’s 2021, time for this brand to invest in all body types.

  239. Bethany
    27th March / 7:56 pm

    As someone who has been a 14+ for as long a she can remember, I wouldn’t even bother looking at RL or any other designers as I just felt they were for “thin people”. 😢

  240. Dawn
    27th March / 8:06 pm

    Dear Ralph,
    I know you like it when women are 6 feet tall, I am, but in real life that means we are usually a 14 or above. As a 6’2″ size 18 woman, you could be getting half my clothing budget. Instead it’s going to gap/ old navy/ lands end because you don’t carry my size. Please consider including the majority of the population in your designs. Thank you.

  241. Kelly
    27th March / 8:27 pm

    100% agree with this beautifully written letter. Size does not matter when it comes to style but you need the right clothes and the forward-thinking fashion brands to get behind us!
    We need bigger sizes!! We have money and are not afraid to spend it!!

  242. Sjohnna
    27th March / 8:33 pm

    The words I have been searching for! I am a boss lady who often struggles to find beautiful quality pieces in my size. Please extend your size so I can dress the way I dream!!

  243. Ying
    27th March / 8:35 pm

    Totally agree. Sending good vibes to this endeavour. I have a positive feeling RL will respond. Love love love

  244. Haley
    27th March / 8:39 pm

    Thank you Emily!! I so tired of not being represented. I feel invisible.

  245. Hilde
    27th March / 8:41 pm

    As a curvy woman I seldom visit designer brand stores because it always leaves me disappointed. Of course I would love to be able to find and buy a Ralph Lauren item that suits me! I would treasure it! 🤗

  246. Debbie
    27th March / 8:41 pm

    Could not have said it better. We’d all love to be able to wrap ourselves in RL fabulousness!

  247. Coby
    27th March / 8:42 pm

    Now is the time to be truly inclusive, Mr. Lauren.

  248. Lisa
    27th March / 8:45 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! This is so important

  249. Margi
    27th March / 8:54 pm

    I emphatically agree! Everyone size deserves well made, high-end fashionable clothing. Well put, Emily.

  250. Sarah T
    27th March / 8:58 pm

    100% agree with this well-written, respectful yet forcefully argued piece. Good work Emily and I hope RL is listening!

  251. Carolyn M.
    27th March / 9:04 pm

    Extended sizes are just sizes and we shouldn’t have to beg to be treated like human beings. Please make sizes for all women.

  252. 27th March / 9:06 pm

    Such an important letter/blog. I really hope Mr Lauren sees and listens to this. Also to say, us bigger men would LOVE to fit into their and other brands clothes without feeling awful about our bodies trying and failing to fit into their ‘biggest’ sizes. Well done Em! Xxx

  253. Taylor
    27th March / 9:13 pm

    Thank you so much for speaking on our behalf.

  254. Anna
    27th March / 9:15 pm

    Hear hear! Well said Emily

  255. Susan Lenihan
    27th March / 9:20 pm

    Would love to see talls as well as size 16 in Misses sizes in Polo and Ralph Lauren. I agree that Lauren by Ralph Lauren is very lackluster. Also, please make more of the larger sizes Ralph Lauren shirts. XL is always the first size to sell out. I remain a big fan of your design aesthetic.

  256. Kim
    27th March / 9:23 pm

    Please listen Ralph 🥰

  257. Claire
    27th March / 9:26 pm

    Tall and curvy here and so bored of being left out… thanks for writing this piece

  258. EM
    27th March / 9:38 pm

    As a US size 16-18 woman- I would love to be able to buy Ralph Lauren clothing in stores in Europe and it seems to be pretty much impossible. Bigger ladies also like beautiful things and classic style.

    Often we Americans get a reputation for not dressing nicely- help us prove the world wrong.

  259. Char Doolan
    27th March / 9:57 pm

    Beautifully put, thank you.

    If ANY labels want us to invest in them, they need to make their offering more size inclusive. Bland collections are not going to cut it!

  260. Charlotte
    27th March / 9:57 pm

    Totally agree. Inclusivity is hugely important and many women would love to spend their money with brands who choose not to be available. Imagine the impact you’d have on those women if you offered them the same wonderful clothes that their friends of smaller sizes can wear. Imagine the impact on their self-image and imagine the way they’d want to spend with you!

  261. Katia
    27th March / 10:12 pm

    It takes courage to write this and I applaud you! More brands HAVE to extend their sizes and not just stop at 16US/XL. It’s ridiculous that they say they have extended sizes when these brands only offer a very limited amount of skus in those sizes. I used to work for an athleisure brand (Athleta) that carried up to 16/XL only, but thankfully this year they officially, and very proudly, came out with true extended sizes in-stores and not just online. And even rolled out full figured mannequins in stores. I don’t work there anymore but I am very happy they finally did this. Slowly but surely, a change is happening. THANK YOU Emily for your words!

  262. Molly
    27th March / 10:18 pm

    Would love to see more RL extended into plus sizes. Well said, Emily!

  263. 27th March / 10:50 pm

    Thank you Emily!
    Each year we fall in love with a collection and each year we have to adore it from afar. Longer length, and extended sizes would make some of our dreams come true. What about created a line of cuffed trousers in sizes straight-beyond with cuffed inseams that could be extended as needed. ♥️

  264. 27th March / 10:54 pm

    This is SO well said. Please listen to us mister RL.
    And thank you Emily

  265. Katie
    27th March / 10:58 pm

    Yes! Ralph Lauren for all!

  266. Morgan
    27th March / 11:20 pm

    Beautifully said. I couldn’t agree more!

  267. Caroline
    27th March / 11:38 pm

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Ralph Lauren, make my size!

  268. 28th March / 12:30 am

    Wonderful letter and request. 66% of American Women. That’s a lot of potential customers. Let’s hope they expand the Lauren line into a chic, dress for all the occasions line. 😘

  269. 28th March / 12:41 am

    100% agree! Would love to see extended sizes!

  270. Lauren
    28th March / 2:03 am

    I support this message!

  271. Sydney
    28th March / 2:24 am

    Yes to all of this!! This is so important!

  272. Kate
    28th March / 3:04 am

    Yes!! So well said. This is such a great chance for RL to be an industry leader!!

  273. Keri
    28th March / 3:23 am

    Yes. Well done.

    I’ve never understood why brands aren’t interested in our money. Weird.

  274. Victoria
    28th March / 4:01 am

    Please extend your sizes! As a 16 to sometimes 18 i have started buying the men’s sizing so that I can wear your gorgeous clothing!

  275. Jen R.
    28th March / 4:27 am

    Jen here in New York City. I speak with Emily and what I know is a small but mighty cross section of the thousands of people who wish for your brand to extend its clothing sizes. I have kept a sweater for almost a decade because it was oversized, and I love how it was clearly created with care. Even after many years and many wears, the sweater remains beautiful. I would love more pieces from your brand in my closet, but I simply cannot fit into them. Size exclusivity is undoubtedly the worst 2021 fashion faux-pas; it’s time to realize there are willing consumers who would readily represent your beautiful brand if you would expand your sizing to include them.

  276. Courtney
    28th March / 5:22 am

    Well said!

  277. Nat
    28th March / 6:30 am

    Very well said! I have been in love with Ralph Lauren’s creations since I began in fashion. However it is so frustrating to not be able to find clothes for the average American woman, ESPECIALLY because you cater to larger men with a variety of styles.

  278. April L.
    28th March / 6:33 am

    Yay! I used to wear some Ralph Lauren pieces in my teens and 20’s. The jeans, tshirts, and sweaters are great. I’ve seen dresses that I have liked in regular sizes but not in plus sizes. Please make my plus sizes because you are missing out on a huge audience.

  279. Liz P
    28th March / 8:23 am

    I whole heartedly agree, to be excluded particularly when you are a tall women who is simply more likely to be a larger size seems crazy. As a 5ft 10, size 16/18 with size 8.5 feet I dispare at not being catered for and whilst things have got better since I was a teenager more needs to be done.

  280. JG
    28th March / 8:48 am

    I too love RL, but struggle with sizes being available for me… just because we’re plus size doesn’t mean we don’t want to look and feel good in beautiful clothes. Please extend the range, we beg of you RL.
    Well said Emily!

  281. Mimi3
    28th March / 9:26 am

    Ralph Lauren, Leads Timeless Fashion through actions, embracing all women’s bodies, through boundless possibilities…

  282. Nadine
    28th March / 10:12 am

    Yas yas yas!!!

  283. Vishnupriya
    28th March / 10:13 am

    Well said!!! Every body shape needs fashion!!! This is a major shout-out to all the labels high Street to designer

  284. TanjaK
    28th March / 12:41 pm

    Absolutely agree. While I may not be able to shop the brand regularly, I am fed up of cheaply made clothes in awful materials, usually made by underpayed women in farawy countries. So personally I am willing to give morefor a well made piece of clothing that will serve me for a long time. In my size.
    Also if the Ralph Lauren team want to do a truly magnificent thing, they should put Emily front and centre of such campaign. I can’t imagine a more beautiful nor more suitable woman for that job.

  285. 28th March / 2:28 pm

    Yes yes YES Emily! We curvy girls want to shop a full line, not whatever we can get that fits. Here’s hoping that Mr Lauren leads the way and shows the other designers what we need. Thank you for this Emily x

  286. Cee Brown
    28th March / 6:38 pm

    What Emily said!!! I wholeheartedly agree.

  287. Laura Lee Nelson
    29th March / 2:37 pm

    Yes! I agree with all of this! Thank you!

    • Amy Murphy
      3rd April / 2:00 pm

      I am a lesbian and I wear guys clothes, I am a lil fluffy but ur guy clothes are just as the females….just not big enough.
      I am a huge fan so please let’s do this………I’m missing my polo.

  288. Lou Nelson
    1st April / 3:24 pm

    I 110% agree. I love your clothing line. I find it hard to even find plus sizes in your clothing line any longer. I would also like to see tall and curvy clothes in your brand that will enhance the curves that we have not just box clothes that hide them thank you

  289. Karen
    1st April / 4:33 pm

    Excellent letter Emily! I am here to totally agree and speak for the petite/plus gals! Try being a curvy 5’2 woman. We are really overlooked – no pun intended there. I am also a Ralph Lauren fan and I always gravitate to that department when shopping. Please listen to what us curvy women are asking.

  290. Joan Settina
    1st April / 6:06 pm

    Oh thank you Emily. I long for the grace and quality of Ralph Lauren. As menopause threw me into a total body type change, I had to sat goodbye to my size 10 wardrobe. Have pity Mr Lauren! I will be watching to see if you react in a positive direction.

  291. 1st April / 9:59 pm

    I am wearing the traditional polo shirt that is now at least 10 years old. Size 1 and 2 x. Pique. Collar. Actual buttons not those little brass things that come off after about 3 washes. Went did you stop making the traditional, the most loved shirt?. I’d love singe new ones sometime in my life!!!!!

  292. Benjamin Franklin
    1st April / 11:00 pm

    I am a 43 year old man with over 100 Ralph Lauren Pieces from Purple label and Rugby’s to Jeans and The Rugby line itself. My girlfriend is a US16 and I couldn’t agree with this more. Well said and we’ll delivered I believe. I hope to see this change while Ralph is still producing amazing works. I for the most part only wear Ralph and would be bummed if I couldn’t simply due to size. I hope this works out for all those who desire it. Cheers.

  293. Crystal
    2nd April / 12:37 am

    I totally agree that there is a such a market for RL plus size. I would have a closet full of clothes if there were more choices in my size. Love the letter!!!

  294. Wendy
    2nd April / 4:08 am

    I have two pair of Ralph Lauren Sport capris that I was lucky to find in a 2x. I’ve had them (and worn them to death) for at least 5 years, and if you don’t look really close at the threadbare seams where my upper thighs do NOT gap) they still look like the day I bought them.
    I’m 5’10” and curvy—it’s near impossible to find nice looking (fashionable) clothing in extended sizes, so I’m wholeheartedly jumping on this train!

  295. C Sykes
    2nd April / 7:50 am

    Beautifully crafted.

  296. Bo
    2nd April / 10:51 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Well said and being a tall and “chunky” woman.. this is very relatable.
    Just because my arms are longer, my chest size is bigger and my waistline is wider then the average gal, doesn’t mean I can’t dress with a sense of beauty, grace and style!
    So bring it on! We are ready for the clothes to fit “us” too!

  297. Maya
    2nd April / 11:29 am

    Totally agree with this. It’s so depressing to go into a department store, see fun fashionable clothes and know that they’re not in my size. Often the plus size section styles seem like they’re made for a middle aged woman. Kind of fuddy duddy. Hope more well established brands like Ralph Lauren start offering plus size style and not just plain, uninteresting items that don’t look anything like the ones that they create for sizes small to xl.

  298. Sandra
    2nd April / 1:57 pm

    Heartfelt letter and a truth💝 whole heartedly agree!!

  299. maureen goltz
    2nd April / 2:21 pm

    I was a plus sized model in the 80s & 90s. I proudly feel I took part in something that made todays Plus size industry what it is. Honestly, plus size should just be. Why does it need to be differentiated by calling it plus size? I hated telling people I was a model, but having to specify plus size model. Cant we just appreciate beauty in all shapes and colors and not have to label it? That being said, why cant I shop Ralph Lauren and filter for my size instead of having to go to the plus size section. Its reminiscent of the chubby section of my childhood😞
    I covet a hand knit southwestern sweater but find myself looking in the mens RRL line for possibilities for me….I would gladly fork over the moola for a properly sized garment. RALPH LAUREN, please extend your sizing. I joyfully shop for my husband and sons in tall sizes. Amazing clothing, in every size for them. Why arent women included the same way? Thanks in advance for giving this request a go. Thank you for all your beautiful items. Home and fashion, Your The Best😘

  300. DR
    2nd April / 4:54 pm

    We need big footwear sized 13 and 13 too

  301. Sharonda
    2nd April / 5:45 pm

    I am a newly devoted customer and well said! Please and thank you, Mr.Lauren.

  302. Cynthia Campbell
    2nd April / 5:46 pm

    Yes,I agree.Thank you for writing this letter.Ok Ralph Lauren embrace this challenge.

  303. Michelle L Parmentier
    2nd April / 7:29 pm

    Well said! My mom was also a huge Ralph Lauren fan and I’ve followed in her footsteps! I laugh when I tell people I have enough Polo shirts to last all month. It never fails that all that is usually left on the rack are the smaller sizes. Would love to see more size 14, 16 , and plus sizes. Thanks for expressing what many of us are feeling!

  304. Jen Hall
    2nd April / 7:32 pm

    Amen sister. Emily I feel your pain as I have many pieces of vinrage RL too. My favorite cologne was Ralph Lauren Tuxedo, anyone remember that? I still have the empty black containers as a memory. A lot of times I buy men’s large tall and get a great fit. But I am not a real Lauren Ralph Lauren fan as sometimes the styles are too girly. Well written letter. Thanks for speaking for us all.

  305. 2nd April / 7:55 pm

    Yes I love my name brands I have 3 kids that is what they put on for school I love to be dress nice ad sexy we are just like the small people ad we love to look good also

  306. Nicole
    3rd April / 4:52 am

    Well said and thank you for extending an invitation to Mr. Lauren to join to celebrate the plus size community. There are beautiful couture pieces that I would love to purchase but unable. It is also my understanding that the Ralph by RL is actually no longer owned by his company. Someone please correct me if this is incorrect. A line for us that are curvy, tall and plus that are beyond the basics would be welcome

  307. Lucy k Mitchell
    3rd April / 5:20 am

    I am sure you will get a lovely letter
    From David Laurens secretary saying David will be
    Reaching out to you as soon as he can visit with Mr Lauren. About this problem.

  308. Lloyd
    3rd April / 5:35 am

    Well ladies all I can say you are right .
    I am a man and wear nothing but Ralph Lauren since
    Graduating high school 51 years with a polo tie from my mother.
    Every time I buy polo at Dillards dept store . I see in the next dept polo for the big man xxx in pullovers
    Sweaters jackets polo tees and so on.
    So I can not see why he never made clothes for the plus size lady. Want to be politically correct here and not
    Offend any one but 50 plus years it’s time you ladies did reach out to Ralph Lauren and tell him what you need and want.

  309. Taylor
    3rd April / 2:19 pm

    As a big RL fan myself, I have always thought the same thing. Men’s POLO has Big & Tall which goes up to a 5XL, but the women’s collections have no extended sizes whatsoever.

  310. Nola I Hickey
    3rd April / 2:39 pm

    Maybe we should all lose some weight.

  311. Michelle Verrett
    3rd April / 4:39 pm

    Need at least at 24 to 28 in womens please for big women my husband has everything you make i can’t fit nothing but a shoe

  312. Richard Wileman
    3rd April / 5:45 pm

    While I agree it would be great for people to get the sizes they like we have to remember it is a business not a charity. If the market is not there they will get into financial difficulties. Ralph Lauren is an expensive label so should we also be saying we want cheap clothes so people on a poorer income can afford them.

  313. Lesley
    4th April / 4:29 am

    Love RL yes plz!

  314. Rob
    4th April / 1:15 pm

    Same goes for big and tall men. Too few selections!!!!

  315. Stacy
    4th April / 1:31 pm

    Wow this is so awesome!!! For years this had been my thoughts and hopes , I have resorted to just buying mens polo to be able to fit me and whatever Lauren I can fit into .
    How wonderful it would be to have a variety of plus Ralph Lauren WOMEN clothes other than just men’s tshirts and sweaters.
    Please please hear our plea.

  316. Robin Sanders
    4th April / 3:25 pm

    Well said! Come on Mr. Lauren, listen up.

  317. Amy Franco
    4th April / 4:11 pm

    Dear Mr. Lauren.
    I wholeheartedly agree with the author of this letter. I have a couple of articles of clothing from your Lauren line. Jeans a beloved and now ableist see through work shirt. I look for your pieces whenever I shop and would definitely expand my wardrobe with your clothing if more were available.
    Thank you for your time.

  318. Boaz
    4th April / 11:07 pm

    I completely agree to this. Thanks you ^_^

  319. Jeannie Sollmann
    5th April / 1:20 am

    Well said, I agree

  320. Lala
    5th April / 3:30 am

    I agree 100%, with the statement. Curvy women love to dress casual and comfortable as well. As a US size 18-20 woman- I would love to be able to wear Ralph Lauren for a change.

  321. TNR
    5th April / 4:10 am

    Thank you for writing this! So many times I awkwardly walk around the store hoping to find something I could fit in. RL is my all time favorite brand. My husband and 6 month old daughter are devoted fans as well. I want to purchase the teddy sweater but for that price and not a great fit its deterred me for countless years. I am a fan would love to see some extended sizes.

  322. Gioia Rosina
    5th April / 12:42 pm

    Hear, hear!

  323. Oceanious Graham
    5th April / 8:44 pm

    YES YES YES PLEASE EXTEND YOUR SIZES I LOVE RALPH LAUREN

  324. CML
    5th April / 8:51 pm

    Incredibly said. Nicely written.

    Please Mr. Lauren, we will purchase because we love your brand!

  325. Marjorie B Eikov
    5th April / 9:52 pm

    Thank you for writing what I THINK every time I go to RL WEBSITE.
    MY journey withRL started at size 12 and now due to illness and life I am a 2X the choices are just not there. Plus size woman want to look as put together as size 8…….
    So MR LAUREN please listen to your customers.

  326. Nikki
    6th April / 2:26 pm

    I second this motion for men and women lines. Found it hard to do family photos when we can find the kids styles but can’t find adults.

  327. Britne Campbell
    6th April / 3:53 pm

    I am 100% in support of this letter!

  328. Robin
    6th April / 6:41 pm

    I agree. Ralph Lauren is my favorite designer. I’ve introduced my 22 year old son to this brand about 20 years ago when he was a toddler. He still shops in the Ralph Lauren boutique. But when it comes to me, finding clothing is hit or miss. The clothing I do find is absolutely stunning. I just wish I had more of a variety to choose from

  329. Mary F Iams
    6th April / 8:06 pm

    The letter is wonderfully written. I love Ralph Lauren and always have. I would love to see larger sizes. But, remember 1 thing, not all plus size women are tall!

  330. Eloyce Cosey
    7th April / 2:28 pm

    Well said… You also have Big and tall for men, but they’re basic nothing fashionable.

  331. Jan Just
    10th April / 4:55 pm

    Emily, thank you. You have done us all a great service. Here what is being said, Ralph Lauren can you hear us?

  332. LDeck
    11th April / 3:10 pm

    I agree

  333. Rev. Lisa Stevens
    12th April / 8:19 pm

    I, too, would love to wear a Ralph Lauren pink Polo Shirt in My Size which is a 3XL. I purchase scads of your most beautiful. Colored Polos for my husband who wears 4XLs! Not for my size ;( I havE assumed I was an image you did not want in your Polos!

  334. Joanna
    13th April / 3:32 pm

    Mr. Lauren,

    I’ve been a fan of your clothing for years and most recently through your documentary Ralph, I’ve become your fan as well! With that being said, I would proudly wear clothes that reflect all Americans especially coming from a hard working, self made man like yourself who has achieved the American Dream. With respect, please consider this expansion. We are ready to spend the money necessary on fantastic pieces for our forever collections.

  335. Felipe
    13th April / 5:32 pm

    Totally agree. 95% of my casual and dress shirts are Polo, but now I’ve been forced to look for a new brand. Ralph Lauren / Polo past sizes were perfect to fit almost anyone, but with the new system, we all have to be created the same to fit the cookie cutter.

  336. 13th April / 7:52 pm

    Please Mr. Lauren, be size inclusive for everyone. You might find it overall boosts your revenue, too.

    • Anna
      23rd April / 2:00 am

      Yes I totally agree I love Ralph Lauren my favorite brand

  337. Bill Dolan
    13th April / 11:33 pm

    Article was well written.

    The same holds true for men. Not all men have a 26” waist. I am a big man. 6’ and weigh 220 lbs and would love to purchase your clothing line. I find that your male models are not what the majority of men look like here in the USA.
    The country is overweight and addressing this in your clothing line would be extremely beneficial and positive to not only me but many of my friends as well as beneficial to you.

  338. Jessica C.
    14th April / 3:58 am

    Yes! So well said. Joining in…Mr. Lauren – you have shown that you love and respect American women, and your clothes have been part of our careers and our lives. Those of us in extended sizes still want and need your beautiful, classic clothes. We are at an inflection point in American fashion Extending your size range is the right thing for so many reasons, especially socially and economically. Thank you in advance.

  339. Bluekitty
    14th April / 6:39 am

    When I was a size 18 in 1971 I was considered big. I was 5’11 and wore an incredible size 10 shoe. I wasn’t fat. I served in the military and was considered healthy. I’m 68 now and a size 22. My shoe size is 11 W. Funny thing is I measure pretty much the same as when I was 18. Only lost a little height. I think it is awful the stigma put on people who are not anorexic models. Let woman eat healthy and allow them to dress nice.

  340. Carly
    17th April / 1:28 pm

    Soo please dont use Ralf Lauren , even they star to sell large sides clothes, they dont deserve that you beg for it..

  341. Melinda
    18th April / 6:04 pm

    Thank you Emily Jane Johnston for saying what many have wanted to say. Well written letter!!

  342. cat
    19th April / 4:39 pm

    Please make larger sizes

  343. C
    19th April / 9:44 pm

    Real sizes. Tall in not just longer lengths in the legs. Love the style, just can’t find a fit for a tall Scandinavian.

  344. Lori
    20th April / 12:28 am

    I am so pleased I am not the only woman who feels this way!
    Not everyone wears size 0 skinny jeans or XS skinny tops.

    I have been wearing Ralph Lauren for over 30 years while sadly, the brand is now directing all the their focus towards the younger generation that shows no brand loyalty.
    We want and need to have a solution to. our dwindling wardrobes!

  345. Aretha
    20th April / 2:25 am

    Well said, I agree! Please extend your sizes. Thank you

  346. Lesa T
    20th April / 3:55 am

    After reading this heartfelt letter and many of the comments, I found myself feeling less alone. I have a Ralph Lauren store 5 minutes from my home. I go there at least 2 times a month. Each time, I search the women’s section for shirts, sweaters and pants to fit me. Sadly, most of the things I love don’t come in my size. It is very disheartening to find a cute pair of paint splattered jeans only to find the largest size is a 14. I am forced to walk away, dejected, because I can’t wear them. I have to buy shirts and sweaters in the men’s department because the women’s sizes are too short, too tight or just wrong. Mr. Lauren, my closet is filled with your sweaters, polo shirts, bear hats and sweaters and even bear pajamas. But they are men’s. Please consider making these items in OUR size.

  347. DIXIE Battle
    24th April / 3:37 pm

    I agree

  348. 24th April / 6:28 pm

    Hello People of the Polo world ! Why is it that the Big & Tall in the outlets only go up to 4xlt. You have people who wear 5x-6x big. You might have one or two pieces, if that. I really think that you should open your sizes for everyone small to 5x-6x people.

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