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In a recent study of over 2000 British females, nearly three-quarters announced that they believe that you cannot be both ‘fat’ and fashionable.

Recent research commissioned by a celebrity fashion website has found that the majority of British females aged 18-30 do not believe you can be bigger than a size 14 and still be ‘fashionable’.

The study of 2,102 UK females, aimed at finding out the public’s true feelings when it comes to the debate over size in fashion has uncovered that over a quarter of British females consider that being a dress size 14 or over is ‘fat’.

When asked simply by celebrity fashion website, “Does size matter when it comes to being fashionable?” 73% answered ‘yes’, 8% ‘it depends’ and 19% ‘no’.

When asked, “At what size would you consider somebody ‘fat’ if you did not know their body composition?” 11% answered ‘size 12’, over a quarter - 27% answered ‘size 14’, 19% answered ‘size 16’, and 36% of respondents answered variously between sizes ‘18’ and ‘26’.

Jill Tovey, head fashionista at is worried about the consequences of people’s beliefs,

“Despite being a very sensitive issue, the consensus is that you cannot be overweight and still be fashionable; a belief that I, and we here at MyCelebrityFashion think is crazy.

“When it comes to our feelings regarding appearance, be it being underweight or overweight, our only concern for our users is always that of health. To say that somebody who is a size 14, the average size of women in the UK, cannot be fashionable is not just unfounded; it shows ignorance that we need to work against.”


For more information, or to interview a member of the MCF team, please contact Rich Leigh of 10 Yetis Public Relations Agency on 01452 348 211 or


MyCelebrityFashion and its studies have been featured in The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Glamour Magazine and more.

MyCelebrityFashion was named Website of the Week in WebUser magazine 07/08/08

MyCelebrityFashion was named Website of the Week by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s website 08/08/08

MyCelebrityFashion is the first UK site dedicated to listing celebrities and where you can steal their style of clothing, including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham, Agyness Deyn, Cheryl Cole and others

The site lists the latest discounts and offers across a number of big name brands including Armani, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger etc

Large high street retail outlets such as House of Fraser, Schuh, Laura Ashley, Miss Selfridge, Marks and Spencer, Wallis and Faith have their ranges and latest fashion items listed on the site

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