How Fashion Nova and Megan Thee Stallion Collaborated on Jeans for Tall Women
Hot girls everywhere, your time has come. None other than Megan Thee Stallion just announced that she’ll pair with viral, influencer-beloved brand Fashion Nova to bring tall women jeans that actually fit. In this time of COVID-induced panic, finally, someone is doing their part to ensure that no one and nothing, not even a pandemic, stands in the way of our #HotGirlSummer.
The Tall Girl Struggle
Megan’s struggle with jeans is real. After the Houston rapper posted a picture to IG modeling some jeans from the new Fashion Nova line, fans everywhere were excited to learn more. Megan went on to describe her problem with tall girl jeans in the comments. As a 5’10” “statuesque” woman with curves, most traditional jeans just don’t make the cut for Megan. The truth is, most jean companies haven’t caught up with the reality of the market yet. So many Stallions are out there needing jeans with a longer inseam than the 34-inch industry standard. They’re tired of wearing pants that look more like capris and done with an industry that constantly ignores the needs of tall, large, or differently-abled bodies. Right now, tall girls are poised on the brink of a fashion revolution, and Megan is right there with them.
Standing Up to Fashion Bullies
Growing up, the H-Town Hottie struggled to find clothes that fit. Even though the confident, bold Megan we know now was shaped by her upbringing, she faced bullying and adversity as a child. “I used to get a little bullied in elementary school and then—I didn’t know why the other girl would want to pick on me,” the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper told Billboard in 2019. I didn’t think it was a big deal until one day this girl said something I really didn’t like and I finally told my mama, ‘Mama, this girl is talkin’ ’bout me in school. It made me feel kinda bad.” Megan stood up to her bully at the advice of her mother, and she’s never looked back. “You need to take that struggle and throw it in the trash because you are a queen and you can’t let nobody tell you that you’re not a queen,” Thee Stallion told fans who have struggled with adversity.
Now, Megan is helping women live their best life with a different kind of confidence boost. “Us tall gals appreciate you,” a fan wrote, while another expressed relief that “finally someone gets the struggle.” For too long, the fashion industry has made clothes for a limited range of body types. With most women’s jeans coming up short by at least a few inches and failing to flatter curvier female bodies, it’s clear that the industry is due for a change, and fast.
Jeans for Curvy Gals Everywhere
Luckily, Megan is here to help. Debuting a pair of light-blue, curve-hugging jeans, Hot Girl Meg herself teased the Fashion Nova collaboration in late April without giving us a clear launch date. All that means is that tall girls everywhere are going to be refreshing that Fashion Nova homepage all quarantine long in the hopes of snagging that perfect 38-inch inseam pair of jeans.
Megan has discussed her trouble with finding clothing for her body type in the past. The rapper has been transparent about her relationship to fashion, noting that she wears a size 11 jean but that the length is “always a gamble.” The fact that a superstar like Meg is having to gamble with something as basic as a pair of jeans speaks to the problem. Rather than making clothes for curvy, tall women, fast fashion is often content to manufacture jeans that look great on women who are 5’6” and under without worrying about all the consumers they’re ignoring. Today, with influencers and artists taking matters into their own hands more than ever, it’s exciting to see celebrities like Megan Thee Stallion take a definitive stand against the industry standard. She’s not the only one. In the past few years, clothing outlets like Universal Standard, ADAY, and Everlane have cropped up to meet the needs of plus size women everywhere at the urging of advocates like Danielle Brooks and Ashley Graham. The world is changing quickly, and women aren’t content to just wear what’s on the shelves anymore. Assertive, confident women like Hot Girl Meg are standing up to the industry and taking a stand against conformity by demanding that fashion make room for other body types. While some brands have been quick to get the message, others continue to stay in the dark. Thankfully, Fashion Nova was there to answer the call. Now, with Tall GIrl jeans soon to be unleashed on the masses, there’s no telling what Megan Thee Stallion will do for the world next. Save the planet from COVID? Possibly. Resurrect #HotGirlSummer for 2020? If anybody can do it, Megan can.
In the meantime, we’re watching Instagram hungrily, waiting for that link to drop. Meg’s collaboration is sure to sell out within hours. After all, people need their jeans, and they need them to look good. In the words of Queen Bey on the “Savage” remix: “If you don’t jump to put jeans on, you don’t feel my pain.”