Recently the popular clothing chain Forever 21 announced they will be launching a new Maternity clothing line. Who thought this would have turned into a major controversy? I certainly didn’t until I read this yesterday. Basically this writer is insisting this maternity line is for teens and in turn encouraging teen pregnancy.
Last time I checked, I am not a teen, and I shop at the popular mall based chain store. Along with places like H&M, and whatever peaks my interest that week. But not one time have I thought that only teens shop at the popular chain. In fact most of the times I have been in there shopping, with my kids in tow, I see more older women, or 20 something’s in there than teens. Even right down to the workers.
I was shocked then I saw someone implying that Forever 21 is encouraging or being more acceptable of teen pregnancy because they are making a maternity line. All this means is that older women like me that do not really care for the traditional maternity clothes that are typically sold in stores like Motherhood Maternity will not be forced to shop their grandma-esk type styles at marked up prices. Granted there probably some teens out there that will shop this maternity line, but it hardly is going to encourage them to get pregnant. A hand full of maternity tops and stretch pants is hardly persuasive enough to do that.
Either way, I think that author of that completely is missing the point that most of the people shopping there are not teens by any means, simply because the name of the store is Forever 21.