A Curvy Geek Girl Manifesto

I’m a curvy lady, I have boobs and a bum and hips, all of which I am proud of.  I have never been a thin person and I don’t think I ever will be.  This hasn’t stopped me from growing up into a major geek and enjoying the geek life.  But it HAS stopped me from wearing my geek-love with pride.

I get so jealous when I go to conventions and there are so many amazing geek t-shirts that are only in mens sizes.  Or if there are womens sizes then they are only big enough to fit a 12 year old girl.  I know that us girlie geeks come in all shapes in sizes and these skinny fit tees are great for some of my slender sisters. But where are the clothes for us size 16+ geeks?  Are we only allowed to wear our geek pride on our chests if those chests are smaller than a B-cup?

There have been some changes in recent years with Her Universe being the most prolific retailer now catering to females.  But they have only recently launched plus sizes and even then, they still have a way to go.  I applaud them for realising that there is a huge market waiting to be tapped into and hope that they continue to go down the path of flattering clothing for us full-figured females.


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beautiful plus size ladies over at Her Universe


With this in mind, I’ve taken it upon myself to write a curvy geek girl manifesto.


Thou shalt have sleeves
I don’t know about you but I hate the top of my arms (and I don’t think I’m alone in this).  Would it really be so hard to have ladyfit t-shirts with sleeves?  There are so many tank tops out there but I would kill for a little half sleeve.  Give me a full length sleeve and I’ll name my firstborn after you!


Thou shall embrace the cleavage
Nothing makes a busty lady look more matronly than a high neck.  When I steal my husbands t-shirts, I only ever wear them around the house as if I went outdoors in them, people would look unfavourably at the ‘ladies’ jostling for space under that high neckline.  Put a v-neck on and it turns us into curvy geek goddesses so why does no one print tees on these?


Thou shall think floaty over skinny
My favourite geek tee purchase was from H&M of all places.  It was a grey Star Wars t-shirt and it was perfect.  A dipped collar, a short sleeve and it was soft and floaty without being to thin.  I’d much rather a t-shirt hugged my boobs and flared out over my tummy.  I love my boobs but I’m not so keen on the bit below.  This t-shirt was tragically lost amid the big clear out of 2013 and I still mourn it’s passing every day.  R.I.P H&M Star Wars t-shirt.


I’m not saying that every t-shirt needs to be made to these specifications, I’m just asking for someone to please think of the curvier geeks out there that want to flaunt their loves without feeling like they are squeezing into their nieces clothing. So, if there is the slightest chance that a geek tee manufacturer is reading this, I beg of you.  Think of us curvy geek ladies the next time you are designing your next product line and I assure you, your wallet will thank you for it!


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