The actress has struggled with weight her entire life and even started doing Weight Watchers when she was 11 years old. She says her family struggled to get by when she was growing up and she turned to food for comfort. Because of her size, she says some of the most difficult experiences she had during her childhood revolved around back-to-school shopping.
“It was terrible. I had to settle for clothes. I wanted cute little cutoff shorts, but I had to get the longer ones because of my thighs. I thought, ‘Maybe I could cut them and maybe I could make them my own,’” she told People magazine last year. “It was really hard. My younger sister is thin and she would always be wearing cute clothes, so I had no one to talk to.”
Now, Metz isn’t afraid to wear what she wants and show off her personality in her fashion choices. For example, the latex dress she wore at the MTV Movie & TV Awards that she said made people “get rowdy”.
Where To Get Some Of Metz’s Best Looks For Yourself
Despite now having access to some of the world’s most in-demand designers and labels, Metz has revealed she shops at popular plus-size clothing stores, like Eloquii, where she purchased a $139 tie-neck ruffle-sleeve dress that she wore at the Critics’ Choice Awards. In this case, Metz’s stylist did make the dress slightly longer, but the original can be purchased online.
The latest fashion news from the star is even better for anyone that’s looking to replicate her style. Loft, the sister brand of Ann Taylor, is now offering plus-size clothing and Metz has already been seen in two of its dresses.
In September 2017, Metz wore a polka dot wrap midi dress for an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” The cost? Only $89!
Loft Plus has sizes ranging from 16 to 26, with prices from about $20 to $110. The entire line is available online.
Before she found her style through custom outfits and plus-size clothing lines, Metz told People magazine she used to design her own, “because otherwise you’d look like someone’s grandma and you’re 14.”
Now, the actress says she is even planning a clothing line for the future to help all women, regardless of their size, feel confident in what they’re wearing.
“We need to be specific about how clothing fits different body shapes,” she told the magazine. “I want to show personality, and make something that I want to wear. If I don’t want to wear it, I would not want to sell it.”
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