Falguni Peacock apologises for saying no deep necks for plus-size brides: I didn’t want to hurt anyone
After receiving a lot of flak for saying in an interview that plus-size brides shouldn’t opt for deep neck outfits, designer Falguni Peacock has finally apologised for her insensitive comments.
The designer was trolled recently by an Instagram account for saying, “no deep necks for plus-size brides” after designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee released his Charbagh Winter 2019 bridal collection on Instagram. The collection featured a plus-size model wearing a plunging neckline outfit.
Falguni’s apology came after a plus-size blogger, Amber Qureshi, wrote a long letter to the designer on her Instagram account saying that what she said was toxic.
She posted Falguni’s cintroversial interview with the caption, “THIS. Yes, this is is what is wrong with our society. Shallow Designers like @falgunishanepeacockindia conveniently telling a fat bride “it’s easy to lose a few inches and then come back to buy a wedding lehenga”… I mean.. how about YOU make a dress instead that would fit the bride’s size wouldn’t that be easier Falguni.”
After Amber posted her letter, Falguni took to the comment section to post the apology. She wrote, “To all you beautiful women, I am so so sorry if I’ve inadvertently hurt anyone’s feelings. This wasn’t my intention at all. Having dealt with body issues all my life (and am still dealing with them) I realise that we should wear what we want and what makes us happy. My sincere apologies.”
Last week, in an Falguni ‘advised’ plus-size brides to work on themselves. “I won’t blatantly tell her to lose weight, but you have enough time and you can work on yourself. It is pretty easy to lose a couple of inches if you want to,” Falguni told .
She added, “Long blouses, more flared lehengas and not fitted because fitted won’t really work when you’re a little big. No deep-necks for them, maybe more higher.”