Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but it has been approximately nine months since Target came under fire for labeling “heather gray” dresses as “manatee gray” for their plus-size versions, and now the retailer is once again in a plus-size heap of trouble after it was discovered they used an otherwise svelte pregnant woman to model their plus-size version of a Merona maxi dress. (Click the screen shot above to enlarge.)
And just in case you’re curious how the full-size dress looks on a thin pregnant model from behind, here’s a rear view:
Target has since deleted the listing, but have not officially responded to the controversy. If the story gains traction online then I assume we will soon be getting something very similar to their apology for the whole “manatee gray” thing:
@suZen We apologize for this unintentional oversight & never intend to offend our guests. We've heard you, and we're working to fix it ASAP.
— Target (@Target) April 3, 2013