This week Nike officially released a range for plus-size women, going from size XL up to 3XL.
The range features sportswear such as leggings, high-tech sweatshirts and sports bras that go up to 38E.
It isn’t easy to find high-quality gym wear if you’re plus-size, so people are welcoming the long-overdue news with open arms:
Nike now has a plus size line and that makes me so happy. Big girls wanna look good in the gym too????
— Alyson Wilcox (@alyson_wilcox) March 2, 2017
yo nike plus size i need everything @Nike
— ハナ (@hkrpayumo) March 2, 2017
Explaining why they chose to create a plus-size range, Nike said: “Nike recognises that women are stronger, bolder and more outspoken than ever.
“In today’s world, sport is no longer something that she does, it’s who she is. The days where we have to add ‘female’ before ‘athlete’ are over.
“She is an athlete, period. And having helped fuel this cultural shift, we celebrate these athletes’ diversity, from ethnicity to body shape.”