â€œWhat also has become apparent when I have to get clothes for these events is that I have a normal body,â€ the actress told Wealth Simple. â€œA lot of fashion houses are reluctant to lend clothes that arenâ€™t in the sample sizes of 0 and 2, so itâ€™s getting harder and harder for me to find clothes without buying them.â€
So buy the fancy clothes she has â€” which definitely adds up (even if youâ€™re making tens of thousands of dollars on a TV show.Â â€œYour typical nice designer dresses, at least the kind of stuff that I wear for events, can range from $500 to $3,000, and you want to wear a different outfit for every event because itâ€™s a whole red carpet thing,â€ Bloom said. â€œItâ€™s a lot of dresses. I guess itâ€™s all part of the job.â€
Yet, as Bloom noted, her personal sartorial problems speak to a larger problem with the fashion industry.Â â€œMy body size is literally normal and healthy, but when you put me next to a model, I look obese.â€
Sheâ€™s not the first to speak out about this type of issue. Comedian Leslie Jones had trouble securing a designer to dress her for theÂ Ghostbusters premiere, andÂ Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian SirianoÂ answered her call, er, tweet for help, creating a stunning red off-the-shoulder gown for her.
And Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard has spoken up about this as well.Â Sheâ€™s aÂ size 6, which is beyond normal in the real world. In Hollywood, which relies on sample sizes (translation: 0), not so much. It took her years to learn to love herself and embrace her shape. SheÂ bought her own dress, a Jenny Packham stunner, to wear toÂ the 2016 Golden Globes. And she wore a $240 off-the-rack Topshop numberto the Criticsâ€™ Choice Awards the same year.
Orange Is the New Blackâ€˜sÂ Dascha Polanco told Vogue that while â€œfashion in my real life is more important to me than fashion in my acting life,â€ she also has issues dressing for the red carpet.
â€œI understand that itâ€™s business, but still, itâ€™s like, really?â€ she told the publication. â€œMy industry friends, who are clear and honest with me, say, â€œGirl, they donâ€™t have your size, and youâ€™re not at that level yet, so you have to either move that way or just build those relationships so that later in the future maybe it happens.â€