“We're not trying to thin shame. We're not trying to fat shame. We're just saying that there's not really an option for girls that look like me,” said Tweed-Simmons, who wears between a size 8 and 10.
Tweed-Simmons told “GMA” that she was frustrated with how clothing fit her body, so she partnered with The Style Club online to launch a New Year’s Eve collection. She describes her look as a combination of rocker meets conservative.
“So it's, like, a sexy grandma,” she said.
It’s called “an all-size clothing line. We don't call it plus size,” she said.
Tweed-Simmons, who’s now starring alongside her mother on a new reality show, “Shannon and Sophie,” said she names each of her pieces after a strong-minded woman. The line includes pieces such as the “Oprah open back sweater,” the “Malala skirt” and the “Hepburn bowtie jumper.”
Tweed-Simmons, who grew up in front of the cameras on her family’s reality TV show, “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,” said her body was constantly judged.
“You know, ‘Gene Simmons’ chubby daughter,’ or, ‘Gene Simmons’ whale,’” she said, recalling some of the comments that were made. “And so I had to become comfortable with what I had to work with at a really early age.”
Comfortable with her own curves -- according to a recent interview with Yahoo Style, she stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall -- Tweed-Simmons chooses not to have photos of herself digitally enhanced.
“I don't want to lie to people about what I look like. ... I'm not trying to pretend to be thinner,” she said. “Not trying to pretend to be more blonde or have smoother skin. Like, this is just how I look.”
Many celebrities have been accused of altering their own images online. Tweed-Simmons takes issue with that.
“You're telling your followers, ‘I don't think I'm pretty enough,’” she said. “So what is that saying to these young girls?”