Strides in Plus Size Fashion

16 Sep

For many years, I have wondered why plus size clothing isn’t more mainstream because let’s face it – most Americans are overweight.  There have certainly been advancements in plus size clothing across the past couple of years with the success of stores like Lane Bryant and Torrid and the inclusion of plus sizes in big box stores like Target and Wal-mart. We also get the occassional recognizable plus size model now and then like Emme and Crystal Renn.  However, the truth remains that plus size clothing has never been mainstream, as in cool or acceptable in the eyes of fashion editors.  In recent months, Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks has done a lot to highlight the unavailability of plus size fashion.  And I do think, at least for the moment, that fashion editors and the general media are certainly more open to acknowledging plus size fashion.

Fashion Week’s first ever plus size fashion show sponsored by is another step in the right direction.  Plus size celebrities like Gabbourey Sidibe and Nikki Blondsky were in the audience and popular plus size model (and former America’s Next Top Model contestant; featured in Vogue Italia) Tocarra Jones walked in the show.  The clothes were youthful, on-trend, and made to flatter a more Rubenesque frame.  Check out all of the looks on

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2 Responses to “Strides in Plus Size Fashion”

  1. Kar* September 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM #

    Great looks! I checked out the link….

  2. Gigi Natasha August 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    hurray! a step in the right direction

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