Hot Damn, Target Is Launching a Plus-Size Line That Might Be Fantastic

Well, well, well—I guess Target wasn't totally full of shit when they pinkie-promised that sharp new plus-size clothing was coming. Will wonders never cease? » 1/21/15 10:10am 1/21/15 10:10am

Meet the Fashion Designer Who Only Uses Plus-Size Models In Her Photos

Rum+Coke is a brand you may have only just heard of. It's only about a year old and while the clothes are beautiful (and affordable), it's just taking off. What's special about the brand, however, isn't just the clothing: It's the fact that designer Courtney Smith only used plus-size models in her photo shoots. » 12/31/14 7:45pm 12/31/14 7:45pm

Now That We've Got Neon and Crop Tops, Where Does Plus-Size Go Next?

Shopping as a fat woman is a wholly different experience than five years ago. Once relegated to the Macy's basement, the shitty end of the mall, God forbid the catalogs, now we've got access to neon and sophisticated florals and horizontal stripes and crop tops and two-piece bathing suits. Even the whack garbage is… » 9/16/14 10:50am 9/16/14 10:50am

Lela Rose Summer Collection Coming to Lane Bryant

Lela Rose is collaborating with Lane Bryant for limited edition collection. The American designer was motivated by something we already know: no matter your size, all women want stylish, flattering clothing. » 8/22/14 5:20pm 8/22/14 5:20pm

Kelly Osbourne's New Clothing Line Makes Fashion 'Fair' for Sizes 0-24

Kelly Osbourne is launching a clothing line — Stories by Kelly Osbourne — on September 25 on HSN. But the reality star/red carpet correspondent/Fashion Police host has an interesting take on the business of making clothes: "I don't think the fashion industry is fair," she says. » 8/22/14 12:20pm 8/22/14 12:20pm

Blogger Organizes Boycott of Target Over Limited Plus-Size Options

Target has responded to a boycott organized by a fashion blogger who says the company's newest collaboration line fails to include sizes for plus-size women. » 8/20/14 10:40am 8/20/14 10:40am

No, Plus-Size Women Are Not the Problem With Plus-Size Fashion

For some reason, the fashion industry still can't seem to get its shit together when it comes to serving plus-size consumers. For every beautiful Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant collection, there's a store condescendingly robo-complimenting plus-size shoppers. » 8/08/14 5:50pm 8/08/14 5:50pm

Several Designers Refused to Make Melissa McCarthy an Oscar Dress

One might think that designers would be falling all over themselves to dress a fan-favorite actress pretty much guaranteed to get red-carpet screen time and post-show magazine coverage. Apparently not! Two Oscars ago, Melissa McCarthy asked "five or six" designers to make her a dress—and they refused. » 6/04/14 7:00pm 6/04/14 7:00pm

It Still Sucks to Shop for Plus-Size Prom Dresses

In theory, prom is an opportunity to dress up and pretend you're a very classy adult. Thanks to the emotionally fraught nature of high school, that can be a tall order under the best of conditions. But for plus-size girls, it's like scaling Mount Everest. » 4/02/14 4:10pm 4/02/14 4:10pm

Lane Bryant's Isabel Toledo Collection: Proof Plus-Size Can Be Pretty

Not many designers deign to create garments in plus sizes, but for spring, award-winning designer Isabel Toledo has teamed up plus-size clothing retailer Lane Bryant for a really pretty capsule collection. » 3/24/14 7:00pm 3/24/14 7:00pm

Old Navy Photoshops Thigh Gaps Onto Their Plus-Size Jeans

If you're a woman who wants to buy your pants from OldNavy.com, go right ahead. Just be aware that the company is trying to convince you that their pants will give you a thigh gap you might not have. » 3/17/14 5:40pm 3/17/14 5:40pm

The Mysterious Disappearance of Target's Plus Size Section, Explained

Target hasn't had the very best 12 months, customer relations-wise. Back in November, a massive data breach left millions of customers vulnerable to the ass-ache of credit card theft. And in recent weeks, stirrings online suggest that across the country, the store's plus size departments are quietly disappearing. When… » 3/03/14 1:30pm 3/03/14 1:30pm

Hayley Hasselhoff Seems Pretty Cool With Being a 'Plus-Size' Model

Another "plus-size" model has weighed in regarding the label and its merits. This time it's Hayley Hasselhoff (yes, daughter of David; she also appeared on the short-lived-but-excellent ABC Family show Huge) and she's actually pretty cool with the label. » 2/25/14 6:30pm 2/25/14 6:30pm

Jerks Will Never Let a Plus-Sized Disney Princess Happen

At the end of January, a Virginia teen launched a petition asking Disney to add a plus-sized princess to its cast of characters. As of today, she's gathered more than 25,000 signatures. Good for her! But sadly, I'm pretty sure it'll never, ever happen—and I blame Meme Roth. » 2/07/14 12:20pm 2/07/14 12:20pm

Robyn Lawley Would Prefer You Not Label Her a 'Plus Size' Model

Robyn Lawley has been getting noticed lately as a fresh face in plus-size modeling, appearing in ads for Chantelle, Barneys New York and Mango's new plus-size line. But actually, she'd prefer that everyone stop calling her a plus-size model. » 1/24/14 5:15pm 1/24/14 5:15pm

Wet Seal's Attempt to Be a Better Version of Itself Isn't Paying Off

Has Wet Seal, the store you likely shopped at in middle school and then forgot about, become a secretly legit company? Or is it just another clothing monstrosity with a mixed history? » 12/12/13 1:50pm 12/12/13 1:50pm

Mango Launches Plus-Size Line, Hopes to Have 100 Stores by End of 2014

Yes, before anyone says anything, that is a plus-size model. (I know, I know.) As a fan of Mango's particular type of sexually liberated woman wear, I'm excited. You know what they say: the shorter the skirt, the closer to god. » 12/11/13 10:10am 12/11/13 10:10am

In Act of Desperation, Abercrombie Will Now Sell Plus-Sized Stuff

Let us take a moment to throw back our heads and cackle with full-throated, schadenfreude-infused mirth: Abercrombie & Fitch, that floundering mess of a company whose corporate strategy can best be summed up as "Extremely thin hotties only (no fat people allowed)," is now introducing larger sizes for women because… » 11/07/13 5:40pm 11/07/13 5:40pm

Four years after launching, Rent the Runway is finally offering up plus-size clothing options. Founder Jenn Hymen said in a statement that, “Until now, we have only been able to follow through on this undertaking for virtually half of the female population. We are so proud that our business has grown enough that we… » 9/17/13 3:00pm 9/17/13 3:00pm

H&M's Online Shop Is Live, But the Plus Size Options Suck

H&M promised to launch online shopping in the U.S. in August, and here it is, the first day of the month, and the online shop is open. Here's what you'll find: » 8/01/13 1:20pm 8/01/13 1:20pm