Plus Size Supermodel Tess Holliday Sorry for Saying 'Black Men Love Me'

Tess Holliday, who recently covered People magazine, is a plus-size model on the rise. That attention has led to interviews, one of which got her into some trouble: she told The Guardian last week, “I do admit that black men love me. I always forget that, and then I come to a black neighbourhood and I remember.”… » 6/11/15 9:50am 6/11/15 9:50am

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

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

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

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