Lane Bryant continues its long climb back into the hearts of plus-size shoppers with a Glamour collaboration.
Retailers and designers have spent decades dithering over what to call clothing available in bigger sizes. “Chubbies” blessedly died with the 1950s and for now, “plus-size” is the go-to. Largely out of fashion: “Queen size.”
Beth Ditto has rolled out her new line of plus-size clothing, and if I don’t get one of these amazing technicolor stoplight bubble dresses that looks like a control panel from a spaceship in some 1980s sci-fi movie concept artwork, I might literally die.
Style blogger GabiFresh just debuted another collection with Swimsuits for All and it looks great and now you’re yearning for summer—my bad.
Beth Ditto just announced that the debut of her new plus-size clothing line is imminent and scheduled for February, thus offering a second chance to those of us who never bought anything from her 2009 collection for Evans and continue to rue that dreadful mistake.
The plus-size business is taking off—brands are launching, models are breaking out, and people are finally paying attention. This is part of a series of interviews with players in the industry; let us know if there's anybody you want to hear from!
The plus-size business is taking off—brands are launching, models are breaking out, and people are finally paying attention. This is the first in a series of interviews with players in the industry; let us know if there's anybody you want to hear from!
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…
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.
It's pretty obvious that most mainstream fashion has a plus-size problem. This is perhaps epitomized by fact that the "fatkini" sold out instantly — when the needs of plus-sized women are considered by designers (which occurs fare more rarely than it should), the clothing in question is often woefully understocked —…
Gabi Gregg's swimwear collaboration with Swimsuits For All was eagerly anticipated by the fashion blogger's thousands of fans. But order fulfillment and inventory issues have left would-be customers disappointed by cancelled orders. And, though many say Swimsuits For All was quick to charge their credit cards, the…
If you go to H&M's women's wear homepage right now, you'll see something a little unusual. The megachain is highlighting its new seasonal deliveries on its homepage — "Casual Classics," "Style Update: Black & White," "New Looks April," so much so ordinary. But then there's the "Beachwear" collection.
The online fashion mag PLUS Model Magazine ran an eye-catching editorial in its new issue. It seeks to promote body diversity, but while the intention was clearly positive, some of the photos left me a little cold.
The always refreshingly plainspoken Tim Gunn says something that probably no plus-size woman in America would disagree with: that the apparel market woefully underserves them. "Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It's horrifying. Whoever's designing for plus-size doesn't get it. The entire garment…
Women with $4,000 to spend on a designer dress who wear sizes 10-20: Saks Fifth Avenue will soon deign to accept your cash. In an unexpected move, the retailer will begin stocking plus-sized women's wear from many top designers.
Meg R. noticed something funny at Woman Within, a website that sells clothing sizes 12w to 44w. All of the models were very thin, thus not representative of the intended customer base at all.
Reader P.K. emailed us to say: "I think there must be a memo floating around in fashion magazines' editor's room — everywhere June is 'size acceptance issue' month. I'm sending you scans of Polish Elle's June issue."
For years, designers and editors have focused on a specific demographic of thin women, overlooking the many big and beautiful fashionistas. If there's anything we've learned from magazines, it's that the fashion world can be out of touch with reality.