The concept of “body positivity” is a relatively recent invention. But so is mass-produced clothing. And bodies have always come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, many of them outside the predominant norms of the time—which have never been entirely stable.
Fast fashion, as you’re well aware, is the devil. Startups eager to snatch dollars dropped by customers looking to spend their money elsewhere have recognized this fact. Brands like Everlane and Reformation are startups looking to disrupt clothing for everyone—but they’re leaving plus-size customers in the dust, as…
One retailer is canning its plus-size section. But they’re not taking the category online-only, or discontinuing it entirely. Instead, they’ll mix bigger sizes in with the rest of their inventory.
Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping, Melissa McCarthy has launched the e-commerce site for her clothing line, Seven7. The actress’s holiday collection features an assortment of clothing, from casual designs to more dressed-up pieces.
After much anticipation and many, many hints, we've finally got some solid details on Melissa McCarthy's long-promised plus-size clothing line. Hell yes.
If you're a plus-size woman buying jeans at Old Navy, you'll pay more than your slender female friends or big-and-tall guy friends. And people are pissed.
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.
London is getting a new plus-size store, and this one has a special feature: interactive dressing rooms pre-programmed with robo-compliments for shoppers.
For the last year, cutesy emporium Modcloth has been deliberately ramping up its plus-size offerings. Now they'd like everyone to know that yes, you can do a brisk business selling larger ladies clothing that isn't a poorly-made heap of polyester garbage.
Isaac Mizrahi did a quick HuffPost Live segment the other day, in which he discussed the fashion industry's treatment of plus size women. When asked when, or if, Project Runway will feature contestants who specialize in plus sizes, Mizrahi responded that it's a "very good idea, I love that idea." Fashion, Mizrahi…
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…
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.
Lululemon, like many major retailers before them, likes to pretend that a size 4 is the size of the average woman in the United States. Despite much evidence to the contrary, they cater their overpriced wares to an America that doesn't exist, and have no desire to change their dumb-ass ways. Therefore, I meant what I…
I make fun of ModCloth on the regular; it's kind of impossible not to. At times, their sheer tweeness is enough to make Lisa Frank look like Axl Rose, and there are only so many bespectacled cats you can fit on one outfit. But I have a (truly adorable) secret. The same day I wrote this article, I ordered this, this,…
An NYT Magazine piece on "The Plus-Size Wars" makes a point we've heard before: fat women are really different from other people. So is it true?