I was talking with a colleague of mine this past week. She is not a plus size but does purchase plus size clothing for family members. Her comments were very encouraging, especially from someone who is a consumer and in a sense an observer of the plus size clothing trends. Sometimes when you are used to seeing plus size clothing, it does not dawn on you that yes, there has been a progression.
The addition of a plus size model to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the inclusion of plus size models in major fashion magazines such as Elle and Vogue, the addition of celebrity lines such as Melissa McCarthy’s, the numerous plus size blogs and mainstream designers adding plus size lines to their offerings is an indication that we have come a long way. Plus size clothing that is made with the full figure woman in mind and is actually figure flattering is a real welcome addition.
While we still have a ways to go, it is encouraging to hear that other people are noticing it too.
Let’s see what 2016 has to offer!!
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