Here is a quick review of the hot topics for 2015 and what we hope will be front and center in the plus size fashion industry for 2016.
Since we now have talked the term plus size to death….perhaps the industry will either come to terms with the label or create a new way to discuss the plus size fashions that range from sizes 12W-24W.
Plus size models DO NOT encourage people to be plus size, they encourage people to accept themselves as they are. I love the fact that we are seeing more and more plus size models in with other models. It signals acceptance. I was brought up in a time when we were shamed about our plus size figures. My hope is that the younger generation thinks differently and acts confidently without regard to size.
From Ava & Viv, Target’s new line to Melissa McCarthy’s Seven Line, and Beth Ditto’s upcoming line this year, we are excited to see as more and more designers are thinking about plus size women for all shapes and sizes. It is a good sign. What I am concerned about is still the lack of plus size fashions for 40+ women….
While it is hard to predict the future, I do believe the plus size industry is poised for greatness this year. Let’s think fashion forward for 2016.
Happy New Year!