Discussion: The Plus Size Era

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Over the course of the year I’ve seen the plus size empire grow rapidly from plus size bloggers, to major stores like Forever 21 and H&M carrying plus size clothing, to television shows.
What is plus size…
Clothing or people, of a size larger than the normal range.
What is considered normal? The average American woman is a size 14. In the model world anything over a size 8 or 10 is considered plus size…
The Market 
I remember when there were only a few stores that carried plus sizes and little to none online stores.  So did the market finally realize that there was a group of people who are eager to spend money on clothes that are not attainable? I guess so!

The style
The style selections have changed over time as well. I’ve notice now you can get the same size shirt, skirt, dress that is in the “normal” section in the plus size section. I’m glad that designers and stores are making a better effort to supply stylish clothes, shoes, and accessories.
This topic does remind me of a phrase that I’ve always heard when it comes to plus size clothing… “Just because they make it in your size doesn’t mean it’s for you.” That phrase is pretty cruel! I think the proper way to say it is that “this item might be in your size BUT it’s still important to dress for your shape.” Even girls of smaller sizes could purchase an item and its looks awkward on them because of the way they are shaped.
No matter what size you are, you are beautiful! This makes me think of the new song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. The song is giving a message that it’s ok to have a little extra! Lol J Check it out!

Join the Conversation!

This is a pretty broad subject and can go many directions. Though plus size fashion has come a long way, what are some things that stores and designers should work on? What is your basic few of this era of plus size fashion? Comment below!


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