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For Anyone Who’s Ever Thought, “WTF, Plus-Size Clothing?”

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Plus-size clothing has made some major strides in the past few years, but overall, its bad reputation is still well deserved: most brands for larger women seem to specialize in bat-wing blouses in garish floral prints and tragically pleated elastic waist jeans. Enter a Tumblr blog called “WTF, Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers?”, a collection of “the most heinous offenders” in the plus-size fashion world. A quick scroll-through will cause anyone who’s ever shopped in the plus-size department to laugh, nod with recognition, and possibly cry. Submissions are welcome, so next time you stumble across a leopard print drawstring maxi skirt in the super clearance section of your favorite plus-size website, feel free to share the link and call them out. [Tumblr]

Forever 21 Jumps on Plus-Sized Bandwagon

It would seem that American body image desires are shifting — an NYU study found that in a depressed economy, men go for meatier women, while super-curvy singer Beth Ditto recently made an impression with her nude Love cover and is planning a plus-size clothing line. And she’s not alone — now megachain Forever 21 is tapping into the plus-sized market with a new clothing line set to debut in May called Faith 21. The collection is wisely aimed at targeting the oft-ignored “average” woman, who you might be surprised to find is a size 14. The Faith 21 fashions will be similar to Forever’s mix of standard runway knockoffs and hoochie club wear, but available in XL, 1X, and 2X sizes. Hmm, wonder if the line is called “Faith” 21 because of the company’s strong belief in Christianity…does Jesus believe bigger is better? [LA Times] Keep reading »

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