Posts tagged "plus size"

True Story: How Sewing Empowered Me To Shape My Own Body Image

Uncomfortable with being told what clothes you can or can’t wear? Give sewing a go.

Jenny Rushmore / August 10, 2015

ModCloth’s New Ad Campaign Features The “Bravery” Of Real Women

Overpriced retailer ModCloth is doing something that I really, really like, for once: using actual, real women in their swimsuit campaigns. In a post on their blog, they said they’d be showcasing their female employees in an upcoming style story. Each woman will be wearing the same Esther Williams one-piece, which is one of the…

Megan Reynolds / February 15, 2015

Sports Illustrated Will Feature A Plus-Size Model In A Swimsuit Ad For The First Time Ever

We couldn’t be more proud of #CurvesInBikinis with @TheAshleyGraham in the 2015 @SI_Swimsuit!

— swimsuitsforall (@swimsuitsforall) February 4, 2015
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue comes out next week and there will be one significant change from years past that’ll make this edition worth flipping through: for the first time in the…

Beejoli Shah / February 5, 2015

Frisky Rant: The Problem With Target’s Plus-Size Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

When Target announced that its latest collaboration would be with Lilly Pulitzer, the godmother of American resortwear and technicolor prints, reactions were mixed. Her fan base — crazy, evangelistic, largely white — was less than pleased, worried that their precious brand would be sullied by the unwashed masses plundering Target’s aisles in search of stretch…

Megan Reynolds / January 16, 2015

13 Styles Plus Size Women Are Told Not To Wear, But Should Anyway

Fascinatingly, there are many people out there who do not understand the concept of clothing. According to the Webster Dictionary, clothing is defined as “garments in general.” You put on clothes in order to clothe yourself, as is customary in polite society. And yet, there are always lists of items “fat girls can’t wear” (I…

The Gloss / August 24, 2014

Tim Gunn Wants A Plus-Size Season Of “Project Runway” (And So Do We!)

“I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12.”
Tim Gunn had a great answer to the question, “What reality show have you not done but wish you could?” in a recent roundtable interview with The Hollwood Reporter. A special season of PR dedicated to designing clothing…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 2014

Bow Down, Bitches: Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers Create Their Own “***Flawless” Video

Fashion blogger GabiFresh deals with her fair share of haters. As a plus-size woman in the fashion world, getting passed over for opportunities, being judged for her size, and dealing with vicious comments about her body are par for the course. After hearing Beyonce’s song, “***Flawless,” and seeing the video, Gabi was inspired to use Bey’…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2014

Damn, Girl: Torrid Unveils New Plus-Size Swimsuit Collection Starring Model Georgina Burke

Ladies, this is not your mother’s plus-size swimsuit catalog. First of all, the suits are sexy, flattering, and in no way resemble a waterproof muumuu. Second of all, Torrid has unveiled the first “official face” of the brand, plus-size model Georgina Burke, and she is absolutely stunning. She’s also an outspoken advocate for more…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 13, 2014

Favorite Store Not Stocking Your Size? Give Them This.

Anyone who wears a hard-to-find, frequently sold-out, or generally ignored size knows that shopping can be an extremely frustrating experience. The next time you’ve scoured the racks and your size is nowhere to be found, channel that frustration into one of these polite-but-productive clothes calling cards, and leave it with the manager. You can print…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 10, 2014

Teen Petitions For The First Plus-Size Disney Princess

Disney princesses are a very specific breed of (cartoon) women, something akin to a casting session for “The Bachelor.”  Tall, skinny, long-hair, conventionally beautiful. In other woods, despite the company’s attempt to diversify their movies in recent years, Disney princesses are not even remotely reflective of women in the real world.

High school…

Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Plus-Size Dresses To Take You From Winter To Spring

It’s still cold as hell, but with spring (allegedly) just around the corner, who wants to buy yet another winter dress? Luckily, Modcloth has a ton of cute transitional dresses to help you solve this dilemma. Wear these dresses now with tights, boots, and cardigans, and into spring and summer with sandals and sunglasses. Perfect.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 16, 2014

Dear Target, “Plus Size” And “Pregnant” Are Very Different Things

Not sure why a national clothing retailer thought no one would notice if they just popped a pregnant model into a “plus size” dress and called it a day, but people definitely noticed. I mean, come on. [ONTD]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 6, 2014

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that i…

Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2013

What Would It Mean To Have Adele (Or Any Other Plus-Size Woman) As The Face Of L’Oreal?

Adele has reportedly backed away from a $20 million contract with L’Oreal that she has been negotiating since March. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, sources had said the singer needed “a lot of persuasion to get her to agree” but “it looks like she’s close to landing a deal.”

Only … not.

Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2013

Hi/Lo: Plus-Size Swing Dress

A classic little black swing dress is simply glamorous way to transition into winter. Style with leggings, stockings, statement jewelry, booties, or knee high boots to create multiple looks. The beautiful drape of Elieen Fisher’s silk A-line dress can also be found in ASOS’s CURVE shift dress with embellished cuff. Get it before it’s gone!

Sophie Leon / November 9, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Will Finally Include Plus-Size Shoppers

Abercrombie will finally be expanding its range of sizes to sell clothing larger than a size 10. In what might just be karma for being colossal jerks, the company’s stock prices have been dropping and customers aren’t flooding into the store like they used to. CEO Mike Jeffries still insists that his brand is marketed

Claire Hannum / November 6, 2013

Melissa McCarthy Thinks Your Outrage Over Her Wearing A Jacket On The Cover Of Elle Was Ridiculous

Last month, Melissa McCarthy appeared on the cover of ELLE magazine wearing a long, grey coat over a little black dress. But that jacket wasn’t just a jacket. It was a jacket some in the blogosphere attributed to a “fuck you” on the magazine’s part to women of McCarthy’s girth. Bloggers assumed that the plus-size…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Hilary Duff Is Black, White, And Red All Over

How freakin’ cute is Hilary Duff’s outfit here? I’m obsessed with the casual striped sweater (this photo doesn’t show it very well, but it has red accents on the collar and in the back) dressed up with sassy red pumps and a purse that costs more than a Montana ranch. I found all the piece…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 19, 2013
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