Denim is totally having a moment. I mean, yes, you could say that denim has been having one long moment since the day it was first invented, but I’m hard-pressed to think of a time there was such an exciting variety of denim pieces available in so many cuts, colors, styles, and sizes. From pencil skirts to chambray shirts to colored jeans, here are 12 fabulous denim pieces for my plus-size ladies, perfect for work or play. Click through to check ‘em out!
I am not plus sized, but my mother is and can cry you a river over the the horrors of the industry, the lack of attractive clothing, and the messed-up sizing. When we were browsing the Neiman Marcus website for her yesterday, I noticed something a bit off—where were all the plus-sized models? For starters, it took me a second to realize that Neiman Marcus doesn’t employ the term “plus size” but rather you can find larger items in the “special sizes” section under “women’s.” Garments like this embroidered v-neck dress by Johnny Was are shown on a girl who might not be the skinniest model we’ve ever seen, but is, for all intents and purposes, what we’d call a “normal model.” There’s no way that woman is a 1X, 2X, or 3X, which are the only sizes the dress is available in. There are a few models in the women’s section who look like they might barely be a 6, but again, that’s not even close to the plus-size range (which generally starts at about a 16). I asked my mother if she saw this a lot—clothing supposedly for larger people shown on thin models? “Yes, I’ve seen it at several retailers,” she admitted. Still, we checked out the merch on the Neiman Marcus site for a while. Keep reading »