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Extended Women’s Fashion Sizes Are Now the Norm

Extended Women's Fashion Sizes Are Now the Norm

The average American woman today wears between a size 16 and 18, up from the previous standard dress size of 14, according to a new study. Published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, the study found that the size 14 standard was based on data from ten years ago. Many fashion […]

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Mum’s the Word On Plus Size Models at Jean Paul Gaultier – Except From Gaultier

Mum's the Word On Plus Size Models at Jean Paul Gaultier - Except From Gaultier

Here’s a thought. If everyone wants the sight of curvier women on runways, in fashion ads and scattered throughout the general media to become totally normal, why don’t we all stop talking about it?

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Marc Jacobs Plans to Introduce Plus Sizes

Marc Jacobs Plans to Introduce Plus Sizes

Marc Jacobs’ business partner, Robert Duffy, seems to be loose-lipped when it comes to tweeting about the designer and his latest ventures. Recently Duffy tweeted about plans for a plus sized line.

We love the idea, and think it’s about time we saw a plus size collection from the designer, although we wonder how Marc feels about his partner letting the news slip on twitter.

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On the Plus Side: Saks to Carry Plus Sized Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana

On the Plus Side: Saks to Carry Plus Sized Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana

Plus sized shoppers have been trying to let retailers know that an interest in designer clothes doesn’t diminish relative to an increase in size for years. Now, it seems at least one has gotten a few high end fashion lines to listen up. Starting with this season’s fall/winter collections, Saks Fifth Avenue will carry clothes from Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Donna Karan, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli in size 14 – up to size 20 for some.

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Igigi: Ahead of the Curve

Igigi: Ahead of the Curve

As mainstream designers embrace plus size fashion, journalists debate its existence, and plus size models grace some of fashion’s most prominent magazines, there were and have always been the few, the proud, the plus: the plus size designers who have long delivered fashion for the curvy gal before the rest.

One of those few is designer Yuliya Raquel, the designer behind Igigi. Raquel was a pre-med student before recognizing her personal and professional calling in plus size fashion.

Beyond offering choices to an under-served demographic, Yuliya Raquel also pulls of two feats which have challenged many designers: most items are priced under $200, and the clothes are designed and produced in San Francisco.

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Anna Scholz: Ahead of the Curve

Anna Scholz: Ahead of the Curve

If you were to read the latest magazines, newspapers, and fashion blogs, it would seem as if plus size and fashion have only recently met. With the latest coverage and inclusion of plus size models in high fashion editorials, eyes have only recently opened to the fact that curves have the potential to be chic, edgy, and fashionable. However, there have been quite a few designers, both mainstream and niche who have stayed ahead of the curve, in dressing and designing for this oft overlooked, fashion starved, plus size woman.

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