Plus Size Fashion Gets A New Look
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
– Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Lovers of plus-size fashion have gotten a new spokeswoman in Tess Holliday. Unless you've been living in the Biosphere for the past few years (whatever happened to that by the way) you're sure to have read about Holliday as the new emerging plus-size model. She is by no means an ordinary plus-size model. The modelling industry generally has plus-size models size in at 8-10 with a height of 5'9" and above. Holliday is 5'5" and a size 24. I love her look and her attitude. She is one of the first models (of her height and weight) to score big modeling contracts. She's been in Vogue and has upwards of 800,000 followers on Instagram, to name a couple of achievements.
However, one of my favroite summer campagins is from Swim Suits for All with Ashley Graham. Her campaign was the first plus-size campaign to be featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. I love this because it's cheeky, fun, and beautiful. I think it says a lot without saying anything at all. I just wonder how many times that guy had to take a dunk in the water before getting it all perfect.
I have always wondered where Kim Kardashian is in the plus-size world. I just assumed she was plus-size but she claims she's curvy not plus-size. So, then I give you Nadia Aboulhosn who is of Lebanese descent and will gladly fill in the shoes for Kim. The world has noticed and Nadia loves her role as a plus-size model.
I am not plus-size but that doesn't mean I'm not positively affected by the influx of plus-size models to the covers and pages of fashion magazines. Face it, I have enough body issues of my own to fill a bathtub or two. Showing diverse women has a positive, resonating effect for all people young and old. I can't image what my view of my body would be like if I had seen these women on the pages of magazines when I was younger.
Now, if you're looking for plus-size fashion to sew yourself and look as hot as the ladies above, look no further than BurdaStyle. If anyone is wanting fresh, feminine, curve conscious and fashionable plus-sized patterns I always point them to BurdaStyle. Yes, BurdaStyle has had some misses (and their are plenty of bloggers out their letting us know!) but most of their offerings are on trend. I hope you check them out and start your own red carpet style. Let me know what you like or dislike about plus-size sewing patterns or anything!
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