The Women’s Plus Size Clothing Revolution
by: Donna Monday
Once upon a time, not too long ago, if you were a woman who wore clothes over a size 14 your clothing choices were limited to cheap looking, baggy and unattractive clothes that made you look old before your time.
My how times have changed! There has been a cultural shift in the acceptance of plussize women, particularly in the fashion industry. Women’s plus size clothing is no longer relegated to the back of the isle racks. Now days, it’s easy to find trendy plus size clothes such as: dresses, workout clothes, evening wear and swimwear.
Plus size celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Camryn Manheim, and Star Jones have also helped to usher in the era of plus size fashions. These women take pride in looking fashionable no matter how much their weight fluctuates. You can even see a once thin actress, Kirstie Alley, strut her stuff in her new cable show “Fat Actress”. This would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
Even the high fashion industry has taken notice. Models such as Emme have become famous for modeling large size fashions for women. Agencies are also looking for aspiring plus size models. Women looking for designer plus size clothes online will not be disappointed.
In the past, clothing for large size women 22w to 44w was extremely difficult to find – and forget about being fashionable. Now, companies are springing up like Making It Big, who cater exclusively to this fashion hungry niche of clothing for big women. If you are looking for big women clothing, you now have more choice than ever when it comes to large size clothes for women.
Another old taboo in full figured clothing was that plus size women didn’t look good in ladies intimate apparel. Oh, I’m not talking about women wearing a large size bra (which it’s now easier to find comfortable large size bras). Plus size bras have been available for a long time. No, I mean really sensual full figure intimate apparel.
Designers have discovered that any woman will look good in intimate apparel if it’s made right for her body. Now, even in this fashion segment, plus sized women’s clothing has grown leaps and bounds. Plus size intimate apparel comes in all colors, styles and sizes, so that you can show off your sensual side too, ladies!
Need nice clothes for work? You can find an array of plus size suits, including: plus size pants suits, and plus size women’s suits.
Going to the beach or pool? It’s now possible to find a wide selection of plus size swimming suits. Where plus size swim suits used to be mostly black and unattractive, they are now very colorful and figure flattering.
Getting married? Obtaining a wedding dress plus size is no longer a huge ordeal. If you are looking for a large size wedding dress, with all the frills, or a plus size informal wedding dress, you’ll be delighted at the selection you’ll find online and offline. No bride should have an ill-fitting wedding dress, or be denied beautiful style that their thinner sisters enjoy. Many wedding boutiques and some online outlets offer beautiful plus size wedding dresses, and be assured that your plus size wedding dress will fit and look beautiful.
Yes, my friends. The plus size women’s clothing revolution has arrived. Our plus size sisters can now have a closet full of great looking clothes and keep pace with the best fashionistas. Not only is this great for plus size women, it’s great for society as well. Everyone can now see that a woman’s inner and outer beauty has nothing to do with size.
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This article was posted on January 20, 2005