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The rise of plus size fashion

the rise -- of plus size fashion LADIES, IT'S TIME TO EMBRACE YOUR CURVES! JOIN US AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE RISE OF PLUS SIZE FASHION AND DISCOVER TOP TIPS FOR DRESSING FOR YOUR SHAPE. -- the origins of plus size fashion Pre 1920s Prior to the 1920s, clothing was elther Industrialisation and made at home or by a tallor. Because mass manufacturing the garments were speciflcally crafted changed how clothes to fit an Individual's shape, there was were made, leading no sizing scale. ...****.. to the Introduction of standardised sizes. 1920s It wasn't untl 1922 when Lane Bryant, a retaller of clothing 'for stout The 1920s Ideal was women', used the phrase "Misses Plus Slzes' in an slender and boyish. Women who didn't advertisement. The 'plus conform to this Ideal size' term was born. were branded 'stout'. 1950s Until the 1950s, the phrase was almost exclusively used to refer to clothing and fashlon. However, 'plus size' has been transformed Into something of a noun in recent years. an evolving style In the 1920s, plus size garments were designed to conceal a woman's shape. From column dresses to loose cardigans and discreet fabrics, fashion attempted to hide a woman's body. Thankfully, plus size fashion has evolved. Designers and high street stores have recognised the need for fashlonable clothing for fuller figures, producing a wider range of styles to enhance a woman's natural body type. The plus size clothing Industry is stronger than ever before and as It continues to grow, so will the confidence of so many women. measure leading the way Paving the way for fuller figure fashion, here are just some of the champions of plus size clothing.. tess holliday american plus-size model, make-up artist and blogger Formerly known as Tess Munster, Tess Hollday is best known for becoming the largest woman to be signed to a malnstream modelling agency. She Jolned MIlk Model Management in January and has since become the face of many major fashlon campalgns. modeling information Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Weight 280 lb (127 kg) Hair color Dark Brown Eye color Brown Measurements 52-49-59 (UK/us) 132-124-150 (EU) Dress size 22 (us), 26 (UK) Shoe size 8.5 (us) OVE ashley graham pioneering american model Ashley Graham made headlines In February 2015 as the first plus size model to feature in Sports Illustrated's Iconic swimsult issues. Having also graced the covers of Harper's BAZAAR and Elle, she Inspires women everywhere to embrace their curves. modeling information Height 5ft 9in (1.75m) Weight 170 lb (77kg) Hair color Brown Eve color Brown Megsurements 38D - 30 - 46 Dress size 16 Shoe size 10 mary duffy first petite/plus-size model agency Regarded as the first plus size model, Mary Duffy founded Big Beautles Little Women in 1977. It became the world's first modelling agency to specialise In plus size and petite models. information Height 5ft 6in Weight 180 Agency established 1977 Agency bought by Ford Models 1988 georgina grogan award-winning fashion and beauty blogger Georgina Grogan is an award-winning, full-time fashlon and beauty blogger. She regularly flaunts her curves in the latest trends, showing her loyal readers how to dress for their shape. Her blogging prowess saw her take home the coveted Best Fashlon Blog title at the British Plus SIze Awards 2014. information Height 5ft 3in Dress size 20 Twitter 13,700 followers Facebook 2,716 Likes Instagram 10,200 Followers sizes then and now Social ideals may come and go but how much have our bodies actually changed? 62% of British women The average clothing size for British women Since 1951, the average woman's walst has grown say size 12 is the Ideal clothing size. is a size 16 around seven inches. size 16 size 12 other sizes halght helght 1950s modern woman woman Average helght Average helght 5 foot 2 inches 5 foot 4 inches Bust/chest: Bust/chest 37 inches 38 inches Walst: Walst 27.5 inches 34 inches Hips: Hips 39 inches 40.5 inches In the past, a mainstream fashion model weighed around 8% less than the average woman. Nowadays, she weighs 23% less. dressing for your shape It's time to ditch the drab and wave goodbye to the frumpy. Follow our tips below to make the most of your voluptuous figure. the hourglass the apple the pear the rectangle the inverted triangle Your body shape Your body shape Narrow shoulders, Your body shape Your body shape Broad upper Your body shape Shapely legs with most weight around your midriff Defined waist, Straight up and down with a full bust and small bust and curvy hips and bottom body with slender legs and hips curvy hips small bust What to wear What to wear What to wear What to wear What to wear Wrap dresses will Low-cut dresses A-line dresses Floaty skirts will Belted jackets will define emphasise your to draw the eye and skirts will balance out your killer curves upwards skim your hips your waist proportions A tailored jacket that fastens below A loose-fitting blouse tucked into a pencil Fitted scoop - or Wide-leg trousers One shoulder tops V-neck tops will will help to balance create the illusion show of your figure the bust will create your shape skirt will create the of a smallertorso. enviable curves illusion of curves A cropped jacket Create the illusion Jackets with small will frame your Flared jeans will balance your figure of wider shoulders Peplum-style tops will define your midriff lapels will flatter your top half small waistline with puff sleeved tops sources courtesy of creative commons

The rise of plus size fashion

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Ladies, It's time to embrace your curves! Join us as we take a look at the rise of plus size fashion and discover top tips for dressing for your shape.


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