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The Best Of Amazon Prime Day’s Plus-Size Fashion Deals

If you’re sensing that things in cyberspace feel even buzzier than usual today, then you’re onto something. Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially kicked off this morning, meaning there are millions (nope, not exaggerating) of virtual deals to be bagged worldwide. We get that hunting through this sea of promotions to find the best ones worth carting can make your head spin, so we’re doing it for you — starting with markdowns on the mega-retailer’s best plus-size styles and labels.

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The fact that Amazon is a great place to shop for clothes online is not new news, and its plus-size offerings are no exception. From wardrobe staples to basics, activewear or outerwear, formal attire, and beyond, the site’s got plenty of options in a wide range of sizes (many of which have racked up high ratings and reviews from satisfied customers). And during Prime Day, shoppers can score up

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Plus-size is one of the only clothing sectors to have grown this year, so why isn’t there more choice?

It should come as no surprise that many of the brands launching plus-size collections are celebrity fronted and therefore less reliant on brand image. Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line has been hugely popular with customers who wear bras up to size 44E and pants up to a size 28, while Khloe Kardashian’s Good American size-inclusive denim and swimwear lines are some of the most popular of the whole collection. 

With brands like these and 11 Honoré, which curates and sells plus-size designer clothing, the US is ahead of the UK when it comes to this sector, but both markets are failing to fully cater to a waiting customer base. Illustrating how fashion struggles to hold two progressive ideas at once,  Reformation is one of the only sustainable retailers designing for the plus size market; overall under 20 percent of green labels sell clothes above a size 16.

Time will

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This Instagram Trick Helped Me Find My Style and Confidence as a Plus-Size Woman

Olivia Muenter, HelloGiggles

Approximately 68% of women in America are considered plus size, but there’s a clear lack of industry representation and shopping options for this majority. In Plus-Size Diaries, columnist Olivia Muenter dives into all things plus-size, from sharing her personal experiences to speaking out about plus-size culture at large.

For most of my life, clothing and fashion have made me feel things, both negative and positive. I knew from the time I was eight years old that I loved clothing. Planning a new outfit for a special occasion brought me excitement and shopping brought me a certain thrill, but as someone who has fluctuated between a size 12 and 18 for most of my life, fashion has also brought me darker feelings. I felt jealous that my thinner friends could “pull off” wearing things that I thought I couldn’t, I felt bitter that popular stores didn’t

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Versace casts three plus-size models for first time ever at Milan Fashion Week: ‘We made history’

Versace is taking a step toward body inclusivity with the help of three plus-size models. 

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire stunned on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week wearing Versace’s 2021 spring/summer collection. The new selection had an aquatic theme inspired by nature, which meant Lee, Kortleve and Claire were decked out in vibrant dresses with bold prints and colorful crop tops. 

vibrant prints from the #VersaceSS21 Collection are inspired by the ocean. See more through the link in bio. #Versacepolis #MFW

The fashion house used kitschy prints with shells, seahorses, starfish and flowers in punchy blues, greens and oranges. Some of the prints even referenced Versace’s Spring 1992 collection “Trésor de la Mer.” 

Lee, Kortleve and Claire each took to Instagram to celebrate the historic moment. 

“I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine!” Claire wrote.

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Plus-size models walk Versace runway at Milan Fashion Week, a first for the design house

Curves are making strides on the catwalk.

Versace debuted its Spring/Summer 2021 collection last week with models Precious Lee, Alva Claire and Jill Kortleve making history as the first plus-size models ever to walk the runway for the Italian fashion house.

Versace Spring/Summer 2021 collection. (Getty Images)

Versace Spring/Summer 2021 collection. (Getty Images)

“I’m still shaking,” Kortleve wrote in an Instagram post to her 177,000 followers following the show on Friday.

“I hope that we open the doors for a new generation with the same dreams but who never saw themselves in the magazines or the commercials.”

The leading ladies took the catwalk for Versace’s “under the sea” themed runway in bright blue, yellow and green dresses, interpreting modern mermaid fashion. Nautical looks featured starfish and seashell-printed dresses, striped crop tops with oversized midiskirts, and windswept hair. The collection, Versace said, was inspired by the “beauty and vibrancy of nature.”

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Seven Plus-Size Fashion Trailblazers on the Future of the Industry and How Much It’s Changed

Fashion’s future is already here. This September, we ask What Is Fashion Now? by exploring the people, concepts, and ideas that are pushing us forward in times of unprecedented change. In this story, we talk with seven plus-size fashion trailblazers about how far the industry has come and what they hope to see change. 

There is no longer a question about whether or not plus-size fashion is “worth the cost.” Over the past decade, trailblazers within the industry have proven it is, growing the market, now worth more than $21 billion, and sparking an intersectional movement that cannot be silenced.

But the journey to now has been far more complex. Yes, the success of mainstream models like Ashley Graham and Paloma Elsesser has brought size inclusivity to the runways. But since 2008, numerous individuals — mostly Black women — have paved a path for the next generation of size inclusive

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Eloquii Unlimited Is the Best Clothing Rental Service for Plus-Size Women

Eloquii

There’s nothing I love more than the thrill of a new outfit arriving on my doorstep. I’ve never found in-store shopping particularly relaxing (dressing room lighting… blegh), and now that COVID-19 is a thing, it’s even less appealing. Luckily for all of us, though (and unluckily for my bank account), ordering clothing online has never been easier. Not only are there thousands of retail sites that offer quick and easy shipping options, but there are also now dozens of clothing rental services that make trying different pieces easier than ever. 

I’ve tried my fair share of these types of services over the years, including the more popular ones like Rent The Runway and Nuuly, while fluctuating between sizes 12 and 18. Although plus-size clothing shopping is never easy, I was still always able to find cute and size-inclusive pieces through these services—even if there were far more options

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Why the sustainable fashion movement should always include plus-size people

Aja Barber is an American writer, stylist and consultant who lives in London. Her work focuses on sustainability and ethics within the fashion industry and how all those topics intersect with race, feminism and colonization. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the author.

As a person who has lived through many shifts in the fashion industry, I have often seen new trends positioned as a move towards making the industry more inclusive.

The rise of the fashion blogger extended power and authority beyond a select group of magazine editors; the use of live streaming to broadcast shows meant everyone could get a front row view of fashion week; and social media has created a truly global and open forum for conversations about fashion in identity, politics and beyond.

But despite these promising developments, we are still a long way out from a truly inclusive fashion industry.

Black Lives
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Versace sent 3 plus-size models down runway for 1st time at Milan Fashion Week

For the first time ever, Versace invited three plus-size models to walk the runway at Milan Fashion Week, signaling a massive step forward for body inclusivity in the world of designer fashion.

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve, and Alva Claire walked the runway last Friday during the iconic fashion house’s show. The trio wore bright, printed tops and dresses, showing off the collection’s “under the sea” theme. Versace’s spring/summer collection is inspired by the “beauty and vibrancy of nature,” according to the fashion house.

The significance of the moment was celebrated by all three models on their Instagram pages, where they shared more about what it means to them and snapshots and videos from their Versace debut.

“I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine!” Claire shared on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself walking the runway. “We made history

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A Sneak Peek Into Plus-Size Fashion

In the ever evolving world of fashion, new trends emerge every day. The numerous fashion magazines and blogs all over the internet never run out of topics to discuss and products to review due to the dynamic nature of the fashion industry. In the recent past, there has been increased awareness towards being more accommodative and involving hence increased attention has been diverted to plus-size ladies.

Plus-size is a term used to describe voluptuous ladies who are about size sixteen or above. It is also used interchangeably to refer to the clothing tailored specifically for this market. The conventional idea of beauty has shifted from the hyped thin and tall look to an all-inclusive concept. With the emergence of plus-size fashion, these curvaceous women have been empowered to confidently flaunt their vivacious beauty.

The success of plus-size fashion relies on the idea of a perfect fit. This is perhaps the … Read More

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