Maybe you know this or you don't, but I loves me some America's Next Top Model. I was watching this recap of this cycle's picks (with a very disturbing Rhianna song in the back ground..yikes!) and the contestants were mentioning their favorite designers. It got me thinking: who designs for the curvy among us? Now, I understand (after watching ANTM) why the fashion industry has the little girls do the work. Basically, the designers have a lot of clothes they have to make in a so much time, and they have to look good on any body they book. Therefor, if you're designing a size 4...guess what? You gotta be a size 4 to walk the runway. It makes sense business wise. For those of us who are a size 4 (x 5), that just doesn't work.
Thanks to the magic of the Googles, I found two designers that are bring fluffy back and don't you wish it was you! The first is Anna Scholz. I assume she harkens from England because her clothes are priced in pounds not dollars. They are flowy yet tough chick at the same time. Check out these two designs below. Aw yeah. That's what I'm talking about. Nothing like being beautiful and dangerous at the same time.
Yes! That is what I'm talking about.
The next designer I found was Qristyl Frazier. She founded a New York fashion house for the woman with dangerous curves...we should have warning signs, should we not? I didn't see anything I didn't like. The clothes looked sexy, not because of skin revealed, but because of
how comfortable-in-their-own-skin and confident they looked. I know, as a fabu fluffy myself, it's hard to feel like there are pretty things to wear available. But there are! Just look a little harder. Or just check out the dresses below. We don't have to be twigs...just healthy. As Motor-Mouth Mable says, "Why have the twig when you climb the whole tree?" Oooooh yeah!