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Friday, September 06, 2013

First plus-size designer label to show at New York Fashion Week

I saw the headline this morning and got very interested.
Finally...maybe some fresh ideas on how to create fashion for Plus-size women.
Then I saw the pictures....
Huge flowers on a black background...THAT was once considered a no no.
I want prints that don't cause psychedelic seizures.
I want sleeves that don't expose my wings.
I want dress designs that make me look 20 lbs slimmer.
I WANT IT ALL emoticon

I was disappointed....but I guess it's a start.

The temperature dropped last night and with it...
all my excuses for not exercising.
Time to hit the road.
ciao bebe emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

P.S. to quote my friend MorticiaAddams (ya gotta luv her)
"Seriously, I showed my husband, who knows zilch about fashion,
the picture of these dresses and asked him what he thought.
He laughed.
If you ever consider one of these dresses please let me know so I can come and euthanize you. LOL. You would die of embarrassment any way when someone saw you in these.

I would rather run around naked. "

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATNCAG 6/18/2014 5:20PM

    emoticon Wouldn't we be the best people to design heavy people clothes? We r in the wrong business! emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 10/28/2013 8:09AM

  Hard to tell which of them is worst! emoticon

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GOALWTIN7 10/23/2013 11:54AM

  The problem is these designers usually design for size 4 and really not interested in designing for large women. There is really no design to these dresses and very little thought behind them. They're hideous!

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_CYNDY55_ 10/21/2013 6:55PM

    Wow!! So bright are the colors.

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ROXYCARIN 10/21/2013 2:10AM

  Maternity clothing is so awful too! I hate being pregnant

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WILDFLOWERMA 10/19/2013 3:40PM

    I think the folks at get it: Love the cut of the clothes and beautiful colors. Just wish all the clothes weren't so spendy. Good for a splurge when you hit goals though.

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ANJINSGAL 10/17/2013 12:55PM

    I am not sure why designers insist on making bigger women's clothing in such ugly prints. It is my number one pet peeve when shopping for my own plus-sized clothing and it is already hard enough as it is. I often wonder if the prints are supposed to be "distraction" from the weight.

I also hate that a lot of plus sized fashion these days include strapless tops and dresses with capped sleeves that expose the near entirety of the upper arm. I am very self conscious and conservative as to what I feel comfortable having other people see. The people designing these dresses don't seem knowledgeable about true plus-sized fashion sense.

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KIN59VARA 10/16/2013 8:26PM

    Thanks for the blog, I was glad I read through and not just look at the pictures as it was interesting. I looked at some of the links THANKS I do want to look good no matter what size I am. I can't do the necklines that they had as I feel too top heavy.

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ALIDOSHA 9/18/2013 4:07PM


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BLONDIE218145 9/11/2013 8:38AM

    Really? Good read here......Ty

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/8/2013 11:01PM

    Not impressed!

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WALLPER26 9/8/2013 9:07PM

    I like the dresses. And I agree we need more good clothing designs for plus sizes

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/8/2013 6:48PM

    YIKES. least they were at fashion week. But wow, those are NOT fashionable-looking prints to me.

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NEWTINK 9/8/2013 4:16PM

    oh my yes those are not very flattering lol ... I am with your husband it would be less painful to go ahead euthanize you ... emoticon emoticon

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SERASARA 9/8/2013 3:36PM


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FRENCHSEAMS 9/8/2013 10:21AM

    Although I rarely expose my full arms, I like sleeveless tops and dresses because I wear them with cardigans. If there are no sleeves, there are no wrinkles under the sweater from bunched up fabric.

I personally don't like the prints that much, but again, if toned down a solid jacket or sweater, the prints might add interest.

Yes, I live in a hot climate, but places blast the air conditioners so light sweaters are necessary for me.

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BOLDLYVENTURE 9/8/2013 10:10AM

    NO! jeepers
I would like to see better than that

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JAMER123 9/8/2013 12:59AM

    interesting. I don't think the large bold prints help our size being diminished. I don't mind a smaller print but usually go for plain designs. And I agree, sleeves please. It is more of a comfort to me as the arm size still shows, but I do like a nice sleeve.

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BLUEJEAN99 9/8/2013 12:27AM

    cuts are good, patterns not so much emoticon

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READY4CHANGE81 9/7/2013 11:33PM

    I totally agree!! no huge flower prints please!!!!!!

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ROCKYCPA 9/7/2013 11:09PM

    Very interesting!

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DRTOVAH 9/7/2013 10:51PM

  I tried to find a basic interview suit about six weeks ago. Nothing available after shopping everywhere. Why can't the same fashions that are in regular sizes be available for everyone?

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/7/2013 10:13PM


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SIMONEKP 9/7/2013 10:01PM

    just blogged about this craziness a few days ago

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MONTREAL12 9/7/2013 8:47PM

  Spot on; thank-you!

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MAJONES1225 9/7/2013 8:41PM

    Very nice

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BELDONDOG1 9/7/2013 8:00PM

    Just about all my life I have worn black, brown or navy blue. I really got sick of it--so a few years ago, I started wearing colors. Not in slacks, but in blouses. I like small little designs and I feel more alive in them. I am so tired of looking like I just escaped from the local funeral home. I'm not a 'dress' person, but if I wore them, I wouldn't wear anything as 'busy' as the ones shown nor anything sleeveless. Thanks for writing this blog!

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JESSICABOOTY 9/7/2013 6:06PM

    Nancy's comments are a riot!!! And I agree that plus size clothing doesn't have to look like a fruit salad on the run. Please have sleeves for crying out loud. I used to wonder why my grandma wore longed sleeved dresses, now I know why! Thank goodness the corsets hit the road never to return - oh, yea, now the are Spanx. Still don't know how to get in and out of them in the ladies' room without assistance. Keep up the good fight!

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NANCYPAT1 9/7/2013 5:17PM

    I had a similar reaction 30 some years ago when I asked a salesclerk in a "PLUS-SIZE" clothing store for bras or panties that were NOT white. She said she had NOTHING in bras but white in the sizes I was seeking and then brought me a selection of COTTON FULL BRIEFS with little yellow, pink, and blue flowers on them - I looked at them and asked how many 4-6 year olds wore sizes 9-12 in WOMEN'S undies. She looked confused and I said I distinctly remember buying panties that looked EXACTLY like that for my step daughter when she was 4-6 years old. I told her I was FAT, not a CHILD and NOT dead either. We still have a LONG way to go, but at least now, I can get adult WOMEN'S under garments, slacks and shorts, and even attractive blouses that don't make me look like I am wearing a shapeless TENT. I agree totally about those dresses but am still glad that at least occasionally I can buy something that is not neutered and ready for burial on the store shelves.

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CICELY360 9/7/2013 4:00PM

  Interesting blog

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LISA_FRAME 9/7/2013 3:46PM


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LIVELYGIRL2 9/7/2013 3:43PM

  I happen to think the red one and first one( flower print) are nice...

But I do think that I understand all your remarks. I have a friend that used to shop at Byrant. Some of their patterns, make someone spot you a mile away ( like look at me with ridiculous pattern.

Also they could have some comfortable spandex built in.

I guess it's both funny and pitiful. emoticon

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JSEATTLE 9/7/2013 3:42PM

  Nothing wrong with throwing a scarf or sweater around your shoulders. I like the bright colors and full skirts.

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SUSIEMT 9/7/2013 3:37PM

    OMG! Just shoot me! Maybe I don't know anything about fashion but Pulease!

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DIANNEMT 9/7/2013 3:18PM

    Hey--to each their own. If no one buys these, then they'll try something else.

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GEORGE815 9/7/2013 2:40PM

    What a blog!

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SHOAPIE 9/7/2013 2:38PM


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CHERIONE 9/7/2013 1:33PM

    Skinny girls must've designed these.

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NONNAOF2 9/7/2013 1:26PM

  I think my eyes are crossing! Too busy for me!! :-(

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MARYJEANSL 9/7/2013 1:17PM

  Well, I don't personally care for the dresses, but I can imagine quite a few plus-sized women would. Another issue for me is the pricing. I don't pay $225 - $300 for anything I wear, ever. Just don't have that kind of money.

Still, it is a start. And it's nice to see plus-sized models that really ARE plus-sized, instead of maybe ten pounds 'overweight.'

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KARRENLYNN 9/7/2013 12:10PM

    I don't like loud or large patterns or form fitting tailored things either. Like Sheryl, I'd like magic - complimentary patterns and styles that enhance my coloring and minimize my flaws.


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PENOWOK 9/7/2013 12:04PM

    Yeah, where are the slimming designs?!

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NSPIXIE 9/7/2013 11:52AM

    I'm not a big fan of prints. A couple of those dresses have nice cuts, but I wouldn't wear those prints unless I was on vacation someplace tropical and my husnband was wearing one of those brightly printed shirts...

I think I'd like the top right one in a royal blue or forest green solid color...



Comment edited on: 9/7/2013 12:06:29 PM

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SHERYLDS 9/7/2013 11:41AM

    to be honest....
there are prints that I would prefer to leave on my bedspreads instead of my body.

I love color...but I prefer not to stand out in a crowd like a billboard...
there has to be a better option than color or prints that ATTRACT attention.
I want something that is going to compliment my coloring and
camouflage my figure flaws.
I want magic emoticon

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MNNICE 9/7/2013 11:29AM

    I"ve been in "camouflage it" mode for too many years to be able to make the switch to "flaunt". Even after losing the weight, I have those bulges and rolls that I would rather keep hidden!!

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