When I was in high school and looking for prom dresses, the selection for fat girls and I have no problem with the descriptor "fat" ; it describes me! My mom finally caved and had one custom-made for me and I looked like a goddammed golden butterfly and I danced the night away and kissed the cutest boy on earth and floated home on a cloud made of puppy dog kisses and Boone's Strawberry Hill. But I was lucky.
Perhaps magazines were trying to re-create the sensation Lizzie Miller made when Glamour shot her nude a year ago. Designers shy away from making clothes considered plus-size because doing so is just difficult. The most formidable obstacle lies in creating a prototype.
Tess Holliday is one of the most talked about names in plus size fashion. At 5'4" tall and with a softly-spoken Mississippi accent, in person she's petite - almost diminutive. Until you spot the sequins Holliday was in Manchester to attend the first ever Curve Fashion Festivalan event designed to rival the 'straight size' London Fashion Week with plus size shopping, catwalk shows and celebrity panels.
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PRIMARK has updated its clothing range to make it more inclusive for shoppers — and people have taken to Twitter to share their support. All labelling on products and in store will therefore include numeric and letter conversions. Our updated size scale also now ranges from 2XS to 2XL for selected product areas.
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Look, I've never done nude before. I cried 3 times before this shoot. I cried because I still feel scared, paralyzed by insecurity at times, and exhausted by an unfettered vulnerability that I want to present to the world.