Let’s Remove Plus Size and Curvy From Our Vocabulary

Plus Size and CurvyPlus size and curvy?  Let’s do away with this vocabulary and bring in a great sense of style.

It seems that designers have only been brought up on being “big” versus being a size 6 and have envisaged all women beyond the standard sizes up to size 16 and body shape of rectangle wore skivvies, kaftans and frumpy clothes and were willing to wear these. Are you kidding?

It’s so frustrating for so many women with non-standard shaped bodies to shop for affordable clothing that fits well, has some shape in the right places – and not where you don’t need it, and not all the same shapelessness and style-challenged that many just give up and settle for a cup of coffee instead.  Take-me-home-and-love-me clothing is as scarce as hen’s teeth.

Let’s change our language.  Let’s remove Plus size and curvy from our vocabulary.  Change ideas we’ve learned around this terminology. You don’t have to be a frumpy woman because you are a non-standard shape or “Plus” size.  Which is the hardest area to fit for you – tops or bottoms?  

It’s not your body.  It’s your clothes!

We are all different and have different shapes, regardless of our age, height and ethnicity.  Majority of designers do NOT know how to cater for you and the way nature evolves you, nor do they know how to celebrate our non-standard shape bodies, because they don’t know how it “feels” to have so limited choice and settle for something that they have to “make do” with.  Granted, there are some who do however, if designers don’t have our bodies, they don’t really know how it feels to try to love how we wear them.  We are all different shapes and sizes, and one shape does not fit all.  Even most of the models for these Plus size labels feel frumpy modelling these garments and have way more sexy clothes in their own wardrobes.  What are they thinking?  Obviously, only about what they know and understand and is easiest to create for the mass productivity system.

PLEASE. Don’t change a thing. You are perfect the way you are.

What if instead you become educated on how to style your body just the way you are, how to shape it here and not there, to make alterations where it’s necessary and easy.  Sometimes it’s as easy as knowing how to alter the hem-length to the best one for you, or learning how to use your silhouette to your best advantage, understand how line and interior design can take kilos off, and how the use of  colour contrast, levels and combinations and fabric type will flatter you not fail you, and above all, getting correct fit to be a super, beautiful, normal “you”.

You can have a fabulous wardrobe no matter what size, shape or age you are. You just need to know what you may not already know and work with what we’ve got!

How would that feel?

No More Frumpy Frocks, but let’s bring in great style.  Before you go, be sure to download my Freeby. You can access it at the top right corner of this site.  Warmest wishes Trish.

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