Friday, 27 December 2013

Designers for Plus-Size

As the year is slowly coming to an end, lets look at the fashion trend that was. Oh why bother?! We're plus size. Nothing ever suits our body shape. So, don't bother being trendy. Just think about looking good, and feeling great. What you wear says a lot about yourself. Being trendy isn't everything. In fact, sometimes, being too in-trend can turn out to be tacky or even desperate. One needs to realize that fashion designers these days create clothing based on their stick thin model muse. There are but a few great designers out there that accepts women in all shapes and colours.

One in particular that I love is Tadashi Shoji. He dressed Octavia Spencer for the Oscars and since then, I have fallen in love with his work. Tadashi Shoji is known for designing for all ages, all ethnicities, and all figures. He uses figure-flattering techniques, such as draping, ruching, and shutter pleats, to accentuate the positives. His signature pieces include draped jersey gowns, pleated chiffon gowns, and shutter pleated cocktail dresses.

Another designer you can emulate for plus size is Jessica Simpson. Her collections are often made for all sizes. She dresses women in everyday clothing. Not high end, not for skinnies.

So ladies, we big girls don't have to be dressed in rags or huge sacks. Start googling, read about fashion that suits your figure. We may not have hour glass, but we can find things that would allow us to look good. There are ways to accentuate your figure, hide your bulges and slim you down, visually that is. So don't give up and do some homework.

I am not slim, nor am I tall. I am not even fair skinned, as many Asians are obsessed about. But I think I can look good, with that extra effort.

So, here's to a new year, with new hope!


Anonymous said...

You look really nice in that dress.

Shasha Shahabudin said...

Why, thank you, whomever you are :) Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

you made my day .i finally found the right blog for me. now i know where to look for dresses that would fit me . thank you for sharing your bangkok adventure for our size..wink :) you look great btw :)