It used to be that the only people who were considered “beautiful” by the fashion industry were the stick thin individuals. Outfits were only cut for the men and women with near anorexic body styles. This “ideal” was then posted in magazines, commercials and billboards for impressionable youth to view and strive towards. While there may be a weight problem with the current population, there is also a problem with the population attempting to starve itself to fit into this “ideal” that was portrayed by the fashion industry.
Luckily, this trend is beginning to change. The fashion industry has finally learned that most of the world is not that thin and that clothing needs to be constructed to flatter those who are a more realistic average size and even those who are above average. This has led to plus size fashion shows, more average women in the traditional fashion shows and an overall acceptance of people for the way that they are.
There are now plenty of beautiful, embellished knitwear pieces and tea dresses for women who are heavier than the traditional model. The creation of embellished cardigans and high waisted jeans helps to ensure that the woman is able to show off her curves in a flattering and stunning way. Embellished tops and floral dresses help to take the eye away from trouble spots and draw it towards the sexy areas of the woman’s body. Lady’s knitwear is now designed to hug the best parts of the body while flowing away from the less desirable segments. Party dresses are even being designed for the plus size women. These sequin dresses and polka dot dresses are designed to minimize the body while still looking absolutely stunning.
Next time I hear a woman talking about how she hates her body because nothing fits, I can rest assured that it is simply because she is not looking for anything that fits. I know that the designers are creating beautiful pieces of wardrobe designed for the average and above average woman. Gone are the days of stick figures, and here are the days of the curves. Enjoy it and all the wonders that these designers have made for our dressing pleasure.