Women’s Plus Size Clothing Market Is Growing
It’s an exciting time for full-figured women right now. Not only are we being more fairly represented on reality TV shows and commercials, but designers are coming over to our side of the court as well. I know that over the years, sizes on labels have been dropping, but I just read an article in the New York Times about how the women’s plus size clothing market increased 1.4 percent over the past year. Meanwhile, overall women’s apparel saw a decline of 0.8 percent. So more clothing is being made for us, and more women are buying it!
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen