There was a time when top fashion designers totally ignored women of size. They seemed to ignore the plus size market, imagining that their attitude would never have to change. But time has proven that plus size women are beautiful ladies with a keen sense of style. They will not be satisfied with stereotypical outfits that seem more like tents or sheets.
Many designers have taken on the challenge of designing casual plus size clothing for larger women. Instead of following the patterns from smaller sizes and simply multiplying the measurements, they are taking a look at women’s body shapes and specializing their designs to fit them.
For example, the dimensions and measurements of a size 10 blouse cannot simply be stretched into a size 20. As women’s bodies become larger their measurements change, creating a variety of unique body shapes, such as the apple, pear, rectangle, hour glass, and V. So designers have had to analyze how different body shapes fit different styles and design accordingly.
The results are absolutely amazing. Instead of settling for stereotypical outfits, you can now go shopping for middle age plus size clothing for women that is comfortable and flattering. Modern styles of casual plus size clothing do not turn women’s bodies into formless blobs, but celebrate their curves and feminine beauty.
From casual to formal wear, from around the house fashions to professional office plus size clothing, you can find your perfect outfit in the right size. If you have a hard time finding nice outfits in local stores, don’t be frustrated. The Internet is home to many modern fashion designers who specialize in bringing gorgeous designs to plus size women.
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