Plus Size Clothing Is An International Affair
Plus size clothing is an ever growing market in the United States where the average size is 14. Women everywhere are thrilled to see that designers are offering them more choices in fabrics, colors, prints, and styles. It is exciting to see that the trend of more options for plus size women is spreading all around the world. International sales of casual plus size clothing are way up, and it seems that these markets are set to explode too.
Statistics from Australia show that major department stores are now stocking more clothing in plus sizes in order to satisfy customers’ demands. There are also more and more specialty boutiques opening up who cater specifically to larger women. This is a stark change from not many years ago when it was hard for Australian women to get stylish outfits in large sizes.
Across the pond in the United Kingdom, plus size clothing sales are very strong. Sizing standards are a little different between the US and UK. Plus sizes are considered anything above a UK 10, which equals about a US 14. More than 60 brand names are sold throughout the UK, some of which specialize in exclusively plus size clothing. Other designers have extended lines that include sizes for larger women.
The Internet has made it possible for women in literally any part of the world to buy top quality outfits. Besides trendy styles, you can also find middle age plus size clothing for women in more mature styles. The variety of fashion available online is truly amazing.
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