Rachel Pallyâ€™s White Label collection offers some really excellent designs for plus-sized women that Iâ€™d love to see on the size they were intended for. While I find it disconcerting that the site cuts off the heads of its models â€“ straight and plus-size â€“ it seems to be intended as a way of showing off the clothing. I think itâ€™s worth sharing whether or not this works for you, because to do things like that suggests a marketing theory that may or may not be supported by actual social psychology studies. I for one like to see a face; it reassures me that the designer knows that I have a face, and I imagine most people are quite attached to their faces.
I will also say that showing the pants â€“ which I love â€“ hanging off of a nice flat belly is probably not the best sales tactic. I know perfectly well that wearing those pants will not give me that flat stomach, so let me see â€˜em on an actual belly, since itâ€™s people with bellies that are meant to buy these clothes.
I also just wanted to comment that the above looks like what I would wear to a Wiccan ritual that requires robes. Itâ€™s one of the reasons Iâ€™m generally opposed to adding fringe details.
I really love the collection, and hope that Rachel Pally continued to design for plus-sizes. The improvements I hope to see: plus-size models of actual size, clothing that does not show bodies the end market doesnâ€™t have, and faces on ALL the models.
Iâ€™m also curious about the last item Iâ€™ve picked â€“ either it was intentional and is therefore awesome, or a misfire. The only Wiccan I know in fashion at all is me, so thereâ€™s a good chance she didnâ€™t even know what culture she inadvertently channeled.