One of the more frustrating aspects of writing for plus size fashion is this: you know what the trends are. At least, Iâ€™m guessing most of my fellow bloggers KNOW what the trends are. Whatâ€™s popular in straight fashion always has some potential in plus fashion, and the tastes if not the worlds have begun to merge. Such is the case with the fit and flare dress. Itâ€™s in the straight fashion magazines (in part because plus size fashion has blogs, ezines, and â€˜zines, but not magazines), it is one of those straight fashion designs that transfers easily to a decent amount of curvy bodies â€“ and yet itâ€™s only starting to occur to retailers to offer it in plus sizes.
The same can be said of pinup styles, which were originally designed for women considered â€œfatâ€ by todayâ€™s extremely dubious standards.Â Yet theyâ€™re only making it into the plus-size market 5 years minimum of Christina Aguilera released that Bugle Boy video.
So, plus size fashion is always on a lag, unless youâ€™re one of those amazing seamstress types out there. The one advantage it gives plus size consumers is this: we can really, REALLY deliberate over what weâ€™re willing to adopt and what weâ€™re going to say no to. Itâ€™s not like we donâ€™t see these trends coming.