Color block still has a few more times around the block to go, and here you can see a sampling of whatâ€™s available this summer for plus sizes.
The definition of color blocking does seem to be getting a bit looser among the catalog writers and marketers: for example, the above is marked as â€œcolor blockâ€ but I see it as simply accented in white trim details.Â Itâ€™s in no way a deterrent to buying said jacket, assuming it looks good upon receipt. Itâ€™s just strange to me the way definitions morph over time â€“ for example, flash mobs are changing from pseudo-spontaneous public dance numbers to violent assaults by a group with no apparent cause. Iâ€™m not too concerned that color-blocking as a term would be so subverted, but seeing its quieter alteration into a more expanded definition of color block makes me at least somewhat curious.
Iâ€™ve been looking around for plus-size sweater vests and plus-size V necks, and as far as whatâ€™s new for women, Iâ€™m a bit dissatisfied. Most of it falls into the standard J-Crew sweater cable variety. Ok for what it is, and a classic, but if you want something interesting, you pretty much have to either get all DIY on it, or raid the menâ€™s section. Iâ€™m definitely planning on tearing it up at my local thrift store in the menâ€™s, just to see what I can find. What the guys set aside as â€œtoo nerdyâ€ either totally flies in Minneapolis â€“ we are a gleeful convention of nerds, geeks and dorks out here â€“ or itâ€™s just worn down enough that I donâ€™t feel bad cutting into it.
While Iâ€™ve found a few things, Iâ€™m still operating on for sweaters and sweater vests:
1)when in doubt, check the menâ€™s section
and 2)if doubtful, get out your sewing shears.