It’s hard for me to cover ALL the plus size shops out there. Some don’t have mailing lists, which is the main way I keep up on them. Others don’t even have websites, and I shop mainly online.
Zaftique a bit much, and I’m worried now that my neglect of them, bottomed out at the end of the alphabet as they are, is one of the reasons I’m seeing fewer genuinely plus-sized models wearing their clothing these days. I think it’s a shame for two reasons:
1. They’re ignoring their target market.
2. Their target market I believe has unfairly labeled them clothing for “older” women. While this wanders into the grey area of age-appropriateness versus body confidence multiplied by how much plastic surgery you can afford… it’s just not reasonable. Blair could be fairly called clothing for the elderly.
Zaftique doesn’t really deserve that label.
Along with an updated and much more usable website than what they’ve had previous years,
Zaftique is offering some of the more fresh/quirky designs I’m seeing among mass producers – and they never, ever, took the dress away from us like some other plus size clothiers.
But, because they deserve the attention for being a little more imaginative, here’s my favorite three picks from their site:
I like the pink dress for its asymmetric cut, and also because I’m really feeling pinks with red lately. The pants I like for a great cut – my only complaint is that they’re made with polyester, and a natural fiber would be much better because then I could wear them in my bellydance class. The last dress, labeled “Pretty Petals” is just…pretty. I like the figure flattering line on the pleating, the sleeves, the print – even the white. It’s a daring variation, and perfect for an Easter/Passover/Ostara/Hey, spring! dress.
Love the new website,
Zaftique. Can we get some more plus sized models, too? And about those pants… I might have a lead on some bamboo fibers for you…