Plus size clothing has gained a larger market share in the fashion industry than ever before. Even though the runway models with ‘stick-thin’ body frames are still dominating the catwalks, clothing geared for full-figured women is now turning up the heat.
Today plus size clothing is being designed to enhance the curves of women and these flattering garments are proof that the larger sizes can be just as trendy and appealing as the smaller sizes. Proof yet again that fashion, beauty and a stylish appearance are readily available in a wide variety of dress sizes.
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Instead of consumers trying desperately to fit into a garment that is much too small these new plus size clothing lines are actually designed and cut to fit the shape of ‘real women’ with ‘real curves’. Once you could only find these clothes being created from standard fashion patterns that were simply ‘re-sized’.
Now designers and manufacturers are realizing that was not a sufficient way to produce these clothes. Today you will find that many fashion gurus are collecting statistical measurements of women’s shapes and using this data to create garments that really fit women with larger figures.
Even men have ‘plus sized’ clothing options, although these items are designated as ‘big and tall’. Women who wear clothing in the 12-18 size range select garments that the fashion industry typically refers to as full figured. The more modern clothes for plus size women are now being made to fit those individuals with petite, average or tall stature.