Is Plus Size In?


What: Ms. Anna (Wintour), Vogue’s Editor in Chief,  is generating buzz throughout the fashion industry via her props of Grammy winner Adele’s plus size fashion sense. Some say a plus size fashionista on the cover of Vogue is in the works.

From Nancy LeWinter,–  “62% of all American women (18 or older) wearing a size 12+, and yet the plus size market is still overlooked,” says LeWinter. “Fashion is fashion no matter what your size….. Having worked at Vogue for years, it’s great to see their new found respect for women of style no matter what their sizes. The plus size market is finally receiving the recognition it deserves”“

What We Say: Remember the story Oprah told to Vogue Fashion Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley, about how she had to starve herself to a size 6 to be on the cover of Vogue, in which ALT responded, without missing a beat, “Miss Anna don’t like fat people?” Well, “fat people” do buy magazines and, Ms. Wintour, who is faced with a decreased in ad sales due to the economy, understands this all too well. Hopefully we can get soon get to a point where STYLE becomes more important than SIZE.


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  1. CaitlinV says

    Hmm. “Plus-size” may be the reality for the majority of women in the US, but I wouldn’t say it is <i>in</in>. I think “Miss Anna” is a savvy businesswoman and she knew that dressing Adele would be buzz-worthy. Also, Adele often dresses a bit shlumpy, so the makeover stood out more. (Anna also might have wanted to one-up Andre Leon Talley’s questionable styling of Jennifer Hudson at last year’s Oscars!!)

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a “Plus-Size” issue of Vogue, but it will be a publicity stunt like the all-black Italian Vogue. Vogue will bask in the hoopla and goodwill for a while, then go back to the skinny mini models!

  2. bettyinbedrock says

    I would like this site to promote plus size steals and bargains more often.  I love the site – and it’s a great concept – I can’t fit into any of the clothes at places like Forever 21.

  3. says

    @Bettyinbedrock- we promote A LOT of deals for plus size fashionistas, i would venture to say we’re probably the most “plus size friendly” fashion site out there, but we also have other people who read the site as well. For example, I would love to do more for petite fashionistas- which is an even more marginalized group in terms of finding clothing than plus size- but there is only one store that specializes in this size.

    Maybe you would like to contribute to our new reader section? That way you can make sure we stay on top of the deals

  4. Shopsista says

    Yeah, they better get with it…with everyone out on unemployment, comfort food begins to rule in the household…

  5. pamphyila says

    Living as an actress in Hollywood – I have seen many people who in person are freakishly SMALL.  My husband calls them “pixies” – and there’s no competing with them starvation or no.  I am a 12/14P and considered practically OBESE here in Hollyweird! And on the other hand if one has LOTS of time & $ one can spend your LIFE working on your bod – having surgery, etc.  But Demi Moore did & still is unemployed, so… so good on US normies!! pamela munro

  6. mizwoochic says

    A revolution needs to happen in the plus size fashion market….the demand is there and there would be oodles of money to rake in for the retailer that wakes up and pays attention.  No more frumpy, dumpy, floral, polyester, flowy tops or any article of clothing that matches that description.  Enough is enough already!  Where are the H&M;meets, Club Monaco, meets Zara type clothes for plus size women huh?!

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