“I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.”
The 63-year-old added, “It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. … There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”
Thank you, Tim Gunn!
And, by the way, I’ve spent 16 years of my life dedicated to doing exactly what he recommends…finding quality, well-fitting, fun fashion up to size 3X!
Every day we get feedback about our fantastic selection, quality and variety of diverse fashions.
My goal is to assist you in finding your own STYLE, not just clothes that fit.
My other priority is quality. There are many (and the numbers are growing) plus-size lines out there that are not made to last or fit well.
I want you to value yourself and know that you deserve beautiful fabrics, great fit and quality fashion to celebrate your beauty!
From beautiful and very affordable lines like Blue Sky fashions featuring buttery-soft bamboos and cottons, to the perfect lines and drape of the locally manufactured Sympli to the more body-con or classic styles of the perfect cocktail dresses of Joseph Ribkoff (also Canadian)! We also have beautiful basics from the super talented Vancouverite, Chloe Angus.
I also like to explore the funkier or edgier styles of Alembika (Israel), Grizas (Europe), Elk & Vigorella (Australia) to really encourage you to make your OWN fashion statement.
And our consistently popular Chalet and Fenini (USA) brands which have created quite a following with their delicious fabrics and comfy casual and stylish designs.
I’ll never stop searching for new, quality and innovative fashions for my awesome customers. That’s my job and I love it.
So again, thanks Mr. Gunn for your push to the fashion world to step up. I’m with you!
But also, please know, there are already fantastic designers doing the work, consistently and with quality.
I know. I’ve done my research.