Posts Tagged ‘plus size fashion’

A Touching Concern for the Health of Mannequins

June 13, 2019 — This week the Telegraph published a very touching essay by Tanya Gold, describing her heartfelt concern for the health of mannequins. Specifically, she’s concerned about a Nike mannequin she’s diagnosed with obesity: She is immense, gargantuan, vast. She heaves with fat. She is, in every measure, obese, and she is not readying herself for a […]

Obesity and Other Diseases Too Dangerous to Normalize

December 4, 2018 — No doubt, the intentions behind this headline were good. “Obesity is too dangerous to normalize,” said a letter to the editor on Sunday in the Washington Post. That letter came in response to a commentary about plus-size fashion that pleaded for clothes that will let bigger women simply be themselves. And feel good about it, […]

More Diversity of Size, Color, Gender, and Age in Fashion?

March 20, 2017 — Is the fashion industry creeping toward more diversity? Industry analysts at theFashionSpot have been crunching numbers on this for three years now. And following the Fall 2017 season, they say the answer is definitely yes. Diversity in Fashion by the Numbers In their report, they found the greatest progress in racial diversity of runway models. […]

Stepping Out from Big and Tall

May 10, 2016 — Concerns with fat shaming and body positivity tend to be discussed as issues that affect only women. Big and tall departments have long been the place where larger men were banished to find what they could wear. But now it seems that a fashion icon for plus-size men is stepping forward in the person of […]

A Special Place for Confusing Body Image With Health

February 26, 2016 — Cheryl Tiegs is creating a kerfuffle by confusing body image with health and criticizing the current cover model for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, Ashley Graham. Citing Dr. Oz as her go-to source, Tiegs says that Graham’s waist “is not healthy.” According to Tiegs, “Your waist should be smaller than 35.” It turns out that Graham’s waist is […]