Understanding Plus Size Fashion Segments

While fashion and plus size evolve into an identified and (soon-to-be) respected part in fashion, techniques the idiosyncrasies and nuances of fashion itself, as it pertains to plus sizes. lu la roe Linkedin

You see, ten years ago, plus sizes only belonged in one large segment, leaving us envogue fashion lovers with very little or if any options for shopping and discerning which pieces were of a “fashionable” standard. However, now, with the amalgamation (yes, I had to work with this word) and plethora of fashions within plus sizes clothing, one could easily find their self lost, frustrated, confused, agitated, or flustered when shopping for a great outfit or piece of clothing. 

For what reason?

We no longer have “one type” of fashion approach to the plus size woman- we certainly have many. Nevertheless, to better understand and sort through the chaos of them all, a budding fashionista must first understand what these modern segments are and find out the identifiers of these to look smarter, not harder.

Not any really… WHY?

See, just as the straight- sized market, you will find certain segments within fashion that are grouped together, and for the most part, you really know what to anticipate when shopping from that dealer or specific set of retailers. With the development of Plus sizes Ready-to-Wear Fashion, the same now holds true. For benefit of argument, we will group these segments for plus size fashion as straight sized fashion will to help make clear the price discrepancies, size distinctions, in relation to the integrity and quality of the retailers’ or designers’ outfit. The fashion industry is divided into five sectors: haute couture, luxury, modern, fast fashion, and discount.

* Haute Couture: Interchangeable with “high fashion, inches haute couture is a derivative of french term “high sewing. ” In France, the label “haute couture” is a shielded designation. Designers, who attain this elusive and ?fters coveted title, produce modified clothing for the planet’s most influential and richest.
* Luxury: Pret-a-Porter or “Ready to Wear” is one-step down from Meilleur Couture relative to price and exclusivity, but still serves a discerning and well to do customer.
* Contemporary: This fashion forward segment presents mid range fashions both fashion ahead and quality driven. Often, these designers interpret clothing from the couture residences, making these fashions easily accessible.
* Fast Trend: Quickly produced product in a cost efficient manner, delivering “high fashion looking” garments, at the most affordable price possible. Relates to the manner which items from the runway created predominantly overseas with an extremely efficient turnaround.
5. Discount: Usually looked at loss leaders, have quickly adapted to the fast fashion concepts leveraging their consumer’s buying power and reputation to fashion exclusive designer collections.

However, the division and classification of what to anticipate from these segments do not stop there. Please read further into each part, sans Haute couture, as to understand which designers and brands fall into each classification and what differentiates each one.

Extravagance Plus sizes Designers

Certainly! They do exist! Items that are of the higher quality and a particular higher price point are the fashion leaders within plus size. Designers such as:

* Anna Scholz
* Cinzia Castello
5. Elena Miro
* Lafayette 148
* Marina Rinaldi
* Peggy Lutz

Happen to be oftentimes carried in either specialty boutiques, specialty section stores such as Saks and Neiman Marcus order, at minimum, a $250 starting point. Expect the finest fabrics, usually brought in from overseas, naturally a more conservative cut, with the exception of Ould – Scholz and Elena Miro (the only plus size designer to continually show during Milan Fashion Week), impeccably tailored, fully covered, natural fabrics, with uniqueness in feel and wear.

Contemporary Plus Size Designers

Mirroring the modern day choices represented in Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks, modern day plus size fashion offers the fashion forward plus sizes woman options tailored to her curves at a moderate price point. These kinds of designers such as:

2. Amanda Uprichard
* David Meister
* Igigi
3. Jibri
* Melissa Load
* Monif C.
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