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M. Lopez
15th April 2007, 07:33
I know what you're thinking. The moment that you saw the subject line of this message, you were hoping that it meant that some daring plus-size retailer had found a gorgeous size-26 model, with fairy-tale beauty, to exhibit prom fashions.

Alas, not so. But that's one of the reasons why I'm posting this news story (i.e. for the wonderful title, and the idea behind it).

The article is about Sydney's Closet - which, as we all know, markets plus-size prom dresses. The opening paragraph reads:

A 51-inch waist plus 58-inch hips used to equal "staying home" for prom. Which is why Phyllis Brasch Librach left a journalism career to found Sydney's Closet in 2003. Her Web site and suburban St. Louis store carry special-occasion dresses size 14 to 44--to give curvy girls, like her own daughter, a no-more-tears shopping experience for prom.I can't wait for a truly visionary retailer - this one, or someone else - to take the bold step of presenting a model with "a 51-inch waist plus 58-inch hips," a "model in a size 26," to show off its apparel.

Why on earth not? Slowly but surely, the industry is accepting fuller-bodied, softer-figured models. I can't wait for this progress to extend to the lovely young women whom this retailer targets as its customer base.

The article is here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/living/chi-070415promdress-story,1,7279510.story?coll=chi-homepagenews-utl

and it comes with a picture of Kelsey Olson. How fitting, considering the "Cinderella" title of the story, since Kelsey possess such exquisite, fairy-tale beauty.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/photo/2007-04/29031247.jpg

HSG
17th June 2007, 18:35
<br>The concept of "Cinderella in a size 26" is indeed a splendid one. Prom season has come and gone this year, and let's hope that many voluptuous vixens took the opportunity to attend--selecting their escorts from among the many GQs who harboured secret crushes on them, or effortlessly stealing the boyfriends of their school's anorexic cheerleaders, thanks to the dazzling beauty that they presented in their strapless, sleeveless dresses.

Hopefully, the industry is slowly but surely working towards the day when there <i>will</i> be models in a size 26 to show off the annual prom styles--which suit full-figured femininity to a "t". Projects like Buxom may help make that a reality.

In the meantime, let's be grateful that we have the work of lovely young models such as Miss Olson to celebrate--models who do possess softer, more natural figures. Here is Kelsey looking angelic in a Torrid dress promotion, from earlier this year:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kelsey/torrid70.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/kelsey5.htm">NEW Kelsey Olson gallery</a>

MelanieW
18th June 2007, 04:14
let's hope that many voluptuous vixens took the opportunity to attend--selecting their escorts from among the many GQs who harboured secret crushes on them, or effortlessly stealing the boyfriends of their school's anorexic cheerleaders, thanks to the dazzling beauty that they presented in their strapless, sleeveless dresses.
This may be an ideal situation, but I think it actually reflects reality. Despite Hollywood myths to the contrary, curvy girls are the belles of the ball on prom night. If you go to the web sites of several companies that produce promwear, you can find many images of real-life curvy prom-goers. Many of them are beautiful, dressed to the nines, and look like they had a great time.

Here are a few of these customer pictures from Alfred Angelo. Two of this very pretty prom-goer with her Prince Charming:

http://www.alfredangeloprom.com/images/showcase/2006_katelyn_01.jpg

Such a lovely dress...

http://www.alfredangeloprom.com/images/showcase/2006_katelyn_02.jpg

Another model-ready prom-goer. Nice setting.

http://www.alfredangeloprom.com/images/showcase/Caitlyn1.jpg

And heres one from Davids Prom. Note that the curvy girl (the one in the centre) is the loveliest by far:

http://www.davidsprom.com/images/promstories/P06_05_f.jpg

Beautiful dress, and I love the flower in the hair.

Alfred Angelo and Davids Prom have more pictures like this - which is great - but also frustrating, because it clearly shows that a major portion of their customer base consists of voluptuous vixens. It only stands to reason, then, that they should be showing their designs on full-figured models, which they dont do nearly often enough...