Posted by HSG on May 22, 2005 at 06:29:13:
In Reply to: Appetizing curves -- Old Navy & elsewhere posted by Emily on May 20, 2005 at 23:01:25:
It is true that plus-size promotions are generally improving, and a lot of the credit must undoubtedly be ascribed to Torrid. Hot Topic's plus-size entity has proven that plus-size modelling begins, rather than ends, at a size 14, and has incontrovertibly demonstrated the affinity between today's ultra-feminine fashions and the specific attractions of the plus aesthetic.
Torrid's approach has been so successful that one now sees it reflected at other companies as well (Old Navy included), especially in the junior ranges. Dillard's plus-size women's promotions are rather weak, but the company's junior-plus division is quite respectable. Here we see a very Torrid-esque model showing off Dillard's dresses from Ruby Rox, which is one of the better designers of feminine plus styles (and a frequent Torrid supplier):
And Crystal Renn currently appears at Nordstrom, showing off another Ruby Rox number, in her own unique fashion:
And incidentally, for those of you who admire Torrid's gorgeously-proportioned "Snow White," she has a number of new images at Nordstrom. Note in this close up how dramatically her look has improved by growing her hair out. (As John Galliano confirmed, longer hair is a natural compliment to full-figured femininity.) Note also the dramatic eye makeup, so similar to the smoky look Shannon Marie wore in the Fashion Bug ad that we recently posted.
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