Have you ever thought back on plus size fashion from the past and wondered what it looked like or what inspired it? I know in the past plus size clothing has been pretty iffy, or hideous. We seem to finally be getting some style.
I frequent YouTube in my spare time and came across this video. The video is full of diverse able bodied models.
Finding plus size clothing that was also flattering, fashionable and trendy has been a challenge for a lot of us. When Torrid came around in 2001 they offered more styles and variety, which was highly appreciated.
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My thoughts on the fashion
It’s fascinating to read about some of the history of plus size fashion. Such as the term “plus size” first being used in the 1920’s by Lane Bryant.
I liked seeing what was considered fashionable in the past decades. As with everything I thought some styles were a hit while others were a miss.
What was your favorite decade for fashion? I wish they would of had mini skirts and gogo boots. That could have either been really awesome or incredibly bad. Now we shall never know.
It would have been really smart to have shown the model representing the 90s in the trenchcoat to have a chic suit, or classy day dress under it. Something that would command the attention they completely deserve.
Let’s think about this for a minute
Do you have (or had) a favorite outfit that resembled one of these styles? For myself personally, my first “plus size” article of clothing was an empire waisted top I bought from Penningtons in 2007. It was black with sheer long sleeves and a outlined flower print.
When I entered that store it was like a weight had been lifted off me. The store was welcoming and comfortable. The store staff were incredibly friendly and helpful which just added to my experience.
Be mindful, there is a difference between clothes being made in “plus sizes” and clothes that were made for “plus size bodies”.
What do you think about these fashion trends? Would you wear any of them now? Which one was your favorite/least favorite? Let me know what you think down in the comments below.
Till next time,