Understanding Plus Size Fashion Segments

While fashion and plus size evolve into a known and (soon-to-be) respected portion in fashion, techniques the idiosyncrasies and nuances of fashion itself, as it pertains to plus sizes. Levanta BumBum

You see, ten years ago, plus sizes only belonged in one group 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 himself lost, frustrated, confused, annoyed, or flustered when shopping for an excellent outfit or piece of clothing. 

So why?

We no longer have “one type” of fashion approach to the plus size woman- we now 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 pay attention to the identifiers of these to buy smarter, not harder.

Simply no really… WHY?

See, such 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 should be expected when shopping from that dealer or specific set of retailers. With the advancement 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 does indeed to help describe the price discrepancies, size dissimilarities, in relation to the integrity and quality of the retailers’ or designers’ clothing. The fashion industry is divided into five portions: haute couture, luxury, modern day, fast fashion, and discount.

* Haute Couture: Identifiable with “high fashion, very well haute couture is a derivative of french term “high sewing. ” In France, the label “haute couture” is a guarded designation. Designers, who attain this elusive and meistens coveted title, produce custom made clothing for the planet’s most influential and most prosperous.
* 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 consumer.
* Contemporary: This fashion forward segment presents mid range fashions both fashion forwards and quality driven. Quite often, these designers interpret styles from the couture homes, making these fashions quickly accessible.
* Fast Vogue: Quickly produced product in a cost efficient manner, delivering “high fashion looking” garments, at the most affordable price possible. Relates to the manner that items from the runway made predominantly overseas with an extremely efficient turnaround.
2. 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.

High-class Plus sizes Designers

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

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

Happen to be oftentimes carried in either specialty boutiques, specialty office 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.

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