Fashion: Ends at size 12

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I read this article a little while ago, so I am certain this won’t be “breaking news” for most of you. Never the less, it has hit a cord with me personally. I am not a Tim Gunn fan, until now. Not because I disliked him in anyways, but because I gave him none of my spare time. Here’s a news flash for you, I don’t watch Project Runway nor do I watch his show “Guide to Style” on Bravo. Is that weird, that I don’t watch these two uber poplar fashion-dedicated shows? I do however know Time Gunn as the voice of Baileywick in Sofia the First, and think he does a smashing job. *spoken like a true mother*

While reading the article on Huffington Post, I felt myself wanting to burst out a “HELL YEAH”. Finally! Someone has said it, someone with a voice in the fashion world, who might actually be able to make ┬ásome movement on the subject. Mr. Gunn, thank you. Thank you for standing up for curvy woman everywhere.

When I’m working in the real world with real women and we’re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size 12,” Gunn told The Huffington Post. “How ridiculous is that?

Now hear me out, I know Tim is not the first one to bring this issue to light, nor will he be the last, but he is someone that can make waves with his words, and for this reason I am excited. Excited for what is ahead in the fashion world for woman with a double digit waistline . This means far more than just a fabulous fitting pair of jeans, or a smooth curvy silhouette lovelies. I see this more as a step towards woman beginning to accept and love the skin they are in. Rather than hide or curse the curves they were given, they will look at them as an asset.

What do you think? Do you agree with Tim; does style after size 12 go downhill?


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  1. Yay! I also like Tim from Sofia the First! This just makes me like him a bit more. He is right on the mark about this. I have been in the size 16-20 range for most of my life, add in being tall and there are no options! Don’t even get me started on the nightmare it was to find maternity clothing. It added to my being depressed during pregnancy and in dealing with my body after having my baby. Ugh! Some days I so wish I could go into a store and find a beautiful dress, or skirt and shirt that will make me look stunning and not like a giant shapeless box. I’ll go into the big name plus size stores and even they are useless because again everything is shapeless. I have boobs, hips, and a butt! I’d like to be able to accentuate them in a classy way, and not a frumpy way. My husband the other day commented on how he’d love to see me with more of a “pinup” look, I agreed but told him its really not an option in my size, though I have the measurement to make that look work well.

    Can someone please start designing budget friendly, lovely clothing for the “plus size” market? I’d also love to see it in maternity. Can someone just give me a makeover?

  2. Good for Tim! I don’t watch those shows either but of course I know who Tim Gunn is. Given that the average U.S. size is 14 you would think the designers would design for ‘real women’. 72% of U.S. women wear a size 12 or higher. They are missing a huge market of curvy women who would like to wear stylish clothes!

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