Understanding Plus Size Fashion Segments

Since fashion and plus size evolve into a known and (soon-to-be) respected part in fashion, techniques the idiosyncrasies and nuances of fashion itself, as it pertains to plus sizes. dresses & if you know any major trending for the fashion industry

You see, ten years ago, plus sizes only belonged in one group segment, leaving us trendy fashion enthusiasts 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 very little lost, frustrated, confused, annoyed, or flustered when shopping for a great outfit or piece of clothing. 

For what reason?

We no longer have “one type” of fashion approach to the plus size woman- we certainly have many. Even so, to better understand and sort through the craziness of them all, a budding fashionista must first understand what these more recent segments are and find out the identifiers of these to look smarter, not harder.

Simply no really… WHY?

See, as with the straight- sized market, you will find certain segments within fashion that are grouped together, and for the most part, you really know what to anticipate when shopping from that store or specific set of retailers. With the advancement of Plus sizes Ready-to-Wear Fashion, the same now holds true. For reason of argument, we will group these segments for plus size fashion as straight sized fashion will to help describe the price discrepancies, size distinctions, in relation to the integrity and quality of any retailers’ or designers’ clothing. The fashion industry is divided into five sections: haute couture, luxury, modern-day, fast fashion, and discount.

* Haute Couture: Associated with “high fashion, inch 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 ?fters 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 Luxurious Couture relative to price and exclusivity, but still serves a discerning and well to do customer.
* Contemporary: This fashion forward segment presents mid range fashions both fashion forwards and quality driven. Quite often, these designers interpret trends from the couture properties, making these fashions easily accessible.
* Fast Trend: Quickly produced product in a cost efficient manner, delivering “high fashion looking” garments, at the minimum price possible. Relates to the manner that items from the runway created predominantly overseas with an extremely efficient turnaround.
3. 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.

Extravagance Plus sizes Designers

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

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

Will 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.

Contemporary Plus Size Designers

Mirroring the modern day series represented in Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks, modern-day plus size fashion offers the fashion forward plus sizes woman options tailored to her curves at a moderate price point. These types of designers such as:

2. Amanda Uprichard
* David Meister
* Igigi
3. Jibri
* Melissa Ton
* Monif C.

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