The fashion industry has always been well known for its skinny models and it has somewhat of a bad reputation for this. Many people and organizations in the past have complained about this due to the negative effect it has on young people growing up. These young people believe they must adhere to this very strict and defined body shape in order to fit in and be normal.
However, finally in 2016 we are starting to see a big change within the fashion scene when it comes to size and shape.
Where it has always been seen as best to be as skinny as possible, the curvy figure is now starting to become popular within mainstream fashion.
Plus size models such as Tess Holliday are speaking up for the fuller figure and they are starting to become heard. For example, Vogue recently posted an article written by Tess Holliday and dedicated to plus size fashion and why it should be accepted within the fashion industry. You can read the full article here.
It is really thanks to these well-known and confident plus size models and bloggers that the curvy figure is not only being taken notice of but is now actually becoming trendy.
As a result, we are seeing more and more curvy models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and also on popular clothing websites such as ASOS and Forever21.
To the average person this may not seem like a big deal, but to anyone that knows anything about the fashion industry this is a massive step. It is the sign of a big change and really shows that in the coming months and years the entire fashion scene is likely to change dramatically with plus size models becoming more and more accepted.
Already as a result of this you can see that more plus size bloggers are starting to make themselves heard online and on social media as well as many new curvy fashion blogs like this one popping up.
This is great for the fashion arena because it is bringing more diversity into fashion, it is of course great for plus size and curvy people and more importantly it is great for society. The reason is that this acceptance of the fuller figure is starting to reduce the pressure put on young people to conform to a particular body shape and size. It is showing that regardless of your shape you can be involved in fashion and you can be accepted for who you are.
There is also a wider message here about acceptance in general – traditionally lack of acceptance has caused all sorts of problems in every area of life and this change in the fashion sector has really shown that change can happen, people can accept each other and we can all get on together as one rather than having separate goals.
This change has definitely revitalized the fashion scene and there is going to be some really good things to come as a result – it is likely that we will see more diversity coming into fashion in terms of the styles of clothing available, the different models that are involved, more bloggers, more influencers and just more distribution lines when it comes to every aspect of fashion – and this simply cannot be a bad thing.