It's not that. It's just that being a plus sizer, I don't think it fair that someone who is a size 12 or 14 (with a beautiful figure to go with it) is seen and described as being "plus-size". I don't think it's fair that I should therefore be "seen" to be excessively plus-size based on a comparison between that size 12 model and me. I'm not talking about youth or looks, or lithe, svelte figures, I'm talking sizes here.
I've questioned clothing suppliers who also make/design/sell plus size clothing yet persistently model those garments on at the very most a size 16 girl. Of course the size 16 and 18 and 20 girls want to see how they would look in garments provided by these suppliers, and they should. But let's look at the whole picture. If you supply garments from size 14 to size 24 for example, then surely on your website as well as your catalogues you would show models wearing your garments in the
whole size range.
Yes? But in the main you don't.
One supplier here in Australia who has always included a range of model sizes is Sybill's of Queensland. They used to be Carousel, and their garments are fantastic. Then there is Big Time Clothing who also use models who equate with the clothing they sell. Big in Black as well - and keep tuned to BIB because I understand they'll be updating their website within the next couple of weeks.
But let me get back to plus-size models, or as I prefer to call them, curvaceous models. Two American girls that I believe represent the young curvaceous size model are Ashley Graham and Marquita Pring.
See if you don't agree - these women are beautiful in their own right. Plus size? Yes. And they're proud of their figures and their ability to shine in the spotlight to highlight plus size clothing.
We should see more models of this calibre and size.