Just took a look at Queen Latifah's collection of women's wear available on HSN on Good Morning America.
Hmmm.... How do I say this?
The Queen Collection is nice. As a matter of fact, it's quite wearable. There are trendy jumpsuits, capes, sleek, black wrap dresses in jersey knits, sparkly T-shirts in easy to match nudes. The collection comes in sizes 2 to 24. I'd wear all of them.
The only problem is, this isn't different from what we've been seeing in department stores, catalogs - my fave is Newport News - and big box specialty stores for quite some time. Which leads me to a thought I've been stewing about, for a minute. THERE ARE CLOTHES FOR PLUS SIZED WOMEN IN THE STORES... I know i'm gonna take a lot of heat for it, but the pieces are for sale, it's up to fashionistas to find what works for them.
Now I'm not saying that it's easy. But really it's not easy for any women to find looks that work. The key is knowing your body, knowing your style and being willing to take chances. (And making stretchy jersey knits your friend.)
So here is my challenge to women this fall. Whether you are a size 2 or a 22, go outside the box. Buy clothes that will make you feel good. Don't wait for the fashion industry to tell you are beautiful - or your friends for that matter. You don't need another celebrity to tell you they have the look for you. Because, darling they don't. Believe you are fabulous. Pick a hot color and a hotter, flattering style and and work it. I do agree with Queen when she says her collection is for all women.
And you ladies - who the "industry" may consider plus-sized - tell us what you like to wear and where you shop.
No nasty comments please, from meanies who have issues with plus-sized folk. We are trying to keep this positive.