Monday, August 23, 2004
Fashion Forward: Full-Figure Fashions
Bold colors, low rise jeans, printed shirts are all the rage ths season. But what happens when the style doesn't come in your size? No need to worry. Tonight, Shireen Sandoval takes us on a Fashion Forward for the full figured woman.
(WSVN) -- In magazines and on TV, it seems pencil thin is always in; making it difficult for curvier females to flaunt the latest runway styles. But now there is a new trend: Stores and designers that specialize in fashionable clothes for plus sized women.
This season you can be chic no matter your shape.
Rina Abromovitz from Rina Boutique: "I feel gorgous, I feel wonderful, I feel sexy, I feel beautiful, I am."
At Rina Boutique in Aventura, the days of curvy women dressing like their grandmothers are over!
Here the goal is for plus sized women to feel perfect in the poshest of styles.
Rina: "They are looking to be in fashion, to look good, to feel good."
Rina says to feel sexy in the sassiest of styles, cover your shoulders or minimize your waist line with a sash.
Any trend you see in the magazines, you can find here.From peasant shirts... To cargo jeans...To logo t-shirts. Sizes start at 16 and all of the cuts flatter a fuller figure.
Rina: "So we have some lines that are for the more petite on top, so we have shorter tops and different bottoms."
At Catherine's Plus Sizes, color is in. The plus sized store is teaming up with clothing designer to the stars, Bob Mackie to make sure catchy colors aren't just for those on the catwalk.
Fashion designer Bob Mackie: "We just have the most beautiful pastels. The most beautiful pinks and aquas and organge, coral oranges, it makes you smile when you see somebody all dressed up."
The other good news?
You don't have to get skimpy to look sexy. This season it's trendy to do dressy by simply adding a little something extra to a casual outfit.
Bob Mackie: "You can wear the same little pants and jacket with a more tailored blouse during the day, and all you do is change to a little sweater or blouse that has a few little sequins on it for night."
At Rina, size doesn't matter -- at this store, sizes that normally run from 16 to 24 are numbered from 1 to 6 -- so every woman can feel petite.
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Catherine's Plus Sizes