Understanding Plus Size Fashion Segments

Because fashion and plus size evolve into an identified and (soon-to-be) respected section in fashion, techniques the idiosyncrasies and nuances of fashion itself, as it pertains to plus sizes. Multi-Niche blog

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 their self lost, frustrated, confused, annoyed, or flustered when shopping for a great outfit or piece of clothing. 

So why?

We no longer have “one type” of fashion strategy to the plus size woman- we now have many. Even so, to better understand and sort through the chaos of them all, a budding fashionista must first understand what these more recent segments are and pay attention to the identifiers of these to search smarter, not harder.

Simply no really… WHY?

See, such as the straight- sized market, you will find certain segments within fashion that are grouped together, and for the most part, you really know what should be expected when shopping from that dealer or specific set of retailers. With the development 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 make clear the price discrepancies, size dissimilarities, in relation to the integrity and quality of any retailers’ or designers’ dress. The fashion industry is divided into five sections: haute couture, luxury, modern day, fast fashion, and discount.

* Haute Couture: Associated with “high fashion, very well haute couture is a derivative of french term “high sewing. ” In France, the label “haute couture” is a secured designation. Designers, who attain this elusive and meistens coveted title, produce modified clothing for the planet’s most influential and richest.
* 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. Frequently, these designers interpret clothing from the couture properties, making these fashions quickly accessible.
* Fast Trend: Quickly produced product in a cost efficient manner, delivering “high fashion looking” garments, at the least expensive price possible. Relates to the manner that items from the runway made 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.

Luxurious Plus sizes Designers

Certainly! They do exist! Merchandise 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
3. 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 control, 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 layered, natural fabrics, with uniqueness in feel and wear.