The New Trend of 2010

January 11, 2010

So we are well and truly in the New Year. With everyone back at work and all the excitement of the New Year well and truly behind us, many people are starting to ask the same question- just what is going to be big in 2010? Well amongst many of the trends emerging from the fashion world it seems that one of the biggest trends is the use of plus size models.

OK I know what you are thinking- haven’t we been here before? Doesn’t it seem like every year someone comes forward and proclaims that the particular year in question will be the year of the plus sized model? Don’t they always say this and then once the novelty has worn off all magazines and fashion houses revert back to hiring size zero models? Well if Mr Lagerfeld himself can do a u turn on the issue of plus sized models then surely there is hope that in fact 2010 is the year for the plus sized woman!

V Magazine has decided to publish a Size issue for the month of January in replace of the normal monthly issue. The issue will feature several curvaceous women modelling a multitude of outfits and designs. What’s more the voluptuous models will not be wearing baggy, loose fitting clothes. Rather they will be wearing exactly the same types of outfits we would expect any standard model to wear, so look out for swimwear, bra tops and low rise jeans, highlighting that plus size fashion does not have to be dull and boring. But what is even more incredible is the fact Karl Lagerfeld has actually played a role in the production of this special edition of V Magazine. Mr Lagerfeld oversaw a photo shoot of burlesque dancer and plus size woman Dirty Martini, in a range of revealing outfits at Coco Chanel’s house for the Size issue. What is astonishing about this is that just a few months ago Karl famously said that “No one wants to see curvy women. You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.”

So it seems that Karl Lagarfeld has had a change of heart when it comes to plus size women, so if he can give his seal of approval to use of plus sized women within the media then surely it is more possible that 2010 has the potential to be the year of the plus sized woman!

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