Sunday, 22 December 2013 11:00
Dress-Making for the Voluptuous Plus-Size WomanWritten by d'Italia
The voluptuous plus-size woman has an increasingly more common place in not only today’s Australia, but today’s world at large. The increased manufacture of large-size dresses that are specially tailored to fit these voluptuous women is still something of a problem, and it’s not always clear why, but the one thing that is certain is that it’s high time that designers and boutiques start to bring more well-fitting options to this growing market need.
And yet “market” may not quite be the right term here, as it implies the need is something more number-oriented than human-oriented. The problem with such low dress-making efforts isn’t just an issue of meeting a fiscal demand, but for improving the image and lives of this increasingly large number of women in need of well-fitting plus-size dresses. According to an article in the New York Times – and a somewhat abrasive but insightful response – many clothiers see making plus-size clothing as a strangely difficult task, though many speculate that’s not the real problem at hand. Maybe developing the perfect dress for this specific size and shape of woman isn’t the same as doing so for “straight-size” women, but it certainly deserves more attention, and d’Italia is doing just that. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne
Published in Fashion Tips