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  • Plus Size Labels; Who Needs Them?

    Published Oct 30 2019 in diane kennedy, fashion industry, plus size, plus size fit expert, Size

    We can spend our whole life avoiding labels, or living up to them and proving them wrong. When it comes to your clothing are they really that important? Many articles have been written about the use of the term "plus size". The feeling is that it is an outdated and marginalized term that tries to put larger women into a less exciting and frumpy box with dark colours and God forbid; horizontal stripes. The plus-size clothing industry has come such a long way and smart consumers expect the same quality and attention to fit and detail as anyone else. Why wouldn't we?

    Models wearing Diane Kennedy clothing

    Size Is Just a Number

    Both the models above are wearing the exact same size, but their bodies are different. Does it matter? What if we just forgot about that label. Let's concentrate on clothing companies that spend the time and effort making sure that what they make really fits properly and makes you feel fabulous. Plus is not a size but it's a definition of clothing sizes and that's really all it needs to be. In the clothing industry, garments are grouped into different sizing clusters like Missy, Petite, and Tall. Plus is just another range of numbers that literally corresponds to a group of sizes.

    "Fit, quality, comfort and feeling great in what you're wearing are way more important than the size on the label." ~ Diane Kennedy

    Designer Diane Kennedy's message is "Happiness is not size specific"
    The Illusion Tunic is coming back soon in colour Reign (above) and also Black and Teal

    Break The Rules!

    Fashion rules are made to be stretched and broken according to what rocks your world. Labels that we despise will always be around and one of the best things we can do is ignore them. It's best to not get hung up on the terminology. We aren't saying that a world where a size is just a number and a size 2 and a size 20 is marketed and sold exactly the same wouldn't be a wonderful dream. Until that happens the term "plus" can mean "more".

    Diane Kennedy models wearing the Jink Jumpsuit

    More Awesome! More Joy! More Love! More clothes, please!

    XOX Barb

  • Size vs Fit - What's the Difference?

    Published Aug 15 2019 in #style over 40, #style over 50, body confidence, body positive, Garment fit, Size, Size and fit, Size vs Fit, Unique

    Let's talk about the difference between size and fit

    As we know, women come in unique shapes and fit different sizes. Acknowledging and owning that we are different is a good thing! Clothing companies are often criticized for not showing 'real women' showing their clothing. Understandably, we would all love to be able to see clothing featured on a body that is exactly like our own. Wouldn't that make things so easy? Take a look at the women around you right now. Every single one of them is a different size, shape, height, and proportion. It is truly impossible to show every body type without creating an entire encyclopedia of women's bodies and featuring how a  garment fits on every single one. Let's simply move on, shall we?

    Look At The Woman In The Mirror 

    Society can be damaging to a woman's self-esteem regarding her body image. There's a lot we can do to change this! Meet the woman in the mirror with a smile. Tell her she looks beautiful, adorable, cute, sexy, and amazing! At the end of the day, when it's just you in front of the mirror, you make a choice about the words you choose to describe yourself. Be kind to yourself and give some words of encouragement and love to that amazing creature looking back at you. It's time to think about your clothing size like you think about your shoe size - it is just a number that corresponds to the length of your feet. It doesn't define your self-worth.

    All About The Fit

    When you put on your clothes and they fit right, you know it. They feel good. It's not just about going over your body or being able to do up a zipper or a button. It's about pants and sleeves that are the correct length. It's about armholes that don't gap and the way a garment flows over your body. It's about finding the right  pant leg that really fits and flatters your body and makes your legs look amazing! When your clothes fit properly you look and feel like you can take on the world. Most of all it's not about waiting until you're the size you want to be, it's about looking and feeling your best right now! Give yourself that gift!

    Warm Regards,

    Barb

  • Size Means Nothing, Fit Means Everything

    Published Apr 18 2019 in body positive, body shape, confidence, Everywoman, Made in Canada, Proper fit, Size, Size vs Fit, Unique

    Let's talk about the difference between size and fit

    It's time to realize that women, all of us, come in unique shapes and fit different sizes. We are all different and that's a good thing. Clothing companies are often criticized for not showing "real women" modeling their clothing. Understandably we would all love to be able to see clothing we are interested in on a body exactly like ours. Wouldn't that make things so easy?? Take a look at the women around you right now. Every single one of them is a different size, shape, height, and proportion. It's truly impossible to show every body type without creating an entire encyclopedia of women's bodies and show how a garment fits on every single one. Let's move on, shall we?

    The Woman In The Mirror

    Society needs no help when it comes to damaging women's self-esteem regarding body image. There's a lot we can do to change this! Meet the woman in the mirror with a smile. Tell her she looks beautiful, adorable, cute, sexy, and amazing! At the end of the day when it's just you and the mirror, a choice is made about the words used to describe ourselves, to ourselves. Cut yourself some slack and give some words of encouragement and love to that amazing creature looking back at you. It's time to think about your clothing size as you think about your shoe size. It's just a number that corresponds to the length of your feet. Why not?

      All About The Fit

    When you put on your clothes and they fit right, you know it. It's not just about having it go over your body or being able to do up a zipper or a button. It's about pants and sleeves that are the correct length. It's about armholes that don't gap and the way a garment flows over your body. It's about finding the right width of the pant leg that really fits and flatters your body and makes your legs look amazing! When your clothes fit properly you look and feel like you can take on the world. Most of all it's not about waiting until you're the size you want to be, it's about looking and feeling your best Right Now! Give yourself that gift!

    Warm Regards,

    Barb