It’s important for me to share and support the efforts and designs of up and coming creatives especially when they support the plus size fashion industry. Kaela Kay is just one of the many designers producing high quality garments for you and I, the plus sized fashionista.
In order to be considered truly equal to mainstream fashion designs and productions, money has to be spent.
That’s the cold hard truth. Money goes a long way with designs, fabrics and presentation; everything that straight sized fashion doesn’t think twice about.
Although the many efforts to bridge the gap between fashion and plus sizes have been good it’s not enough– not enough to be considered equal by any means.
Designers, companies and investors alike need to support plus size fashion just as they support straight size fashion; with the same money, glitz, glam and options.
We as a consumer community are so deprived of options that we crash websites, buying out everything when something is offered to us. Remember the whole Target / Lilly Pulitzer collab? To me the collaboration was cute but I wasn’t going to fall over backwards with joy and applaud Target or Lilly for the 10 items they had online only for plus sizes.
But it sold. It sold very well. So just imagine if major fashion houses actually catered to us on a regular basis?
It will sell. It always sells. I know it will. You know how I know? Fat people like to spend money too! Novel idea, right.
Plus size consumers are just as responsible in forging this movement for fashion equality.
We need to buy.
We complain of limited options, or poorly made garments but when quality comes around and it usually does at a higher price tag all of a sudden it’s considered crazy or “who do they think they are asking for all this money?!”
Believe me I understand not having the money to buy designer duds on the regular. I don’t have it like that by any means but I am willing to pay for quality made pieces when I can.
The fast fashions of Forever 21, WetSeal, and Charlotte Russe have their place in our closets but it shouldn’t be our only options. I want Valentino, Chanel, Kate Spade and honestly I just want to be able to go on ASOS and buy those stinking cute dresses that they seem to have plenty of but just happen to stop at a size 14. I’m just saying, it would be nice.
Photos by Amanda Lenhardt Photography
Peplum Top / Belt ::: ASOS (old)
Skirt ::: Kaela Kay c/o (SAVE 10% with KKMCL10)
Shoes ::: ShoeDazzle (old)
Clutch ::: Ross (old)