Its Tops Thursday! I'll be highlighting some of my fav spring trends for this year and sharing some great examples of these trends available in retail and in extended sizes! For anyone who does not know me, I suppose by now I should introduce myself. I am a plus size woman, a mother and wife, and a student in Fashion Design and Merchandising. I'm in my junior year and plan to go on to open a plus size boutique which will eventually sell my own label. It has frustrated and saddened me for years, the way the fashion industry largely ignores and stigmatizes the plus size community. Over half of women in America today wear a size 14 or higher and we deserve to be offered up the same choices given to anyone who wears a "normal" size. With that said, my aim with this blog is to bring more attention to the opportunities for a plus size market, as well as to aid any of my fellow fashionistas out there looking for cute on trend clothing and having a difficult time finding it. I want to use my knowledge and experience I have gained while attending school to open doors and broaden horizons. Its not ever just about the clothing, it is about how we feel, think, and view ourselves. How wearing something beautiful can externalize your own inner personality.
Now - into the topic of the day: tops. I've shown a few of this spring's trends, the lace trend for example, I'm completely in love with and am bringing back today. One of my favorite things in fashion is combining tends. Today's tops combine trends and color, creating fashionable garments. Vests, fringe, peplums and roses, are all trends we've seen on the runways for Spring 2013.
My final pick for tops combines lace and peplum.