Back in June, we wrote about Melissa McCarthy‘s new plus-sized fashion line Pearl, inspired by her personal search for a gown to wear to the Oscars. More recently, a reader, Patti from Ohio, read the story and decided to get in touch.
“I peruse many plus-size women’s lines and while there are many nice clothes available, there’s almost always something that leads me to believe a plus-size woman did NOT design certain items,” she told us. “SOOO many times I’ve found the most adorable item, but it’ll have design flaws: areas of the larger woman’s body that need to be camouflaged or downplayed, and areas that can be enhanced or better-displayed.”
Patti went on to tell us that she frequently has to do her own alterations to give the clothing the fit she’s looking for.
“I can take ANY mediocre outfit and make adjustments that will make other women want to wear it. Unfortunately not ALL times though because the fabric will be wrong to begin with,” she continued. Love it.
So we asked Patti to share a little more insight about what she thinks the market is looking for.