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64.7% Of Adults in Lancashire Are Now Classed As Obese

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Health experts today admitted that tough action is needed to tackle Lancashire’s burgeoning weight problems. According to an article in the Lancashire evening post talks about the fact that figures from Public Health England shows that 64.7 per cent of adults in Lancashire are now classed as overweight or obese. In Preston the figure is 56.2 per cent, in South ... Read More »

Stratford Plus Size Runner Nominated For Blogging Award

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An article in the Newham Recorder by Kay Atwel talks about a size 18 woman who set up a blog to document her running experiences to inspire others in the same position has been nominated for a bloggers award. Julie Creffield began the blog, Fat Girls Guide to Running, in 2012 as she was training for the London Marathon. It began ... Read More »

Mango Plus Size Range Causes Controversy !!

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We talked last month about the fact that Mango were launching a new plus size range called Voileta – however it has caused a controversy as the range starts at a size 12!! An article in the Daily Mail Online by Martha De Lacey states that Spanish clothing giant Mango has come under fire from shoppers in the wake of launching ... Read More »

Plus Size Model Gemma da Silva Fights For ‘Normal’ Women

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According to an article by Chris Jones in the Manchester Evening News a model is leading the fight for ‘normal-sized’ women to be the face of ladies fashion. For years glossy magazines have been plastered with so-called size-zero models – but Gemma da Silva, from Middleton, is bidding to change that. She said attitudes to plus-sized women, a tag which refers to models ... Read More »

Models Of All Shapes Promote Debenhams Flagship Store

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After three years of working on promoting the Plus Size market starting with the trial of plus size mannequins they have now gone the full mile as they have taken one step further by promoting the official reopening of the Oxford Street store following a £25 million refurbishment by using models of all shapes and sizes . Sporting designs by ... Read More »

UK Retailer Boohoo Launches Plus Size Collection

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The all-new boohoo plus range brings you ultra-flattering, fashion-forward pieces for UK sizes 16 to 24. The range is an enviable edit of dresses, skirts, tops, leggings and much more! Shop the seriously stylish collection and say yes to a svelte silhouette… it’s full-on fashion for a fuller figure! Here are some of the items available  Boohoo is the global ... Read More »

Retailer Mango Launching New Plus Size Range

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Another high street retailer, Spanish fashion retailer Mango, has decided that they are missing on a lucrative revenue stream that being for stylish plus-size garments. They are therefore set to debut a massive new plus-size line, Violeta by Mango, early next year. The “youthful fashion collection” will be available in sizes 12 to 24 and will launch online in the ... Read More »

Why Are Women Always Unhappy About Their Bodies

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In my youth nobody actually worried about body image but due to the media the issues now start very early in life. Here is an article in the  by  Khai Yasin which I think is worth reading WOMEN are always griping about their bodies. My arms are too big. I am bow-legged. I am too short. My skin is a shade ... Read More »

Show Off Your Curves In A Bodycon Dress By Gemma Collins

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According to an article by Sarah Bull in the Daily Mail Online it appears that TOWIE’s Gemma Collins is one of our favourite ladies from the reality show has won the Best Designer for her Gemma Collins Collection, and looked more than a little delighted as she took to the stage to collect the prize from Jeff Brazier. Her pursuit of ... Read More »

Was Nigella Happier As A Size 16??

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An article by Laura Mitchell in The Express says that fuller figured women are happier with their appearance than slimmer ladies, researcher found. A STUDY of 2,000 women revealed that 74 per cent of size 16 ladies are happy with their appearance, compared to just 42 per cent of size six. Over half of women with slimmer figures said they ... Read More »

Plus Size Chic Models Sought

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An article in New Zealand’s Life & Style, by Neil Reid talks about the fact that Kiwi modelling hopefuls strutted their stuff yesterday in the first leg of a global talent search. More than 40 women – all sizes from 14-18 and aged between 18 and 35 – auditioned for representatives from Australia-based high-end, plus-size fashion retailer City Chic at the ... Read More »

Britain’s Top Designers Failing To Cater For Larger Ladies

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An article by Ian Mitchelmore on Click Manchester talks about the fact that although population is getting larger and now ‘Big is Beautiful’ that Britain’s top designers are still failing to cater for larger ladies. This was the verdict of Alice Jacob, founder of Chorlton-based plus size boutique Lady Bountiful which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. She said: “Two decades have passed ... Read More »

Size Matters For Male Models

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An article in The Sydney Morning Herald by Flora Grant talks about the fact that the plus-size industry is growing and is now expanding to menswear. There is very little in common between James Aitken and the wafer-thin girls on America’s Next Top Model. At 183 centimetres tall and with a 110-centimetre waist, he is an extra large size in ... Read More »

Aussie Plus-Size Clothes Retailer Taking Shape Set To Enter UK

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It appears thankfully at long last retailers are becoming aware of how important the plus size market is to their profits and we are t see new retailers introduced to the United Kingdom! An article www.thisismoney.co.uk by Vicki Owen talks about the fact that an Australian retailer specialising in ‘fuller figured fashion’ is the latest business set to cash in on Britain’s ... Read More »