Do not get me wrong, I love the fact that Mark Fast is becoming known for using "Plus Size" models in his runway shows. It makes someone like myself who hasn't fit into a size 0 since birth feel good about themselves, which is hard to achieve after watching a runway show no matter who you are, so I applaud Mark Fast for his efforts.
With that being said, one would think that if you were going to go ahead and use bigger girls in your shows you would do whatever it took to show the audience and the disbelievers that they look just as good, if not better then the skinny
bitches models normally used, so as to promote the use of heavier girls to model the designs in more runway shows so that people like myself that don't fit into sample sizes can watch these shows and want to buy the clothes that these designers are trying to sell (run on sentence I know, but Im trying to make a point here...)
So my point?
Seriously Mark! Im not a designer, nor a runway model, but I know for a FACT that showing undergarment lines is a big NO NO for the runway, (or for anywhere for that matter) but as you can see from the photo above that wasn't even thought about when you put this plus size model in a dress not for a plus size model. duh.
To me, it would have made much more sense, and might have even flattered her figure, if she wore something like this:
Now my point... Well...my point is, there are clothing styles that certain people can't pull off, big or small, it really doesn't matter. You can't expect to fit a plus size model in a "tube dress" and have it look the way you want it to look. So next time you want to advocate the use of bigger girls on the runway (of which I applaud) PLEASE make sure a) the clothes flatter the model so as to accentuate the fuller figure, not make a mockery of it and b) make sure no panty lines are showing!!
Follow these simple yet effective rules and we have ourselves a deal!
Got it? Good.