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Old 12-10-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lane Bryant October Catalog-Plus-Size Models!!!

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Old 12-10-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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To be honest I don't see any plus size women here. I see average size models...as in size 12-14...that LB has been using for years. When I see a consistent set of size 24-28 models I will call it progress.

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I agree with indy, these are the same models I've seen in LB for years. Yes, they are larger than the usual stick thin models you see in most magazines but they aren't all that big to me. In the industry it seems that they call anything over a size 6 plus size. lol I, too, want to see models 24-28 and then I'll believe they are really plus size.
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These are the same models as always on the website. Am I missing something?
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Nope, not a thing.
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That's right. The usual bunch of size 12s. And LB has put out a whole bunch of catalogs with these same girls, or girls their size.

The old Brylane Lane Bryant catalog that Ned is probably thinking of used size 6s and 8s only, but that's been out of print for a long, long time - a few years in fact.
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Good lord, when will they realise that jodpurs never have been and never will be an acceptable article of clothing!

I also thought these were the same models???
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I don't consider these ladies as "plus size models." Especially when they have had real plus size women on posters in their retail stores. I am referring to women who are dress size #18 to #22.
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Not an inch of belly hang, even, on these pretty ladies.

You're slipping, Nedward.
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I'm posting this in the interest of finding a womens clothing store chain that used plus sized models. Unfortunately while I remember several models in the 16-18 and 20-22 range in the print catalogs the websites show mostly the 12-14s but here goes.

Catherines

http://www.catherines.com/tops/tees/4500c4501/index.cat

Alot of beautiful clothing here. Betty and I went here last weekend to expand her wardrobe and lucked out. They'd just set up the clearance racks and we made out like bandits. Six gorgeous tops for $140.

Fashion Bug

http://www.fashionbug.com/apparel/to...0236/index.pro

A link to the largest model I could find on their site. My best guess is 16 or 18

Making it Big

http://www.makingitbig.com/category/21

Big range of models (no pun intended) from about 16 - 24

Junonia

http://junonia.com/home.htm

Another one where the catalog has larger models in the print catalog than on line. The print catalog models average 18 -20.
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That's right. The usual bunch of size 12s. And LB has put out a whole bunch of catalogs with these same girls, or girls their size.

The old Brylane Lane Bryant catalog that Ned is probably thinking of used size 6s and 8s only, but that's been out of print for a long, long time - a few years in fact.
Those catalogs were really distressing... I'm saying, baby-steps progress here... as I say we went thru quite a process to get 'em to stop sending 'em.
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Hi, all!

I stumbled onto the following website www.biggalslingerie.com & they have larger sized models with not only lingerie, but with club wear as well! Here is a link to one of the pages: http://www.biggalslingerie.com/minidress2.html
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I stumbled onto the following website www.biggalslingerie.com & they have larger sized models with not only lingerie, but with club wear as well! Here is a link to one of the pages: http://www.biggalslingerie.com/minidress2.html
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Those catalogs were really distressing... I'm saying, baby-steps progress here... as I say we went thru quite a process to get 'em to stop sending 'em.
The sad thing is that there are still many catalogues that keep doing the same thing. Jessica London, Roaman's, Silhouettes, etc., all use the non-plus models (or rather, models who are even less plus than the so-called plus-size models, who aren't very plus either).

What happened with the former Lane Bryant Catalog was that the name reverted to ownership by the other Lane Bryant, the store chain. So actually, its demise had nothing to do with customer complaints. That's the way it is in the fashion world -- people think that customer complaints do good, but time and again it's been proven that they don't. And to add insult to injury, that thin-model former-Lane-Bryant catalog is still being published, except that it's now called "Woman Within." And it's still using 6s and 8s only.

There are just some people in the fashion industry, in fact a lot of them, who would rather die than photograph any girl over a size 10. There's a mentality in there that just believes what it wants to believe, thinks it knows better, and won't be persuaded by any customer complaints.

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Those are the same models they always use. The only thing I saw that surprised me is them charing 78 dollars for a tank top from the icon line.

They have nerve!
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What also irks me about Lane Bryant (store), Jessica London & Avenue (which is now integrated into JL) is that the more stylish fashions stop at size 28, and in some cases, stop at 24 & 26 as well. If your store is advertising sizes up to 34W, then damn it, make ALL of your clothes to fit up to that size; not just on select designs!
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This is why my g/f and I are starting an online clothing store.

The problem is we're having trouble finding models to model our clothes for the site. Anyone want to strut their stuff that live in South Western Ontario? We need more 5x to 10x models.
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Torrid has more real plus size models out there

but not pretty models in my opinion
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I also thought these were the same models???

What are jodpurs???
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The problem is we're having trouble finding models to model our clothes for the site. Anyone want to strut their stuff that live in South Western Ontario? We need more 5x to 10x models.
I think you would have a very hard time trying to find supersize models in SW Ontario. I think a lot the girls here are usually no bigger than a 4-5XL, at least from what I've seen in the Ontario fat girl population, and that's pushing it. *shrug* Good luck with your endeavour though!
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I think you would have a very hard time trying to find supersize models in SW Ontario. I think a lot the girls here are usually no bigger than a 4-5XL, at least from what I've seen in the Ontario fat girl population, and that's pushing it. *shrug* Good luck with your endeavour though!
Well, Pennington's had a "fashion show" and about 200 women showed up to it. I think I was the only guy there....
Anyways, suddenly my 3x g/f looked really really skinny as most of the women there were 5x and up.
So there here, they like fashion; Its just very akward to walk up to someone on the street and ask if they want to come back to my house and try on something sexy so I can post the pictures on a website.

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Well, Pennington's had a "fashion show" and about 200 women showed up to it. I think I was the only guy there....
Anyways, suddenly my 3x g/f looked really really skinny as most of the women there were 5x and up.
So there here, they like fashion; Its just very akward to walk up to someone on the street and ask if they want to come back to my house and try on something sexy so I can post the pictures on a website.

Know what I mean?
Oh wow! See, I didn't realize there were quite that many ssbbw in southern Ontario.

Can always try an ad on kijiji, saying you are looking for 5X-plus models for a clothing site. I think that would get you a lot more response.
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Not sure, but I seem to recall reading years ago that a Lane Bryant rep explained at a NAAFA convention that whenever they tried using BBW or SSBBW as models their sales plummetted. I can't really argue with that. They're one of the most mainstream large-size clothing stores, but Dimensions notwithstanding, most mainstream fat women don't like being fat and they want the illusion that their clothes will make them look thinner (not to mention 10 or 20 years younger). It would probably be a minor miracle if Lane Bryant ever consistently used models over size 20 or over age 40, and a major miracle if they used any models over size 30 like me. Maybe in an alternate universe.
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Not sure, but I seem to recall reading years ago that a Lane Bryant rep explained at a NAAFA convention that whenever they tried using BBW or SSBBW as models their sales plummetted.
You hear stories like that a lot, and I never buy any of them. They're total BS - just a convenient excuse to answer the charge. If that were true, where was this supposed attempt at using a BBW model, let alone a SSBBW? People have been following Lane Bryant for ages, and they've never see any such models in their advertising. Nor for any other mainstream retailer either.

Anyway, I found this in my Twitter feed last night (Twitter is a great place to get tweets from all kind of people who try to push size acceptance). It shows a new prom campaign with models who are at least a bit bigger than Lane Bryant's girls:

http://twitter.com/judgmentofparis/status/6717151262

Closest I've seen to BBW models in a while.

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