Stylist extraordinaire, Annabel Tollman shares with Telegraph.co.uk her thoughts on the current curvy trend in fashion and why she is excited about the announcement of Marc Jacob's plus sized line. Annabel writes:
I’m a UK size 12/14 and wear a 32F bra, sharing similar measurements with model Crystal Renn, who has become the recent poster girl of plus size. I have a reputation for embracing a certain old-Hollywood volupté both personally and professionally: as a stylist in New York, I dress a number of celebrities with dangerous curves, such as actresses Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson – and I know that it’s infinitely more difficult.I have found, to my surprise, that Dolce & Gabbana make pieces up to a UK 16 and Chanel go up to a French 50, which is a UK 22. There are, of course, special plus-size ranges, but they tend to be rather formal and mother-of-the-bride-ish, so it requires determination and wily shopping to look au courant and young. Which is why Botticellian beauties all over the world are overjoyed by reports, via Twitter, that Marc Jacobs is starting a plus-size line: “Listen, we are in the very beginning stages of talking to a partner about plus sizes,” Robert Duffy, Jacobs’s business partner tweeted this week.
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