Model Turned Entrepreneur Reveals Trendy and Stylish Plus-Size Clothing Trends with ABC News

Plus size women’s clothing has gone from mainstream to high fashion. Plus size model Nancy Baum shares with ABC News the top trends and designers who hit the mark when it comes to high fashion for curvy women who demand style without compromise.
By: Cherished Woman
Aug. 3, 2007 - PRLog -- In the past plus size women were given limited options when it came to dressing like their thinner peers.  But thanks to national body image campaigns like the popular Dove Girls and the emergence of plus size celebrities like Nikki Blonsky of Hairspray, Mo’Nique, and American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks, plus size women are embracing their curves.  Their new confidence has created a demand for trendy plus size clothes that has women’s plus size apparel sales soaring to over 76B this year, up from 60B last year.

These numbers have motivated the fashion community to bring plus size women the same styles that their slender sisters wear.  Designers like Calvin Klein, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Michael Kors have all introduced plus size lines.  In addition, plus size specialty designers like Anna Scholz, Abby Z, and Jessica Svoboda have seen a significant increase in their sales as well as exposure in national fashion magazines.  Recently Vogue magazine featured Svoboda jeans, the top selling premium plus size designer jeans that have taken the plus size clothing industry by storm.  Being featured in Vogue demonstrates that the most powerful fashion magazine is taking plus size fashion seriously.   Glamour magazine also routinely features plus size fashions from Abby Z, Svoboda, and other designers who provide stylish and trendy plus size clothing.

ABC News recently sat down with plus size industry expert Nancy Baum to find out the latest trends in plus size designer fashion.  Ms Baum has made the transition from plus size model to successful business owner of, , an online boutique specializing in upscale plus size designer clothing.  She travels the globe in search of the latest styles and top designers that feature cutting edge designs that flatter and enhance curves rather than flatten or hide them.  Next stop for Ms Baum is Milan, Italy for fashion week in September where Europe’s top plus size designers are being featured in this exciting international fashion event.

To hear more about the latest fashion trends and the hottest plus size fashion designers readers may access the full interview at:

About,  , an Internet retailer of trendy plus size clothes, was founded by Nancy Baum, entrepreneur and former plus size model. The online boutique features high-end, designer plus size fashion aimed at bringing out the natural sex appeal of the modern woman, no matter what her dimensions.'s collection of plus size designer clothes includes, Abby Z, Anna Scholz, Darren Trentacosta, Jessica Svoboda, and many more exciting designers lined up for 2007.


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