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Full Figured Fashion Week is coming

What if you could go back and tell your 12 year old self, the girl flipping through Vogue wondering, how can I ever fit in that? To be patient, that one day heaven was coming? So many of us flipped through those glossy pages only to be met with a standard not only alien but completely unattainable to most of us. Though we fell in love with fashion, we created a love/hate relationship with our bodies. There is nothing wrong with being a size 2, it just isn't a reality for most people.

 Fashion for a long time was the realm of the sample sized set, it was supposed to be "aspirational". What if you don't aspire to be a size 2, 4, or 6? What if your frame simply would never allow it? Or even be healthy for it?

Full Figured Fashion week changed the high fashion landscape in 2009 and tickets are still hard to come by because of its popularity to this day. It brings together designers, shoppers and the media from all over the world to cover the phenomenon of the curvy figure.

Many people don't even know it exists though, this year it's June 13-16 in New York City the mecca of fashion. Imagine waking up at the Affina hotel and going down into the luxe white and stone lobby, past the smartly dressed staff you're surrounded by luxury on all sides in Manhattan's midtown area. Then off to runways to fashion designers and shows just for the curvy woman, it's a full figured fashionistas' dream, one this blogger has had since 2009. Though I have yet to go, I can't wait until I do, it has been described by those who've attended as "curvy girl heaven". I'm making it my mission to attend next year.

It's where plus size designers from the mega Lane Bryant and Sonsi all the way to the up and comers like my new favorite Savannah Red all showcase their best stuff.  I can't wait to see the new collections the smaller designers come up with but to hold you over until then here are some the choicest pieces from some of the top designers:

Beautiful yellow peplum dress Savanah Red

Pink shift- Savanah Red

Adorable top and shorts Ashley Nell Tipton
Amazing pants! Ashley Nell Tipton

Queen Grace collection Maxi dress done right!
I can't wait to own this piece amazingly well cut!

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