I’ve come across lots of different ways to describe plus-size on my journey. Curvy, bootylicious, rounded, womanly. My favourite? Well ... I trust the Chinese to tell it like it is.
I've spent quite some time searching for a mannequin to shoot my clothes on. It has to be facing forward, hands by its side and not chucking a pose. That’s not easy to find. Most mannequins have exaggerated skinny arms with one leg forward. If I shoot my clothes on these mannequins then I etch out the clothes, they are going to look very strange indeed. VERY. STRANGE. INDEED. I kept searching the words “plus mannequin” into a wholesale website with mostly Chinese suppliers but I wasn’t having much luck. Until I realised they don’t call these mannequins plus-size … they just call them fat.
Nice. I guess they just don't have that much call for plus-size so they’ve never had to develop “softer” terms for describing it. China, I kinda like your honesty.