The Gossip’s Beth Ditto’s Plus-Size Fashion Line

Singer/songwriter/sometime model and all-the-time badass, Beth Ditto has just released her second collection of clothing for plus-sized people and it’s breaking all the rules regarding how larger women “should” dress. The idea of wearing “flattering” or minimizing shapes and colors was far from her mission. Ditto tells R29, “I think it’s really cool to… really draw attention to yourself; I want to create big shapes, meant for big bodies, that aren’t about hiding or slimming or smoothing.” Further, Ditto says that the problematic term “plus-size” itself needs to be addressed—but only after designers and brands extend their sizing to include items for larger bodies. Read more on Refinery29.