Looking at Tim Gunn makes me smile. The "make it work" design mentor from Project Runway always has such a great goofy-looking grin on his face, I just can't help it. Off the runway, Gunn's speaking up for plus-size women in a new interview with Marie Claire, saying that when it comes to shopping, they deserve better options:
"Have you seen most of the plus-size sections out there? It's horrifying," said Gunn. "Whoever's designing for plus-size doesn't get it. The entire garment needs to be reconceived. You can't just take a size 8 and make it larger."
Tim's right. When bigger girls head to the mall, they are pretty much limited to two mainstream stores: Torrid and Lane Bryant. Two stores. I don't know about you, but I can't imagine any fashionable "normal" sized girl being confined to two stores and being OK with it.
From a girl who's been there, trust me -- it really stinks.