The growing fashion community
#PlusSizeWomen often find it difficult to adapt a new trend or try out new styles for they feel that they might not look good when trying something ‘different’. This is not always because of their person sense of complexity but also because of the society that sometimes is par excellent at ‘body shaming’. One of Japan’s leading fashion magazines which is encouraging #PlusSizedCurvyWomen to join the Japanese fashion community is La Farfa. This is the first magazine which has been especially created for #PlusSizeWomen. The magazine not only features useful styling tips, but also provides a list of the shops that accommodate a large range of fashion forward clothes and accessories.
Creating a positive change
La Farfa is even more inspirational because it showcases outfits that do not hide the body, instead highlights the curves in the right way. Instead of using the term ‘debu’ which is often considered offensive the magazine is trying make ‘marshmallow girls’ a trending term. Although, a few people have critiqued the term and has complained that ‘marshmallow’ is a sugary food and thus encourages unhealthy lifestyle. This did not stop the magazine from encouraging the use of the term, and has primarily3 gained a positive reaction from people across the world.
The J fashion community for #PlusSizeWomen is evolving at a massive rate and few brands have introduced clothing lines especially dedicated for the plus size women, one of them being Plumprino. These fashion magazines are making waves, and helping women find a voice. Just a term and a few magazines cannot alone change people mentality about body image issues. Photo spreads featuring curvaceous women wearing a new and trending Japanese fashion will definitely encourage a lot of women to try out new styles.