Francesca does not enjoy speaking ill of plus-size clothing vendors or designers. They are so few in number, Francesca feels that they must be pampered and spoiled, lest they pull an Old Navy on us.
Yet sometimes, a plus-size designer commits a fashion crime so heinous, that Francesca cannot simply stand by and watch. Especially when said crime is committed by a designer who, in her personal manner and bold vision is normally likeable, if not quite exactly superfantastic, we must save her from degenerating hopelessly into fashion Hades.*
For the “Honey. No.” category, I present two selections from Monif C’s new items!
But . . . what in the name of all that is good and holy is this?
When did Francesca fall asleep and wake up on a planet where plus-size designers make clothing that is the stereotypical ugly, shapeless clothing that skinny designers think that plus-size women should wear?
Whose brilliant idea was it to pair that . . . that trippin-with-the-Bradys fabric thing with boots that have fur exploding over the top?
Dear Monif, the words “kaleidoscope of patterns and hues,” “bell sleeves” and “knee-length” should never appear together. Never, ever.
Honey. No. No. Just. No.
* What this sentence was supposed to say is:
“Especially when said crime is committed by a designer who, in her personal manner and bold vision is normally likeable — though Francesca does not find the clothes themselves to be quite exactly superfantastic — we must save her from degenerating hopelessly into fashion Hades.”
Francesca has nothing personal against the Monif. In fact, Francesca would love to take the Monif out for coffee or lunch. And Francesca appreciates the boldness of her approach. I simply do not think that, in practice, her designs are usually flattering for most Big Girls (though as I said, some of them are great) — and I stand by my opinion that the fabrics above, in those styles, are not attractive. If you are a fan, or have enough boldness yourself to carry off these designs, then Francesca says: more power to you.
Francesca says: Forming your own opinion is superfantastic.