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Plus-size lingerie a big hit

Akilah Rock moved with grace along the catwalk. (Pictures by Sandy Pitt.) Samantha Grannum, a former Ms Big and Beautiful, excited the crowd when she appeared. Julia Mapp looked elegant in her ingerie.

Sat, June 08, 2013 - 12:02 AM

PLUS-SIZED WOMEN can dress as sexy as other women, and look just as beautiful, if not more so.

And that’s the purpose behind a number of plus-size modelling shows, said Alicia Clarke, the most recent of which was held last Saturday at the Sunset Lounge in Christ Church.

She explained that the aim of the show is not only to show plus-size women that they can feel sexy and confident in lingerie, but also make them aware of where to shop for these items and more.

“Lots of plus-size women don’t know where to get lingerie or find clothing, so we go to plus-size clothing stores and ask to showcase some of their clothing.”

Clarke who manages Curvy Revolution Plus Size Agency said the show was done along with Michael Allamby from Material Things.

“Mr Michael Allamby approached me about doing a show and I’ve never seen a plus-size lingerie show done in Barbados, so we decided it would be a good idea.”

Clarke said the shows would be done at the end of each month where they would showcase not only lingerie but bridal, casual and elegantly casual clothing, among others.

The show was hosted by Lady NV and featured pieces from a number of boutiques. In addition to the showcases with models, people were also entertained by Evablaze, Mariposa Reina and Troy Arthur.

She added that since the lingerie show, lots of people have been asking her where they can purchase some of the pieces.

As for people who have negative words to say about women this size modelling, Clarke said everyone has their own opinion. They have received lots of feedback, she said, and she believes the show has really helped her models.

“It has helped them a lot; it has built their self-esteem because before, they would think they’re not beautiful because they’re fat, but since the show, lots of my models have been more confident.”

Although the models may be big, Clarke said, she keeps them at their best – even when they don’t have shows,

“Every Sunday we have rehearsals. I try to keep them fit and healthy because they must be prepared at all times.”

In addition to their monthly shows, Clarke added that her models will also be at Queen’s Park June 16 where they will be modelling and showcasing clothing from designer boutiques. (DG)

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Posted by Orson Arthur 1 year, 4 months ago
All I am going to say is my. My.

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Posted by Mr Psychotic 1 year, 4 months ago
We usually say that it takes a big man to do certain this regard, it takes a big woman to do this kind of modelling.

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Posted by cold winter 1 year, 4 months ago
Bajan men have always loved plus-sized women. has it changed over the years, (Carl Harper let me hear from you)

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Posted by BIG SKY 1 year, 4 months ago
These woman are proud and I will say God has made everyone different in color,shape,size and every thing else.Even identical twins are different.What I am trying to say, is that it is this unique blend that draws us closer to each other.

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 4 months ago

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