Meet the Woman Who's Helping Change the Face of Plus-Size Fashion
Say hello to Tricia Campbell. She's a commercial model and former fashion designer, and she's even done stand-in work for Oprah (yes, Oprah!). But most notably, she's a plus-size fit model, and she's going to change the way her fellow full-figured women look and feel in their clothes.
Much like her straight-size counterparts, Tricia knows that the fit of designer samples largely affects how the garments inevitably fit real women. Thanks to a design background (not to mention a naturally balanced proportion of 10 inches between her waist and hips), Tricia is the perfect advocate for plus-size women everywhere, and she's standing on the front line of the quickly evolving industry: "My experience makes me very unique — I could definitely let designers know, 'Maybe a vertical, bold stripe won't look very nice on a plus-size woman. Let's do like a thinner stripe.' Designers could put mostly anything on a straight-size model, and it's kind of OK, but not everything works on us. You kinda have to know what works on a full-figure body type." And boy does she know what works. So we spoke to Tricia, and now we're sharing her insider secrets, so you can reap the benefits of her modeling experience (sadly, minus the relationship with Oprah).
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