Beth Ditto is my new favorite person. It’s no secret that I am in favor of adding plus sized clothing and models to the fashion world; something that is typically met with gasps of surprised derision from designers and fashionistas, but apparently Beth Ditto has the power to successfully blend the worlds of full-figure and fashion.
A multi-talented singer, songwriter, model, and designer, Beth Ditto has managed to conquer the dream with finesse.
— Dazed Fashion Team (@Dazed_Fashion) September 18, 2015
According to the Mirror,Beth Ditto first walked the runway in 2010, wearing Jean Paul Gaultier. At that time, Ditto was a size 28. Confidence exudes from her as she struts down the aisle, bringing much needed positive body image to girls and women everywhere.
Beth’s fashion model life was short-lived, however, and in 2013, she became a designer for Evans. The Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Show is her first walk down a runway in quite some time, and most critics are of the opinion that she was magnificent in a deeply low-cut white gown sporting a thigh high slit and carrying an elegant feather boa. Beth Ditto went blonde for the affair, a stark contrast to her usual dark do. Dramatic makeup finished the look.
Bustle calls Beth’s performance “definitely one of the [New York Fashion] week’s most breathtaking moments.”
The following video showcases some of the models, including Beth Ditto. Watch as the fabric caresses her legs and sways elegantly as she walks.
Beth Ditto seems to share my wish that fuller figures were more accepted as she says in an interview with Advocate.
“I think it’s really cool that there are people like Adele on the cover of Vogue and Rolling Stone, and like I think it’s really important that people are talking about your body, because if they don’t, then you’ll never be able to break that barrier.”
Thanks to ladies like Beth Ditto and Adele for bringing positive body image to those of us who don’t fit into the supposedly mainstream smaller sizes.
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