Perfect Fit

November 28, 2007

saidah said...
Queen to Be I have a question for you that was asked on my hair board and I thought I'd ask you since you work for Essence!

This is just an excerpt "I just got my monthly Essence .........I got to the fashion section and the "perfect fit" section in particular stood out. I noticed that the holiday dresses they were showing were all really nice but the smallest size they show an example for is an 8. So I decided to go look at my last 2 Essence mags and sure enough the smallest size was a 6-8 and that was only in one mag, the other the smallest size was a 10 I think in this section. What about those of us who are smaller? Has anyone else noticed this in the magazine?"

I was just wondering your thoughts. To be honest I like the fact that Essence is doing this. B/c it is hard for size 8 up to find nice fitting trendy clothes.

Nov 20, 2007 8:45:00 PM

I LOVE it. Hi Saidah and anyone else who reads this blog and has a question they feel I might know the answer to. Let me know and I'll do my best. So on to the question. As a thick girl myself I loved the dresses this month. The red one with the green shoes was my fav. Check em out for yourself. Perfect Fit is actually a special fashion page in the mag that focuses on "real women" sizes each month. It is the one spot you are guranteed to see models who arent traditional "model" sizes. Often Essence and all magazines get the critcisim of featuring clothes and sizes that dont reflect real women, so Perfect Fit offers women with curves clothes that fit their body. In the January issue Perfect Fit takes on jeans for the curvy girl! If you are looking for great party dresses in smaller sizes check the Party spread in the mag that was shot at Tilman's, love that place!


  1. KreativeMix said...:

    thankfully real women come in all shapes and sizes :-)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I liked the red dress with the green shoes too. It was very festive. The sequined green and gold one was cute too.

  1. Elle* said...:

    I noticed that too about Essence. I can't be mad at it, cuz smaller girls have a plethora of outlets to see their own sizes reflected.