Former Bust cover gal and pipe belting extraordinaire Beth Ditto is bringing a coat of a different color ( and size!) to a closet near you. Made famous for her in your face, electric and kooky stage presence as front woman for dance punk band The Gossip, Ditto proves that she can work the runway just as good as the dance floor.
This week, the collection consisting of 21 pieces featuring skirts,dresses, tops, and even a jacket hit UK based retailer Evans. Giving plus sized women a reason to jump for joy in the shopping department, the line captures Beth's personal style to a T. The collection channels an eclectic and flirtatious blend of 80s punk with old Hollywood glamour of the 40's, all with a modern twist of course. The inspiration for Ditto's sophomore collection with the plus size chain store, has been gathered from her time on the road with her band,so you know it's going to be oozing with edgy rocker demeanor. Coinciding with Beth's totally bad ass designs, she utilizes her past wardrobe woes to create a line that focuses on comfort, shape and affordability, all traits highly sought after in a big girl's world.
The self proclaimed "fat feminist lesbian from Arkansas" has admitted that the road to body acceptance was not an easy one, but she feels at peace with the one she has. For Beth, she believes that the body is merely an adjective for who you are, and not the quality that defines you as a person. Her bold sense of color, pattern and texture found in her own wardrobe is a formula fit for a fashion rebel, which makes her the perfect candidate to fill the plus size style niche.
Everyone knows that curvy cuties are not just limited to London town, thats why Miss. Ditto's designs can be shipped across the pond to your front door step, making it even easier to love these sassy versatile pieces. So go ahead and work it girl!
Check out this mini film featuring Beth's brand new threads! She is so cute and looks just like a little china doll.
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