Oprah Winfrey responsible for boom in plus-sized lingerieBy ANI
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
NEW YORK - Good news for plus-sized women: You can now have fashionable and sexy innerwear- courtesy Oprah Winfrey.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the talk show host’s public quest for flattering garments has pushed fashions for larger-sized women out from the back of the store and into the mainstream, reports the New York Daily News.
In a 2005 episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, Winfrey ordered the women of America to get fitted for a bra - and provided a free fitting for everyone in her studio audience as well.
“I was in a C for years. I thought only strippers were Ds,” she had said.
And thanks to the Oprah effect, hot lingerie brands like Spanx, Wacoal, Sassybax have all expanded their shape wear lines to include women who embody the national average: a size 14. (ANI)