TikTok has the ability to make everyone feel included and seen, especially with the latest viral midsize fashion trend. Now, it's not exactly a fashion trend as more of a wake-up call to the fashion industry. Here's everything you need to know about it.
For years, thanks to the unrealistic beauty standards set up by society, many models and celebrities have been "straight-size" - a term used for those who are sized between a US 2 to 6. But after a while, we got tired of seeing very thin models sport runway modeling clothes that majority of us can't even fit into. Behold, the plus size movement: more inclusivity and sizes were brought into the fashion industry a few years back. And while this was a huge step, it still didn't include everyone and every size, a.k.a midsized women, typically sized from a range between a US 10-16. TikTok creator, Madison Beltran, explained the term, "There are a few different definitions of this word. The way I see it is I put myself in the category of being too big for a size large and too small for the first plus-size."
According to PLUS Model magazine, "In the fashion industry, plus size is identified as sizes 18 and over, or sizes 1X-6X and extended size as 7X and up." The disparity between smaller sizes to larger ones ends up leaving many girls left out when they're shopping for clothes. This is why thousands of people on TikTok have started showcasing their cute outfits, and fashion hauls on the app. A huge trend that has taken over is recreating models' outfits on a midsize body - and people are loving it! It shows that you don't need to be a certain size to wear certain clothes. "I find it helpful to see what things look like on a body type like mine before buying, so my goal is to make it easier for you to find things!" explained TikTok creator Raeann Langas.
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Midsize model Ali Tate explained to Vogue how women of all sizes should be represented. “If we’re asking for inclusivity, let’s not leave out midsize. We need to see the full spectrum of what it is to be human. I was a U.S. size 10 and massively struggled with eating disorders and body image issues. Folks are still dealing with these issues, even being midsize.” Stay tuned for more breaking news from the world of fashion.