Think only stick thin models have all the fun? You’ve got a lot to learn. Beth Ditto of The Gossip wears whatever the f***k she wants and she doesn’t give a rat’s ass what you think of her. She is also a sizeÂ 22 andÂ now has her own clothing collabo.Â
Beth Ditto is a role model in every sense. Described as loud, proud and gay, her size 22 has been anything but detriment to her riseÂ rockin’ roll style. Featured – naked – on the cover of the 1st ever edition of Love magazine back in February as well as Dazed + Confused, she was also named by NME as the Coolest Person in Rock in 2006 and the Sexiest Woman Of the Year in 2007. IIn a day and age where a size zero on catwalks at Fashion Weeks has been hotly debated Beth has been lauded for her support of positive body imageÂ and creating new parameters for what modern day media and fashion industry define as acceptable beauty.
Following in the footsteps of Kate Moss for Topshop, Madaonna for H & M and Lily Allen for New Look, Beth Ditto collaborates with British high street clothing store Evans to produce a collection of clothing that ranges from sizes 14 to 32,Â in addition to a line of accessories and shoes.
Beth Ditto is Evans’ 1st ever celebrity collaboration. The collection adds a touch of 80s glam rock to the brand’s usually conservative appeal. Casual and formal pieces feature embellished graphic designs, while oversized knitwear, draped jersey tops and dresses are inspired by vintage pieces sourced by Ditto, who worked closely with Evans’ head of design, Lisa Marie Peacock, in developing the range. It’s sure to be a hit with the fierce, fabulous and full-sized figured woman.Â Embrace your curves.
Check out our fave picks from the collection. Beth Ditto for Evans can be bought online at www.evans.co.uk.