Between one fashion show and another, it is understandable and almost forgivable to forget the reality facing women everyday. The struggle to get dressed in something that is flattering is an issue for many women who fall under the category ‘plus-size’ (which as a term is being replaced by ‘curvier’or ‘curvaceku’to encourage women to be prouder of and embrace their curves). Fashion that caters for the needs of curvier women is not as forthcoming. Amid debates of whether the modelling industry should include healthier-looking women and accepting models who are classified as curvy, it is refreshing to note that this year’s Malta fashion week included a show specifically for this sector.
Enter Lilly Mae, a company in Malta that offers a number of brands among which Elena Miro, Baesler, and Marina Rinaldi. These three brands showcased a variegated selection of looks for the woman who wants to dress without the fear of looking frumpy or matronly. From dresses to trouser outfits, the selection is ample and of very fine quality, promising durability and classic style beyond age and trends.