Lane Bryant posted on their Instagram the picture below and the caption “It all starts here. What’s your body made for? Share. Snap. Tag. #ThisBody”
This got me to thinking what my own body was made for? All my answers lead back to me. Many women and girls have to learn to confident in themselves when others are judging them by their body shape. I’ve been plus size every since I was a teen. Many of the women in my family are shapely so I had great role models. Often times body-positive role models aren’t found in the home. So many young women and girls turn to mainstream and social media looking for women that look like them to help with self esteem issue. I think is great that a major brand like Lane Bryant pushes such a wonderful body positive message. This is definitely #FatGirlApproved!
On a day when I’m moving around the Chicago Auto Show‘s 1 million square feet showroom at McCormick Place this body is made for comfort. That comfort can in the form of a printed sheath dress from Lane Bryant. My dress comes from Lane Bryant‘s Fast X Lane Otis collection. Fast X Lane are select curated capsule collections. These collections are limited edition next-level finds offered for a limited time only. The dress I wore is from the collaboration Lane Bryant did with a team of fashion design students from *Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design.
In fashion we all want the latest greatest and Lane Bryant delivers just that with the Fast Lane. I felt fabulous and modern in my Otis sheath dress. I added an orange belt to give another little pop of color. The print may be the first thing you notice about this sheath dress, but the real star of the show is the asymmetrical neckline. The hidden zipper closure allow the design to remind the focus. Lane Bryant started working with Otis College of Art and Design at suggestion of world famous designer Isabel Toledo. I’m very happy they listened. Below are some of the other pieces from the Otis Collection I’m really into (click picture to shop).
I’ve included some pictures from media day at the Chicago Auto Show. To learn more about the Chicago Auto Show click here.
*Lane Bryant donated $10,000 to the Otis College of Art and Design’s Scholarship Fund