Curvy Convention Report

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Ms Pomelo first Curvy Convention experience: What we liked

With the real runway and curvy beauties as models the Curvy Convention had the electrifying atmosphere of a fashion show. But the volume was a notch above the common sanitised runways – more buoyant, proud, happy, festive, and celebrating the hard-earned Curvy title. The music was great. Kudos to the organisers for putting the event together.

Who blew our socks off? Silomo’s Boutique, Enjeanious by Rean, Voodoo Vixen, and Sydney’s Closet.

It was a great social for friends and the blogger community, and the curvy sirens were daring, self-assured, colour-loving, life-embracing—happy.

It was also good to see the specialist press (Gorgeous Brides Magazine) and retailers exploring the scene (Emma Plus).

We liked meeting new cool brands like Tortz and Coral+Co, and loved the Plus-Size Network initiative, a great idea of a Google-style quality pre-screened consumer directory for everything plus-size on Planet Earth (well, the UK side of it).

There was a strong international component to the event: South African Silomo’s Boutique and also the Danish Plus-Size Fashion Association, who just loved how daring and colourful the British Plus-Size Scene is.

We of course were busy dispelling the myths of bra-fitting to our visitors and telling our story to the press and retailers.

And we loved having our model-for-the-day blogger Amber In Red on the stand. She set our stand alight by wearing the Showstopper bra and by just being Amber. She is the Ambassador for The Body Confidence Revolution and we feel lucky to have formed a relationship with the best authority in the field.

What’s on our wish list for the next Curvy Convention?

More brands that professionally cater to plus-size figures.

A bigger crowd: the average size in the UK is 16 and the wish to be exciting and fashionable does not go away; so we believe there are many more women who would be interested in the event. They should be there!

Bloggers and the press getting more involved with the new brands on the scene. The established names are important but it’s only with the well-known and the fresh ideas together that the scene will spring and blossom as it’s ready to do.