We’ve been meeting and speaking with some incredible unique fashion bloggers, this summer. Meet Edith Dohmen, freelance fashion stylist and founder of the Style Has No Size movement. Writing out of the Netherlands, this size 16 self-proclaimed “inbetweenie” is all about changing the face (and body) of the fashion industry!
Style has no size is a great blend of beautiful plus size models, inspirational women, stories, artwork and quotes, and styles from Edith, herself.
We were able to sit down with her, this week and speak about what inspired her to create the Style Has No Size movement.
Bold Magazine: So Edith, what is your blog about?
Edith Dohmen: It’s time for a change and acceptance of size 12-16 (US size) in the fashion world! My goal is to accept size 16 next to size 0 to 6. I think the magazines should be filled with models of different sizes. We also need more runways with mixed models. Style has absolutely nothing to do with size. I want the world talking about ‘inbetweenies’, being positive about the girls in size 12-16/18 (US Sizes)
BM: How did you decide you wanted to start your blog? What is your goal?
ED: With this blog I want to be an inspiration for many women who struggle with their weight. It is ridiculous that you should lose weight to wear nice clothes. Why are there so few good brands that expand their size chart? There are no beautiful designer labels in the bigger sizes! I hope to mean something for the ‘girls-in-between’ or the “inbetweenies!” The “inbetweenies” are a forgotten group! Straight size fashion is the biggest market, and plus size fashion is also getting popular. But the “inbetweenies” are too big for straight and too small for plus size! Hopefully I can wake these designers up!
BM: Who are some women that inspire you? Why?
ED: Many women inspire me, celebrities like Adele, Lady GaGa, and Madonna. Throwback women like Debby Harry, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. Models, plus or straight size, even a confident woman on the street. It doesn’t matter what size you are, I love women who dare to look great!
BM: So, who are your favorite designers?
ED: Sonia Rykiel, Balenciaga, Prada, Paule Ka, Lanvin, Jill Sander, Balmain, Veronique Leroy, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler are my favorites. I love the simplicity and beautiful clean lines.. I hope some day I will be able to buy some of these designers in my size!
BM: What advice do you have for young plus sized women?
ED: Everybody can look like a celebrity using the right tools. You can wear whatever you want, as long you believe in it!
BM: Any fashion tips for plus sizes?
ED: Especially if you’re an “inbetweenies” or plus size, you have to do try your best to look fashionable! Try to accept your size and your body! Don’t be afraid to be different! Try to be creative in your style. Shop vintage and new! Combine different styles!
BM: What’s your favorite thing to wear?
ED: I am addicted to fancy jackets and blazers. I have at least 30 jackets! My favorite outfit is a dress, tunic and a jacket over it! This is the perfect style for a curvy woman! It makes you look a size smaller! And wearing heels makes me look thinner!
BM: How can we do our part to help the Style Has No Size movement?
ED: Spread the word that STYLE has absolutely NOTHING to with size. Accept every size. I want to see more diversity on runways, movies, tv programs, etc. all over the world! I am also still searching for a sponsor to organize my fashion show!
BM: What’s the next step for your site? Where are you taking the movement next?
ED: My first goal/dream is to organize a high-end fashion show, different designers making their designs in sizes 10-16. It’s really hard to realize, because of the money. I really need sponsors to realize this. I would also love to see a high-end boutique for inbetweenies and small plus sizes. And, someday I would like to have my own label! That is my biggest dream!
BM: Lastly, show us your BOLD, Edith!
ED: I am a good example of an inbetweenie. A woman size 16 and 5′ 11″. I would never call myself fat. I am strong and I have never been insecure about my looks, weight or body. I am who I am. Hopefully the world will hear and see me soon!
You can check out the blog at www.stylehasnosize.com