BENSALEM, Pa., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to cultivating personal style, plus size women are finding inspiration by following today's plus size style icons -- including Adele, Jill Scott, Christina Hendricks, Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson -- on the red carpet, on the stage and in fashion magazines. It's the fashion forward and curve-flattering style of these iconic women, and inspirational events such as Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFW) that are paving the way for plus size women everywhere to showcase their personal style with confidence.
This June, plus size shopping mecca Sonsi.com is teaming up with plus stylist and fashion icon Reah Norman to showcase a collection of "wear now" trends inspired by today's plus size stars. As presenting sponsor for Full Figured Fashion Week June 17th - 22nd, the nation's premier fashion event for full figured fashionistas, Sonsi's much-anticipated FFFW "Style Icon Collection" runway show will feature 15 looks curated and styled by Norman -- from Adele's "vintage inspired elegance" to Rebel Wilson's "edgy urban" to Melissa McCarthy's "classic ladylike" style -- that full figured women can embrace and make their own. Norman's "Style Icon Collection" will also be showcased on Sonsi.com.
With one of the largest assortments for women sizes 12 and above, Sonsi offers hundreds of apparel and accessories brands designed specifically for plus size women. Norman says that Sonsi offers full figured women what they crave most: fashionable choices at a variety of price points. "Today, plus size women of all ages have lots of fashionable choices, as well as a growing stable of beautiful, successful style icons they are proud to emulate," says Norman "Shopping destinations, like Sonsi, not only offer them a way to express themselves through fashion; they validate their beauty."
For Sonsi's FFFW "Style Icon Collection" runway show, Norman is pulling together a variety of on-trend looks from such popular plus brands as Kiyonna, Ulla Popken, Sealed with a Kiss Designs (SWAK Design), IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, as well as new-to-market brands, such as City Chic, the edgy Australian brand that launched on Sonsi.com in March, 2013. "I'm so excited to be working with Sonsi to showcase these fashion-forward brands," says Norman. "Sonsi shares my passion for helping plus size women of all shapes and sizes reach their full fashion potential."
Launched in 2010, Sonsi offers one of the largest online assortments of plus size women's apparel, accessories and products, specifically for women sizes 12 and above. With hundreds of brands in one convenient shopping destination, Sonsi features a variety of price points from great names such as Kiyonna™, Lane Bryant®, alight, Sealed with a Kiss Designs (SWAK Design), Ulla Popken®, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Catherines®, Monif C., Cacique®, City Chic and many more. Sonsi, Inc. is operated by Charming Shoppes, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA).
About Reah Norman
Reah Norman is a highly sought-after fashion & product stylist, plus fashion expert, and the Executive Fashion Director for PLUS Model Magazine. She encourages women to have fun with fashion, make a statement, and to always "think outside the fashion box!" For more information please visit www.reahnorman.com