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British Plus Size Fashion Weekend did its bit for curves on the catwalk during London Fashion Week. Now in its third season, the event celebrates diversity in the fashion world.
Despite the UK national average for women being a size 16, more than half still wish to drop two or more dress sizes - and a fifth of UK women admit to cutting out their clothing labels to hide their size, according to new research by beauty brand Dove.
Peaches Geldof went hell for leather at the Brit Awards in a slick skirt. Get her exact black leather full midi skirt for £130 at River Island in Meadowhall and Fargate.
Gok Wan returns with his Tu at Sainsbury’s range - his 11th collection to date. Playing on pretty pastels and feminine silhouettes, the 22-piece range aims to be the highlight of your supermarket shop. Prices start at £10 and it’s available in stores nationwide now.
Time to carry out a closet stocktake for spring? Jerry Hall is calling on the country to clear out wardrobes and help beat childhood cancers. The model and actress has teamed up with Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx to launch Give Up Clothes For Good. The campaign will run all year, giving people the opportunity to drop off unwanted clothing and accessories in special boxes provided in TK Maxx stores nationwide. Each bag could be worth up to £30 for Cancer Research UK. For more information visit www.tkmaxx.com
Louise Redknapp helped fly the flag for compassion in fashion as guest judge of the PETA-Approved Vegan Fashion Awards. This year’s winners included Stella McCartney for knitwear, Taeseok Kang for Most Stylish Handbag, Beyond Skin for their flat shoes and Miss Selfridge for women’s outerwear. “Everywhere I go, from designer boutiques to the local Topshop, I see beautiful animal-free clothes, bags, shoes and wallets,” says Redknapp. “All the winners and nominees prove how easy it is to dress ethically from head to toe.”