By Kate Woodhouse/New Scientist In a new article in New Scientist, Kate Woodstock and Sophie McVicar detail the history of the plus size winter coat and how fashion designers and designers in the industry have adapted the concept to meet the changing needs of the fashion industry.
The idea that a coat can be a plus size one is fairly new.
While some designers have worn coat styles that are less revealing than others, many have also designed coats that are more comfortable and that fit into their body types.
However, the trend has caught on and the designers have started using a wider range of sizes to match their clients’ bodies.
The new article explains the reasons behind this, the history behind the trend, and what designers are doing to try to keep it going.
This article was originally published in the January 2017 issue of New Scientist magazine.