Christina Rene Hendricks plays the female character of Joan Holloway in the TV series Mad Men.  Her chic sense of style and her collection of dresses are so influential for the plus size women to aspire too. What is the defintion of plus size women? Does Joan Holloway represent the plus size women?

According to, A plus-size model is a female fashion model who wears a dress size 14 or higher in North American sizing, 14 or higher in Australian sizing, and 16 or higher in U.K. sizing.

Here are the statistics that accompany the photospread in Plus Model magazine January 2012

  • Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, she weighs 23% less.
  • Ten years ago plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. Today the need for size diversity within the plus-size modeling industry continues to be questioned.
  • The majority of plus-size models on agency boards are between a size 6 and 14, while the customers continue to express their dissatisfaction.
  • Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia.
  • 50% of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to sizes 14 or smaller.

Her Style

Her wardrobe successfully shows off her amazing curvaceous figure. The 60’s image looks very chic on her hour glass figure and she is a perfect 2012 fashion icon to adopt when dressing for the plus size woman.

She sets an example of how to not be afraid of your larger size figure and inspiration to stop hiding under baggy, unattractive clothes. I find that bigger women wearing loose and baggy clothing only end up looking larger.

Christina Hendrick’s wardrobe for the plus size women is a fashion inspiration. No matter what your size you should embrace your curves in a sophisticated manner and be the fashion diva that you’ve always dreamt of. Remember that most men would agree they love larger, curvaceous women so don’t be afraid to show it off!

The Mad Men star has been picked as the new ‘face’ of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s jewellery line for 2012.



Embrace those curves


Embrace those breasts

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Bafta Awards 2012 – red carpet Christina Hendricks