Schumer to launch inclusive clothing line with Leesa Evans

Amy Schumer has another project in the works, and while we are all awaiting another comedy special, what is coming is just as noteworthy.

According to PopSugar, the comedian and actor announced on Instagram that she is teaming up with celebrity stylist and costume designer Leesa Evans to create a clothing line that is designed with “all sizes and shapes” in mind.

While little details have been made available so far, PopSugar notes that Schumer offered that the line will be available at a “chill price point,” making it accessible in both size and price. Beyond this, Schumer and Evans have teamed up before to create an initiative called Stylefund, says PopSugar, which helps women “find their individual silhouette and create true confidence.”

Sounds like the duo’s new line will be consistent with their previous endeavors — and we can’t wait!

H&M restructures sizing, expands size range

H&M is poised to overhaul its sizing system, and the changes are making way for a greater range of sizes.

According to Glamour, a spokesperson for the brand explained that “H&M in the USA will be updating their sizing structure for ladies’ customer starting with new summer and fall 2018 products.” And this new sizing will affect customers in more ways than one.

For example, Glamour says shoppers should anticipate wearing one numerical size smaller than their usual size in the store, something they plan to make known to their customers by placing explanatory tags on items that would be affected by the changes. Also coming on the heels of this update is an extended size range, which Glamour reports will now span from 0 to 26.

While the changes are new to the U.S., they originated across the pond. Glamour says that size updates were first reported in the U.K. last month, in which “an H&M spokesperson announced that the brand was ‘taking the steps to change our womenswear measurements to be in line with [standard] UK sizing,’ according to the BBC,” something that followed months of customer complaints about inconsistent sizing.

Now that the changes are hitting North America, hopefully this marks the beginning of truer sizing and better fit.

New Target brand to offer inclusive denim options

We’ve all seen the memes about Target: shoppers go in for one thing and leave with more than they thought they needed. But when it comes to clothing, the superstore is about to unveil a line we always knew we needed but never had.

According to Bustle, Target’s new in-house clothing brand Universal Thread — which is replacing their beloved Mossimo line — will be a “size-inclusive denim-focused brand” that will feature bags, tops, shoes and, most importantly, denim ranging in sizes 00 to 26W. Moved to create the brand out of women’s disdain for denim shopping, Bustle says  Target Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Mark Tritton offered that the line attempts to solve the common problems women face when trying on jeans.

“Whether the rise was too long or the inseam was too short or the pair of jeans they wanted didn’t come in their size—finding the perfect fit for their body type was just too challenging,” Tritton said of a survey of 1,000 women. “That’s a problem we wanted to solve. So, our design team rolled up their sleeves and got to work creating a line that caters to all women, with multiple fits, silhouettes, lengths, rises and sizes.”

But beyond offering range of sizes to accommodate the figures of all women, Bustle reports that the line also aims to be an affordable alternative to traditionally pricey mainstream denim brands, costing up to 10 percent less than Target’s current denim offerings.

With cost and fit under control, Universal Thread seems to tick all the boxes on the list of what comprises an accessible denim line. However, the brand goes the extra mile, according to Bustle, offering an adaptive collection that is “filled with back pocket-less jeans and shirts without tags in them,” making their sensory-friendly pieces “perfect for people on the spectrum or for people with other touch-sensitive disabilities.”

Debuting online and in-store on Feb. 4, Universal Thread will even include a handful of eco-friendly offerings, so Target shoppers can find even more of what they want — or didn’t even know they wanted! — the next time they grab one of those iconic red shopping carts.

New Target brand to offer more size diversity

Out with the old, in with the new — and the more diverse.

According to HuffPost, everyone’s favorite mass retailer Target will be shaking up their clothing selections this fall, taking away their long-time Merona line (among others) and offering 12 all-new brands of clothing and home goods. But one brand is already capturing some much-due attention, specifically for the range of sizes it offers.

Called “A New Day,” HuffPost says Target’s newest women’s clothing brand will not only offer “‘versatile, mix-and-match’ pieces,” it will also offer greater size diversity, with pieces ranging in size from either ” XS to XXL, XS to 4X or 2-26W, depending on the item.”

Offering a wider size range than Merona, A New Day is certainly offering a welcome change while also staying in a friendly price range, with HuffPost reporting that all pieces are priced under $45 (even though price may vary for some colors or sizes).

Ready for some new Target threads? HuffPost says the line will officially debut on Aug. 27, but you can check out some pieces from the line here.

Golden-Bhojwani inspires on Instagram

Weight loss before-and-after photos fill Instagram feeds around the world, but very rarely do we scroll past one that shows weight gain. For Liza Golden-Bhojwani, that weight gain was the best possible result.

According to Glamour, Golden-Bhojwani shared a side-by-side image on her Instagram that showed her on the left as a former runway model in 2012 who only consumed 500 calories per day and on the right as the woman she is today who is solely focused on her health and not maintaining an unrealistic — and unhealthy — lifestyle.

Golden-Bhojwani wrote in the caption of her former self:

“I was booking amazing shows that one never thinks they actually could, walking with girls who I once looked up to, it was a serious adrenaline rush…but after fainting one night in my apt whilst preparing one of my very low cal meals (I think it was 20 pieces of steamed edamame if I remember correctly), I called it quits with the diet and workout regime I was put on and decided I could do it on my own.”

While the road ahead was filled with silent binging and steady weight gain that made some Fashion Week followers gawk at her filling frame, Golden-Bhojwani started to take control of her body, reports Cosmopolitan, and by 2014, the model was dedicated to eating and working out in a way that promoted and enhanced her health. She even moved to India, met the man she’d marry and left the New York modeling scene.

Fast forward to the present day, and Cosmo reports Golden-Bhojwani has finally learned to stop fighting her body and to stop being so strict with herself. Ultimately, she wrote in her Instagram post, she’s learned to be happy with who she is and wants other to feel the same way.

“Maybe I wasn’t made to be on the covers of magazines and shooting the biggest and best brands, but I was made for a reason,” she wrote. “I do deserve to be happy and feel fulfilled. We all do. Maybe I was made to share this story and spread the message of body love to all the women out there struggling.”