10 December 2013 by

Mango Launches Plus-Size Line Violeta By MANGO Modelled By Robyn Lawley

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High street hero Mango have announced that they are launching a youthful plus size line, Violetta by Mango, ranging from sizes 12 to 24. Mango say that the line has a simple message: 'It suits me and I like it.' Sounds like a good shopping mantra to us!

We'll have to wait for a first look at the collection, but Mango comments that the garments are designed to be 'comfortable, feminine and modern.' We do know however that model Robyn Lawley is the face of the line, and she wears a black lace bodycon dress in the teaser image.

The size 16, 6ft 2 model, who is signed to MiLK Model Management, told The Daily Mail earlier this week: 'I'm tall and I have big hips and shoulders. Even if I diet I can't shrink my bones. I had tried to be that skinny I would have ended up in hospital.' She added: 'I am the perfect shape for plus-size modelling. I don’t feel any pressure to lose weight as I’ve been this size for years now and I don’t want to change or diet. I enjoy exercising and being able to eat foods I like.'

Robyn Lawley [Getty]

The collection will be initially made up of 400 on-trend pieces, designed by 40 experts. Violetta will launch online in the UK on January 15 and will be available to purchase in store in its seven largest markets: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia and Spain.

Robyn is joining a long list of models and stars who have posed for Mango including Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Milla Jovovich, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington and Olivia Palermo. An impressive alumni!


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Claire White (Tue Dec 10 20:25:41 GMT 2013): Love the dress for new Mango range Violetta - but since when was a size 12 "Plus size"?
Sarah Baker (Tue Dec 10 20:30:47 GMT 2013): Jeez!
Karen Padden (Thu Jan 16 09:06:17 GMT 2014): no wonder kids have problems with body image if Mango class a size 12 as a plus size !!!!!
Karen Padden (Thu Jan 16 09:07:05 GMT 2014): shocking !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fee Marsh (Tue Feb 25 23:24:21 GMT 2014): Get your head out your butts and be happy they're doing something for larger ladies. Who care if you believe a 12 to be a plus size.
Mark Butler (Tue Feb 25 23:35:01 GMT 2014): i have been known tae push it tae 14 when am steamin and numers confuse me xx
Fee Marsh (Tue Feb 25 23:59:52 GMT 2014): Trust you, Sparky!! lol x