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!