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MArquita Prig was one of the zaftig women in the now infamous vogue Italia plus sized editorial she now shares one of her trade secrets.
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Marquita Pring, Plus-Size Model: Sometimes I Use Padding To Please Clients
We love Marquita Pring, one of the four curvy models who starred in Vogue Italia‘s now-famous plus-size editorial.
Women’s Wear Daily caught up with the native New Yorker, who revealed an odd secret of the trade: padding.
That’s right — the supposedly already oversized models sometimes feel the need to be even bigger. Says Pring, “I’m right in the middle at a sort of small [size] 14, high 12. So I pad sometimes since I’ve got clients who would prefer a solid 14 or 16.”
The process involves laying pieces of foam about an inch and half thick on the hips, securing the padding beneath the undergarments.
It may sound funny (WWD asks Pring incredulously, “Like football pads for your hips?”). But the practice reveals the strange demand for particularly big bodies that fit the plus-size mold, rather than the real bodies — big or small — that models already have.