Making the most of her curves: Plus-size TOWIE star Gemma Collins launches her second fashion collection in time for the party season
16:19 GMT, 5 November 2012
16:21 GMT, 5 November 2012
Following the huge success of her first fashion range reality star Gemma Collins has been back to the drawing board and today launched an autumn/winter collection for her curvy fans.
As well as the outlandish animal print pieces and glamorous maxi dresses that were key pieces in the Essex girl's debut clothing line this range features embellished jumpers and spiky cardigans in sizes 14-22 to help fuller-figured girls fight the freeze in style.
TOWIE star Gemma Collins launched her autumn/winter clothing line at a West London studio today
Speaking at today's launch Gemma told the MailOnline: 'I am so
excited about my autumn/winter collection. It is a dream come true.
collection did so well and I am so pleased we have been able to go on
and do this.
'I want to say thank you to all the curvy girls out there
for supporting me and the collection.
'It's not all about being stick thin, you can be curvy, healthy and shine at every opportunity.'
The Essex girl has added new designs to her 50-piece debut collection including glamorous evening gowns and chic daytime dresses in bold colours
Gemma's first fashion range went on sale in August
last month on her website www.gemmacollinsofficial.com and the 50-piece collection was predicted to turn over 1million.
The 30-year-old reality star said at the time her success would be all the sweeter because it
would be one in the eye for the bullies and internet trolls that make
fun of her for being fat.
She says: 'It makes me laugh to think
people take the mick out of my size, but I’ve made being larger actually
very profitable. As far
as I’m concerned that’s enough to answer any critics… frankly, they
can kiss my a***!'
Gemma enlisted the help of two curvacious models to show off her latest designs at the launch including the 85 sequined 'Paris', the 120 'Naples' gown and the '49.99' Kampala dress
'Kenya' dress 60
'Kampala' dress 49.99
'Niagra' dress 60
'Berlin' cardigan 45
'Nepal' dress 60
GEMMA'S FIGURE FLATTERING FASHION TIPSChoose dresses with built-in shapewear so you don't need to worry about wearing big pantsClever patterns – curved lines that narrow the body – can create an optical illusion of a narrower silhouette
Detailing like volume at the shoulders can lift the arms and make them seem slimmerTwo-tone dresses or a skirt and top – always darker on the bottom half – is really slimmingA peplum will skim over the tummy and flatter the figureRuching can hide problem tummy areasBelts can highlight the smallest part of your body
Back detail really sculpts the body