Chesapeake, VA—Virginia is scheduled to host Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week October 26- November 1, 2015.  The series of events will take place at The Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA.Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week is catered to plus-size women, generally ranging in clothing sizes 10-24. The week-long schedule will consist of a “FETISH “launch party, Make Me Over Monday, Industry Networking Mixer & more.  The finale runway show will be the main event featuring plus-size designers, models and retail outlets.  The Women’s Wellness Fair will also be conducted to provide information about women’s health, as well as on-site blood pressure screenings.

Full-Figured Fashion Weeks have become increasingly popular due to a demand in the consumer marketplace for trendy clothing for the modern, curvy woman.  According to PLUS Model Magazine, roughly 50 percent of women wear a size 14 or larger, but most standard clothing outlets cater to smaller sizes. Additionally, outlets that do offer larger sizes have traditionally been conservative in style.

Tonia Minor-White, CEO and Founder of Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week, agrees with this statistic.  She planned the event as a result of her own experiences and difficulty finding fashionable clothes to flatter her figure in retail stores. 

“This event is meant to empower a group of people not focused on at all,” she said.  “I want to show women that we can be plus-size, fashionable, have self-esteem and be proud of ourselves.”  

Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week is open to the public. Additional information regarding week of events, ticket sales and more can be found on the event website:


+About Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week LLC

Virginia Full-Figured Fashion Week (VF3W) is a limited liability company created in June 2012.  The company’s vision is to provide an opportunity for women to connect with businesses and designers that specialize in the needs of the full-figured market.

For media inquires and interview request, please contact

Ariel Cary, Media Coordinator
Virginia Full Figured Fashion Week, LLC