Trying to thrive in the late '80s as a size-12 model made her feel like "a sore thumb sticking out," says Emme, host of E!'s Fashion Emergency. "Finally, I got sick and tired of being told to conform my body to a standard it didn't fit." She embraced her size -- now a 16 -- and, along with women like Camryn Manheim, is making Hollywood take note that sex appeal can come in large packages.
The full-figured woman, says designer Richard Metzger, "wants the same thing as any other consumer: to be trendy, luxurious." Most important: "Clothes should fit her curves, not cover them up."
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