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Beth Ditto, designer behind Topshop's new plus-size line. Photo: Getty Images

Plus-size fashion is getting quite a bit of press this week. It all started with a New York Times article last weekend that chronicled the recent growth of the plus-size fashion market.

That threw the "fat-shionistas" (their term, not ours) blogosphere into a tailspin.

While the NYT piece did introduce us to plus-size musician Beth Ditto's triumph over the fashion industry -- she has designed a line for Topshop -- it didn't do much for the genre as a whole, or so the women thought.

In what we're assuming was a response to the NYT, TheDailyBeast posted an article yesterday, offering more insight from the women who love their bodies and their fashion.
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Mia Tyler, a plus-size model, might be getting more work these days. Photo: Getty Images

While plus-sized women used to have limited choices (Lane Bryant, anyone?), options are finally becoming more available, from Torrid to Forever 21's Faith 21 to Topshop's (and Ditto's) upcoming Evans line.

And it sounds like plus-size women are looking for even more: Full-Figured Fashion Weekend hits New York City this weekend. The three-day event is a response to the twice-annual New York Fashion Week, which blatantly holds size-zero models on high.

The message must finally be sinking in, as British Vogue's editor lashed out at designers for forcing fashion magazines to hire rail-thin models to fit their shrinking samples.

While Full-Figured Fashion Weekend is a step in the right direction, it doesn't seem to be taking off as successfully as traditional fashion festivities.

It appears that high-fashion's plus-size models -- such as Crystal Renn and Mia Tyler -- won't be working or attending the event.