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  • Forever 21 faces backlash after featuring white model wearing 'Wakanda Forever' sweater on its website

    Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 quickly found itself in hot water on Tuesday afternoon when it tweeted a link to a 'Black Panther'-inspired sweater on its site, worn by a white model.

  • Instagram Users Think Forever 21 Copied This Indie Brand's T-Shirt Design

    People on Instagram think that Forever 21 copied a t-shirt design of indie brand Creepy Gals, which features a word in a specific font surrounded by hearts, though the words are different.

  • Forever 21 Accused of Negligence in $2 Million Bathroom Video Suit

    A former employee is suing for millions after finding a very private video has made its way online. Forever 21 says an investigation is underway.

  • Tamar Braxton fired her stylist for shaming her Forever21 outfit

    Tamar Braxton wore a $40 jumpsuit on Essence Live. After an employee tried to make Tamar Braxton feel “less than” for wearing Forever21, she fired back — quite literally. The singer and television personality took to her Instagram on Monday to share that because of a disagreement regarding her $40 camouflage jumpsuit, she cut ties with her stylist.

  • Forever 21 Removes Controversial T-Shirt From Its Site

    Update: In a statement released to Refinery29, Forever 21 said: “The shirt in question was bought from a third party source. As soon as Forever 21 was alerted to the issue, we respectfully removed it from our website. Word Agency, on the other hand, hopes Forever 21 learns from this experience: “We want to use this platform we have been given, and the overwhelming support, [to] perhaps create consciousness and demand respect for intellectual property," its cofounder, Zoila Darton, told Refinery29.

  • 8 plus-size influencers share their biggest shopping gripes — and the brands that get it right

    Imagine trying on five pairs of the same-style size 18 shorts in a small, poorly lit dressing room because each pair you try on frustratingly fits differently. Or being plus-size and needing to find a last-minute outfit when there are only a handful of brick-and-mortar stores offering extended sizes. This is just a glimpse of the problems that we curvy folks have to deal with on a regular basis.Shopping is not an easy task for most, but it’s especially challenging for those whose body type does not fall within the industry norm, aka above a size 10. I’m not going to lie — it totally sucked growing up with the amount of plus-size exclusion I faced, and it definitely played a negative role in my self-esteem. While the plus-size fashion industry is growing, we aren’t seeing enough expansion and diversity in the market just yet.With roughly 67 percent of women in the U.S. being considered plus-size, brands that don’t offer extended sizes are missing out on literally millions of potential customers — and dollars. This statistic does not even account for the large market of plus-size male customers who are also in search of fashionable clothing for their size.There are still big-box brands with the resources to make great clothing that refuse to embrace the prevalent curvy customer and invest in quality design and manufacturing. And claiming you carry plus sizes and then banishing the meek selection to an unidentifiable area of the store is just not cutting it anymore.That said, if there were a time to be plus-size in fashion, it would be now. Ever since mega-babe Ashley Graham made the cover of Sports Illustrated, many brands have jumped on the plus-size bandwagon. But some brands seem to want to cash in on the body-positivity movement by thoughtlessly creating clothing that does not actually fit the plus-size customer’s body — mainly because the designs were not researched and the patterns were not scaled correctly.Some brands are even using models who are much too small for the plus-size market, showing an unrealistic representation of the clothing. As a plus-size fashionista myself, I long for the day when brands will fully invest in and embrace their curvy customers by offering more accessible fashion.Don’t get me wrong — not everything is bad about the plus-size market right now. We have more options than ever before. There are standout brands making an impression on the plus-size community and being industry leaders. The clear winners are staple brands like ASOS and Eloquii. The online e-tailer ASOS is always offering edgy designs that push the plus-size fashion envelope and parallel straight-size designs, while Eloquii is all about quality and fit. Lane Bryant is paving the way by being super-inclusive and body positive, creating diverse ads and leading the unretouched-photo campaign showcasing women’s real bodies. (Another positive sign: The current season of Project Runway has models of all sizes.)Since the fashion industry is ever-evolving and has a lot to learn about its plus-size customers, I wanted to hear from the curvy influencers who are paving the way. I talked to crusaders including Denise Bidot, Ashley Nell Tipton, Nadia Aboulhosn, and others.Check out what these plus-size leaders have to say about their biggest fashion gripes and the brands they think are already killing the game. They, like me, agree that everyone deserves access to great fashion regardless of their size or gender, and I’m excited for the strides that the future will bring.For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram and read my style blog, Margie Plus.Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.

  • Forever 21 Accused Of Ripping Off The Wild Feminist T-Shirt Everyone Loves

    This time, however, it’s a T-shirt you’ve likely seen all over Instagram — one you could even say started a movement. We’re talking about Wildfang's Wild Feminist T-shirt, the best-selling top that's been seen on the likes of St. Vincent, Sophia Bush, Kate Mara, and Ellen Page. On Friday morning, Wildfang CEO and designer Emma Mcilroy took to Instagram to share that Forever 21 created its own version of her 'Wild Feminist' T-shirt. Most recently, Forever 21 has been involv ed i n a Real Ho usewives-esque s aga over stri pes with Gucci and Adidas.

  • A Former Employee Breaks Down EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Forever 21

    Forever 21 is a girl's dream come true when it comes to fast fashion. I worked there for almost two years, and I learned a lot of insider shopping secrets during my time at the store.

  • Forever 21's New Collaboration Will Make Bridemaids Everywhere Say "Amen!"

    Till recently, dropping $200 on a bridesmaid dress you probably would never wear again felt like the fate of any woman in her friend's wedding party. Fortunately, retailers have wised up to the age-old dilemma and helped to reinvent the bridesmaid dress game with affordable options you might actually wear beyond the big day.

  • Why Forever 21 May Be in Trouble With the U.S. Army

    A controversial dress sold at Forever 21 is being called “disrespectful” and even potentially illegal because it says "ARMY" across the front.

  • This Designer Claims Forever 21 Ripped Off Her Bag

    Like many other fast-fashion giants, Forever 21 is regularly accused of ripping off independent designers. The latest to accuse the retailer of producing lookalike pieces? Alice Saunders of Massachusetts-based tote bag and carryall company Forestbound.

  • How a Woman With Vitiligo Changed This Makeup Artist’s Outlook on Life

    Brooklyn-based beauty influencer Tameeca Dieujuste, better known as Khloe Dosh, recognizes that beauty is within the eye of the beholder. So she tapped Carlene John, a model with vitiligo, to star in one of her Instagram makeup tutorial videos.

  • Designer Is Calling For Shoppers to Boycott Forever 21

    Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 regularly faces copyright accusations. One Dallas-based designer wants to do something about that, because he is one of the many creatives who believes he has been ripped off by the retailer.

  • Paris Jackson Makes It OK to Wear Forever 21

    Many celebs wouldn’t be caught dead in a budget brand like Forever 21. But the new IMG model proudly stepped out in NYC in a Forever 21 plaid shirtdress.

  • Is Forever 21 Selling a Nazi T-Shirt?

    The retailer beloved by millennials is stirring up controversy by selling T-shirts that may contain racist propaganda.

  • Forever 21 Shirt Might Have Nazi Symbols, and People Aren’t Happy

    This time, the retailer beloved by millennials everywhere is stirring up controversy by selling T-shirts that may contain racist propaganda, reports the local Fox40 news affiliate in Modesto, Calif. Customer Stella Lopez was shopping at an outpost of the chain this past weekend when she and friend Amie Alton spotted a rack of graphic tees adorned with the number 88. The number 88 is in fact a well-documented if slightly under-the-radar code phrase among white supremacists that stands for “Heil Hitler.” H is the eighth letter in the alphabet, making two H‘s a form of in-the-know shorthand for the infamous Nazi salute that has unfortunately risen in popularity in recent years as a subtle way to avoid using overtly racist terminology while communicating the same message.

  • Why Forever 21 Is Suing a Nail Salon

    Forever 21 is no stranger to legal trouble. The company, which is often accused of copyright infringement and has filed lawsuits against other retailers for the same reason, is in court yet again — for a more unconventional reason than usual. The fast-fashion giant’s latest legal battle is with a similarly named nail salon in Florida: Forever 21 Nail Spa.

  • Forever 21 Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Copycat Companies

    Forever 21 recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit. Forever 21 has been accused of ripping off other designers many times in the past — from big labels like Adidas and H&M to smaller individuals like Marta Freedman. Forever 21 claims that both C. Luce (parent company TCEC) and CornerStone Apparel, doing business as Papaya Clothing, copied one of its “original” designs, according to documents published on Monday.

  • Forever 21 ‘Neck Brace’ Choker Necklace Causes Uproar on Social Media

    Choker necklaces are having a moment, with the ’90s throwback accessory being worn by everyone from Kendall Jenner and Rihanna to Taylor Swift, who caused a stir when she rocked one onstage at a concert in October. Forever 21 is selling a choker so thick, it appears to be a neck brace. “Ya’ll taking this choker fad too far…shorty wearing a neck brace,” tweeted one person.

  • Collaboration of the Week: Forever 21 x NFL

    Whether you’re a Dallas Cowboy, Denver Broncos, or New York Giants fan, this NFL season is in full swing and if you are still on the fence on what to wear to the game, look no further than our favorite store, Forever 21. The retailer has created an NFL capsule collection of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, cropped tops, shorts, sweat pants with your team of choice’s logo on it. Who says sportswear had to be functional and not fashion? A cropped top with high-waisted jeans and bomber jacket? Bring on Monday night football! Touch down, baby. The NFL Collection with Forever 21 will launch on ...