On Feb. 15, the sartorial world will finally have something I've personally been waiting for since 2007: A Beth Ditto clothing line. If ever there was a Valentine's Day surprise with the potential to make me the happiest gal in the world, this was definitely it. A bundle of new outfits designed by one of the longest-running advocates for body positivity in contemporary celebrity culture? I'm 100 percent in.
Vogue reported that the 21-piece collection will be available on bethditto.com, selfridges.com, as well as in-store at Selfridges. Meanwhile, Ditto confirmed on Twitter that all items will be available in sizes 14 through 28, making it one of the most inclusive celebrity lines we've ever been presented with. But could we really expect much else from The Gossip's front-woman? The babe who's responsible for some of the most iconic covers of NME and LOVE Magazine ever? Of course, the real question for any fatshionista on a budget when a long-awaited clothing line drops is probably: How much does it cost?
According to Vogue, it's something of a mix. "There are cheeky lipstick prints, lamé tops, and blush satin, curve-hugging dresses, ranging in price from a $65 T-shirt on up to $395 for the most luxe, Studio 54–worthy jumpsuit," the publication reported. That makes the median price point approximately $230.
Now, $65 for a T-shirt would normally be a bit much for some of us. And a $400 jumpsuit isn't likely in many of our Millennial budgets. But for a celebrity collection, I'd venture to say the price range is pretty reasonable. Just consider the price point of Victoria Beckham's Ready To Wear line, or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row. Sure, Ditto is arguably a bit more of a "cult" star than Beckham or the Olsen twins, but I'm still counting the fact that there are items $100 and under a total win.
Considering the rad-ness of Ditto's T-shirt design with Jean Paul Gaultier in late 2015, it's obvious that her namesake collection is going to be jam-packed with body positivity in a wardrobe. After all, clothes designed for plus size people by someone who vocally cares about plus size visibility are pretty much bound to be radical masterpieces.