Ashley Nell Tipton: Breaking Rules, Making Strides, and Giving Back.
Ashley Nell Tipton knows how difficult it can be growing up in a world where thin is perceived to be beautiful, and where people are judged based on the way they look outside more than what they offer inside.
That’s why she is lending her generous support to Curves Work, a plus size clothing drive to benefit Working Wardrobes clients – the majority of whom are size 16 and larger yet currently under-served from the smaller size clothing donations we receive each year.
All too familiar with the bullying and the stereotypes that come with being a full figured woman, Ashley used her love of design and fashion as a creative outlet.
She channeled the negativity around her into self-love, self-worth, and ultimately, a flourishing career as a plus size fashion designer and advocate of fun, frisky, and fashion forward clothing for full figured women.
Ashley started designing and making clothes with the help of her grandmother who taught her how to sew, and after her grandmother passed away, Ashley paid tribute to the woman who inspired her by auditioning for Project Runway. She turned the fashion world on its head by becoming the first plus size designer to be featured on the show and ultimately winning
Ashley believes that beauty comes from the inside out with a positive self-image, and she breaks all the rules regarding the common misconception that plus size women wear only dark colors. Her designs are bright, bold, and daring, just like her personality!
We’re thrilled that Ashley is the voice of Curves Work and of the plus size men, women, young adults, and Veterans we serve. We want each and every one of our clients to feel great on the inside and to look great on the outside, no matter their size, background, or the challenges they have overcome on their road to meaningful employment and self-sufficiency. Your plus size clothing donations will help get our clients back to work.
Ashley, you prove that curves really do work!
Click here to find out how YOU can support Curves Work. Your plus size clothing donations will get our clients back to work!