Sofia Vergara is thrilled that “things are changing” and the fashion world is becoming more inclusive for curvy women.
The Modern Family star is famous for her enviable hourglass figure, which she frequently shows off in jaw-dropping ensembles on the red carpet. Sofia also looks chic on her down days too, with jeans among her favourite casual items to wear, and has now used her fashion expertise to create a new denim line for Walmart, Sofia by Sofia Vergara.
The collection features nearly 100 items, such as jeans, denim jackets and T-shirts, and comes in sizes 0 to 20, or extra-small to triple extra-large, with prices no higher than $40 (£30).
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about the range, Sofia explained that she is excited to have a part in making the fashion industry more accepting of a curvier lady.
“Things are changing for us. I think it’s great,” she smiled. “You have so many more options to look for different sizes and shapes that you know will work for you… It’s easier now, but I think it’s important to know your body and to know what makes you feel sexy and cute and comfortable.
“I think it’s important to always work with what you’ve got. Look at yourself in the mirror and realise what the best thing is that you have going on for yourself. If you have a great pair of legs, if you have a small waist, wear high-waisted jeans or skirts… Work with what you’ve got, and don’t focus on the other stuff that you cannot change, so you can find a balance and like yourself.”
Sofia was determined to include a range of sizes in the range, at a low price point, as social media enabled her to find out that’s what people want.
The 46-year-old also opened up about her own sense of style, telling ET: “I try not to be too crazy with fashion. I don’t have to wear whatever’s on fashion right now, but I like to wear things that I feel go well with me, with my body type. Jeans are always the best choice for me. I think you can never go wrong with a good pair of jeans. I really like classic pieces.”