To state the obvious, it’s a bummer there aren’t more labels making stylish plus size clothing.
We all know ladies like to shop, regardless of size. We also know that until more brands take note, there’s a lot of plus size money being left on the table. Not to get all Business 101, but at some point the supply has to start meeting demand, right!? I digress, but my point is that while shopping for us 12ish ladies can feel like slim pickings, it can only get better from here.
In the meantime, that’s not to say there aren’t plus brands that are killing it current day. Because there are, and thank g for them!
Here’s a look at a few of my favorites that fly under the radar. You may not know about (or enough about) these labels so listen up, because they are setting the plus style bar pretty high!
First up, Mei Smith. The Candice Huffine-go to is on a mission to satisfy the 12+ woman who “wants to build her wardrobe with minimal, quality pieces, and wishes ultimately to wear the same designer pieces her friends of ‘standard sizes’ wear.” YES PLEASE. Check out their Camel Duster Coat – it’s an instant classic.
Carmakoma is another favorite, and a great pick when you want to make a statement. The line is carried at Hey Gorgeous and Asos, which makes shopping this foreign label easy peasy. This Striped Faux Fur Jacket is a chic iteration of the season’s must have outerwear and this Scalloped Lace Top has holiday party written all over it.
As Universal Standard co-founder Alexandra Waldman puts it, “What’s out there is lacking a modern sensibility. There are more and more players coming into the field, but they all pander to either curvy girls’ uber-sexy boobaliciousness, or a quite conservative ‘aunt who dresses nicely in slacks’ sensibility.” We couldn’t agree more! This Gathered Crew and this V-Top are begging to be layered under everything.
Persona by Marina Rinaldi
Ahhhh, Persona by Marina Rinaldi. I’m always trying to look like I live in Milan, and this Italian line gets me one step closer. It’s chic and stylish, even if you don’t have a second home on the Riviera. Not to be missed are these Faux Leather Pants, this Knit Pencil Skirt and this gorgeous Faux Fur Jacket.
What are your favorite plus labels? Do you think even better plus shopping lies ahead? I’m dying to know! And don’t forget to shop my picks below…