Whatever the size, each woman need to be pretty and looking for the best clothing brands. Here I prepared for you review of brands who are making clothes for size 16 and above and keep getting better and better! Some time before I already told you about swimsuit for women with petite size, you can read about here.
Carmakoma review 2015
This Danish label is designed by 2 women who think that "clothes should fit the body, and not the reverse." It is hard to argue with that—and even harder when you take a look at the brand's seriously cove-table faux leather skirts. Monochrome reigns supreme here, but if you'd rather break out motorcycle boots than, say, pink espadrilles, this is your site.
Asos review 2015
This is one of the best plus size label. A full scope of total must-haves at pretty much any price point you could ask for. Plus, even UK-only brands will be shipped across the pond when you order from Asos, meaning you will have some totally one-of-a-kind pieces in your wardrobe.
Cut for Evans
Evans ground-breaking initiative saw the brand work with students from Kingston and Bournemouth universities to create collections with no size limitations. Rebecca Vann Reicher, head of design for Evans, has openly criticized the fashion industry's rigid approach to showcasing clothes on a size eight frame, so it is good to see the younger, newer designers they are nurturing have not been affected by this. The result are 2 collections featuring beautiful, on-trend pieces that everyone should have in their wardrobes.
Part of the Italian mega fashion group Maxmara, Marina Rinaldi design pieces with a fuller figure specifically in mind. The Voyage collection 2015 is definitely worth checking out, featuring coats and separates with a classic twist. Its highly successful MR Denim collection was launched in 2011, which has seven styles designed for seven different body shapes. Melissa McCarthy wore the brand at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Gotta hand it to the girls across the pond, whose effortless style could fill a thousand blogs. A shopping go-to for them? Dorothy Perkins, which conveniently ships to the U.S. The site regularly goes up to a size 18, and with super-reasonable prices, it is a little hard to stay away—not that you'd want to.
Styles for plus sizes, which range from 18 and above, have long been characterized by down-market, back-of-the-store racks of drab tent-dresses, garishly decorated blouses and polyester pants. The uniformly dark colors and generous silhouettes serve the sole purpose of covering up and deflecting attention from the body.
But a new crop of online boutiques, retailers and designers is trying to make plus-size styles more fashion forward. Instead of elastic-waist pants and muumuu dresses, these companies offer clothes that reflect the runways (think jumpsuits), surpass the smock (leather pants) and even show a little skin (crop tops).
The market, in fact, is robust. The average American ladies wears a size 14, and women wearing size 14 and up account for 67 percent of the population, according to the industry analyst firm Plunkett Research Ltd. Last summer, the NPD Group reported that plus-size clothing sales grew more than 5 percent from May 2014 to January 2015, going from $16.7 billion to $17.5 billion.
That is perhaps why youthful-leaning, mass-market retailers like Asos, H & M, Mango, Wet Seal, ModCloth and Forever 21 have begun selling either an expanded size range or a dedicated plus-size line.
Arriving in mid-February, the line is designed by Target’s uber chic in-house design team and features stylish basics along with trend-driven statement pieces that fashionistas will love. Similar to Target’s other apparel lines, AVA & VIV will be updated monthly, and with prices ranging from $10 to $79.99, you’ll be hard pressed to buy just one piece.
“Target is synonymous with great design, and with the launch of AVA & VIV, we’re stepping up our fashion game for our Plus-size guests,” said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president, merchandising, apparel and accessories, Target. “From stylish original prints to the attention to detail and fit, this line is meant to impress and we can’t wait to share it with our guests.”
In anticipation of the launch, Target invited top fashion bloggers Nicolette Mason, Chastity Garner and Gabi Gregg to its headquarters in Minneapolis to preview the line. Not only did they get a sneak peek of AVA & VIV, these trend-setting ladies had a chance to offer their stylish two cents on designs that were in progress for the fall.
To be honest, I used to hate shopping. I rarely left a store without crying, cursing my body, and swearing under my breath at the fashion industry. Maybe the industry thinks that fat people are a liability because our hands are made from Twinkies and we will wipe our Yellow #5 marshmallow fingers on the expensive jeans they make. I don't know. I guess my biggest gripe is that brands are fully aware that they are alienating plus-size women, consciously refusing to produce a pant above a size 12. In the last couple years, I've discovered I'm far from alone in my frustration. There are a ton of trailblazing women who are fighting back (all hail the fatkini!), but the lack of plus-size clothing in stores that I would love to shop at is grossly unfair.
I think it does something to your psyche when the majority of clothing companies don't even acknowledge that you exist. I may have already been self-conscious about my weight, but shopping as a plus-size high-schooler seemed to compound my lack of self-worth. I ended up buying baggy clothes and ill-fitting jeans as a weird kind of punishment for not fitting below a size 14. My life was changed when I entered a plus-size clothing store that wasn't designed for hippie teachers or female ministers. One of the cashiers, who was around my size, had on the cutest dress in the world, and she held up a red skirt to me and said, "This would look SO good on you!"
I stayed in that store for two hours. I tried everything on and cried in the dressing room, and I realized then that being cute wasn't contingent on size. I don't know if that lie started in Hollywood or in the stockroom of some store that got a severed dress form, but I promised myself then that I was not going to succumb to the harmful belief that thin equals beautiful. Though to me, fat doesn't equal beautiful either. Beauty, by way of fashion, has to do with confidence, with flattering silhouettes, with patterns, with proper fit for body type, and with an abundance of self-love!
Since that day in the dressing room, I now LOVE trying on clothes, being photographed, and turning the sidewalk into a runway. One of the best parts about my job is that I get to dress for red carpets and appearances, and I often forgo working with a stylist because fashion is half the fun of any event! Even in my music video for "Secrets," I'm wearing one of my own dresses from Modcloth. Here are some of my favorite companies, stores, and websites to buy clothing.