For more thoughts on size diversity in the fashion industry, check out our Round Table on plus size women in fashion.
Let’s get something out in the open: finding cool plus size clothing is not an easy task. Because of the lack of plus size representation in the fashion industry and the tendency for mainstream brands to sell larger sizes exclusively online (which means you can’t just walk into a store and try them on), shopping can turn into an unnecessarily stressful experience.
But maybe we can make it a little bit easier? Scroll down for five brands ready to make their way into your closet and reiterate that fashion exists beyond a size 14.
Zelie for She
Hackwith Design House Plus Line
For those low-key days when you just want to hang out and tend to your fire escape garden, there is Hackwith Design House’s plus line.
Think: Lots of tencel, loose silhouettes and earthy colors.
Psst, there’s a knotted skirt on sale right now that is blowing my mind.
Think: Pencil skirts and knits with added elements of design.
Think: Jumpsuits, bright prints and a special t-shirt collaboration with none other than Gaultier himself.
Jasmine Elder, the designer behind Jibri, is not afraid of piling on the excess fabric, which she pleats and folds to make trousers and skirts that hang off the legs and create beautiful shapes. Think: Bold prints, bright colors, structured (and sometimes geometric) silhouettes. And yes, that is a pair of drop crotch pants that you spy. Man Repeller stamp of approval.
Feature photograph provided by Zelie for She; carousel photographs provided by Universal Standard.