Plus Size Matters: Here’s 5 Places That Know It
By Space Coast Daily // June 15, 2022
Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. From colorful designs to the interesting cuts and styles, clothing should be fun for everyone. All bodies should be celebrated and have options to wear something exciting out in the world. That’s why companies that know that plus size fashion should be more than just day-to-day should be highlighted. The following list is of designers and brands that know all bodies need clothing that showcases personality and style.
From the boardroom to the dining room, Henning has something for every occasion. Started by the CEO, Lauren, who had spent her career trying to get size inclusivity incorporated into big fashion companies. Tired of the constant struggle, she started her own line for plus-sized women to express themselves.
From gorgeous cashmere sweaters to curve-hugging knit dresses, Henning hits all the classic capsule wardrobe pieces with a modern twist. You can choose from work looks to date night looks without compromising on comfort. The Overtime Trench will look great over any piece in your closet while the Hudson Leather Jacket brings a sense of flair to classic or casual looks.
This brand doesn’t shy away from patterns. With bright colors and awe-inspiring designs, Johnny Was brings the far-out back to fashion. With nostalgic yet modern prints, this line of plus-sized clothing will evoke a sense of the 60s and 70s without losing a sense of today’s style.
Try the Sicilia Boxy Knit Tee with a pair of great jeans or throw on the Abigail Easy Tunic Dress for a night on the town. Even better, Johnny Was made sure to include swimsuits in their plus-size line so you can wear the Fay Floral Ruched one-piece before hitting the beach. One of the most striking pieces is the Ardell Split Pant because who doesn’t love comfortable and stylish pants. For a date night, the Marguerite Mesh Dress is the perfect floral accent for a dinner out on the town.
This designer’s ready-to-wear looks are bright, colorful and expressive. From dynamic reds to dark greens, Mara Hoffman doesn’t shy away from bright and fiery designs. Hoffman also features classic silhouettes for everyday wear. The Extended Emira Dress is perfect to throw on for a walk around the city or sightseeing in a new country.
Choose the Extended Cecilia Dress with its incredible stripe patterning to really stand out from the crowd. The incredible mustard-colored Alora Dress is an incredible dress for work, brunch or just to feel fabulous on a regular day of the week.
Although off the bat, it’s not clear that Ganni has plus-sizes, their line goes up to 4XL. One drawback is that their website doesn’t show plus-size models so it can be hard to tell how the pieces will look on different bodies. They have bold designs and colors featuring the Ganni brand. With a more eclectic design style, this line is great for those wanting to move away from classic pieces. Check out their Mohair Cardigan in neon yellow to really stand out from the crowd. You don’t need to choose subtle and understated pieces, live loud!
Zelie for She
Timeless and comfortable, floral and fresh, this line is beyond romantic. The floor-length dresses will elicit feelings of classic literature and walks on the beach. Try the show-stopping August Mornings Dress to turn heads. The Peace Skies Dress is comfortable without compromising the beautiful design and cut. Throw on the Ocean Breeze set to work from home or hit brunch with your friends. Zelie for She focuses on flowy pieces that highlight curves and personality. Don’t hide, live out loud with these incredible patterns.
Plus-sized clothing has changed considerably over the years. No more do they feature drab and shapeless pieces, designers are creating classic and timeless pieces for all occasions. You deserve to be seen, you deserve to show off your style and these designers prioritize that. Choose a line that speaks to you and your voice. Fashion is a way to express yourself through art and design.
From Zelie for She to Johnny Was, you are bound to find a brand that speaks to you and what you like. Or mix and match- maybe one day you are looking for bold and vibrant and the next you want understated and Scandinavian-inspired designs. There are no limits. Start building your wardrobe to showcase exactly who you are. Choose the Cosmic Blast Top from Zelie for She and the classic pant cuts from Henning and you’ve got yourself an outfit for a Friday night.