The landscape of the plus-size fashion industry has shifted in recent years. In this article, we are going to showcase some of the best plus size fashion designers that are popular right now.
With new brands cropping up as a result of the body positivity movement that has become extremely popular due to social media influencers like Lauren Nicole, Jessica Torres and Hayet Rida.
Plus size fashion designers are shifting into the mainstream now with more plus-size brands entering mainstream department stores.
What is Plus Size Fashion?
Plus size is identified as size 18 and above therefore, any clothing that falls in these size ranges is considered to be plus size.
Best Plus Size Fashion Designers
Marina Rinaldi is one of the pioneers of the plus size movement, founded in 1980, it is part of the Max Mara clothing group. Rinaldi came about at a time when there were no companies making clothes for women of a certain size. At that time, it became increasingly difficult for larger women to find decent clothing.
Marina Rinaldi has been in the plus size fashion game for a while however, despite being a pioneer in the field of plus size fashion, some plus size millennials may not have heard of the veteran plus size brand.
Premme is a groundbreaking and dynamic plus size brand founded by plus size bloggers Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason. The brand designs trend-led pieces and distinctive stand-out unforgettables that most plus size women would love to wear. The items are available in size 12 to 30. Premme is an innovative plus size brand working to change the narrative when it comes to plus size fashion.
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Eloquii designs formal, casual and trendy plus size pieces for sizes 14 to 28. The dynamic designers also offer fashionable swimwear and wide-fitting shoes for bold plus size women. They have collaborated with well known fashion designers like Jason Wu and their collections have caught the eye of fashion bloggers and influencers globally.
Zelie For She by Elann Zelie
The plus size designer Elann Zelie has pioneered a plus size brand that is bold, ethereal and somewhat addictive. All pieces come in XL to XXXL and they are uniquely fashion focused with some beautiful trend-driven pieces in there too. Zelie focuses on designing fun, unapologetic clothes as opposed to clothes that are designed to “flatter” a larger frame. Thus, ignoring universal standards and emphasising care-free, body positive style.
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Ashley Nell Tipton
Ashley Nell Tipton is a Project Runway winner who decided to step into the world of plus size fashion and launch her own fashion brand. As plus size fashion brands go, the ANT collection is an easy breezy, girly collection of casual and daywear pieces for the stylish and fashion conscious woman.
JXB Janie Bryant
JXB Janie Bryant is one of the newest plus size fashion brands to hit the global stage.The fashion line is owned and designed by Emmy award winning fashion and costume designer Janie Bryant. The line is a luxury range of clothing for plus-size women who are looking for high-end clothing to fit their size. Ranging from size 12 to 24, the line includes superior Kurabo denim and luxury leather and silk pieces.
Karine Hsu, the founder of And Comfort launched the brand to provide simple, wearable and comfortable clothes for larger women. Ranging from size 10 to 28, And Comfort produces superior basic essentials with sustainability and minimalist style in mind. All pieces are made with premium fabrics and the company runs on a community driven, sustainable model of eco-friendly product development and production.
Ava James is one of the most innovative plus size fashioned brands in the industry. Founded by Eugena Delman, an MIT graduate, inspired by her size 14 sister, she launched the brand to provide office-appropriate outfits for career minded women. Designed specifically for women who are not necessarily considered “plus size” but are still larger than the “average” woman. Beautiful shift dresses and smart, yet stylish clothes for work-focused women. Produced in New York City, all items come in sizes 8 to 18.
To conclude, the plus size fashion market is growing rapidly, with a new wave of plus size fashion designers inspiring change in the world of fashion and beyond.