8 Size-Inclusive Designers & Fashion Brands That Are All About Body Positivity
It’s time the fashion world take heed of size inclusivity. By simply expanding size offerings enables women – irrespective a size 0 or size 16 – a chance to express herself stylishly.
Whether sample or plus sizes, ‘labels’ shouldn’t restrict a woman from looking and feeling attractive and trendy. Designers and fashion labels have begun introducing size diversity to collections, giving women more options other than baggy A-line dresses and drawstring waistbands.
For those in the size category of 12 and above, your hunt for the perfect-fit summer dress or cute bikini ends here. From haute designers to homegrown brands, click on for 8 size-inclusive brands you can buy online.
Dandy in denim: Lucky Brand
Jeans can be the trickiest item to rock. The wrong fit can make you look frumpy or cut inches off your frame. But some brands, like Lucky Brand, specialises in denimwear that’s trendy, functional, and most importantly, flattering. The Bridgette Overall brings to mind a 70s vibe, with a retro high rise waist that adds inches to limbs. A cropped leg adds a dash of modern dandy.
The Bridgette Overall is available on luckybrand.com.
Cocktail chic: Monique Lhuillier
Illusions are the way to flaunt your assets. In place of exposed arms and pencil skirts, bring attention to the curve of your neckline and shoulders instead. This Monique Lhuillier floral lace dress features a flared, asymmetrical cocktail skirt that trims the legs and waist line. An exposed collar shows a touch of skin for the right amount of sexy.
The floral Guipure lace flared dress is available at moniquelhillier.com
Casually cool: Michael Kors
The day-to-night dress is a feat of sophistication and understated cool. Michael Kors's jet set ethos holds up in a range of size-inclusive apparel for any occasion. He makes a case for the humble, button-down shirtdress, with a collar neckline and waist sash that can be adjusted for your comfort level. A midi-skirt length goes with just about any footwear.
The Poplin shirtdress with sash is available on 11honore.com.
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Red carpet-ready: Christian Siriano
The only size that matters here is the voluminous floor-skimming skirt of this striking Christian Siriano gown. Christian highlights size-inclusivity for black tie dress codes with this silk dress that pays tribute to lavish ball gowns. This classic dress features a form-fitting bodice and halter neck detail, essential ingredients to an elegant factor.
The fuchsia halter neck gowni is available on 11honore.com.
Summer calling: La Blanca
Swimsuit shopping can often end in frustration and tears. But that’s not the case with swimsuit brand, La Blanca. Designed to accentuate different bodies, the swimwear line offers a variety of plus-size-appropriate selections. This one-piece swimsuit fits the body like a glove, with a tasteful ruffled statement neckline and shirring detail for a defined and refined silhouette.
The off the shoulder one-piece swimsuit is available on nordstrom.com
Support local: Aere
The secret to rocking any look is to find what flatters your body. Malaysian brand Aere is designed to suit all shapes, thanks to its nifty use of volume and cut. Aere’s flowing blouse with a gentle waterfall hemline does justice to bigger body frames. A detachable belt cinches for a slimmer waist, dressing it up for different occasions.
The Caricea boat neck assymetrical top is available on fashionvalet.com
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The powersuit: Prabal Gurung
Adding a touch of bespoke to workwear is Prabal Gurung, couturier of catwalk-ready gowns. We love how this blazer, puts the feminine into a power suit, topped with a sharp crimson hue. Nipped at the waist for a shapelier look, this blazer features split sleeve details and crepe bell-sleeves.
The split sleeve crepe blazer is available on prabalgurung.com
Sporty style: Zella
Some say that the right activewear is key to motivational workouts. With Zella in the picture, you have an athletic label designed for ultimate comfort and peak performance, whilst catering to plus-size needs. The essential workout tee comes in a soft, finely knit mesh material, ensuring a cool, calm and collected training ahead.
The Fly Mode tee is available on nordstrom.com.