Designer fashion isn’t limited smaller sizes, if you’re curvy there’s plenty of incredible names that specialise in dressing for killer curves.
In fact, this year has seen a rise in well-known designers aiming to cater for plus size
figures. Michael Kors have already launched collections which accommodate for plus size figures. Likewise, it has been revealed that Prabal Gurung is launching a plus size range in
collaboration with Lane Bryant, which is set to be released in March
From flamboyant designs to more demure pieces, there are designer collections to suit every taste and style. Plus size designers work hard to create clothing that accentuates all the right places and makes you look and feel fabulous!
Being curvy doesn’t mean you have to miss out on designer fashion, here are some of our favourite plus size designers at the moment:
Anna Scholz specialises in plus size designer clothing and won ‘Designer of the Year’ at the British Plus Size Fashion Awards in 2015. Anna Scholz has featured at numerous Fashion Weeks including New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week in 2012 and British Plus Size Fashion Week in 2013. The Anna Scholz collection has a beautiful selection of pieces for every occasion, day or night! The collection ranges from sizes 16-28.
Here are some of our favourite pieces:
Scallop Lace Shirt, £149.00
The scalloped edging on this top gives it a sophisticated edge and a modern twist on a timeless style. The burgundy colour is also perfect for autumn, pair it with jeans or the matching box pleat skirt for a coordinated look!
The red and black floral print on this gorgeous swing dress is great for autumn, plus the jersey material has a soft knitted stretch throughout so it falls nicely on your curves and doesn’t cling. The skater shape is also incredibly flattering on curves as it will emphasise your silhouette.
Michael Kors have three lines which cater for plus size ladies, two of which go up to a size 16 and a third that goes up to a size 24.
This gorgeous patchwork coat is a blend of wool and cashmere and features a belted waist. This cosy coat is available in sizes 16-20!
As part of the Max Mara Empire, Marina Rinaldi are keen to show that fashion should not be limited to size. The brand say they are proud to represent a turning point in attitudes towards fashion as they offer a collection of clothes and accessories for plus size women. Their passion points are high quality fabrics and attention to detail within their tailoring.
Here are some of our favourite pieces:
Imitation Leather and Lace Shirt, £168.00
The contrast of textures makes this top look incredibly luxurious – perfect for dressing up for an evening out! The lace shirt has imitation leather shoulder panels and an integrated slip top – which makes this shirt bang on trend this season.
This floral dress is great for this time of year as the neutral hues with pops of colour are perfect for autumn. The side pockets and drawstring waist are also extra features which add interest to the dress.
Manon Baptiste at Navabi
Manon Baptiste design clothes with your figure in mind, creating pieces that are flattering on the body and that feel exceptional! Manon Baptiste has a reputation for its quality, and this season’s collection is no different, with beautiful suedes and rich velvets. Sizes range from 14-28, here are some of our favorite pieces:
Culottes are big this year and these denim culottes are great for updating your wardrobe. Pair them with mustard or burgundy for an exceptional autumnal look.
Embroidery is a top trend this year and this piece is a great way of incorporating the look into a flattering wrap dress design.
Ralph Lauren are still a little far off from completely catering for the plus size market, they have however started to produce sizes 16-18 a small step for fashion but still a step nonetheless!
The asymmetric hem and draping style fall on your figure in a flattering way and doesn’t cling. The oversized turtleneck and sleeves also give this jumper a cosy feel. Available in a size XL (16-18).
The trench coat is big this season and the suede gives it a high-end twist on the traditional style. Available in a size XL (16-18).
Carolyn de la Drapiere
Carolyn de la Drapiere aims to makes clothes
that are unique and flattering, as each item is carefully considered to
emphasis the curvy parts of the body and be flattering on problem areas.
The fabrics and shapes in their collection are filled with
individuality, glamour and creativity.
Italian jersey feels great against the skin and skims over the hips and
stomach for a flattering fit. The wrap design is extremely flattering
on curvy figures and the fuller sleeves add to the glamorous, feminine
feel of the piece.
by the Chanel jacket this version comes in a smaller “box” cut. This
cropped style looks incredible with all sorts of clothes – from trousers
to skirts, and the print will add a splash of luxury to your wardrobe