The fashion industry is FINALLY wakening up and addressing the need for fashionable clothing for women (and men) in sizes 16-32. We’re seeing loads of amazing new clothing companies pop up all over the internet and beyond. Here Insyze round up 10 ‘plus size’ and inclusive clothing brands launched in 2017.
10 Plus Size Brands We Love
What do you when you (accidentally) buy a leather factory on Craigslist? Why start a Leather jacket empire of course.
Great quality leather jackets for larger sizes are hard to come by but that all changed in 2017 with the launch of All 67. When designer, Jeffery Cafone started his ‘made-to-measure- leather jacket company he noticed that there was a gap in the market for leather items for the fuller figure.
Today All 67 is the best place to buy premium quality leather jackets for ‘plus sizes’. The brand is hitting the headlines with their inclusive un-retouched campaign which stars ‘Orange Is The New Black’s Lea DeLaria.
Cofounded by PS bloggers Nicolette Mason and Gabbi Gregg, Premme is hands down, one of our favourite new brands launched in 2017. It showcases fabulously stylish clothing that is unique and exciting without a bland basic in sight.
Premme is one of only a few ‘plus size’ clothing brands that is actually run by ‘plus size’ women so you know that Mason and Gregg have got your back. Rather than having a cooperate figure deciding what to include in their collection, the two bloggers are their own customer so each piece is designed with the fuller figure in mind.
Whoever said that ‘Plus size’ women don’t buy luxury clearly got it wrong and 11 Honoré are here to satisfy all of our luxurious needs.
The size inclusive designer boutique is “a destination where all women are honoured and luxury has no limits.” It includes ranges from the Michael Kors Collection, Zac Posen, Rachel Roy and Brandon Maxwell in US sizes 10 to 20 (UK 14-24)
New York based brand Plus BKLYN features bold, trendy and sometimes even, outrageous downtown styles pioneered by New Yorker Alexis Krase.
As with a lot of ‘plus size,’ clothing retailers Plus BKLYN was born out of a frustration at the lack of larger sized clothing that wasn't boring and didn't fit well. You can find the Plus BKLYN store in Williamsburg New York as well as online.
Rebel Wilson X Angels
Ever since we heard the news that Rebel Wilson was going to be launching her own clothing brand we were beyond excited. The fashion-forward, bold collection is all about celebrating your figure rather than hiding it away because #stylehasnosize
The luxury ‘plus- size’ swimwear collection from Alpine Butterfly was founded by former Guess model Olga Caro, who, after a shopping trip with her nieces, was shocked by how hard it was for them to find swim-wear for their body shapes.
The swim collection has a whimsical, boho feel and includes a range of high-waisted bottoms, cropped tops and swim dresses.
‘Plus size’ model, Candice Huffine was shocked by the lack of activewear for larger sizes whilst training for a marathon. This spurred her to partner with Ziel to create Day/ Won; a line of size inclusive activewear that is made to order and made to empower.
See Rose Go
When you are looking at buying ‘plus size’ clothing you can either have ‘super sexy’ or ‘frumpy sacks’ and there is little in between. At least that is what Erin Cavanaugh and Yi Zhou found when they were talking to their friends and family. They launched See Rose Go to offer a range of easy to wear feel-good clothing.
The capsule collection of See Rose Go includes sportswear influenced, tailored, clothes that are designed for the modern woman.
RWN by Rawan
The Plus collection at Forever 21 improved massively under the direction of Rawan Ghawi and in 2017 Ghawi launched her own clothing line; RWN by Rawan.
The collection is committed to diversity, detail and design. While also making sure that each piece looks and feels good.
Ashley Nell Tipton
Project Runway fans will know Ashley Nell Tipton for being the first ‘plus size’ designer to win the show. After having her collection appearing at JC Penney, Tipton returned to her roots with a collection relaunch in 2017.
The Ashley Nell Tipton collection empowers people and offers different clothing options for those who often don’t have any choices.
And that's a wrap. We've included just a few of our favourite new 'plus size' brands launched in 2017. Which ‘plus size’ brands have you been loving this year?