7 Designers you never knew fashioned Plus Size

Or maybe you did, but just did not know where to get them…
Plus Size Collection by Elie Tahari
Over on Twitter last week, designer @MichaelKors joined the Twitterverse. In reply to my tweet, welcoming him, I received a tweet saying:

@MarieDenee I would be more welcoming if Kors did plus sizes. *sigh*

To my surprise, I did not realize that people did not know his diffusion line, MICHAEL Michael Kors was fashioned in plus sizes. So, to remedy this, I thought I would fashion a list of name brand contemporary and high end designers who carry plus sizes, but do not heavily advertise it! Mostly, these designers are found at the higher end department stores, in which some of these designers fashion a plus size range specifically for them (i.e. you will NOT find them outside of the department store)!
So I fashioned this list and looks of better sportswear designers who DO fashion plus sizes, BUT would NEVER know! Now, you have to use some imagination when looking at some pics, as they are not styled to its full potential (which I am used to by now), BUT with a little visualization and creativity, know that you can fashion your own designer duds!


Adrianna Papell

Elie Tahari

MICHAEL Michael Kors

Melissa Masse

Rachel Pally White Label

Tadashi Shoji


Also, know that for your designer duds, you will pay your designer prices- as your straight sized sisters would. Already predicting some of your objection to price, know what you are paying for, wait for end of season clearance, and do a little research about the designer as to why they command a premium price.

It is also important to note that these department stores that cater to the plus size woman will NOT always have these styles INSIDE their store, rather in an online setting. Evidenced by Blooimngdales lack of a plus size department in San Francisco or Saks nonexistent plus size department in Atlanta, HOWEVER, shopping online is one avenue that the discerning Curvy.Confident.Chic. plus size woman can get her designer duds!

What do you think?

Did you know these designers catered to your curves?

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  • http://necessaryimperfections.blogspot.com Amanda

    I actually knew about these, before I knew about other less expensive designers. I have a few things from some of them. I love my Rachel Pally dress. Also, Robbie Bee is another dress/outfit maker that is nice. There are some great options! Thanks for this post!

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      Well, you are fashionably ahead of the curve! :) I wanted to show the mainstream brands who some would not think would fashion plus size! Thank you!

  • http://kiki072895.tripod.com/blog brooklynshoebabe

    I actually knew about Michael Kors. I found out through Polyvore and the Macy’s websites.

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      Do you wear his pieces often? I would love to know!

  • http://www.plusshe.com Moe

    I definitely knew about Masse, Tadashi, and T-bags. Thanks for putting the list together. It’s always great to get some perspective on what is available.

  • Prissi

    I think the main thing curvy girls must do is get outside of their box, go to different stores, hit the racks, search the web for steals and deals. There are designers creating for us and many of us dont know about them which may make them stop b/c we aren’t purchasing (ie remember when H&M carried plus…).

    I love Michael Kors, I really like his designs, quality, stylish pieces that I don’t have to worry about falling apart after a few wears/washes. Now if Marc Jacobs would do something for us my soul would glow…

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      Glow AND Flutter with GLEE!!!!

  • Miller

    Don't forget about Amanda Uprichard, Calvin Klein. ;D

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      Yes! Yes!!! Not forgotten! :)

  • Cee

    She's right. Clothes are designers prices and you can only get them on line. But it well worth the price for the fit and quality of the clothes.

    • http://www.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      A lady after my own heart… thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/projectdanielle Danielle

    Also Anne Klein, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, and more. Nordstrom carries a lot of them online. And also Lord and Taylor, Saks, and Bloomingdale’s.

  • http://twitter.com/Ariluv Ariluv

    Love it! I knew Michael Kors did #plussize & Marina Rinaldi thanks to @LaGrandeDame but that Adrianna Papell stuff I didn’t know about & it’s hot!

  • http://twitter.com/Ariluv Ariluv

    Oops I meant Melissa Masse not Marina Rinaldi. Marina Rinaldi does have some beautiful plussize clothes too though. Also found out about her through http://www.LaGrandeDame.com when I modeled for them.

    I know the clothes are pricier but the quality is amazing.