You Oughta Know: LA-Based Designer, Melissa Masse

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We have been a long fan of Melissa Masse for a while now. Chic, classic, sophisticated and fun, designer Melissa Masse has been making waves in the plus size fashion scene!

Based in Los Angeles, in a store under her eponymous name, Melissa Masse offers designer ready to wear AND custom-made clothing for everyday wear- up to a 4X!

Starting after realizing not only hers but others “failed attempts to find fashion forward, well-made, well-fitting apparel,” she decided to do something about it, thus Melissa Masse was born. The sophisticated chic and playful sweetness of her line is delicious!

Raven Goodwin in custom Melissa Masse

Do not take our word for it, have a look for yourself!

West Coast Sweet meets East Coast Chic with Melissa Masse

“When my friends complained that they couldn’t find anything in the stores that they liked, or more importantly, anything that fit them properly, I realized that they couldn’t be the only customers who felt that way,” explains Melissa, and she was right. (While not shown on Plus Models, she DOES extend her sizes!)

Imagine our utter surprise and delight when searching to find Melissa Masse, that she delivers her fashionable frocks up to a 4X!

Melissa Masse in plus sizes

Dispelling the myth that custom clothing is the impractical and exclusive domain of the rich and famous, Melissa Masse has created a line that you can buy straight from the rack.

Even better? You can have it altered to you OR have it custom designed to YOUR specifications!

Since her launch in 2002, Melissa Masse’s fashion can be found at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, and specialty boutiques all around California!

Melissa Masse in plus sizes

Shop the collection, now at!

Here is the kicker! If you cannot find an item you like in your size, you can call in your measurements (taken by a professional tailor)! Not only that, but your item will be custom made for YOU!

Have you shopped the brand before?

Want more? Please visit Melissa here. What do you think? Share your thoughts with me!

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Written by Marie Denee

I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.

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  1. Marea I have to disagree, I love when you pay tribute to the true designers of Plus Size on your blog. The designer clothes are very well made but these styles are not for the plus size woman. These designs arn’t even on plus size mannequins. Clearly she probably goes up to a size 10 but if she doesn’t have your size, sure you can call in your measurements and they will make it…TCome on that sounds like Mommy and Daddy are backing the mostly straight size designer and as a back up her friends opened her eyes and she realizes that yes there is a market and there is…But come on, lets feature some plus size clothes for the plus size fashionista. The dresses are cute but not for plus size women. The patchwork dress is not good for any curvy woman, it will look like a walking dazzling jig saw puzzle and you have to watch the all over pattern in the print and the last dress is so very cute but let me see it on a real LIVE FIT MODEL, style is cute but appropriate if it is on a real body not a size 8 dress form. Also this reminds me of that show Housewives of Atlanta who comes from money from her football player turned designer but her collection looks terrible. It’s not Plus size and Thank God, she couldn’t even get the straight sizes right. My point is just because you havethe financing, do a bit more research not because you have plus size friends.

  2. Hi Kristen! Thank yo ufor sharing your thoughts. I think I did not clarify… While she carries and makes selected items in plus size (See Neimans Marcus)should you want something for yourself, she makes it.
    She is not a person who had pockets lined by mommy and daddy. She has been a designer for Donna Karan and many others, she had been trained and has been doing her desings for a while… I guess I need to clarify…

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