Do you remember this past spring, where we shared with you the newest plus size workwear brand coming to the scene? Well, if you missed it, no worries! The Pari Passu winter collection launched with cool news.
Pari Passu is NOW available at Nordstrom!
If you aren’t familiar with Pari Passu, no worries! This is what we are here for, right? To introduce you to new plus size brands!
If you have been looking for higher end plus size wear to work clothing, you are in for a treat.
Pari Passu screams luxe, sophistication, and understated style. By taking a twist on our suiting essentials, we have a brand that adds to the much needed plus size contemporary luxe space.
Created by the the retail consultant and art director behind Melissa McCarthy’s now shuttered brand, Shanna Goldsone gives us a “stylish, shaped-based contemporary collection for women above size 12.”
“At Pari Passu we’re doing something radically different: designing clothes specifically for curvy bodies.
Pari Passu levels the playing field.
We’re building a brand for the forgotten majority, creating the kind of luxurious products and elevated shopping experience curvy women want and have long deserved.”
What Can We Expect from Pari Passu Winter Collection?
For the Pari Passu Winter Collection, we get a chic collection mixing wool and silk with our must have classics.
Warm plaids make its way throughout this collection. We have our pick with both bold and muted options. Goldsone also introduces another suiting option, for us to play with.
A wide leg plaid suit?! Alright now!
But as a fun contrast, we are introduced to the Lambskin Flat Front pants, which happen to be my favorite.
We appreciate the ability to take the newest classic suiting options and seamlessly integrate them with her spring suiting collection.
Want to know something real unique about Pari Passu?
This brand offers a unique sizing system.
Not only to they give us fun silhouettes, but they give us three shape options to play with.
Because, we are not all hourglass, and this matters.
Also? For those who do not have hips, have a fuller belly, or who have slimmer legs, fit matters too.
So, Goldstone lent on her experience, witnessing the poor fit of plus-size garments. This situation she experienced was the result of outdated design and grading processes.
And she sought to do something about it.
From her research, she identified three distinct and unique body shapes:
Shape B: The curviest body type.
Shape C: The most underserved shape.
Shape D: The modified hourglass.
From her research of 7500 body shapes, Goldstone created an innovative shape focused sizing system! This system includes seven different sizes for each of the three body shapes.
21 different sizes in total!
To help you find your right fit, Pari Passu does have a guide/fit calculator on their site!
So now, we have expert fit, luxe wear to work options, and higher quality fabrics with Pari Passu.
You can shop the collection today at PariPassuShop.com and at Nordstrom.com
For those who are curious, yes… you can shop the collection internationally. Both with Nordstrom and on the Pair Passu site. This collection is priced from $95 to $795 and is “crafted by hand in NYC from premium Italian and Japanese fabrics with high-end finishes and details.”
So, what do we think?
Are you a fan of the collection? Do you have a few new favorites to add to your must-have list?
Where are you shopping for your plus size suiting needs? For all things plus size workwear? As we have new players in the field, what is missing for you? What are you looking for, that perhaps they can help with?
Does this brand excite you like they do for us?
Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!
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