Speaking of Curves: Meet Paint by Shawn Denise, the Plus Size Brand Giving us COLOR! 

Image via Paint by Shawn Denise

Have you been tuning in to our FB Live Series, Speaking of Curves! This series is all about showing support and love to various plus size businesses. In this time, it is even more important to shop and support local! We look to our backyard, to Decatur based plus size designer brand, Paint by Shawn Denise.   

This contemporary plus size brand is giving us all the color and prints that we never knew (or maybe we did) we needed. Paint by Shawn Denise was founded in 2013 by Founder and CEO, Shawn Denise.

Plus size designer brand Paint by Shawn Denise
Designer Shawn Denise

Not only a clothing line, Paint by Shawn Denise has evolved to Shawn Denise Designs, which will house “chic fashion for women, men, kids, and their home.”

“PaintbyShawnDenise means clothes that are custom made so way they appear painted on the body as if the body is a Kanvas. I wanted to create a brand that Curvy women could find a one of a kind pieces for the perfect event. A night on the town or even an everyday look.” Shawn Denise

Plus size designer brand Paint by Shawn Denise

And today? We are excited to share this interview with you! A way to learn how you can best support this indie plus size designer!

Speaking of Curves: Meet Shawn, the Designer behind Paint by Shawn Denise!

Soooo, what did you think?

Her words have definitely left an impression on me and I hope that you enjoy as much as I did interviewing her!

Plus size designer brand Paint by Shawn Denise
Image via Paint by Shawn Denise

We cannot see how Shawn builds out her family of brands. And her daughter she spoke of? Her baby is around 10 and was GEEKED that she would be getting sewing lessons!

Yes to designing for the family!

“When I created PaintbyShawnDenise, I begin to dream bigger and bigger. There was no way I could leave out men or kids. Here I was, at the time, a wife and a mother of young children. I went on to add MSTbyShawnDenise and PAiNTEDKiDS. My goal is to make your closets and living spaces something you can admire daily and be proud of.”

Plus size designer brand Paint by Shawn Denise
Image via Paint by Shawn Denise

Did you also notice that she offers her collection up to a size 34? Yup. A size 34.Did you find a few pieces that you HAVE to HAVE?

Plus size designer brand Paint by Shawn Denise
Image via Paint by Shawn Denise

Shop the Spring Collection at

We will continue this series as there are quite a few businesses and brands that you can support and shop.

Make sure you also follow them, on IG at @PaintbyShawnDenise!

It is even MORE important to support those small and indie businesses, especially the plus size designer, to make sure that they make it through this!

Missed an interview?

Our past interviews feature: Secondhand Curves, Honey’s Child Boutique, Chic & Curvy, Christian Omeshun, Haute & Co Bridal, Z by Zevarra, Ready to Stare, KIN by Kristine, Blogger House Curvy Closet, Diva Day International with And The Category Is, and The Plus Bus.

Make sure you come back on Tuesday for a NEW fun interview!

You can catch Speaking of Curves LIVE on our FB page, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 12pm EST.

In the plus size fashion space, indie business owners are the backbone of our community. These brands, designers, and businesses challenge status quo and push the envelope.

We are all feeling the shift and many of these businesses are pivoting to stay afloat.

Which businesses, brands, and people would you like to see featured? Let us know in the comments below!

As The Curvy Fashionista editors, we write about stuff we love and we think you'll like too. The Curvy Fashionista often has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

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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