When some of us hear the word “luxury,” we get timid and decide that we don’t want to see the price tag. Unfortunately, we have already concluded that it’s way out of your budget, and we give up on something that can be one of the best purchases of your life.
Be open when it comes to luxury, do your research, and it’s more than okay to save your coins for something you truly desire. There are now options like pay as you go. Don’t be ashamed of how you secure your luxury fashion.
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Several luxury plus-size designers are providing us with quality pieces and fashion to swoon over. Luxury purchasers are best if they are classic pieces that will grow with your wardrobe. Luxury gives up the space to purchase smarter.
10 Plus Size Luxury Designers Giving Us All Things Luxury.
1. Adrianna Papell
Adrianna Papell, founded in NYC in 1980, began as a vision to help all women feel they are most beautiful—creating soft silk dresses and blouses in artful prints. The company fast evolved from featuring daytime and occasion dresses to elegant evening and cocktail wear. Available in sizes 14-24.
2. Lauren by Ralph Lauren
New York City native Ralph Lauren began his career designing and selling ties, laying the foundation to start his own company in 1967. He has expanded his empire to home goods, furniture, kids, and size fashion.
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Lauren women is a Ralph Lauren contemporary collection for plus-size women. The line has coats, dresses, sweaters, skirts, and pants. Available in sizes 14-22.
3. Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher started her brand in 1984 because she was having trouble finding what she wanted. Her goal was to make fashion effortless. If you’re looking for sustainable fashion that is comfortable and long-lasting. Available in 1x-3x.
4. Diane von furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg launched her iconic wrap dress in 1972, just as the women’s liberation movement was picking up steam. Her designs symbolize empowerment, bold prints, and embracing your body.
Wrap dresses are a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. They are staples and be worn for every occasion. Available in sizes 14-24.
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5. Zero + Maria Cornejo
Zero + Maria Cornejo designs basics yet in the most elevated way possible. Simple silhouettes are revolutionized into unexpected garments that drape gently towards and then away from the body, and thoughtful tailoring creates clean angles for extra sophistication. Size range: L-4x
6. Jason WU
Jason Wu is a global talent whose purity of design focuses on beautifully crafted designs inside and out. Do you remember his amazing collection with Eloquii? His designs transfer so well to plus size; he truly understands how to accentuate our bodies.
His limited pieces on 11 Honoré are well crafted and are available in beautiful hunter-green hues, colors, and prints. Available sizes 12-24.
7. Marina Rinald
Marina Rinaldi is one of the first luxury brands to focus on plus sizes. Max Mara is the lead inspiration for the designs and the interpretation of contemporary fashion. Available in size 12-24.
8. Christian Siriano
Since winning Project Runway and debuting his first collection in 2008, Christian Siriano has been making inclusive and flattering fashion for a variety of women. He hasn’t shied away from dresses celebrities that many designers have turned away.
Christian has never been afraid to speak loudly for the LGBTQIA/plus-size community. As a result, you can always spot a plus-size model in his designs.
9. Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer known for exceptional personal style and dressing various First Ladies, including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. If you are looking for bold color, striking prints, and standout fashion, available in sizes 12-24.
10. Tanya Taylor
Tanya Taylor has brought feminine shapes to life with artful use of color and original prints. The print begins as a hand painting by the Tanya Taylor team in their New York design studio. Bold and colorful prints with a soft silhouette and celebrates the art of dressing, available in sizes 1x-3x.
Full disclosure while writing this article, one of the first things I’ve noticed is how limited the options are for any plus size women above the size 24. Also, most of these designers only provide plus-size options with third-party websites such as 11 Honoré, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom. To be very honest, it’s was very disheartening.
Plus size does NOT stop at 24. How can we all fully participate in luxury fashion if it isn’t in all sizes? I realized a long time ago that I have size privilege, and many plus-size women aren’t happy with the state of fashion, as we shouldn’t be.
Let’s chat: Who is your favorite luxury designer? Do you usually purchase trendy pieces or classics?
Great article! I love luxury brands and I think it makes a difference. One wrap dress from Diane Von Furstenberg can last a decade and it feels great!
Thank you for sharing some different designers that I did not know about!
I am a size 24 and I agree that I feel privileged sometime because I can buy something in my size in a store or on-line. Most luxury brands are only on line!
Many luxury/mid-tier retailers have stepped away from the plus size market! Wear whatever makes you feel fabulous!!!!
Needless to say, I believe I can speak on behalf of the “plus” population, that we are excited to see the upswing of familiar fashion houses showing more and more styles for the fashion conscience, plus sized woman. The days of buying clothes that could double as maternity wear are gone, with good riddance!
Thank you for noting how all of these options top out at size 24. When I was younger, everything topped out at a size 16, so yes in many ways that size 24 is such a welcome jump in recent years. But as I’m now beyond the size 24 they all offer, listicles like this are SO disheartening to read. To come so far but still just be out of range. They need to do better, and they’ll only start doing better if we demand better. Yes we need more influencers and fashion icons that are above a 24 (um, yeah, call me! I’m available and hella stylish, despite being a size 30 with a visible round tummy and no cleavage to speak of. If you can find my waist I’d appreciate it, because I haven’t seen her in decades…). But more importantly, we also need smaller plus-size influencers to band with us and refuse to shop or promote brands that are not inclusive. I know the pickings are already slim, but put yourselves in our shoes and try still slaying it every day. If I can do it, a middle-aged queer cat lady on a librarian salary, so can you, honey.