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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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