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River Island to Introduce Plus Size Collection- RI Plus

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Across the pond, news broke this morning via Vogue UK as they shared that River Island will be launching a plus size range for March 2016! To kick off the collection, they have tapped plus size model extraordinaire, Candice Huffine to be the face of the collection- heyyyy boo!

RI Plus is going to be an extension of their fashion and core range, (kind of like ASOS Curve to ASOS) in sizes 18 to 24. (I am still trying to figure out if this is UK sizing, which would mean US sizes 14-20?)Candice Huffine for River Island RI Plus

“We’re excited about giving great fashion to more women, we feel this is the right time for the brand to expand our size range offering,” River Island marketing director Josie Roscop told Vogue UK. “Ultimately, it’s about fashion and being inclusive.”

So what can we expect from RI Plus??

It was shared that RI Plus will fashion wallet friendly pieces from £6 to £80, from all areas of the River Island Collection, including party, wear to work, core basics, and denim! I do hope they keep fashion first here. There are some really cute pieces that I always drool over… but that are never in my size! The collection will be available online, but if you are in the UK, their top stores will carry RI Plus as well.

Sharing her excitement for the launch, Candice Huffine shares with Vogue UK:

Candice Huffine for River Island RI Plus

“The fact that River Island is extending their sizing while staying true to their brand is perfection… It’s clear that they have thought about a curvy woman’s body and designed accordingly, while giving her exactly what can be found on the high street at any other size. A plus-size collection doesn’t need to be made totally different, it just needs to be made to fit.”

Speak Candice.

Speaking of which, I picked out a few faves that I would love to see fashioned for RI Plus, JUST in case they were wondering!

River Island RI Plus Wishlist

The collection arrives in store and online at in March!

What do you think about the collection?

Images from Vogue UK

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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. This is exciting news. I love River Island. Sometimes I order their largest size from ASOS. It’s good to know we have me options!

  2. It’s beautiful and unfortunately, I still won’t be able to wear anything. As a 26 I miss the size cutoff. 🙁

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