From Guest Writer Kelsey Davis
As Tyler McCall from Fashionista Magazine claimed, the fashion industry has accepted the majority of women being a more voluptuous size rather than their once standard size two, a major discrepancy still exists when it comes to luxury items [NOTE from BOLD’s Editor: Listen to our interview with Tifani Blakely, upcoming, for more on this!].
Petite and straight size women are easily able to walk into any store, find something of the utmost class and status, and walk out feeling as satisfied as they are fashionable. Plus size women, however, must settle more often than not when it comes to luxury items, including celebrity designs by Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, and even by plus size women themselves, including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian. Resulting in a feeling of hopelessness and as if the industry is not on their side at all, two thirds of the population would be left out of the loop if not for these opulent designers and items:
Burberry’s Darielle Long-Sleeved Shirtdress
The iconic stripes of the Burberry line are heavily sought after. This top, offered in sizes up to fourteen, is perfect for a curvy woman looking to add some fall flair to her wardrobe. Paired with luxury leggings or slacks, boots, and accessories, this outfit will boost anyone’s confidence.
Kiyonna’s Mademoiselle Lace Dress
Sure to stun the cocktail party, this dress is offered in sizes ten to thirty-two. Intricate lace work ensures that any curve will be flattered while a classic A-line inspires looks of vintage elegance. Valued at $148.00, this sapphire blue piece is classic modernity and totally beautiful.
Estelle’s Virtue Lace-Trimmed Tiered Top
This flirty top is offered in sizes 1X or 2X. The true fit of this top is matched with a modern sage color, a back slit, three-quart length sleeves with lace finish, and a back tie keyhole. The general flow of this top adds a level of comfort plus size women will appreciate without adding any extra bulk. Consider pairing this top with Lyssé Plus Scallop Cuff Crop leggings for a dynamic outfit.
Miraclesuit Oceanus One Piece Swimsuit
If you are a plus size woman, you have probably dreaded summer time for the fact that you live in fear of finding a swimsuit. While no one is stopping you from putting on a string bikini, the rational side of you understands that your curves will not be flattered nor supported by such attire. With the Miraclesuit, however, your curves will be highlighted in a way that not only looks great but that will allow for mobility. Tackle the beach, the public pool, or even the high dive because, girl, you look wonderful! Valued at $166.00, this suit is what you are missing.
Flirty Flutter Dress by City Chic Plus
Every woman needs a little black dress, but that tends to be the problem–the dresses seem to only run little. City Chic Plus offers full women flirty cuts that emphasize their structure without detracting from any level of elegance. Perfect for cocktail parties, this dazzling black dress is offered up to size fourteen, is sleeveless, and has a banded waist for that sought after hourglass figure.
Nic and Zoe’s Thousand Mile Stripe Dress
Plus size women often avoid patterns in fear that they will only accentuate their weight, simultaneously forgetting that this luxury clothing is all about emphasizing those curves! This piece by Nic and Zoe is zany, kittenish, and offered in sizes 1, 2, and 3X. The short A-line silhouette is quite bold and only made better when matched with open-toed white pumps.
Neon Buddha’s Harbor Terry Jacket
Much like the dreaded swimsuit, jackets tend to become the arch nemesis of plus size women as they are afraid of the potentially added bulk. This piece by Neon Buddha is sleek and soft with an asymmetrical button front. Offered in coy rhubarb, black, or white and in sizes 1, 2, and 3X, this jacket is great for early spring and fall.
Caroline Rose’s Ruched Satin-Striped Organza Jacket
Straight size women can find classy, luxury wardrobe as easily as they can wake up in the morning. On the contrary, bigger women are forced into dull prints and solids, which makes looking cute for work a nearly impossible feat. This piece by Caroline Rose is valued at $315.00 and absolutely stunning with black and white stripes with a ruched collar and bracelet sleeves.
Kelsey is the editor at LuxAuthority and is trying to balance both her budget and her credit card balance. She likes to live lavishly and treat herself when the opportunity allows it. She loves the newest tech, old cars and the smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books as well!