We live in an exciting time, when extended-size fashion is more accessible than ever. Plus-size fashion has been getting a lot of positive attention, which has helped bring more options to market, but many brands are cutting corners to try to compete with the demand.
A big problem is that some brands are simply scaling up their preexisting straight-size patterns rather than investing the necessary time and money into the fit and quality of the clothes. But curvy women value a good fit and have an eye for design just as much as the next woman. We want pieces that not only are fashion-forward but also can fit a wide array of unique body types.
For me, three brands that are stepping up to provide high-quality, well-fitting, and trendy clothes are Eloquii, Torrid, and Simply Be. At this year’s theCURVYcon, I got a chance to speak with some amazing plus-size influencers on their biggest fashion gripe and the different brands that are getting it right.
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