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Alex Michael May, @alexmichaelmay, influencer

“We do not all want to dress the same; there is not one type of style demographic for all plus-size women. Some of us want to be noticed and do not want to hide, so make designs that any other woman wants because we have the same needs, desires, and eye for design that a straight-size woman has. Brands that do it right are Eloquii; they never disappoint. I have been wearing a lot of Premme; they’re coming out of the gate hot, and I am ready for more. Last but not least, Zelie for She because I love that she is an independent female designer based in L.A., and I never fail to get stopped in the street when I wear the designs.” (Photo: Harald Austad for Yahoo Lifestyle)

8 curvy influencers on the brands that get plus-size fashion right

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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