The Holidays are around the corner, we can smell it in the air. Family gatherings, delicious food and those anticipated parties. Being a Full Figured Woman doesn’t mean you need to limit your options when it’s time to pick out an outfit to rock that party. It simply means you need to get dressed strategically, showing off the right curves. Many brands have beautiful plus size dresses and not only in your country. We picked out the TOP 10 international brands to choose for your holiday shopping.
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Lane Bryant is the most recognized name in plus-size clothing. It was founded 1904 with the innovative maternity designs created by Lena Himmelstein Bryant Malsin and has 812 stores in 46 U.S. states. Their emphasis on fashion and fit – not merely size, which made them a style leader. Lane Bryant collaborated already with different designers. Christan Siriano is their latest designer choice. Christian Siriano on why he wanted to collaborate with Lane Bryant:
“When I was designing, I took notes from my mother, who’s been a Lane Bryant customer all my life, and my friends who have shape, but I didn’t approach it as ‘plus-size’—I just wanted people to see that you can be any shape and still look fabulous.” ~ Instyle
Lane Bryant offers International Shipping, for more information click here.
ELOQUII is a private company based in New York and Columbus, OH that designs and sells fashion apparel in sizes 14-24. ‘In 2011, The Limited launched Eloquii, its entry into the plus-size clothing market; the brand gained a loyal following before quietly shuttering just a year and a half later when The Limited decided to focus on its core business. Rather than throw in the towel and find new jobs, several key members of the Eloquii team decided to dig their heels in. “A few of us on the management side saw an opportunity to keep it going and try to find an investor, because there was so much outcry when it closed,” Eloquii designer Jodi Arnold’ told Fashionista.com. They ship to the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. Eloquii is also available in Europe through Zalando.
Addition Elle champions a fashion democracy, where style isn’t limited by size. Created in Montreal in 1980 and acquired by Reitmans Canada Ltd. In 2001, Addition Elle has over 30 years experience catering to plus-size women searching for trendy, flattering, and fashionable clothing. The Addition Elle brand epitomizes the chic Montreal culture of effortless, cool, individual style, combined with femininity and a dash of rebellion. They are the trendsetters in the plus market in Canada. Addition Elle Offers shipping within Canada, the continental USA, but not to Puerto Rica, Guam, Hawaii or Alaska. No information was giving regarding delivery to Europe, therefore we guess it’s not possible. All items are not available up to size 26.
In the beginning, I was just a mother anxious to wipe away her teen-age daughter’s tears and then she created her own plus size brand. Over the last decade, Sydney’s Closet has dressed up of tens of thousands of plus-size teens and women across the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and around the world in countries like Denmark, Germany, Canada, England and Italy. Their glam designs have been seen on the dance floor at high school gyms for Prom and Homecoming, on celebrities walking the red-carpet in Hollywood and going down the aisle of churches and beaches.
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In 1996, Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi was an aspiring entrepreneur with just one problem. She didn’t have a business idea. Nope, with the rise of the “dot com” era, revolutionizing how plus size women’s clothing was perceived and distributed was not something she could have dreamed up. Now, Kim is a smart cookie for sure but foresight on that day she did not have. However, she listened to Dad and created Kiyonna.com. James Earl Jones said it best. “If you build it they will come.” As sales gained momentum, so did Kiyonna’s team and depth of offerings. Today, Kiyonna can be found in over 100 stores nationwide and beyond. Online business accounts for over 80% of sales, and in 2007, the company opened it’s first Flagship retail location called the Upstairs Boutique in Anaheim.
“We’re in business still, after all these years, because we’ve always sold a feeling, not a product. I’ve always believed in the idea that curvy women deserved to look and feel stylish and amazing. Why not?” Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi. Kiyonna Clothing offers International Shipping to Mexico and Canada. We also know the shop LadyPlus Fashion, who offers within Europe. See their price list here.
Anna Scholz is known for her designs with prints and very feminine cuts for her dresses. Anna studied at the Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design from 1990-1994. Her first collection was bought by Lane Bryant and helped her getting noticed by the US consumers. She created then the Anna Scholz brand and worked hard on new designs that flatter plus size women. Nowadays she collaborated with the German brand Sheego under the name ‘Anna Scholz for sheggo’ as her second label and offer every season great new styles for us. Anna Scholz offers worldwide shipping.
Scarlett & Jo was founded by Gifi Fields the veteran; some would say vintage, designer whose career started in the 1960’s. Gifi has always been an innovator and is credited with designing and producing the first ra-ra skirts amongst many other iconic designs and shapes. Also well known for producing beautiful prints, and soft flowing fabrics, with Scarlett & Jo he has set about designing new fun and feminine cuts and shapes that enhance the full figured woman. There is a consistent illusion of the hour glass that Scarlett & Jo produces that work with women of all shapes. Some say Gifi has invented cuts and shapes that have made all women curvy. They simply celebrates women and diversity with their customers. Scarlett & Jo offers International Shipping. See the price list here.
Missguided is an empowering, bold and forward thinking online fashion brand, inspired by real life. They managed to create an online fashion destination that encompasses and celebrates everything it means to be a girl in a digitally immersed world today. Their pieces are exclusive and created by their very own design talent who strive to create killer garms for the dreamers, believers and night lovers, taking the risks no one else dares to take. Missguided offers International Shipping.
Junarose is a pure plus size brand within the bigger fashion company Bestseller. Bestseller is an international, family-owned fashion company with a strong foundation. With a range of more than 20 individual fashion brands, Bestseller provides fashion clothing and accessories for both women, men, teenagers and children. Products are marketed and sold under a variety of brands such as Jack&Jones, Junarose, Jaqueline De Yong, Vero Moda and many more. Delivery is only possible within Europe.
Otto Versand offers clothes for men and women in all sizes. It is a classic catalogue and we always got them delivered to us at home. My mum is a consumer since many years, therefore I am used to them. But the German brand Otto changed a lot in the last years. They opened a website where people can order online, they started to work together with great designers like Guido Maria Kretschmer. All dresses pictured above are from his collection with Otto and they also offer all other trendy plus size brands like Sheego, Zizzi, Samoon and Junarose. Delivery is only possible to many countries. See the list of it here.
Otto is Germany’s Nr. 1 place for fashion & lifestyle!
We hope you found the right inspiration for your holiday outfit.
Style & Curve Magazine