The world of plus size clothing has expanded to reach women all around the world in the last few years. While once kept to dark corners of department stores with poorly stocked shelves, plus sized clothes can now be found advertised in fashion magazines and in specialty boutiques that have earned a deserved reputation in the fashion industry. Despite all of this, there are still some designers that advertise themselves as plus size designers but they do not make real women’s plus size clothing. How can you find the designers who are making clothes specifically designed for curvy, plus size women?
Part of the problem is that some designers are only expanding their small sizes at the same proportions to make their plus sized clothes. They claim that these samples are more expensive and that sizes are impossible to standardize past a 12 or 14. Worse, some designers consider anything above a size 10 to be plus size and never get into the larger sizes that women really need.
The reality is that plus size clothing samples and designs can be made well above a size 14. For example, Generous Fashions designs women’s plus size clothing from size 18 to 40, ranging from 1x to 5x. Why is there such a large discrepancy between what major department store designers say and what smaller designers like Generous Fashions can actually do?
Department stores and many boutique clothing shops do not see demand for plus sized clothes and thus do not stock a good variety in these larger sizes. Online stores that work with individual designers specializing in plus size clothing, however, can meet the demand of gorgeous, curvy women everywhere who want and deserve stylish clothing designed just for them. Smaller retailers and lesser know designers are currently offering some of the very finest plus size clothing in the modern market.
Generous Fashions strives to produce classic, simple, and stylish women’s plus size clothing in sizes 1x to 5x.
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen