When it comes to the world of plus-size fashion in the UK, they are often larger independent British brands and inclusive designers who do their best. Where the biggest names may be tired of taking certain risks, whether it's experimenting with shapes, hems, sleeve lengths, prints or colors, smaller companies seem to be more in tune with what their real consumers want to see. For years, countless people of size have made it known that we want more audacity, more trends, more eclectic and esoteric gems, better price ranges, better sized intervals and simply more than the variety that has long been a fixed point on the scale – dimensions of the market. More often than not, they are the indies they listen to.
It is the indies that tend to take into consideration the simple fact that the larger bodies do not cease to exist in a size 24. It is the indies who realize that there are a lot of fat individuals who dream of rocking out of the rainbow designs that require attention . It is the indies who work to broaden the cultural horizons about what is "acceptable" or "not" to put up an extra figure. They are the indies that often take the most varied cast of models, in terms of size, race, gender identity or ability. And it is the indies who show the legitimate commitment to work with and for fat people.
The brands below, all based in the United Kingdom, demonstrate a deep understanding not only of the need for more big clothes to dress our bodies, but of the value and empowerment capacity that clothes made specifically for those bodies could have.
1. More equal
Also in 2019, too many presumably "plus size" or "size-inclusive" collections end with a size 24. No More equal. With a base range of 14 to 42 and also offering customized orders for any size, no customer is ever excluded from the equation.
These styles are bold, flashy, kitschy and in the face. They are designed to stand out – to take up space in a world that would still prefer fat girls keep quietly hidden. Every "rule" to "flatter" your figure is thrown out of the window and the beautiful madness that ensues seems almost revolutionary.
Promises Plus Equals to satisfy "all the women out there who do not see themselves represented, who do not feel valid in a world full of strictly Westernized beauty standards, those who just want to see a real extra body that looks like them when they are buying clothes more sizes, "and never fails to deliver.
2. Gaudy Grrl
Made by designer Lois McMillan, Gaudy Grrl skirts are different from any other available in the sartorial realm, not to mention all that is available for girls of all sizes. If you want to tune your LGBTQ pride on your body, you are fascinated by the notion of a reversible skirt, or simply want to wear something beautiful that also has usable pockets, this is the store for you.
Over it The "Information" page of Gaudy Grrl, McMillan notes that he is committed to "having suitable stocks for all people and will actively ensure that there are no additional costs for modifications or alterations necessary for certain types of body size. There is no FAT TAX here! Customers larger in size they pay the same "straight" size 8s. "He continues:" The same goes for the fight, if you don't want your pockets on the side but prefer the front ones, or you prefer an elastic waist instead of a zip on the back, send me an e-mail and we can make you the perfect garment for the your body! "
Not only are the Gaudy Grrl pieces made to measure (for any size or special need), but, by purchasing the brand, you will support a small and strange ethical company that is careful to bring unrepentant kitsch to literally whoever wants it Furthermore, you could simply fulfill your dream of becoming a walking rainbow.
3. What did Lydia do?
The designer Lydia Morrow evokes sweet yet encouraging femininity through her bras, pants and knitwear creations for What did Lydia do?. Often using pastel shades, color blocking and soft fabrics, these pieces are made literally for everyone: all genres, all sizes and all interested.
Lydia Made bras can also be adapted for breastfeeding parents: an apparently small choice that demonstrates this company's commitment to awareness and inclusiveness. Since women and femme plus sizes are still so channeled towards push-up or wired bra styles that offer "lifts" or create "lots of necklines", soft styles like these deliciously feel like breaking the rules.
4. Isolated heroes
Made in Scotland, Isolated heroes The clothing is sure to tap into the wildest version and without consequences of yourself. Sequined bodysuits, transparent dresses, cow print midis and faux fur coats are just some of the offers you'll discover here – all made in a range of sizes from 8 to 24 and in custom sizes.
5. Playful promises
Although Playful promises it is not exclusively a plus size or size brand, it is the home of Collections Gabifresh x Playful Promises – that always present splendid items of lingerie for plus size beauties.
Trousers are generally available up to size 30, with bra up to size 44. Many styles also feature mesh, cut-out and harness details – you know, "sexy" things long denied to fat consumers. The plus size offers that Playful Promises brings (in the lines of Gabifresh and in other ways) are incredible to wear and amazing to look at, and can only help some of us claim, or recover, our soft sensuality.
C is an irrevocable power in choosing to be seen in your body in multiple dimensions – in a figure that so much of the dominant narrative continues to proclaim unworthy of beauty, fun or style. Brands like these help redefine that narrative simply by listening to the people who are dressing and acting accordingly.