Hey plus size babes!
As a blogger/designer/stylist/etc, I do a LOT of online shopping. And, one of my goals in 2018 is to step up my white allyship (Wells Fargo, we’re going to break up).
Below, I’ve shared a list of plus size boutiques and brands that are owned by black folks. I’ll be doing a post later on brands/boutiques owned by people of color, so if you know of a brand, give me a shout on twitter @The_Huntswoman or via my blog.
BRAND #1: Onion Cut & Sew
I am simply STUNNED by the use of color from this brand. The color usage and draping is incredible!
BRAND #2: Fat Mermaids
Looking for sassy feminist t-shirts?! Love them!
Fat Mermaids is a plus-owned and Black-owned brand that will be able to fill all of your sassy tee needs!
BRAND #3: Shop Love Creed
This black-owned brand is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. This boutique has a variety of fashion pieces, from flowy jumpsuits to curve hugging dresses!
BRAND #4: Lorenze James by Elle
This brand is also based in Atlanta, Georgia, with some gorgeous head wraps and super fly wide leg pants.
BRAND #5: RebDolls
RebDolls is a go-to brand for club and resort wear, offering inclusive sizing up to a 6X. Their two-piece sets are actual FIRE, and don’t get me started on their swimsuits. I really appreciate that the brand offers solid monochromatic looks, and also some statement-making prints.
And the best part? You can have them arrive in 2 days to your door, thanks to Amazon Prime.
Brand #6: JIBRI
Jibri is one of my favorite brands to gush about. Founded in 2006 by Jasmine Elder, and named after her mentor. Jibri makes clothing regularly worn by plus-size celebrities, and the draping is PHENOMENAL.
Shop JIBRI here!
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One of the things I love most about @jibrionline is the FLARE that they give to their pieces. . In my previous post, I talked about using fashion as a way to trick the eye into thinkingI take up less space than I actually do IRL. . But JIBRI’s brand is all about taking up space. Like, look at the fabric going BEYOND my body. That’s not something you see in plus-size fashion. The zipper placement, dramatic tie in the back, etc —- this is a piece that you walk into a room and OWN IT, ya know?! Def one of my fave pieces in my closet. I wore it to @thecurvycon and people either asked me where I got it, or would knowingly nod and say “Jibri?” . The fit is amazing on their pieces, and this jumpsuit fits my long torso like a dream. ??I stared at it online for like, 10 months, before making a purchase and I freaking LOVE IT. Good pieces are worth investing in. Indie designers are worth investing in. Go get ‘em. . This post isn’t sponsored (but, like, feel free to call me @jibrionline ??). . ?: @lydiahudgens
Brand #7: Christian Omeshun
Founded by Atlanta-based designer A’Shontay Hubbard, C.O. is known for colorful pieces that make a STATEMENT, while remaining classic staples in your wardrobe (not an easy design feat to accomplish).
Because A’Shontay’s team makes everything in the USA, designs can also be customized for each customer — and A’Shontay offers fashion design consulting services, creating high end dresses for proms, weddings, or other special occasion.
Brand #8: Honey’s Child Boutique
Based in St. Louis, Honey’s Child Boutique was founded 5 years ago by Letitia Young. A center of the St. Louis plus-size community, Letitia sources clothing for her store (also online!) from designers offering unique pieces.
Brand #9: Zelie for She
One of the most popular independent plus size brands, Zelie for She is located in Southern California and releases FIRE plus size looks.
Brand #10: Curve Conscious
Curve Conscious’ motto is “Buy. Sell. Swap.” offering both vintage and new items in their Philadelphia store. Founder Adrienne Ray was frustrated for years with local consignment, resale and thrift shops for their lack of plus-size clothing options, Adrienne decided it was time to give what curvy women all across Philadelphia have been waiting for — a place to buy contemporary and trendy plus-size apparel at a fraction of retail price.
Brand #11: Rene’ Tyler
Rene’ Tyler is a black owned plus size fashion brand, offering sizes 12+ and up. Based out of Las Vegas, the fashion house is known for their stylish pieces that hug curves.
Shop Rene’ Tyler online HERE or visit their boutique in Las Vegas!
Brand #12: Nakimuli
This Black owned plus size fashion brand is known for their color blocking and bold prints! Shop dresses, pants, tops and jumpsuits here!
Brand #13: Courtney Noelle
Known for her use of sequins (especially her sequin duster!), Courtney Noelle is known for her chic gowns!
Brand #14: G’wan b Charon
This brand offers custom plus size pieces, and is based out of Newark, New Jersey!
Brand #15: PREMME
Another of my favorites is Premme, whose co-founders regularly discuss politics, their support for Black Lives Matter and intersectional feminism. The brand is no longer producing pieces, but you can snag their pieces on websites like Poshmark. <3
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Like a lot of plus-size babes out there, I’ve almost constantly had the @premme.us website up in one or more tabs. (Sorry for skewing your analytics!) . I saw babes of all sizes wearing this dress at @thecurvycon, and I WAS SOLD. The shoulders stretch allowing for ease of movement, and the length looks great on shorties like me and babes with LEGS. ??? . We’re obsessed with Premme because they have clothes that are fashion forward. Clothing that makes a babe stand out. It’s a political act to wear clothing that draws attention to your body, that communicates your right to take up space. Fashion is political. So, get that organza trench or culotte jumpsuit, and tag me when you rock it on insta. ??? . Also, this dress has POCKETS! . ?: @danielle.bex
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