Hey curvy girls all over the world,
As a self-proclaimed shop-a-holic, I’ve spent more time than I care to share on curating a wardrobe that not only consisted of fun trendy styles from fast fashion stores but also on quality designer clothes that I know will last for years. As a plus size woman it can be frustrating trying to create a wardrobe that doesn’t only consist of Forever 21 clothes. No, I am not trying to play Forever 21 because I am in there every Thursday but sometimes we as plus size women need to treat our selves to more than just cheap fast fashion. I love me a $25 dress just like the next girl but having a closet full of disposable clothing will create a high turnover rate in your closet. Basically you will always be throwing or giving away clothes because they faded or the life expectancy of the garment has run its course.
I get it. We all have different budgets and can’t all afford a closet full of designer duds and yes you can look like a million bucks by shopping bargain stores, but I think we all deserve to have those splurge worthy pieces in our closet. Even the most frugal person will have one or two designer pieces that they coveted and just chalked it up to being an investment The plus size fashion industry has come a long way. We have more independent designers than ever before who are making high quality styles for our plus size shapes. There are many designers who have reasonable price points and there are other designer price points that will have you skipping out on the rent.
To help you find the right plus size designer piece for your splurge budget, we’ve listed some plus size designer pieces that are worth the splurge and that you will have for almost forever. Most plus size designers have signature pieces. That means a piece that was their claim to fame and will almost always be in every collection they offer just in a different color or print. Just like Diane Von Furstenberg has her signature wrap dresses or Marc Jacobs and his girly mini shift dresses, plus size designers have their signature pieces and we think they’re worth your hard earned nickels.
Designers like Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein can be found heavily discounted at your local department stores. The list we created are a mix of independent plus size designers .
Checkout the plus size designer pieces we think are worth the investment based on their practicality, quality, and design.
Investment Piece: Tadashi Shoji Cocktail Dresses
Why its worth it: Most women can’t afford to spend too much money on a floor length gown because events like that don’t happen everyday. What women can afford and would be willing to shell out extra cash for is a cocktail dress and Tadashi makes the most figure flattering styles for plus size women and the quality is impeccable. You will have one of his pieces for years to come.
Investment Piece: Jibri’s high waisted full skirts
Why its worth it-A full high waisted skirt is flattering on just about every shape and it’s easy to transition from day to night. Jibri’s skirts are made with plus size women in mind and can be worn season after season.
Why it’s worth it: While we would like to own all Monif C dresses, there is one in particular that gives you more bang for your buck and that’s the Marilyn convertible dress . It is one of her signature pieces. It can be wrapped and tied a gazillion ways and the fabric is high grade. This is the only dress you could take on a weekend trip and look and still have a new look everyday.
Investment Piece: Rachel Pally Caftans
Why its worth it: Rachel Pally is the queen of easy boho chic. Her dresses are worn by celebrities of all shapes and sizes. Her high quality of stretch jersey makes for a smooth flattering fit.
Investment Piece: Anna Scholz Printed Dresses
Why its worth it: Anna Scholz always offers unique fun and creative prints that you can’t get anywhere else in plus sizes. Her dresses follow a structured silhouette that embraces the silhouette of a plus size woman. Yes her pieces are pricey but she is one of those plus size designers that you would want to have at least one of her pieces in your closet.
Investment Piece: Marina Rinaldi Knits
Why its worth it: Marina Rinaldi is very high end and is a coveted designer among plus size women. Marina Rinaldi knits are beyond luxe. They’re soft, refined, and will last a lifetime.
Investment Piece: IGIGI Evening Dresses
Why its worth it: Evening dresses can cost a lot of money, especially in plus. We like Igigi evening dresses because they really embrace the plus size shape and offer a mix of sexiness and sophistication. The simplicity in the designs allow for you to wear the dress multiple times with a change of accessories.
Investment Piece: Manon Baptiste Skirts
Why its worth it: Manon Baptiste offers dresses, tops, and bottoms for plus size women, but what we find that interesting from him is his detailed skirts. At $150 and up, Manon Baptist skirts add flair to any look and are well made.
And even if you’re thinking, what if I lose weight and can’t keep this pieces, that’s the beauty of an investment piece, you can always sell it for a pretty penny and use the cash to buy you something new.
Which plus size designers do you think are worth your money?