As a community, plus size people, women in particular, take a lot of crap from the brands who claim to support us. From half-hearted ranges that only go up to a size 24, to abusing their customers online, through to posting awful memes about women's bodies. It is so damn hard to find a company who truly care about what they do, but independent plus size companies seem to be the only ones who get it! So I'm going to feature picks from some of my favourites.
Ready to Stare Silver Ribcage Body Chain $65
First up has to be Ready to Stare, brainchild of the amazing Alysse Dalessandro. This one indy company has more diverse models featured on their website than basically any other company I've ever seen, and Alysse is a body positive activist who is so inspiring and incredible. I adore her! Her designs aren't afraid to be controversial and reject the notion of flattering, in favour of fun. Their body chains are my absolute favourite, it's such a rare concept to see in plus size fashion and a way to totally change up every outfit.
Yet another US company, Zelie for She makes seriously striking pieces. I mean, who wouldn't want a sequin skater skirt? That had me in love right away. I can see Zelie for She becoming a serious powerhouse of the plus size fashion world and can't wait to see what they do next.
Katrina Parker Unicorn Dreams Dress $152
Katrina Parker Frocks in a newer and smaller designer, but I absolutely love what I have seen so far! Sugary sweet dreams dresses and ridiculous accessories to go with them. They are currently working on expanding their size range and have more designs coming soon!
Who are your favourite indy companies? We seem to be seriously lacking in UK indy brands!
Speaking of independent companies, check out my latest Crown & Glory Glitterati unboxing on YouTube!