As a longtime fan of River Island, which is a UK-based fashion retailer, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of their plus-size range from the moment they announced it a few months ago. However, I must admit that despite my excitement, I was a bit wary about what their collection would include, considering that some designers/brands venture into plus-size fashion with disappointing results – changing hemlines, necklines, silhouettes, etc. to what they think is appropriate for plus-size women.
Thankfully, my concerns were unfounded. River Island’s plus-size range is off to a great start. Not only have they included stylish basics, beautiful statement pieces and some amazing occasionwear, but they’ve turned to one of my favorite plus-size models, Candice Huffine, to showcase their collection.
While I find myself coveting so many pieces, my favorites are the white tile print shirtdress (below – 1st row – right), printed maxi dress, which is not yet available online (above – 5th row – right) and the blue trench coat (below – 1st row – left) because they offer the versatility I love in my clothing.
River Island’s 75-piece collection is currently available in US sizes 14 – 20 and range in price from $12 – $130. You may shop their entire collection here.