So a few months ago the fashion high-low world went bonkers when major Paris fashion house Balmain released a limited collection at H&M. It wasn’t surprising that it didn’t include plus sizes. Not surprising but it’s still bothersome to not have the opportunity to cloth myself in rope inspired, emerald and sapphire blinged out attire.
One of the items that I would have loved to have gotten from the collection was a fierce ivory double breasted blazer with big gold buttons. It was so gorgeous but there was absolutely no point in getting my hopes up on even trying to squeeze all of my size 20/22 self into anything from the collection.
So I had to get creative. The hunt was on for a ivory double breasted blazer with gold buttons.
I searched high and low for months and even considered having one custom made but then unexpectedly I found exactly what I was looking for!
I found it at FullBeauty – the world’s largest plus size market place! They carry over 300 American and European designers including Jessica London, Torrid, City Chic and more.
Needless to say I’m very happy with my blazer. It might not be Balmain but it’s better because it was made with me – the plus size consumer – in mind.
Photos by Amanda Lenhardt Photography