In years past, shopping for plus-sized clothing has been a struggle. Finding something that fits well is one thing, but finding something that fits well and is actually fashionable is another. But as of late, the plus-size clothing scene seems to be getting a total revamp. From Eloquii’s vibrant spring duds to Target’s new line AVA &VIV, curve-ready pieces are finally beginning to look less frumpy and more fashion forward. Solidifying this welcomed shift is model Candice Huffine’s new collection, #LovedByCandice.
According to Glamour Magazine, Huffine is the first plus-size model to design a ready-to-wear collaboration in nearly a decade. The American bombshell’s new extended-size line is an offshoot of Elena Mirò, an Italian-based label focused on creating gorgeous garments for ladies with curves. While many of the pieces featured on the site appear to have an older demographic in mind, the pieces found in the #LovedByCandice line would fit beautifully in a young, professional lady’s wardrobe.
Among the seven-piece collection you’ll find a brightly printed tunic, a sexy jumpsuit and a gorgeous LBD with a surprise pop of color at the hip. #LovedbyCandice also features Elena Mirò’s first ever swimsuit.
Candice tells Glamour, “The concept that we settled on was ‘Summer Nights.’ It’s the woman on the town, going out, and feeling sexy. It’s chic and glamorous! It reminds me of throwback Diane von Furstenberg, and you can get very ’70s with the pieces, which is very in right now.”
Before you whip out that credit card, you should know that the label currently doesn’t ship to the US. However, Candice hinted on her Instagram that stateside shipping may become available soon. If you’re unable to get your hands on this summer collection, don’t stress too much — Candice and Elena Mirò also have plans to work on a fall line together. The main garment she has in mind for her next collaboration? Harem pants, of course.
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(Photos via Elena Mirò)