Every Body celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.
For a lot of plus-size folks, buying beautiful lingerie can be incredibly uplifting. Unfortunately, beautiful lingerie that fits a larger body can be incredibly difficult to find. This is why many fat babes across the internet made a collective cheer when plus-size blogger and body image activist Corissa Enneking of Fat Girl Flow announced that she was teaming up with the luxury brand Impish Lee to release her own capsule collection of custom intimates.
Impish Lee, created by sisters Noelle Lee Ventresca and Kali Taylor Ventresca, had humble beginnings on Etsy, where the brand launched with made-to-order lingerie. After successfully kicking off their own Kickstarter campaign, they turned Impish Lee into a fully customizable intimate apparel brand that caters to folks of any size bra size up to 40J.
Enneking had been a huge fan of Impish Lee. When the Ventresca sisters reached out to her about the possibility of a collaboration, she shared her admiration. “And the rest,” she says, “they say is history!”
The capsule collection includes 16 pieces, on which Enneking worked closely with the sisters to choose the styles and colors. “Kali and Noelle presented me with options for styles and I told them I wanted things to look different and unexpected,” Enneking explains in an email to Brit + Co.
With pieces that include rompers, robes, bralettes, and a garter made out of stretch fabric, Enneking and the team worked together to ensure each piece was cohesive and comfortable for fat bodies. The fabrics are soft and the color palette inspired by Enneking’s native Kansas, in bright red, nudes and wine colors.
Enneking says she’s “absolutely in love with every item” in the collection, but admits that the romper is her favorite. Yet, she concedes that the collection may not be within every shopper’s price range. Prices range between $98 and $148 — not astronomical, but definitely pricier than some mass-market options. The trouble is that many lower-priced, mass-market lingerie companies simply don’t offer an adequate range of sizes.
“We recognize that ethically made custom lingerie may be too expensive for some people,” she says, “and our hope is that companies that have the ability and resources to make larger quantities of items and a lower price point will look to our collection and take notes.” The pieces, each tailor-made to each individual based on their measurements, is something that Enneking thinks will make customers feel special no matter their size.
Noelle Ventresca, CEO of Impish Lee, tells us that the company has already received incredible feedback about the new collaboration. “We loved working with Corissa to create luxurious and comfortable pieces that women actually want to wear,” she says.
We can’t wait to see what other plus lines Impish Lee will develop in the future. You can view the full capsule collection with Fat Girl Flow here.
Tell us what you think of this plus line on Twitter @BritandCo.