This year, plus-size fashion took NYFW by storm with聽Project Runway聽featuring their first all plus-size collection ever by designer Ashley Nell Tipton, Chromat making some body positive moves by featuring models Denise Bidot and Sabine Karlsson in their show and Lane Bryant debuting their latest #PlusIsEqual campaign. Clearly, all this incredible body positive news signals that there is a tangible change in the climate of fashion 鈥 it鈥檚 moving slowly but surely towards inclusivity.


This latest sartorial news is also extremely exciting. For fans of minimalist, urban chic brands like Theory or Helmut Lang, there鈥檚 a brand new line here to fill your wardrobe. Universal Standard creates pieces for sizes 10 through 28, and in their interview with聽Refinery29,聽founder Alexandra Waldman said their聽vision is to create clothing with 鈥渕odern, clean, interesting lines.鈥 Looking聽at their creations, we say mission accomplished.


Waldman also pointed out an interesting gap that currently exists in the plus-size fashion industry. Right now it聽consists of mostly super sexy or super conservative clothing 鈥 there鈥檚 a noticeable lack聽of apparel that falls聽in the middle of the spectrum. Her聽intention, along with co-founder Polina Veksler鈥檚, with Universal Standard is to fill that niche. Their initial collection is made up of eight central pieces with 15 more to debut later in the fall and the prices are shockingly affordable. Almost all of their clothing falls within the $70 to $160 range 鈥 with one exception, a stunning聽$370 alpaca coat.

Time to go shopping.

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(h/t Refinery29, photos via Universal Standard)