5 fashion designers for curvy women this winter

by Tshepy Matloga-Malope
When it comes to finding the perfect winter wardrobe for curvy bodies, independent boutiques can offer a unique and tailored selection that may not be found in chain stores. BYY loves these independent boutiques that specialise in plus-size clothing in a wide range of styles and for different preferences
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When it comes to finding the perfect winter wardrobe for curvy bodies, independent boutiques can offer a unique and tailored selection that may not be found in chain stores. BYY loves these independent boutiques that specialise in plus-size clothing in a wide range of styles and for different preferences. By Tshepy Matloga-Malope

One of the key aspects of shopping for winter clothing as a plus-size person is finding pieces that not only fit well but also make you feel confident and stylish. Independent boutiques often excel in providing personalised customer service and curating collections that cater specifically to diverse body types.

Several boutiques stand out for their commitment to offering high-quality, on-trend winter clothing for curvy bodies. They prioritise inclusive sizing, comfortable fabrics, and stylish designs that cater to a variety of tastes.

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Leebex Boutique – Our mission is to be known and trusted as the authority on plus size fit and fashion, to inspire women to love their bodies while helping them to feel

  1. Leebex

Leebex was founded in 2016  by Rebecca Garande and the IG poster child for body positivity, Lesego Legobane aka Thickleeyonce. Leebex boutique offers fashionable clothing to plus size women of all age groups. It was initially established as an online store, however, due to the exponential growth and traction the brand has gained, the duo now also sell from a physical store in Melville, Johannesburg. Leebex is dedicated to women who love their curves and as an iconic plus-size women’s fashion brand, they stand for fashion forward, on-trend clothing at affordable prices.

 Leebex

Plus size clothing for curvy women | Roze Collection

  1. Roze collection

Roze Collection, based in Johannesburg, is known for its chic and modern plus-size clothing options. Roze Collection was birthed by vibrant partners, Sue Clifton and Claire Scott. Both have an immense passion for beautiful things and for making the world a brighter, happier more fun filled place filled with gorgeous, high fashion for every woman. Roze Collection offers a variety of items, which will take you from corporate wear and evenings out to high fashion weekend events, chill ensembles as well as luxury sleepwear.

Roze Collection

Michelle Ludek – Women's Fashion – V&A Waterfront

  1. Michelle Ludek

Michelle Ludek is a Cape Town native and formidable name in the South African fashion industry. She established her label in 2008 after gaining industry experience internationally. Michelle ultimately designs for confident women who are not afraid of attention or adventure. She places immense importance on comfort and silhouette and often uses stretchy fabrics. Her designs are perfectly feminine with just enough edge to express every woman’s wild side. Fit, form and function is her brand ethos and considered in all of her designs. You’ll be sure to find some amazing winterwear this season.

Michelle Ludek

ABOUT OUMA TEMA - Plus Fab

  1. Plus-fab

Plus-Fab created by Ouma Tema is geared towards a modern day plus size woman who is fashion savvy and looking for plus size fashion that not only fits but accentuates her curves. So, the range of clothing is all about embracing that sex appeal, not covering it up! Plus size women of our time are not looking for what fits but for what is sassy, chic and fabulous. The brand promises, “Not Just The Right Size”, the key principle that governs their creative and business process. Feel fabulous all year round in their designs.

Plus-fab

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Leigh Schubert | South African Designer Dresses | Online Boutique

  1. Leigh Schubert

For those looking for sustainable and ethically made winter clothing options, Leigh Schubert Designs is a standout choice. Designed and manufactured exclusively, ethically and proudly South African, this boutique focuses on creating timeless pieces that are both eco-friendly and size inclusive.

After  winning the Invited Designer category of the Durban Designer Collections in 2002, Schubert finally decided to go solo and launch her eponymous label. Now, she has a large and loyal fan base and has is lauded as understanding how to create gorgeous clothing for curvier bodies. Her winter essentials will be as  stylish as they are sustainable. Watch out for the great end-of-season sales!

Leigh Schubert

Aside from these boutiques, exploring local markets and online platforms dedicated to independent South African designers can also yield a treasure trove of plus-size winter clothing options. Many emerging designers and small brands prioritise inclusivity and diversity in their collections, offering unique and eye-catching pieces that cater to a range of body shapes.

Ultimately, when shopping for winter clothing as a curvy individual, it’s important to find pieces that not only fit well but also reflect your personal style and make you feel confident.

Also read: Online plus-size clothing stores

Who is your favorite local boutique? Tell us in comments. 

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