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Five Indie Labels that Love the Plus-Size, Curvy Girl

    No, we are absolutely banning you from looking frumpy and wearing clothes that look like a sack, just because you are plus-sized. There is hope yet in this cruel, cruel world, where any size more than Medium is seen as a crime. But fortunately, a couple of lovely independent design labels are making fashion inclusive for all and catering to sizes that go beyond Large. We bring you five labels that cater to the plus-sized category happily.



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    Ex Elle-stylists Karuna Laungani and Gauri Verma of Jodi love experimenting with prints. colours and textiles, and cuts, through their charming label Jodi. Not only is the tailoring flattering and comfortable, but Jodi is also not averse to showing love to plus sized chicas. All their clothes go up to the Extra Large {with sizes going up to 18}. And if you can’t find anything in your size, then you are most welcome to write to the duo to get a dress or a top made with your measurements. Instructions on the sight will guide you on how to go about giving your measurements. Plus, have you checked their latest Flintstone & Cornflower collection yet? We are already lusting over their roomy tunics, shifts, shirts and kurtas.

    Price: INR 2,899 upwards

    Check out their website here to shop online.



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    Oversized Ajrakh tunics, geometric free flowing shirt dresses, khadi and malkha cotton kurtas make up Surat-based label Crow’s wonderful collection. The fact that most dresses and kurtas are free size {go upto XXXL sizes} without compromising on cuts, is good news to big girls. Can’t get your size? Then designer Sheila S Khubchandani of Crow will make sure that she gets one tailored according to your measurements and specifications. Crow even offers services such as adding sleeves, altering the length or getting a dress stitched out of a fabric you like. All you need to do is to WhatsApp her with your bust, waist and hip sizes.

    Price: INR 3,999 upwards

    Check out Crow’s website here to shop online. Or WhatsApp her with your requirements at +91 9099311110.

    Find Crow on Facebook here.



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    Whether curvy or skinny, every girl does need her basics in place to put together an outfit. And who better than Bhane to come up with a selection of form flattering and forgiving tees, vests, shirt and stretchy dresses, tunics, palazzo pants and more. The androgynous nature of the clothing makes sure that you are as comfortable pairing your dress with denims as you might with a salwar. Free sizes, or sizes that go up to XL {sizes 18-20} will make you want to lap up their entire collection. Plus, the fact that Bhane works with real life models {like you and me} for their collection shoots, makes us heart them even more.

    Price: INR 700 upwards

    Find them on Facebook here.

    Check out hand’s website here to shop online.



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    When you order anything from Delhi-based BIAS, you receive a call back from them, where they confirm your size and ask for your measurements, before going ahead with the order. BIAS does dresses, skirts, crop tops, shirts, trousers, tunics, kaftans and jackets, and also customises on request. Their androgynous look, anti-fit style, their inclusion of fabrics in ikat, Madras checks, and techniques such as tie & dye, makes this label winning. And the good news is that BIAS’s new collection {out soon}, will offer customisation on the entire range.

    Price: INR 1,599 upwards

    Find BIAS on Facebook here.

    Check out their website here to shop online.



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    The custom button on the size section of apparel on Olio’s website makes us very happy. This means that you can pick from any of their dresses, tops and bottoms, and get them made to size. Bespoke tailoring here we come. OLIO’s latest Sunny Side/Up collection features lots of airy silhouettes in the softest lightweight cotton linens, and in candy coloured pigments. You can expect everything from crop tops, relaxed jumpsuits, softly tailored dresses, and crisp unisex shirts from this collection. And it can all be tailored to suit your measurements.

    Price: INR 1,900 upwards

    Follow them on Facebook here.

    Check out Olio’s website here to shop online.