As we begin February, which is Black History Month, I want to showcase some of the incredible black plus size designers who create fabulous ensembles for curvy women. These designers don’t just offer one or two items but focus on incorporating plus-size friendly designs as a part of their main collections. I am wearing one of my favorite designers, Courtney Noelle, and her famous Kat Duster in teal sequins. Currently on hiatus, Courtney’s website can be reached HERE.
African Ethnic Tribal Outfits
Etsy is a wonderful place to find beautiful plus size designs created with African Ankara Cotton that is created in Africa. I am wearing African Tribal Print Ankara Long Maxi Skirt with a matching Sash. The elastic waistband adds roominess. The Etsy site is located HERE.
Grass-Fields is based in the UK and creates beautifully ethnically sourced African garments. Garments are made from 100% African wax cotton. Shipping to the US is available. These reasonably priced pieces include dresses, pants, skirt, kimonos, and more. Shop HERE.
Jibri is dedicated to creating garments for the fashion-conscious curvy woman founded by Jasmine Elder. The luxury attire includes pants, dressed, loungewear, poolside, bridal, and accessories. Garments can also be made to order. The website can be reached HERE.
Plus Size Swimsuits and Lingerie
Curvy Bombshells offers super sexy lingerie and swimsuits that are made for big beautiful bodies. The lingeries includes a wide assortment of teddies, garters, baby dolls, and more. Shop HERE.
Fabulous and exclusive swim and resort wear await you at Nina Sharae. From sequin to one-piece to two-piece suits, you will be ready for your closeup. Shop HERE.
If you are looking for beautiful swimwear that embraces curves, look no further than Curvy Kini. Most items go very quickly. Shop HERE.
Love Vera offers a sumptuous collection of beautiful lingerie to spice up your love life. Shop HERE.
Finally. Warm and colorful plus size thigh high socks that fit. Thunda Thights offers alternative garters are available also. Fifteen colors are available. Shop HERE.
D. Auxilly is a luscious and luxurious New York brand that offers breathtakingly beautiful bridal and specialty gowns up to size 24. Shop HERE.
Christian Omeshun offers timeless classics and fabulous gowns in sizes up to 32. Shop HERE.
Ever dreamed of dressing like a real-life doll? Well Dollbe is for you. Here is a line of exquisitely made dresses in plus sizes up to 6x. Shop HERE.
These carefully crafted luxury knit pieces will create staple pieces for your wardrobe. Shop HERE.
From elaborate gowns to chic dinner dresses, Renee Tyler brings exquisite styling with collections for every season. Shop HERE.
Breathtaking custom made gowns are available through Shantress Sada designs. From proms to galas, her tailored work will set you apart. Shop HERE.
Z by Zenvarra
Fabulous custom made gowns in fabulous hues are available for your red carpet look from Z by Zenvarra. Shop HERE.
Zelie for She
Zelie for She offers goddess worthy sumptuous pieces that include kimonos, dresses, pants, and more. Instantly feel special in any comfortable pieces from the multiple collections. Shop HERE.
Styles of Imagination
Cleveland-based Diane Liston of Styles of Imagination offers expertly tailored pieces that often use denim as the focus of their plus-size collection. Shop HERE.
Versatile Plus Size Designs
The Diva Kurves Collection
From empowering t-shirts to dresses, The Diva Kurves Collection prepares you to go from casual to date night. Shop HERE.
Eleven60 is a collection of ready to wear and affordable pieces that take from business to evening. The brand was created in collaboration with gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard. Items include faith-based accessories. Shop HERE.
KIN by Kristine
KIN by Kristine offers versatile pieces that go from comfortable jumpsuits to bodycon dresses. Shop HERE.
From African inspired maxi dresses to casual caftans, Lavendar Jungle provides palazzo pants, separates, and dresses to brighten up your wardrobe. Shop HERE.
Nakimuli serves up style with affordable dresses, skirts, pants, and outerwear in vibrant colors and chic styling. Shop HERE.
Rebdolls offer a full line of clothing up to sizes 5x from lingerie to outerwear. An affordably priced retailer, Rebdolls is minority and woman-owned. Shop HERE
Beautiful and affordable designs are the trademark of Rue107. From swimwear to trendy skirts and dresses, rich colors and prints are staples of their offerings. Shop HERE.
Paint by Shawn Denise
Think Color!! With beautiful designs from skirts from tops, Paint by Shawn Denise offers ensembles up to size 34. The dusters are a must see. Shop HERE.
From the superstar Gospel Artist comes an amazing collection of plus size athletic and athleisure wear. Tamela Mann has joined the ranks of black plus-size designers by offering separates and even dresses that combine comfort and style. Shop HERE.
TruDiva merges sophistication and style in a collection of outerwear, dresses, tops, sets, rompers, and more. Shop HERE.
More Plus Size Friendly Black Designers
- Belle Renee provides a collection of outerwear, dresses, and more.
- Majour means super trendy faux leather ensembles and more.
- Monif C offers super sexy lingerie that is not for the timid.
- Shavonne Dorsey presents everyday basics to build a wardrobe.
- Sheeek by Bee offers animal prints and a custom bridal offering.
- T Tyme Lady Couture brings a collection of bright hues in summer attire.
Call to Action
Support one or more of these fabulous designers by treating yourself with one or two items. From swimsuits to athletic wear to business to red carpet, there is bound to be that one little to catch your eye.