Lovin’ Elvi

I’ve worn everything from a size 14 to a size 2 since giving birth 2 years ago. I think it gives me a unique perspective as a fashion buyer, since I’ve experienced the challenges to wearing (and even finding!) larger sizes. And it seems only in recent history that plus size fashion has finally found its place in the consumers’ lexicon.

One go-to retailer from the UK is answering the call for sizes 16 & up — Elvi. Overseas shipping is available, so no need to pout, my fellow Yanks. 

Elvi’s 2010 Spring/Summer new arrivals are organized into four color themes — Tuscany Range, Nautical Range, Monochrome Range, and Sahara Range — but the designer also carries many wardrobe basics and essentials available year-round.

This jacket called to me immediately, mostly because I’m drawn to tailored silhouettes. Close-fitting pieces can make plus size girls cringe, but a quality material cut into a sharply tailored fit results in a more flattering overall effect.


The jacket could be worn casually, over a tshirt and jeans with heels, or paired with a skirt like this for more office-friendly attire. Pieces that do double duty make for a more functional wardrobe anyhow.

But this sexy little number is also drawing my eye, and it’s “taffetta, darling.” Love the ruffles of the waterfall tie, and the hemline which draws the eye upwards. Wear it with jeans and grab a red handbag for a pop of color.

Elvi carries jewelry and accessories as well, and I really love this scarf too. I’d like to take this piece and practice the technique of tying a scarf into a demure halter top, for summertime.

And I’m a sucker for an animal print, so naturally this bangle was another favorite while browsing their site today.

Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 7:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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