After Missguided had released their plus size range in late autumn last year with a lot of noise, things appear to have changed a bit.
In the meantime there were quietly quite few new pieces added to range. While new pieces are nice we are wondering when a full SS15 plus size collection is going to come.
But let’s have at what happened & the new range:
November 2014: Reveal of the Plus-Size Range
It’s too long ago that all eyes of the plus-size fashion world were directed at Missguided, last November actually, to be precise: That was when Missguided launched their very first plus size range.
November/December 2014: Me & Other Bloggers in Missguided
For a few weeks the plus-size blogosphere was full of lot’s of amazing plus size babes showing off the range. I was no exception, posting about the lace peplum dress and the stunning cobalt blue velvet wrap dress which I wore to the British Plus Size Awards.
January 2015: It has gone quiet
But the fashion world turns fast and the plus-size fashion world is no exception. So over the last months it has become fairly quiet around Missguided, well at least in regards of plus-size.
The fast fashion company has so far only concentrated at the lower end of straight sizes (going up to 14). Their first plus size range was, by the looks of it, only a test range, if a strong one, with approx 70 lines in sizes only going up to a size 24 so far.
The big question here was if the brand after an enthusiastic launch would forget about their plus-size customer, like so many promising other brands have unfortunatelly done before, leaving the range as an token range for the fatties to avoid being called fat shaming.
February 2015: New Pieces – Without A Lot Of Noise
Fortunately this does not appear to be the case. Well, at least there are a few positive indicators that this time it might be different.
Unfortunately there is no complete new range or big overarching new style at the moment, but one thing I do have to credit Missguided for is that after running only a very few months, they have looked at demand and, like a good fast fashion retailer does, not only restocked as it was selling out but also put a little bit of effort in and improved/updated a few lines by adding new colour options
Let’s Have A Look At The Range Update
Some of the pieces they have renewed were the wrap dresses that were very popular after the launch and quickly sold out in many colours.
Tie Waist Skirt
Another new addition to the collection is the tie waist skirt which is expected to be a big trend this spring. A skirt I could not resist buying already and that will be on my blog soon in an #OOTD.
This skirt is basically a skirt that pretending to have a shirt slung around the hips. Sounds a bit weird when trying to describe it, but I like the look.
Trends At The Same Time For Fatties AND Normalos
The tie waist skirt is one of the examples where Missguided is really really promising for the future. I am not necessarily talking abut the style itself but the timing of the delivery of the style. If you have a look around through the sizes, tie waist appears to be one of their big upcoming trends that they have heavily bought into across their straight sizes.
Unlike so many other retailers out there, Missguided is not waiting till at least next season to finally deliver a trend in a plus-size version, but is delivering it at the same time for us larger ladies as wekk as in straight sizes. Although admittedly they deliver this trend only in one style for 18+ while in almost uncountable styles for straight sizes, but it is a start.
Where is the SS15 range?
After having been unsure, when first launching the range in November, of how it would resonate with us fatties, they should now have a much better idea of who their plus-size customers are and what we like.
This does make me wonder even more why it is taking Missguided so long to get their Spring/Summer range out. With it being end of February they might be a bit late to the market. Although I am still holding up big hopes for a banging collection
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What do you think?
Which one is your favourite? Are you calling some of the new pieces your own? And for which retailer can’t you wait to finally announce their new SS15 collection.