Whether or not we like it, plus-size women know that the fashion available to us is pretty formulaic. Even with recent improvements in the plus-size market, retailers rarely stray from subdued colors, overall fitted cuts, and other details meant to “slim” customers; meanwhile, brands that do make bright, fun, experimental clothing tend to ignore plus-size women entirely.
As if the colder months aren’t miserable enough, we’re asked each winter to choose from the dredges of black and navy parkas (and the occasional wrap coat, if we’re lucky) — almost never do we get something fresh and exciting, whose purpose isn’t at least primarily to mask our bodies from the world. We certainly don’t get it from a mainstream brand.
Or we didn’t, that is, until Eloquii’s aptly named Drama Sleeve Coat came along. With its three-quarter-length balloon sleeves, collarless neck, and tailoring that feels more architectural than waist-enhancing at all costs, it’s equal parts vintage-inspired and futuristic — and in scene-stealing red, green, or yellow, it’s the anti-Typical Plus Coat. Honestly, it might be the only part of winter I’m looking forward to.
The coat is available in sizes 14 through 28 and in Eloquii’s standard fit, as well as its pear shape-focused Viola fit. Oh, and it’s 40% off right now, so you might want to get a move on. You know, like those other brands who’d do well to court our plus-size business.