Here at CurvEnvy, you all know one of my favorite things to do is shed light on brands or companies catered to us-the fashionable full figured woman. With that said, I am beyond excited to announce that recent Project Runway winner, Ashley Nell Tipton has released her capsule collection at JCPenney! Not only is this a huge leap for Ashley as a designer, but for plus size women.
More plus size fashion lends itself to more options for us. Further, the fact that you can find her pieces at JCPenney, provides women nationwide the opportunity to purchase from her collection. Speaking of opportunity, I was invited to Ashley’s fashion show this week at Greenely Square Park in Manhattan. Body positive advocates as well as bloggers served as models for the 19 piece collection. With the house music beats pumpin’ all eyes were on the stage eager to see what Ashley’s collab with JCPenney had to offer. From blush pink pleated midi skirts, to crop cape blouses, not to mention the sequined arm varsity jacket, Ashley’s collaboration with JCPenney’s Boutique+ line was epic!
Her line even has workout pieces!
Although varsity jackets are timeless, the addition of sequins did me in. I styled her jacket with track pants, a basic white Boutique+ t-shirt and stilettos for an athleisure inspired look. The colors were bold, the lipstick prints were uber feminine and the graphic t-shirts were sassy. Her hashtag, #HereIam were just 3 random words, but together, spoke volumes. I was ecstatic to be part of something so much bigger than myself. Her debut was not only about having pretty clothes to wear, but just how much boundaries are being pushed and our demographic being catered to. The realization nearly brought me to tears because only a good 4-5 years ago, plus size clothing options were limited and many were forced to wear mundane pieces not a representative of who we were. Now, Ashley’s collection provides pieces for sizes up to 5x!
Lucky for you all, the line drops in all JCPenney stores today! You can also shop the collection at JCPenney online here. Tell me which pieces are your favorite? Which piece is definite must-have for you?
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Special and heartfelt thanks to JCPenney for sponsoring this post.