Happy Friday Family!
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and all the fashion industry’s best and brightest are putting their best foot forward. One designer that is making all headlines this year is Ashley Nell Tipton. If you watched Project Runway Season 14, Ashley Nell Tipton slayed every design challenge and that ultimately led her to being the winner of season 14. As a plus size woman, I cheered Ashley on throughout the entire season. Not because she was a plus size woman, but because she understood how to make clothing that looked amazing on plus size women and straight size women. She really put us on the map!
Last Tuesday, I had the honor of attending Ashley’s début capsule collection with JCPenney’s Boutique+ line! JCPenney’s Boutique+ is a plus-size lifestyle collection created for the fashion conscious millennial shopper. The brand was conceived by a dedicated team of design, trend and product experts whose focus is to ensure the looks of Boutique+™ complement a curvier shape. Boutique+’s line ranges from sizes 0x-4x and 16W-30W and are available in stores and online. Ashley’s capsule collection was a perfect addition to JCPenney’s selection of clothing dedicated to us! With 50’s inspired looks, mesh inserts, and lots of hip hugging action, you can tell this collection was not only made for us but it’s on trend with straight size options. Talk about a WINNING!
The best part of the fashion show was seeing so many of my favorite body positive advocates on the runway! Familiar faces such as Tess Munster, Essie Golden, Frankie Tavares, and Sabrina Servance, showed us the versatility in Ashley’s capsule collection with JCPenney.
Here are a few of my favorite looks from the runway:
Ashley Nell Tipton for JCPenney Boutique+ Fashion Show on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision for JCPenney/AP Images)
But my favorite look of all was the Wildflower Short Sleeve Scuba Dress. Tinder Badhesha rocked this dress!
Guess who rocked it well too? YOURS TRULY!
I am more of apple/pear shape, therefore I shy away from dresses that bring attention to my midsection. But this is the first body con that I’ve felt comfortable wearing–as you can tell I don’t have many bodycons on my blog. I am wearing a size 3x and I’m a size 22 in dresses– this collection is definitely true to size.
What do you think? Did I slay?!?! For more hip hugging action, you can size down. This dress is only $ 39.99 in-store and online now! If you get something from Ashley’s capsule collection with JCPenney and decide to post them online, use hashtag #HereIAm! This collection truly emphasizes why our size shouldn’t define us. Instead it highlights why we are just as beautiful…no matter what we wear. Thanks Ashley!To get your hands on these amazing looks, head to JCPenney today!
Until next time,
Although this post is in collaboration with JCPenney, all opinion’s are my own.
Images by Alex Joachim