Last week I shared the awesome news that the A+ by Anthropologie line had launched. It’s the first time Anthropologie has offered plus sizes, and they came out with a bang by offering over 120 pieces in the first drop! It was a shock (in the best way) for the plus size consumer who is accustomed to only having a very slim selection of styles available in plus.
I placed my order and wanted to update that I’m really impressed with how well they got sizing. As a solid size 26 (I wear anywhere from a 22/24-28 depending on brand, cut, fabric), I thought that the sizes may run small. I also worried the fabrics, as many don’t have stretch would mean more fit issues.
Happy to report that I was 100% wrong. The fit for me is spot on. I did a very quick YouTube video of my try-on.
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In case you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the quick and dirty:
First, I have to apologize for the poor photos. My mirror is in a horrible spot from a selfie perspective because of the backlighting!
From Left to right:
Vivienne Maxi Dress: This was lightweight and really pretty. Very comfortable and flowy. Fit very well. My only note is that the lightweight material wrinkles fairly easily, but it’s not super noticeable since it’s a dark color.
Garden Party Dress: The cut and style of this dress was not the best for my oval shape, but it is well made, true to size, and pretty colors. The print and placement of the stripes and flowers on my stomach made it look tight in my midsection, when in fact the fabric was very flowy and loose. If you’re someone who can pull off a drop waist style, this would probably be great on you. For me, I’m going to pass.
Pixelated Tulle Skirt: This was beautiful in person, as I’d imagined. Fit very well. I wouldn’t normally wear this with a black top, but it’s all I had nearby as I was doing the quick try-on. I think a white
Anthropologie Sale Alert
Now through Sunday 3/24, save 20% if you sign up for AnthroPerks – it’s their free rewards program. Not a credit card or anything like that. They don’t have these sales often, so if you were eyeing some things, you have a few hours to shop this new line at a discount!