Lane Bryant has been revolutionizing the plus-size industry for years now, and the brand’s selection just keep getting better with each new launch. For the second time, the brand has teamed up with designer Prabal Gurung on an amazing new collection – and it officially hit stores today!
The fall line features 22 versatile pieces that will easily take you from work to the weekend – including sophisticated sweaters and hot leather pants. Speaking of the latter, the collection isn’t bound by traditional “plus size” looks that are meant to hide fuller figures. But even with these edgier options, the collection won’t be too flashy, either. Just like the designer’s debut collection for Lane Bryant, the latest line delivers a dose of humble self-assurance to any woman over size 12.
“I want to create clothes that feel sophisticated, that feel elevated, that feel nice that she can wear that feels good,” Gurung previously told Refinery29 of the March 2017 line. “I want to create that outfit that when she wears it we are just like ‘Oh wow.’ I wanted to have a silent quiet whisper of confidence.”
And it’s no surprise that you’ll feel a boost of confidence, considering Gurung once again nails the effortless “French girl” look with each and every piece he’s designed.
“My fall collection with Lane Bryant is inspired by the creative spirit and romance of Paris,” Gurung said in a a press release. “This collection is our ode to you, our muse, as we celebrate self-assurance, and the glamour and sensuality that comes with it. I wanted to offer designer pieces at an accessible price point that all women could feel good in and Lane Bryant gave me full creative freedom to bring this vision to fruition.”
The Singaporean designer has long been transforming beauty standards to include women of all races and sizes. For several seasons, he’s used curvy models like Candice Huffine and Ashley Graham in his fashion shows and has even spoken out about the exclusivity of the industry that he aims to reverse. “Diversity everywhere should become the norm,” he told Refinery29 earlier this year. “And it’s not just about plus-size; it’s about trans models; it’s about everything.”
Judging from the new looks, there’s no doubt that store made the right decision in choosing Gurung to create the perfect seasonal looks. Full of warm neutral tones and plush knit materials, the collection reminds us why we’re actually excited for colder temperatures to come. Pumpkin spice lattes, sweet cookie candles, and long nights spent snuggling up by the fire anyone?
The Lane Bryant x Prabal Gurung fall collection is available in sizes 14 through 28, and garments will range from $38 to $278. Considering how fast the first collection flew off shelves, you’ll probably want to act fast. Shop the full collection here to nab your favorites while you still can.