Let’s talk about plus size *AND* LGBT owned brands! This month on The Curvy Fashionista, we’re celebrating Pride Month by spotlighting LGBTQ+ creators, fashionistas, businesses owners and members of our community!
When putting together this list of plus and LGBTQ-owned brands, I did my best to gather up resources — pulling from brands I personally know and love, as well as asking for submissions via social media.
That said, I know that there are brands missing from this list — and it can be a bummer to open up a list like this and NOT see yourself. I’ve been there! For that reason, we invite you to “self-nominate” and comment below if you’re a fit! We’d love to include all members of our community who should be on the list.
Chouette Designs is owned by married LGBTQ+ couple, Ashley Catharine and Marine Schmitt. They make both ethical engagement rings as well as offering a ready-to-wear demi-fine jewelry.
Sizing: The brand goes up to a ring size 15
Secondhand Stare is a plus size resale shop, owned by LGBTQ+ travel blogger and fashion maven, Alysse Dalessandro (@ReadyToStare).
Sizes: 0X – 7X (with some straight sizes available!)
CTOAN CO is a candle and home decor brand founded by Jodyann Morgan, a queer Black woman living in Wisconsin. The brand makes iconic body positive candles, and recently launched some pretty rad planters!
Curve Conscious is a plus size resale brand based in Philadelphia, PA. Founded by LGBTQ+ business owner, Adrienne Ray, this is a pretty rad resale brand.
Nature’s Twist is based in Seattle, WA, (visiting their shop in Pike’s Place is on my list for this year!). The brand makes really rad jewelry pieces using natural stones.
Cat Polivoda is Cake Plus-Size Resale’s founder and owner. The shop is based in Minneapolis, but they have a robust online offering!
Plus BKLYN is owned by LGBTQ+ business owner, Alexis Krase. Based in New York City, the brand
Chaya Milchtein is an educator and writer, covering a range of topics in her work! At Mechanic Shop Femme, Chaya offers classes to LGBTQ+ people and women, covering different topics around car purchasing and care.
Bertha Pearl makes pretty rad custom plus size and supersize clothes.
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