I have definitely had a lot of questions lately about what to wear to the office. While I do live in LA and things are a little more on the casual side here, (ahem, work from home attire anyone?) most of you have been looking for chic, well-made styles that will carry you from the office to after work events. As a former corporate babe, I know all too well how hard it can be to find contemporary, high end, stylish pieces above a size 10. So, you can imagine my excitement when a new plus size brand, Maree Pour Toi, reached out to me to review their collection.
You may may have seen them at the Curvycon or noticed them on Instagram but the inaugural collection that just launched online features an exclusive selection of modern staples with a stylish edge. I was pleasantly surprised to see a large collection online with not just one or two pieces I would love to wear BUT SEVERAL! Examples are a pleated faux leather wrap skirt, a mustard blazer (so on trend right now), and a strapless jumpsuit with chiffon overlay (MY PERSONAL FAV), plus versatile tops, trousers and skirts. Sizes 12 to 24 will be available and sold exclusively online for now. They do have plans to expand their size range in the near future, so please keep them on your radar if you are over a size 24. Prices range from $48.00 to $158.00.
Now, let me back up a bit. As a former plus size fit model with a design background, I am naturally skeptical of new brands entering the plus size realm. I have to say though, Maree Pour Toi is a breath of fresh air. The brand sent me two pieces to review and I was pleasantly surprised by the fit and quality of the materials. After speaking with the brand it became clear as to why their clothes were so good. “Our approach began with extensive research of plus size body shapes, trying to understand why an entire industry clearly qualified to design woman’s apparel had consistently failed her. We have designed merchandise that we would have designed for any size, with the goal of offering great choices for plus size women everywhere. “
I am excited for you guys to try the collection and can’t wait to hear your feedback. I have partnered up with them for the next few months to bring you a pop up shop in LA and of course curate and share a few of my favorites! Stay tuned as we announce more cool things.
XOXO – Rachel
Check out a few of my favorites from the collection below!