Me when a new designer plus-size collab drops.

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Women who wear a size 16 or larger are left in the cold when it comes to buzzy collections like H&M for Kenzo and Beyonce's Ivy Park. 

We would GLADLY wait in line or online to cop pieces with the rest of the fashion pack, but alas, we're relegated to a guessing game of, Hmm, I wonder if there's enough Spandex in this size L to fit my 2X bod?

So when our ears hear about a designer capsule collection that actually comes in our size? WE GO HAM AND BUY EVERYTHING. In case you missed them, here are the best plus-size designer collections of the year so far that you can still shop. 


Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant

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Lane Bryant has done a total 180 when it comes to youthful, edgy designs. First they gave us an ultra-chic collection designed by pupils of LA's Otis College of Art, and this spring they called in runway designer Christian Siriano. The young designer is known for his dresses, and that's just what you'll find in his work for LB — fun, flirty dresses complemented by separates that can take you from the office to the bar. 

Shop the collection here


Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All

One of THE hottest models (plus or otherwise) on planet earth designed a swimwear collection that we dubbed "the sexiest swimsuit line ever!" Her inspiration was a female James Bond, so the color palette is mostly sleek black, white, and red. Embellishments like bedazzled chains and lace-up details can be found in everything from high-cut one-pieces to itty bitty bikinis and more substantial two-pieces. 

Shop the collection here.


Rachel Antonoff x Gwynnie Bee

Here's another straight-size designer who entered the plus-size world this year: Rachel Antonoff is the quirky designer whose pieces are beloved by stars like Lena Dunham. Antonoff joined forces with plus-size subscription box brand Gwynnie Bee to create whimsical dresses and separates covered in cool banana, frog, and tropical prints. 

Check out the collection here

(P.S. I walked in the debut runway show at Curvycon)


Hello Kitty x Torrid

Torrid filled us with nostalgia and delight with its recent Hello Kitty collection. The 13-piece line is exuberant, without being too costume-y. Standouts are a peek-a-boo crop-top and the sweetest kitten leggings your eyes have ever seen. Blogger Amina Mucciolo fronted the ad campaign. 

Shop the collection here


Rebel Wilson x Torrid

Our favorite comedic actress is jumping from our Netflix queue to our closet. Rebel Wilson collaborated with Torrid to create a sexy collection that echoes her classic-yet-adventurous style. You'll find A-line skirts, chambray shirting, bomber jackets, and sweet dresses. The prices (all under $100) are awesome! 

Shop the collection here!


E&C x Rebdolls

2016 has belonged to curvy girls and the sexy swimsuits they love. So blogger Chante Burkett and model Essie Golden designed a swimsuit collection for every size. It's young, it's fun, and it's designed by plus-size women who know and understand our bodies. Sizes range from small to 5X. This line is for every body. 

Shop the collection here. (And watch our fashion show here!)


Ashley Nell Tipton x JCPenney

Project Runway made history after selecting Ashley Nell Tipton as its first plus-size winner in season 14. Tipton's designs quickly made their way onto JCPenney's clothing racks. Her designs inaugurated JCPenney's plus-size section, Boutique +. While this is a more commercial plus-size line, the price points are fantastic and the selection (100+ items online as of right now) can't be beat in terms of designer collabos for our size. 

Shop the collection here.


Nicolette Mason x Addition Elle

OG curve blogger Nicolette Mason curated the pinkest collection for Addition Elle. Mason stood true to her style and created a line full of dresses. It's girly AF and even the darkest of hearts will be charmed. Expect to pay around $200 a pop for the styles. 

Shop what's left of her collection here!


Beth Ditto

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Singer/designer/all-around-badass Beth Ditto pretty much made the #FuckFlattering collection I've always dreamed of. Think: wild prints, bubble dresses, harem-style jumpsuits — things most plus-size retailers would shy away from. 

Yes, some pieces are upwards of $400, but the quality is impeccable and the plus world NEEDS more high fashion (and we all know that means high price tags). 

Shop the collection here.