Never does the adage ‘one size fits all’ seem more rhetorical than when you head out to buy a gorgeous new outfit… only to be stymied by a restrictive sizing chart. Good news though, the world of fashion has been doing a lot to repair the damage done — Prabal Gurung’s plus-sized collection for Lane Bryant is still topping our list of favourites. (Check it out here.) But if you’re looking for something a little closer home, clothing rental portal Stage3 may be able to help you out.
Co-founded by designer Rina Dhaka, the two-year-old fashion rental has taken it upon itself to champion inclusivity in fashion with a special collection for curvy girls that launches this Friday. The star-studded lineup features runway favourites Anamika Khanna, Rina Dhaka and Ridhi Mehra among others, with pricing starting at Rs 1,999. Co-founder Sabena Puri explains, “While interacting with our customers, we noticed an under-serviced need for curvy women in India. Every woman is beautiful and deserves to experiment with fashion, and this is our attempt to help them do just that.”