So we were not surprised at the news that Chromat has added plus sizes to its swim line. McCharen-Tran has been working on this for a while, having announced a few months ago that Nordstrom made a major buy from her fall 2018 collection, including the first order for Chromat swimsuits in sizes up to 3X. So we knew the plus sizes were coming and we were overjoyed.
It’s designers such as McCharen-Tran and Christian Siriano who continue to push the envelope and go against the grain in the fashion industry, putting larger bodies on the runway and challenging the stereotypes that fashion stops at a certain size.
Overall, we’re happy to see Chromat now offering up to a 3X because this means a baby step in the direction of size inclusivity. Plus sizes don’t stop at a 3X but we’ll take this small win because perhaps it will set that example for other designers and brands to follow suit.
“I think it’s the stigma around plus size that needs to be abolished, not the definition itself. I think people will always need to know what size range is available no matter what you call it. Hopefully, the stigma around larger bodies in the fashion industry at large is changing. That’s what really needs to be exploded and expanded upon.”
Click here to shop the new Chromat swim collection in sizes XS – 3X.