As articles appear describing the frustration of ladies searching for stylish larger sizes, an equal number of articles lament that designers are challenged in creating collections for larger sizes without customizing the clothing. Proportions vary greatly in larger sizes. One person might need more room through the waist or shoulders while maintaining a smaller hip but another might have a defined waist and requiring extra room through the hips.
Last week, I met Catherine Scholze who was in town from Vermont, presenting her unique women’s line bearing her name. Catherine, being a curvy woman, took the challenge of designing a line for the curvy woman by using herself as the beta test. Her sizes range from 8 to 22.
The beauty of Catherine’s designs is that she sells tops and bottoms separately and has sample garments to try on in order to achieve a better fit. You won’t find a basic black palette here. She has chosen beautiful fabrics – prints and an array of colors – to help you look your stylish best. Visit her web site at www.catherinescholze.com to learn more.
The good news is that my friend Iris Gathing, president our AICI Atlanta chapter, is representing the line in Atlanta. Iris can also fit most any lady with the proper foundation piece. You can contact Iris at: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.