Style Story: Calvin Klein

Aymie Rondeau

Posted on November 06 2019

For anyone who grew up in the 90’s like me, it would be hard not to remember Calvin Klein’s controversial ad campaigns for their underwear and perfume.  Many of the ads featured scantily-clad men (hello Marky Mark!), waif-thin topless women and androgynous models.

 

I grew up admiring these ads, cutting them out of magazines like Vogue and Seventeen and putting them up on the walls of my bedroom.  Like many girls my age, I also aspired to look like the models and fit into designer clothes, and this was one of my first introductions to Diet Culture.

 

Fortunately, Calvin Klein has come a long way since the 90’s.  Like many designers, the brand has recognized that plus-sized women represent a significant proportion of the population and they’re taking notice, offering fashion-forward, modern and structured pieces for reasonable prices.  The brand is also starting to feature more plus-size models and celebrities in their ad campaigns.  Read more about Calvin Klein’s journey to size inclusivity here.

 

We are proud to offer Calvin Klein in The Curvy Shop, including workwear, active and intimates.  Here are a few of our favourite looks:

 

 Calvin Klein belted sleeveless jumpsuit

The Sleeveless Belted Jumpsuit

We love it for the ruffle details at the arms and skinny belt details make this outfit a perfect day-to-night look.

 

 

Calvin Klein modern cotton bralette plus-size

Modern Cotton Bralette

Available in several solid colours and prints. The perfect casual and comfortable bra for weekend Netflixing and chilling.

 

 

Calvin Klein tiered bell sleeve plus-size dress

Tiered Bell Sleeve Dress

A great closet staple, this dress comes in 7 different colours. Pair with heels and a statement necklace, and you are ready to rock it in the boardroom.

 

 

Calvin Klein plus-size faux leather skirt

Pleather Pencil Skirt

A modern take on classic workwear, this flattering skirt offers faux leather in the front and stretch jersey in the back.

  

You can shop our full collection in The Curvy Shop or our Amazon Store

 

As Always, Stay Fabulous!

 

Aymie xoxo 😊

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