Ever since Rachel Roy announced that she would be creating a plus-size collection for Spring 2016, I've been anxiously awaiting the launch. This is mainly because there are so many amazing pieces in the straight-size section (like this and this) that I've been coveting and I was hoping that similar pieces would finally be available in plus sizes.
Well, today is the day and I must admit that I'm a bit disappointed. For weeks, we were teased with articles that featured fierce images of what was to come, featuring beautiful plus-size model Candice Huffine (see images above). However, on the Macy's website Rachel Roy's plus-size options look a bit lackluster, especially in comparison to the straight-size options (see here, here and here). Perhaps, it's the styling, the heads of the models being cut off in the images, which I hate, or the fact that I was expecting more fabulous pieces instead of relatively safe items. Either way, for me, it didn't inspire the urge to make any purchases just yet, but I'll be keeping my eye out for any changes. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, there will be more interesting pieces added to the site and even a lookbook similar to what Lane Bryant did when the Otis Collection launched last week (see previous post here).
Below, I've put together just a few of the items that I actually like, which are mostly basics and would make great purchases if you are currently building your wardrobe. Shop the entire collection here.