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Hi Karen! The Elise dress goes up to size 12 as well as the Jennifer, which is a new style that will be up on the site next week. Going forward we will go to 12 or 14. When I first started, I only had a small amout of funding and couldn't afford to produce in the full range of sizes - in fact the first samples were meant only for buyers but people loved them so much I produced a few extra and put them up on the site. Once our fundraising is complete we will have more sizes available.
I very much like several of these styles, however I do need a larger size. If Nora is looking for a very needy market niche she should try making the classic tailored business suit blouse (silk preferably) in sizes for larger busted women. The large busted gals in this country have nothing available to them other than those cheap gathered in the front blouses they use for the obese! There is a difference between over all body obesity and just being large busted--perhaps some of you gentleman at MF may have noticed!
second: That perfect little black dress would be wonderful in a size something close to 18P
Hi there! I'm with you on button downs that don't fit. I would love to make shirts that don't gape and don't untuck! One day...
@retriever - The changes in women's work apparel are happening now and I am hoping to be on the forefront of the trends. Please check back in a week for the Jennifer dress - it is a ruched dress gathered on the side - very flattering. I love it and I hope you will too!
I particularly like the two piece red dress with the frill at the waist. And am pleased to see that you are having them made in New York. Perhaps back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was still running marathons, I could actually have worn such nice clothes. Not after 3 kids, tho.
When I remember the ghastly female suits we had to wear to work in my youth, chino or grey flannel strait jackets with heavily starched Brooks Brothers button down shirts, hair scraped back, no makeup, lest people consider us the secretaries (professional women by definition, back then, had to look sex-less to be taken seriously). Just as when I worked in the hospital: the nurses were prettier and wore more makeup, etc. than the female doctors.
I'm glad things have changed. And I really like your designs.
I do think you ought to design at least one style for women who aren't in marathon shape, tho. And perhaps also consider one style that would suit short women whose legs aren't a mile long. Given the ethnic and cultural diversity of NYC, it might broaden your market.