Once I heard from Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista that H&M launched an in-store plus size collection, I had to make my way to a location to experience it for myself. While I waited for my beau before a Knicks game, I stopped into the Herald Square H&M store to see what the fuss was about.
I picked up three items, all shirts, that I liked. There weren't very many bottoms outside of slacks and a pair of white jeans to pick from.
- Khaki and Pink Colorblock shirt ($24.95): This shirt was very comfortable and I could see myself wearing it with a white pair of jeans. Would have been much better if it flared at the bottom. Most women shopping in the plus-size section have wide hips!
- Gold Metallic Chunky Knit Sweater ($34.95): This was SO comfortable! I picked it up in a size 3X for an oversized effect. I loved, loved, loved this sweater.
- Lace Shirt with Underlay ($34.95): This shirt was very flattering and the lace was beautiful.
All in all, the H&M + plus size collection has some nice basic pieces. While I do think H&M may have missed the mark on offering trendy, contemporary plus size looks it is certainly a step in the right direction. I would LOVE to see some pieces styled, a lookbook, or a video surrounding this collection!