Hi, I'm Priscilla, aka "Ms. P"! I have enjoyed shopping at On the Plus Side by Making it Big for over 30 years. I have continued to shop at On the Plus Side because of the quality, fit and unique styles offered. There are a number of things about this company that makes it a great place to shop. What stands out the most to me is the amount in which they care about their customers, their employees, and their community.
One of the things that contribute to the quality and fit of the clothing is the use of live models during the design and production phase of the clothing. Approximately 20 years ago, I was asked by the original owner of the company to do some "fit modeling". Over the years the fit modeling process has evolved from originally just trying on clothing, to the more recent years where it has become a much more interactive process for me. I am able to offer the perspective of a plus size woman on the fit and feel of each piece I try on. I have found that On the Plus Side is truly interested in providing the customer with stylish, comfortable, and well-made garments that we can feel great about wearing.
Please look for my upcoming reviews under the heading of "Ms. P's Picks" where I'll talk about fit, fabric, where to wear, and more!
Note: A fit model (sometimes fitting model) is a person who is used by a fashion designer or clothing manufacturer to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of a design on a 'real' human being, effectively acting as a live mannequin.