We’re always excited when a straight-size-only brand expands its range or launches a plus-size collection. So, you can only imagine our glee when we heard that Mango is finally launching such a line, called Violeta.
With a promise of high-quality, youthful designs, the initial collection will include 400 items, including accessories and clothing, which will be expanded every month. Furthermore, the fashion-forward line is offering a size range of 40 to 52 (U.S. 8 to 20), which does dip into smaller measurements that Americans don't consider within the “plus-size” spectrum.
Even though we’re super excited that Mango has finally realized curvier women want fashionable frocks, too, there is one thing that’s really bumming us out: While Violeta will be available in stores on January 17, it'll only be offered in the retailer's seven largest markets — all in Europe. This means that women in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, and Turkey will be the first to get their lucky hands on the designs; however, we can only hope that the U.S. will not be left out for too long. So, if you happen to be taking a holiday in any of those spots, please pick us up a dress or two to hold us over until the (hopefully) inevitable launch in America!