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MING WANG KNITS

 

Internet Shopping for Plus-Size Ming Wang Knits

Primarily a specialty boutique label, extended size pieces are mainly limited on-line directly to consumers at the following shopping spots:

 

 

Wholesale Inquiries:

 

NEW YORK SHOWROOM
247 West 37th Street, Suite 1602
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 852-4885
by appointment only

 

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
MING WANG
2551 SW Grapevine Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051
Tel: (817) 251-7802
 

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Born in Taiwan, Ming Wang is the daughter of an art teacher and dreamed of becoming an American fashion designer.  After studying English at night school where she met her husband, the couple got the opportunity to move to the United States in 1979. She enrolled in the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology where she took classes at night, and spent days knitting to earn a living.  Eventually she turned one of the bedrooms in her apartment into her first production facility where she produced knitwear for Adolfo, Lilli Ann, and Richtone New York.  In 1986 she stopped designing for other companies and she and her husband launched her own successful special occasion knitwear label, Toula.  In 1998, the day wear collection was launched under the eponymous Ming Wang label.

Today, Ming Wang lives in Dallas, Texas while spending time in New York City and Asia designing.  Her two sons oversee the United States part of the business.
 

Mainly carried in specialty boutiques across the United States, select styles are also available through Dillard's and Nordstrom.  Embracing women of a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and ages, these pieces are favorites of busy, working women. 

Celebrities love it too, with Sela Ward and Camryn Manheim, among her customers.  Ming Wang also helped full-figured Olympic weightlifter Sarah Robles by donating pieces for her press and official engagements, providing a chic travel wardrobe for the hard-to-fit athlete's larger body. 

The collections include a combination of sleek modern classics along with more boldly patterned contemporary looks. The versatile jackets and separates are made from a special yarn that is wrinkle resistant, machine washable, and fade resistant making her designs ideal for travel.

Quality and durability are hallmarks of the label, and if repairs of a garment are needed customers can contact Ming Wang customer service at 817-251-7802 or contact@mingwangknits.com for further instructions.
 


Sizing

The misses and petites lines are available from XS to XL, and extended women's line from 0X to 3X.  XL body measurements = Bust: 44", Waist: 36.5", Hip: 46.5", while 0X = Bust: 44.5", Waist: 36", Hips: 47". 

For women whose size falls between the misses and women's line, fit will depend on specific body shapes.  Although these measurements seem only slight in difference, the cuts are quite different as the shoulder and arm measurements will tell you.  The XL offers a 17.25" shoulder measurement, but only a 12.8" upper arm circumference.  Those with broader shoulders that don't have arm fit issues may find an XL fits better than a 0X. However, shoulders are narrower in a 0X at 16.75" and upper arm circumference considerably roomier at 14", so those with larger upper arms will want to look for the women's line.  The women's line then grades up from the 0X measurements in standard increments with a 3X body measurements = Bust: 56.5", Waist: 48", Hip: 59", Shoulder: 19.75", Upper Arm: 17.75".

Price Point

The very popular and versatile knit pants that wear like iron and have a beautiful drape range from $150 to $200 per pair.   Coordinating heavy gauge knit jackets average $300 to $350 each.

 

Price Point: Moderate | Moderate-Upscale | Upscale | Luxury

 

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