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Elegant Plus Designer / Brands Database >> Ralph Lauren

 

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RALPH LAUREN

 

 

 

Plus Super Model Robyn Lawley Modeling for Ralph Lauren
 

Fall/Winter 2014 - 2015 Collection at New York Fashion Week

 

One of fashion's long-time juggernauts, Ralph Lauren is one of the largest and most important American brands to include larger sizes in its offerings.

Although mainly mid-tier and diffusion divisions of the label offer the fully extended women's plus line to 22W, the more upscale divisions have consistently offered their styles in the extended 12 to 16 size range for fuller-figured women than are normally catered to by luxury design houses.  The use of Australian size 12 super model Robyn Lawley in a mainstream advertising campaign in 2012 was such a contrast to the usual size 0 to 2 models hired in high fashion, the label has reinforced the idea that Ralph Lauren designs with women's bodies and lifestyles in mind.

The style of Ralph Lauren is the epitome of East Coast Town & Country with clean, modern classics mixed with artisanal and world inspired fabrics and prints.  Natural fibers such as wool tweeds, leather, suede, silk, cotton, and linen infuse many of the Ralph Lauren collections with the LAUREN Ralph Lauren label the most accessible both in price and size for many women.  The slightly lesser priced CHAPS line maintains the Town & Country sportswear styling with fewer natural fibers included, but is also available up to size 3X.  Sleepwear collections and swimwear, although sometimes more challenging to find, also come in extended sizing.

Extended women's sizes are available almost exclusively through better department stores with dresses appropriate for work, casual, and occasions particularly popular. Independent Ralph Lauren boutiques and outlets rarely offer beyond their standard size 16.  Classic cotton and silk button down shirts, polo style knits, sweaters, jackets, and classically tailored pants and jeans all fly off the shelves, snapped up by women who appreciate quality and timeless styles infused with just the right amount of trend conscious detailing. 

Sizing and Pricing Differences Among Ralph Lauren Women's Lines

For the most upscale Women's Black Label Ralph Lauren line in size 0 to 16 day dresses average $1000 to $3000, while a blouse averages $500 to $600.  The sporty POLO Ralph Lauren line is also available to size 16, and is priced more closely to the LAUREN Ralph Lauren line which has contemporary modern lines with many pieces appropriate for casual, work, and occasions. 

The LAUREN Ralph Lauren line extends beyond size 16 to include women's size 14 to 24W. Pricing is much more moderate with dresses averaging approximately $150 to $200. An assortment of classic jeans, tailored shirts, dresses, sweaters, and jackets are usually well stocked at most locations that carry the line.  Finally, the CHAPS line is the most affordable with sporty and work appropriate dresses and separates in sizes extending up to 3X.  Dresses retail at full price around the $100 mark.

Off-price clearance prices can be found for many of these lines on both fashion flash sale sites, and in department store outlet stores.

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

 

Internet Shopping for Plus-Size Ralph Lauren Designer Fashion

Ralph Lauren Official Brand Website

Dillard's [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 0 - 22W]

Neiman Marcus [Ralph Lauren, Black Label, Size 0 - 16;  Occasionally LAUREN Ralph Lauren 14 - 22W]

Nordstrom [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 0 - 22W]

Lord & Taylor [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 2 - 22W]

Saks [Ralph Lauren, Black Label, Women's Polo, Size 0 - 16]

Macy's [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 2 - 22W]

Zappos [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 2 - 22W]

6PM [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 2 - 22W]

Nordstrom's Rack [LAUREN Ralph Lauren, Size 2 - 22W]

Bon Ton [CHAPS, Size 4 - 24W]

Kohl's [CHAPS, Size 4 - 24W]

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