You have no idea the delight I take in being able to write this post.
You see, years ago, when I first started blogging, I wrote a post called ‘Plus Size Women Snowboard Too You Know!’ I was snowboarding in Japan and incredibly frustrated at the fit of the men’s plus size snow pants that I was forced to buy and use because there just weren’t options available to curvy women. It made me feel ignored and invisible, unimportant, and discouraged to get my large butt to the ski-field. It also made me feel hyper-visible, frumpy and uncomfortable as I struggled to made menswear work awkwardly on my body.
Here’s the picture from that post…
In Australia, finding plus size snow gear above a size 14/16 was almost impossible… Until now.
Welcome Plus Snow!
The team at Plus Snow recognized that plus size women love winter sports, and deserve well fitting snow gear that’s packs a style punch!
So, that’s what they’ve done. And I’m so excited to share their collection with you.
Plus size women’s snowboarding and skiing gear in sizes 16-26!
This is PRACTICAL stuff – plenty of pockets, waterproofing, fleece; properly waterproof and rated for wet Australian snow.
It’s the cute details like rhinestone studs and fur trims that catch the eye, the fact that it’s packed full of functional design makes me smile, but what really makes my heart sing is that this stylish and functional gear is specifically cut to fit perfectly for the plus size woman.
My absolute favourite pick is the Cartel Soho Jacket (who can resist a grid print). Their full range of plus size jackets is here. For Jackets – I found it true to sizing, with a 16 a good fit for my E-Cup bust. Read the sizing cart carefully for the pants as you may need to size up from your regular size.
I spoke with Monica, the owner of Plus Snow who started the specialist online boutique after seeing the huge demand and low supply to plus size customers, she told me “Snow is my passion, and I love helping customers find what they need in order to get the most fun out of their winter.” She also has all your other equipment and accessories needs covered at her online store Ski and Board, including the most beautiful snowflake necklaces so you can wear winter all year round.
It’s hard to describe how happy I was to find Plus Snow. Plus size women snowboard too you know, and now they can look damn cute doing it!