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J.Crew's Extended Sizing Is A Huge Win For Body Positivity

Plus-size fashion brand Universal Standard is helping J.Crew kick off a new size-inclusive strategy, giving women everywhere a chance to wear the well-tailored fashions available up to size 5X.

The fashion industry has been under fire for its lack of inclusivity, and brands are taking notice, bringing more plus-size options into their offerings. First came plus-size jewelry (spearheaded by none other than Universal Standard), then Rihanna’s size inclusive lingerie line launched earlier this year. Now, J.Crew is the latest retailer to join the body pos movement with its Universal Standard collab.

This dedicated collection features a selection of J.Crew’s tailored classics (we’re talking stripes, bright colors, and polished silhouettes), designed with the fashion startup’s knowledge of what plus-size women actually like to wear. Everything in the collection is available from size XXS to 5X, bringing many additional sizes to your favorite J.Crew styles.

But this is so much more than a capsule collection.

"We wanted to work with experts in the field on this collection to kick off a much larger roll out of extended sizes, new fits and fabrications across the brand," says Lisa Greenwald, chief merchandising officer of J.Crew.

This duo is breaking down barriers between size distinctions, making shopping a more enjoyable experience for all women. "This collection is completely inclusive, with fits to serve the full spectrum of women's sizes. For the first time ever, the line separating plus- and straight-size women will be erased, and every woman will have the opportunity to shop the same rack, with taste as her only filter," says Alexandra Waldman, Universal Standard's co-founder and creative director.

This summer you can expect a collection of 37 strong everyday classics (available today), but keep your eyes peeled for new sizes rolling out throughout the store this fall. The result? A huge win for body positivity and the future of inclusive fashion.

Shop the Universal Standard for J.Crew collection below, available exclusively at J.Crew.com today.

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin Tie-Sleeve Top

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin Tie-Sleeve Top, $90

Universal Standard for J.Crew wide-leg ponte pant with stripe

Universal Standard for J.Crew Wide Leg Ponte Pant with Stripe, $120

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin High-Low Maxi Dress

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin High-Low Maxi Dress, $150

Universal Standard for J.Crew Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt

Universal Standard for J.Crew Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt, $50

Universal Standard for J.Crew Cupro Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

Universal Standard for J.Crew Cupro Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $130

Universal Standard for J.Crew Linen V-Neck Top

Universal Standard for J.Crew Linen V-Neck Top, $90

Universal Standard for J.Crew French terry slit skirt

Universal Standard for J.Crew French Terry Slit Skirt, $100

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin Drop-Waist Dress

Universal Standard for J.Crew Poplin Drop-Waist Dress, $130

Taylor Borde

Taylor is an Editor at More.com and an alumna of Iowa State University. Aside from her sartorial love, she considers herself a documentary enthusiast and Frenchie aficionado. She is also shamelessly addicted to predictable rom coms and anything by Drake.

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