Meet the Designers Behind Our Juniors Plus Collection

This past August we introduced our plus size line, and we were so excited that it was met with great reviews from our buyers and customers. We want every person to not only wear our on trend styles, but we want them to feel happy and confident. We know you are all unique and your clothes should reflect that individuality.

Meet Kenisha Gill, our incredibly talented designer of the latest plus size collection. Read on to find out what inspires her and what bloggers you should be following.


How do you find inspiration?

I pull inspiration from the runway of designers like Alice + Olivia, Tom Ford, and Alexander McQueen. Looking to those designer for print trend, color and silhouettes.

I find photography to be equally as inspiring for color and textures. I design each line like a cohesive collection of prints, colors and overall theme and feeling. I find one key concept and keep building from there till it all comes together.

What does self esteem mean to you?

Self esteem is where it all starts. It’s the confidence that drives us to be better and be the best version of ourselves. I challenge myself to be better because I know I can be. That all comes from personal self esteem. It’s a confidence and satisfaction in oneself. It’s also the one thing we can all fully control on our own. Begins and ends with you.

What does plus size fashion mean to you?

Plus size fashion means the opportunity to redefine the standard of beauty in the industry. Fashion doesn’t have a size. Providing plus women with the same trends and fashion that is provided for everyone else. The average woman is a size 12 and lacks the fashion available which is unacceptable. There are hundreds of straight size stores and not enough plus size stores available. Providing women with more fashion focused options tailored to their shape is the ultimate goal.

Who are your favorite plus size bloggers?

Absolutely love the following plus bloggers

Gabi fresh
Reah Norman

All trendsetters in the plus industry with completely different views on fashion.

What do you think is the common misconception when designing a for a plus women that you would like other people to know?

I think the biggest misconception about plus design is that everything must be modest and covered up and cannot expose to much skin. I find that it is the complete opposite. They are still women and they want to feel confident and trendy.

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2 Responses to “Meet the Designers Behind Our Juniors Plus Collection”

  1. Heather

    Hi there; my comment is about Kenisha’s outfit right here..I LOVE the way she puts a pair of jeans with a basic white tee together; absolutely love white tees a jeans…what brand of jeans is she wearing? They are nice…I have also been a long time fan of Self-Esteem clothing. Are there any Fashion Shows coming up, locally?? Hope to hear back! Thanks…Heather

    • Jenna Gilmore

      Hi Heather! Thank you so much for your comment. Kenisha is wearing jeans from Target. 🙂 We don’t have any shows coming up but follow us on Instagram at @selfesteemstyle for the latest.


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