So me and the boyfriend are back with another collab. My goal with these collabs are to showcase brands that both a plus size woman can wear as well as the man in her life. Next up for us is Champion. I’ve always loved the brand (cause it was a major mainstay in the 90’s), but outside of me wearing clothes from the men’s section, there was nothing else that would work for my plus size body. Happy that has changed.
When I was looking for items, I knew I wanted a sweatshirt. Come on, its what the brand is known for. At the time when I was looking, it was hard to find a sweatshirt that had a pair of matching joggers in plus. Straight size, no problem, but it was tough finding a whole sweatsuit (especially if you wanted color). I decided to forego a colorful sweatsuit at this time, and look for a neutral one instead. Now you know I love cropped items, so when I saw this cropped sweatshirt, I knew it had to be mine. Here is the good and bad news; bad news: this doesn’t come in plus size. The good news, its oversized so I was able to give the XXL a try. As you can see, it still looks oversized on my size 18/20 upper half. Champion, you need to roll this out to plus, I know sooo many women that would rock this.
For the joggers, I went with the fleece jogger. When I ordered, I thought they would match perfectly, but as you can see the grey’s are off. Hey it happens. When I ordered these joggers from Macy’s these were the only ones on the site that came in plus. Perhaps the other ones sold out, cause now I do see more pant options in plus. In these fleece joggers, I went with a 2X based on the reviews. I will say, these run small. You would think for a jogger, they would be loose, but not so much. I did recently order the Powerblend Fleece and these fit a lot better. I still went with a 2X, but they give you that ideal jogger look. I ended out my look with one of my favorite sneakers, my Air Max 95’s, and my fanny pack from Eloquii.
The mister has been rocking Champion since he was a kid. He always had a pair of sweats to go play ball in. So it was a no brainer for him to get the joggers for the collab. Kay Jay is wearing the Logo joggers in his favorite color. What he liked most about them was the fact that the material was soft, and stretchy, but they kept him warm. Definitely check these out for the man in your life for two reasons- one it’s grey sweatpants season, and two they are on sale for less than $20! Instead of getting the classic sweatshirt, he opted for the Logo Long Sleeve Tee. In both items he is wearing size L. Footwear is one of his favorite sneakers, the Nike Revolution.
Nowadays, we are getting more brands that carry plus, but the ratio of plus to the total women’s assortment at best is around 25%. For Champion, there are 30 items that are labeled plus on their site. The collection for plus are their classics items such as the sweatshirts and joggers. Now that athleisure is a mainstay, I would love to see some of their fashion based pieces offered in plus. I want color, stripes, or cropped options. There is always a market for fun pieces, but the key is telling us. The only reason why I found out about Champion Plus was that I was scrolling looking for athletic items that come in plus on a department store website and the brand was listed. Now where I am willing to do some research, others may not. Spread the word Champion- work with some bloggers (cough cough like myself) to showcase what you have. It’s easy to say plus doesn’t work because people don’t buy it, but most of the time we don’t buy it cause we don’t know it exist.
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think I would get that many chances to rock His & Hers looks. Growing up, the best I could do is just wear the same color. Now I can actually where the same brand and similar items. Definitely the times have changed, but there is definitely more work to be had for us plus size gals. We have more options than ever before, but this does not mean brands can say ok, here is some plus, we did our job and move on. Brands have to continue to offer a variety in order for us to keep coming back. Have a wide assortment and tell us about it, I’m sure we will give you our coins.
Are there other brands you want me and Kay Jay to tackle? Definitely let me know, cause he is always up to dress up and take pictures. Until next time lovers…muah!!