From humble beginning's in the Founder Kim Khanbeigi’s L.A. apartment in 1996, Kiyonna has become a standout brand of designer plus-sized fashion. Aside from their website, their styles are featured in over 100 stores across the county. And we can see why. The styles are as unique as they are beautiful as they are form-flattering. It's obvious from wearing or even perusing the pieces on Kiyonna that they were designed by women that truly understand quality, design, and who are intimately familiar with the nuances of plus-sized fashion. Often time plus-sized clothing is merely an afterthought. Basically generic items, increased in size, allegedly to accommodate curvier women. Not so at Kiyonna. At Kiyonna, the fashions are created from scratch with shapelier women in mind from from the get go. The styles are specifically created to accentuate and flatter plus sized physiques. This is a breath of fresh air for curvier gals. Expect to feel like the dress you buy was custom-made for you. Because it kind of was!
They have an inclusive range of sizes from 0x-5x. The majority of the catalog is comprised of dresses in all styles. Mini, maxi, gowns, even bridal! But that's not all they offers. Expect to find tops, bottoms, loungewear, and even some body-shaping items. You can find styles for truly any occasion; work, nights out, cuddly casual clothes, vacay fashion, fancy formal dresses, you name it.
The company prides itself on being "by women, for women." The staff at Kiyonna is almost entirely female, to include the design team, work force, and management. All the clothing is proudly made in the USA. The company has been in business since 1996. That's over 20 years in the market. So obviously they're doing something right :)