Here at Live Unlimited our fit process is truly at the heart and soul of what we are all about, and I am extremely proud of how hard the whole team works to make the fit the most flattering it can be.
Unlike many retailers, we do not just grade from a size 12 pattern upwards. This is a lazy practise, and will not allow for any of the nuances that happen to a woman's body when you get to the bigger sizes, hence we do not follow those grade rules, we have honed, and perfected, our own over 30 years of curve experience.
Garment Technologist Lisa measuring a development sample
We begin with our design process – we design for real women, who want to be the best version of themselves and once we are confident of the design we make a prototype sample in a size 16 – my size! I try absolutely every garment on, and after we tweak anything that hasn't maybe translated well from the sketch, we resample. Once I am happy that the shape looks great, and feels comfortable on me, we bring in a size 16 fit model, whose shape is different to mine, even though we both buy the same dress size! This is so important, as it then reassures me that this will flatter both of us, and it is only at this point that we will grade to a size 24 where again, we bring in a fit model to ensure we are happy with how it looks on her.
This whole process is lengthy, but absolutely essential to us, in order to provide you with the best fitting, most comfortable and above all, the most flattering garment we can.
This is our guarantee to you, and with this we offer free UK returns to all.
Love, Tracy & The Live Team x