Gabrielle Union determined to get plus-size clothing right in new holiday collection

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union was determined to "get it right" when it came to designing plus-size clothing for her new holiday collection with New York & Company.

The Bring It On actress has been collaborating with the American womenswear retailer on clothing collections since 2017, and recently launched a holiday line which features 51-pieces including metallic dresses, party-ready jumpsuits, satin sets, and leather staple pieces.

Gabrielle was intent on making the collection inclusive but didn't just want to simply extend the size range - she was determined to create clothes that fit plus-sized consumers well.

"If it doesn't fit right, it ain't right. That's what it all came down to," she told People.com. "When you're not doing it right, you're ignoring 67 per cent of Americans who are plus-sized."

She explained that she would have "failed miserably" if she didn't make the clothes trendy and flattering for all sizes, with her adding, "I don't want to fail at anything... I have to get it right."

The 47-year-old made sure she hired a team that could execute plus-size designs and address the "blind spots" with her line.

"This is where you lead humbly... It's easy to lead with your numbers and your success but a better business move is to centre where you are weakest," the star said. "Centre your blind spots. But if you don't have the right people on your team, you're not going to ever know what those blind spots are."

Her holiday collection, which ranges in price from $55 (£42) to $200 (£152) and in sizes from XS to XXL, launched earlier this week.

In addition, she has also unveiled a 13-piece collection of holiday dresses with the brand's plus-size division, Fashion to Figure.

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