Bid adieu to your boring basics! Fashion diva Nicolette Mason heads across the pond in search of Europe's chicest plus brands. Vive la différence!
We Americans may be all-star shoppers, but Europeans really know their fashion with a capital F. That's especially true when it comes to clothes in size 12 and up. I've found some of the most gorgeous, well-constructed plus-size pieces on my adventures overseas. Fortunately, you don't need a passport to snap up Europe's best labels for full-figured women— a Wi-Fi connection will do! All the brands featured on this page either ship stateside (for a well-worth-it fee) or, like Italy's Marina Rinaldi, are available in stores in the U.S.
COAT $129, SHIRT $64, Ulla Popken; ullapopken.com.