Bombsheller, an on-demand leggings brand, launched their extended size plus size leggings line this past Fall and I got the opportunity to be one of the first to try them out! I fell in love with not only the quality of the product but the concept behind the brand itself. And while I understand luxury plus size leggings aren’t in everyone’s budget, this is definitely a brand that should be on your radar! You can take 10% off your order with Bombsheller with the code "ReadyToStare"!
Back in September, Bombsheller debuted ten designs available for the first time in sizes 5X and 6X at the Knockout PDX Fashion Show. Bombsheller first launched in 2013 in sizes XS-XL with 70 designs and now features more than 700 designs up to 6X. They keep no inventory so everything is manufactured and printed on demand right in Seattle. This not only eliminates waste but it allows Bombsheller to build a strong relationship with individual artists.
Bombsheller worked directly with the plus size community on fit testing for nearly two years in order to expand to a size range that would serve the needs of a range of plus size bodies. The leggings are all made from moisture-wicking, four-way stretch and totally opaque fabric which means no see-thru leggings when you bend over! The fabric itself is made in Italy in a bluesign certified factory.
All designs are printed onto the fabric in a process that prevents any fading of the pattern itself. Seamstresses cut out the patterns individually by size and sew them together. This ensure that sizing is true to their size chart for each legging produced.
As a size 20, I usually waiver between ordering a 2X and a 3X when it comes to leggings. The Bombsheller sizing chart shows a range of sizing and I fit into both the 2X and the 3X based on their size chart. I went ahead and ordered the 2X in the pattern #HotDogParty but because of how thick these leggings are, I wish I would've ordered a 3X. So my recommendation if you are between two size ranges is to order up. The great thing now with extended sizing going up to 6X means ordering up is available for more folks besides just me as a 2X sometimes 3X. And the extended size options are continuing to grow since I first ordered back in September!
Quality leggings that don't fade or wear out are never something I've owned before though I've lusted after brands like Black Milk Clothing that don't make anything above a size 14. I immediately found that Bombsheller made good on its promise of opaque leggings that fit an actual plus size body. I didn't have to worry about wearing a long shirt because I was confident my underwear wouldn't show through!
I know that an $89 price tag may be high for some folks but I think it's important to bear in mind that these are made in the US from high quality fabrics and support the work of individual artists.
I had nearly an impossible time picking just one design to try out and as a 2X, I had a lot of options. I ended up picking #HotDogParty because what else says fat and queer quite like rainbow hot dog leggings, amirite?!
Overall, if you're looking for high quality extended plus size leggings then Bombsheller is for you! There's a distinct difference in fabrication, attention to detail and this a pair of leggings that won't wear out in the thighs after three wears.
To learn more about Bombsheller visit their site! And let me know which designs are your favorites in the comments below!