I’d never heard of the coastal-inspired Fresh Produce Sportswear clothing before I received an invitation to try out their online store and now I can’t get enough of them! Why? Because they believe in making women feel beautiful, at ease and comfortable, and they do it with patterns and styles for every body shape and size. And who couldn’t love a company who’s motto is “Live Life Enjoy Color!” In fact, life’s too short to wear beige!
But what I love most about the Fresh Produce brand is that they design and manufacture their clothing primarily in the US and they’re affordable, beautiful, and fit well. Their prints are their own creation so you won’t find them anywhere else and their collection is made to seamlessly mix-and-match so you get even more wear from them. They specialize in lightweight cardigans for women, cute plus size outfits, and casual womens clothes. But they don’t just design for women, they also make adorable children’s clothing!
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BRAVE Archery Practice in Fresh Produce
I recently received one of Fresh Produces’ Plus Size Essential Cardigans and was surprised to find that they’re made from a very soft cotton and not an actual knit sweater, but more of a refined jersey. I chose white from the 24 colors available for its versatility and instantly fell in love with it. I wore it during a recent Disney • Pixar press trip where we did everything from try our hand at archery to playing the bagpipes.
I also purchased a tee that I wore to the event with the cardigan and a jean skirt. I love the tone-on-tone print and the rusching at the chest and the color (sunrise). I was so impressed with the quality of the tee including the fabric weight, style, and color that I ordered five more shirts today with a special Fresh Produce discount code, LASTCHANCE, that gave me an additional 25% off the sale price so my total for 5 summer tees was $120 with shipping (a flat rate of $8 for all US orders!). Sign up online to receive notification of new sales and coupons.
The sweater looked great and allowed me to move and stretch as needed. I might have tried a size smaller than my normal size if I’d have tried the cardigan on in the store. Their tees fit true-to-size so it’s not line specific.
Bagpiper Jeff Campbell peforms at the Brave Long Lead Press Day on April 4, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. (Photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland/Pixar) © 2012 Jessica Brandi Lifland
As a plus size woman I appreciate that Fresh Produce uses a plus size model – it makes buying clothing online so much easier when the model more closely reflects the actual clothing I’ll be receiving. Seeing a size zero model in a top does not represent how it’s going to look on a size 24 woman. I love having a more realistic look at the fit and drape of the clothing on a real plus size woman. I do wish they had a less boxy silhouette available as not all plus size woman are apple shaped. I’d also love a little extra length. At 5’10″ tall, the tops are a bit on the short side for me.
If you’re lucky enough to have a Fresh Produce store near you stop in (check out their adorable stores here). They’re beautiful! Sadly the closest store to me it two states away, but you can be sure next time I’m anywhere near a store I’ll be stopping in. Until then I’ll have to satisfy my new need for Fresh Produce clothing online and you can too – Fresh Produce now ships to over 200 countries!
Connect with Fresh Produce on Facebook and @freshproducenow on Twitter. Fresh Produce carries clothing from size XS (size 2) to 3x (22-24).