THE BRAND STORY
My name is Marina Bulatkina and I'm a size 14 curvy model from New York City. I have been working in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and I believe that the typical curvy woman deserves to wear current styles of exceptional quality that truly fit.
From working with multiple brands I noticed that there was nothing created around a typical curvy female body: size 14-16, which is an average size in the United States. What I saw in the market was either a straight-sized line that was fitted to a size 4 or 6 models, then graded up to size 14, or the plus-size line, which was created on a size 18 mannequin and graded down to size 14.
We spent months working closely with a leading garment grading company in NYC to overhaul their design process to center size 14 as the real “average” size. The result is expertly fit dresses with flattering details such as shoulder straps that are proportionately sized to lend a leaner line, high-performance crepe fabric that skims the curves, just enough coverage of the decollate, and hems that fall right below the knee to create an elegant and classic—but still sexy —silhouette.
As they say, if you can’t find it, design it!
This is how MARINA BULATKINA clothing brand was born; a ready-to-wear, expertly fitted and sophisticated clothing line for women sized 6-20 who fall in-between straight and plus sizes. All of our dresses are made in New York City’s historic Garment District by a factory that serves leading American designers such as Rag & Bone, Theory, and Alice & Olivia. This allows our (all-female) team to inspect each dress to make sure every seam is perfect...because curvy ladies deserve a perfect fit. And it’s also a way to produce the garments in an ethical and sustainable manner.
We believe that a woman is most beautiful when she feels confident. All women deserve to feel the very best version of themselves - all the time.
Fall InLove with the perfect fit!
*Every purchase directly supports sustainability efforts and NYC's Historic Garment District.