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Able Plus-Size Try On Haul and Brand Review

October 29, 2022

Brand Focus: ABLE

ABLE is a clothing company that designs high-quality pieces, made by women around the world who need sustainable jobs for a better future. Their company is staffed by 90% women in an effort to empower women locally and abroad. They focus on decreasing their environmental impact, investing in women throughout the supply chain, and offering thoughtfully designed pieces for their customers. 

ABLE Outfits

| Sweater: Able (My Size: 3X) (Similar, More Affordable) | Leggings: LuluLemon (My Size: 20) | Slides: Hoka | Cup: Yeti | Glass Straw: Amazon |

This is the perfect on-to-go outfit for fall and if you add a bag it would be the perfect mom outfit as well! lol The sweater is cropped and sits above my belly button, which I think is a really flattering cut on my body. It’s made from cotton and features a half zip at the neckline and a split hem on the sides. It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with this piece and want it in multiple colors. 

| Dress: ABLE (My Size: 3X) (Similar, More Affordable) | Jean Jacket: ABLE (My Size: 3X) (Similar, More Affordable) | Shoes: Nordstrom | Purse: Burberry (Similar) |

This outfit is perfect for any fall activity out of the house. The denim jacket is slightly distressed, not oversized, and is a unique light/medium wash. The black dress is an absolutely elevated wardrobe stable that looks great on its own or layered for a more polished look. 

| Top: ABLE (My Size: 3X) (Similar) | Jeans: Good American (My Size: 20-26) | Shoes: Target | Purse: Louis Vuitton (Similar) |

This top is actually classified as a tank top on their website ( I misspoke in my video thinking it was a short sleeve top). The ruffle is beautiful and the shirt is so soft and comfortable. It runs a little small on me, looking more like a cropped top than an actual tank. However, I think it’s stylish and adorable and perfect for spring and summer.

| Dress: ABLE (My Size: 3X) (Similar, More Affordable) | Shoes: Target (Similar) | Purse: Louis Vuitton (Similar) |

I went back and forth thinking this dress looked great on me and then thinking it looked too big and stiff on my body. It’s an oversized gauzy mini dress with 3/4 balloon sleeves. The neckline is interesting and I like it on its own, but the dress looks a little too matronly on my body. I think this would look better on someone who is taller than I am; I think they would get the effect I am missing (I am 5′ 4″ for reference). 

ABLE Brand Review

Overall I would give ABLE a 7/10. They are very pricey, but the clothes do seem to be good quality. I will have to update this blog post later once I’ve worn the pieces for a little bit and see how they hold up being laundered. I love their modern takes on classic staple pieces as well as the textiles they choose to use for their pieces. The sizing is inconsistent (like every other brand I have ever tried), but for the most part you can order your normal size. I love the idea of their swap program, where you can return one piece when it no longer fits you and exchange it for your new size. I think this creates a more sustainable future for clothing, because they have to keep the same pieces in production in order to offer this program. It is limited to one piece per person, so I would love to see it increased, due to the price of the pieces. 

Have you tried anything from ABLE yet? Let me know your favorite pieces in the comments section! 


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Hi besties! I’m Melissa, creator of Mel Bre Life Blog and Youtube channel. I love sharing honest and relatable plus-size fashion, luxury, and beauty content to help you live a happier, more fulfilled, and extra life! Occasionally I create a cozy recipe or share a DIY project, so stay tuned to see what I create next!