Download FREE Plus Size Croquis

The average American woman wears a size 14.  Online retailer ASOS has added Curve & Plus Size to serve size 14-22 clients, while Saks Fifth Avenue boasts Salon Z for its plus size customers.  According to a recent article on, though retailers are making an effort to serve the average American woman’s clothing needs, plus size women insist that finding “fashion-forward fare isn’t necessarily getting easier.” At the University of Fashion, we strive to give you the tools to design for all markets, allowing you to the freedom to decide where your design path will take you.

ASOS Curve & Plus Size Model

ASOS Curve & Plus Size Model

You can now download our FREE plus size croquis.  As always, we suggest using our free downloadable croquis as a guides.  There is no substitute for developing your very own sketching style. Click the link to download your set of PLUS SIZE CROQUIS and start sketching today.  Stay tuned – TWEEN croquis will be available soon for you to download.

As a bit of inspiration, we remind you of Rick Owens SS14 collection modeled by U.S. Women’s Step Teams. We love seeing different sizes of women featured on the runway, not to mention with such freedom of movement in fabulous clothes. Enjoy!


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Kara Laricks is a regular contributor to the University of Fashion. She’s also a New York based women's wear and accessories designer. As the first winner of NBC's Fashion Star, Kara has designed collections for H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her masculine meets feminine line, Kara Laricks, debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2012 and her S/S 2013 collection sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Kara's designs have been featured on the Today Show and HBO's True Blood as well as covered in Women's Wear Daily and on Kara holds Master's degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas and in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. An educator turned designer, Kara is dedicated to supporting emerging designers and inspiring others to follow where dreams lead.