Kinky Gets Curvy July 23, 2016 07:41 1 Comment

For quite some time now, our customers have been asking us to produce larger sizes, in addition to the four we already cater for and finally we've managed to address this, by introducing a small initial collection, which we've decided to call 'Kinky Plus'.

These two additional sizes, extra large (dress size 22/24) and extra, extra large (dress size 26/28), will in time, be added to other collections if they prove popular, so please take a look & spread the word that Kinky Knickers is now even more inclusive.

Whilst we hope this is great news for our customers, there's just one unfortunate, yet unavoidable point which we felt needed to be brought to your attention.

The simple truth is that larger sizes need more material, (well they do if they're going to fit properly), and try as we may, there's no way around this, so sadly the prices are slightly higher, please believe us, we've doen all we can to keep them to the bare minimum.

To give you an example of this, the cami top has been made five inches longer to allow for the additional body curvature / contours needing cover and the reason why we're explaining this, is that there's been quite a bit of negative publicity about larger sizes costing more money across different retailers.

Again, the honest truth is that they do take more fabric and like it or not, fabric, laces and trimmings cost money, yet that said, some elements of the media have suggested that smaller or more petite people don't pay less for their clothes, in an apparent attempt to argue this issue.

Effectively though they do pay less, though admittedly it's not blatantly apparent. As a factory, it's more cost effective in terms of time & material utiliszation to cut a ratio of the more popular sizes together, intermingling smaller pattern sizes (extra small & small) with larger ones (medium & large) which normally makes for very efficient use of the available fabric. As such the manufacturing cost savings achieved by doing this are shared across these more popular sizes and in our case passed onto you our customer. 

In the same way, it just isn't possible to do this with extra large sizes and above, as generally speaking the cutting ratios don't work, well at least not unless you're producing really, really huge volumes of these particular sizes.

The good news though is that at least we're now able to provide our products to our new gorgeous curvy customers and thank you for taking the time to read this. We hope we've been able to explain the pricing issue correctly and made some sense? ...it's very important to us that we're always responsible & fair to all of our customers.