Several months ago, we decided to add a XL size to our line of Belevation Maternity garments. We began making Support Bands and Boyshorts in the new Plus, pre-pregnancy 16-18 size. Everything was going well, but two problems dragged out the process of adding the new size range.
For one thing, my husband/our technical director – is a perfectionist. Months had gone by while he continued to perfect our seamless Belevation Support Brief. I began to wonder if we would ever be ready to add our new XL sizing? Finally, after much attention – sculpting and perfecting the brief, it was time to find a fit model to give them a test run. And then that evening, out of the blue – I received a note from Monique. “Are you going to add plus sizes ever” she asked?
Monique is herself an army veteran, a military wife and the mother of six boys ranging in age from 21 to 1! Twenty-four weeks pregnant with her seventh, Monique explained “that depending on if something runs large or small”, she
wears anywhere “from an 18-20 to a 22-24 (or 2x/3x)”.
Unsure how our new Belevation XL size would measure-up, we sent a package to Monique, in Fort Bragg. One of the largest and busiest military complexes in the world, Bragg is home to almost 10 percent of the Army’s active component forces.
We were glad to help Monique and were hopeful that she would like what she received. An email arrived from her in my inbox around noon time the next day.
“I received the package and I love them! I will say that its definitely NOT a 16-18. Its more like a 20-22. That is my normal size for most maternity clothes, and I fit in these just fine with room to grow the belly and no pinching etc. These are sooo comfortable! I am really impressed!”
Monique’s feedback was an affirmation that our new Belevation XL size will be comfortable for a wide range of larger women. I guess all that special attention to detail paid off. And our other problem, our X-large labels had gotten lost on their way from CA and had to be remade. Well – finally they arrived today!
With patience and a bit of divine intervention, all things are possible. Just ask Monique about patience, as she is soon to be the mother of her seventh boy! Please give our new Belevation Plus size a try. We definitely know you’ll like it!