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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Is Stepping Into the Fashion Game with New Curvy Girl Line

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Danielle Brooks has long advocated for curvy-body positivity. (Jenny Anderson/Getty Images)


Danielle Brooks cannot be stopped. Not only is she on a hit TV series, she’s now leading the way with a new clothing line for curvy women.

The “Orange Is The New Black” star will release a three piece collection for Universal Standard, a brand launched in 2015 containing size-inclusive apparel.

“I’m designing @universalstandard’s new Tria Collection!” Brooks, who previously modeled for Lane Bryant, wrote on Instagram, Tuesday, Sept. 14. “Beyond excited about this collaboration with this amazing brand!”

“We worked closely with Danielle Brooks to design the three pieces in the collection, which reflect both our established downtown, yet classic, aesthetic, and Danielle’s strong personal style,” the brand said in a statement on its website. “This is the first time that Danielle has designed a collection with a fashion brand.”

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Set for release in mid-November, the line will include signature pieces Brooks feels ladies of all sizes should have in their closet. Women sizes 10-28 will be able to choose from an off-the-shoulder sweater dress, which Brooks wears in her Instagram post, a poplin shirt dress and overalls.

“The reason I chose Universal Standard to be the first company that I design for is because they symbolize the fact that all women, no matter their shape or size, want and deserve to wear beautifully made, fashion-forward clothing,” she told People magazine. “They stand for everything I believe in!”

She added that including the overalls was a “no brainer” and promises the poplin dress, which Brooks said was inspired by Solange Knowles, “will have people asking you, ‘Excuse me, where did you get that?!'”

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