About GIA/irl

Created by plus-size model and body positivity advocate Gia Sinatra, GIA/irl is a clothing line designed from an authentic and personal point of view to make plus-size women feel chic and sexy.

The brand consists of unique designs, quality fabrics, and an innovative size range. Every piece is fit on a plus-size body. Since launching last March GIA/irl has been featured and recognized in Forbes, Who What Wear, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie, Good Housekeeping, and more.

Get to Know Gia

Dia: What led you to start your own line?

GS: I have been plus-size my whole life and constantly struggled to find the pieces that I wanted in my size and I knew that so many others shared my frustrations. 

Dia: How would you describe your style?

GS: My style changes a bit from season to season, but I would say overall I have a classic, chic, and feminine style.

Dia: Can you share a highlight of your career?

GS: I am so proud of the impact that we have made in such a short time. GIA/irl has been featured in Forbes, Who What Wear, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, Byrdie, Good Housekeeping, and more. The community we have built has also been a huge highlight and such a rewarding experience seeing women wearing our pieces and feeling beautiful in them.

Dia: What styles are your favorite in this new collection?

GS: The Isabella Dress and Alaia Corset Top are my favs from the most recent collection. I truly love all the pieces and wear them all the time. My go-to dress from the brand is the Gabrielle Maxi, throw on some heels or sneakers and you can wear her for any occasion.

Dia: What are you excited to add to your wardrobe this year?

GS: I am really excited about our new fall collection. The satin cargo pants are going to be a staple piece that everyone needs in their closet. Also, we have a mini skirt and mini dress coming that are so cute!

Dia: What do you want to see from fashion in the next 5 years?

GS: I hope we continue to see brands extend their sizing and take risks with plus-size clothing. I want brands to give plus-size women sexy, fashionable, and edgy pieces. That is something we try to give with GIA/irl and I am really excited about the direction we are going. I just want women to feel beautiful, sexy and included.

Dia: What outfit makes you feel the most powerful or the most YOU? How does a great outfit make you feel?

GS: I would say anything GIA/irl makes me feel the most powerful. Wearing a great outfit is always a confidence booster and makes me feel like THAT girl!

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