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It’s Not About Size, it’s About Confidence! Tobi Ogundipe presents Plus-Size Fashion with “Valiente” Collection



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If you know you’re plus-size, we have a treat for you! Fashion lover, plus-size fashion enthusiast and body positive advocate, Tobi Ogundipe is here with a new wave in Nigerian fashion with her Styling & Fashion Agency for Plus-size Women.

The brand aims to offer women pieces that help them be comfortable, and is for the woman who refuses to conform to the norm. Their debut collection, titled – “Valiente” which means “Brave” in Spanish has been created for the woman “who is fun, energetic, stylish, elegant and classy”.

According to the brand – “a vibrant representation of the Tobi Ogundipe woman, it includes prints and cuts that flatter your curves, pieces that will transition seamlessly from day to night and party wear.” “It’s not about what size you are, it’s about your self confidence and finding the right outfit for your body type. Our goal is to make sure that the plus sized woman is seen as stylish and striking.

The collection is filled with figure flattering pieces that can go from day to night with bold prints and feminine silhouettes. See a few pieces from the collection below;

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  1. Jayjay

    July 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    ?????? Don’t want to knock another woman’s hustle but this is just plain tacky. Poorly made, unflattering and a general tailor-lo-ran vibe. Nah, nah, nah!

    • Olu

      July 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      thanks for doing just that ………..

    • ShayShay

      July 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      …and then you proceeded to knock her hustle. Sister, please reflect on your own personal achievements, if indeed such achievements exist. You reek of bitterness.

    • Abby

      July 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Jayjay na wa for you oh. Sip gently on the haterade so you don’t choke ehn
      Negative human beings all over the place, why not provide suggestions? Smh

  2. ada

    July 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Nice concept.

  3. Steph

    July 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous pieces!


    July 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm


  5. Dollar Poh

    July 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Wow, lovely! The collection is as full of life as Tobi herself. You go girl!!!

  6. Alero

    July 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Feel like putting those legs together 🙂 . I like the flowing jumpsuit.

  7. red

    July 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm


  8. la

    July 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    @jayjay please take it easy with your comment!! if your not trying to knock another Womans hustle why then use such negative tone!!! you should have stated how they could improve instead of saying all that. Tobi good job!!!! stay positive!

  9. Olori Tari

    July 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Sigh…that jumpsuit, I love. Go Tobi, go Tobi go ?

  10. Me

    July 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Looks very “Mary Amaka” ish. My nan called, she wants her curtains back

  11. S!

    July 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Why is the backdrop so dirty?

  12. Lala

    July 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Some Women are really terrible.. What have you done with your own bloody life Pls ? Other than sit on bella naija and type trash! A woman can be orobo if she wants to be, this young girl has clearly has a brain like some of you don’t , she has seen a need and has chosen to fill it. Now go off and do something with your ratchet self.

  13. Julia

    July 23, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I particularly love the cream burgundy gown. It’s really lovely and is something that fits all body types.
    Great job, Ms Tobi.

  14. teekay

    July 23, 2015 at 8:46 am

    awwwww i love this…..beautiful ladies i must say. Plus they both aint that FAT if u ask me……..tune to TLC if u wanna see FATTTTTT

  15. ShayShay

    July 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The pieces are gorgeous. Its your introductory collection so theres most definitely room for improvement. Nonetheless, beautiful effort, and an even more beautiful message. Go girl!

  16. fleur

    July 23, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I salute the fine ladies and the cuts are marvelous. However, nobody will ever use large flower prints on big ladies. Common. that is even hard to fit on tiny ladies. FLowers are bold and “all over” and should not be used to overwhelm the eyes.

  17. Greendiamond

    July 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    love the dresses but maybe not the red jumpsuit. However great job darling i am slim and i would actually rock everyone of them. which one is red is too bold on fat people abeg. the only thing wrong with it, is the tummy is very obvious but for someone with flat tummy can rock it well!. By the way am just saying really trimming down a little won’t hurt am saying this for everyone even me don’t take it too seriously.
    However toby keep this up i know you have had this idea for a long time and i love that you are making it a reality..i would totally rock all these pieces!

  18. Bukunmi

    July 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Please make for us toooo ?? i love them!!!

  19. J

    July 26, 2015 at 7:36 am

    She looked heavenly in the third picture
    Super sexy!
    Truly it’s not about your weight but how you carry yourself.
    Good job mama.

  20. Lola

    August 14, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I see nothing wrong with your collection Tobi, I will totally rock this like the diva that I am. I’ve got 9 amazing designer jumpsuits in my closets that I rock often with pride despite being a US Size 20, a modest collection some of these haters will never afford in a lifetime. hence the fat-shaming. Pay these haters no mind ,trust more bitter Naija folks to keep bashing us plus size ladies for daring to look and feel beautiful. As a plus size diva/chartered accountant myself with amazing fashion style, I proudly support plus size Naija girls who aren’t afraid to be confident and think outside the box. A note for the fat haters;
    YOU AREN’T DOCTORS THEREFORE KEEP YOUR ‘DAMNED ”ADVICE” ON OUR WEIGHT TO YOURSELVES AND DO CONSTRUCTIVE THINGS WITH YOUR BITTER MINDS. Plus size women see themselves in the mirror daily so why the need to keep reminding us like we are too blind to see it? Your weight is a personal issue reserved strictly for the woman and her medical consultant. upon HER request only. IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! While you are busy fat-shaming and hating, more plus size women are out there making more money and achieving goals that you probably and almost always only dream of. Keep shining Tobi and I wish you more success.

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