A leader in the plus-size clothing industry, KIYONNA™ has styled curvy women with its collection of contemporary plus size dresses and separates since 1996. This modern yet feminine label offers styles exclusively in sizes 0x-5x. Specializing in well-edited silhouettes that are made to flatter a woman’s curves, Kiyonna offers special occasion dresses to laid back separates with fashion forward sensibility.
In 1996, Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi, Kiyonna's founder and CEO, was an aspiring entrepreneur with just one problem: she didn’t have a business idea. Well, that is, until she went on vacation. In her last semester at USC, Kim went on vacation with one of her best girlfriends. As they were hanging their clothes for the trip in their hotel room, Kim noticed that none of her friend’s clothes had any labels in them. When asked why, her friend laughed and said it was her mom who had to make everything for her as no cute clothes were available past a size 16. Light bulb!
“We’re in business still, after all these years, because we’ve always sold a feeling, not a product. I’ve always believed in the idea that curvy women deserved to look and feel stylish and amazing. Why not?” says Kim.