“Who Says Plus Size Can’t Be Sexy, Luxurious, and Feminine?” – MONIF CLARKE

“It took me many years to appreciate my curves and recognize them as a plus and not a minus. I know there are women like me who recognize that we get dressed everyday in the hopes of reflecting creatively what we bring to the world. I was tired of buying the standard uniform that every plus size woman has, I needed luxurious feminine clothes that make a statement…”
- Monif Clarke.

Awarded “Best Plus Size Fashion Designer” by Full Figure Fashion Week, “Best Plus Size Clothing Store” by City Search, “Best Store For Plus Size Evening Wear” by Time Out New York and featured in the October issue of Essence Magazine’s “Leaders Of The New School”, Monif C was conceived in 2005 by mother/daughter team Elaine and Monif Clarke to reaffirm every woman’s desire for an inspired life filled with luxury and unadulterated sexy appeal. A love of color, prints, and vintage details sprung from summers spent in Barbados visiting her family.

Today as a plus size woman, Monif understands the need for a new perspective in the plus size market. Monif C. has been featured on Fox Business, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News, Barbara Walters’ the View, The Washington Post, Latina, Crain’s New York Business, Essence, Glamour, TLC’s What Not to Wear, Seventeen Magazine, Ebony, Jet and many more. The Monif C. collection is quintessentially the wardrobe for the young, contemporary, sexy plus size woman. When you wear Monif C., you reclaim your femininity and your strong sense of self.


Monif Clarke is the CEO & Founder of Monif C. Plus Sizes, a contemporary plus size ready-to-wear clothing brand. Founded in 2005, Monif C. is geared towards the fashion savvy, modern day plus size woman who desires clothing that fits her diverse lifestyle whether it’s business, travel or leisure. Prior to launching the business, Monif Clarke earned her B.A. in Math and Computer Science at Rutgers University. Originally slated for a career in the non-profit sector, her frustration with the lack of stylish contemporary plus size clothing and a chance trip to London inspired her to start her own company.