A conversation with two designers whose businesses are very much about the fit of clothing. Melissa Mendez of Melissa Mendez Design Studio is a freelance technical designer who spends a lot of time working with clients who “just have an idea” and don’t know much about the engineering of clothing, helping them bring visions into reality. Kristen Allen’s label Exclusively Kristen is designed for women with ample bosoms who tend to look a little too provocative when putting on normal clothing items. She sought out to solve her own #bustygirlproblems and created a product line with a fiercely loyal following. Also in the discussion: email marketing advice and plus-size lingerie insights.