Double XL celebrates 14 years of empowerment with plus-size fashion

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Double XL, the trailblazer in plus-size clothing, recently commemorated its 14th anniversary with a heartfelt celebration at its flagship store. 

Founded by Adhisha Dahanayake together with Priyan Senarath and Deminthe Dahanayake, Double XL has been a beacon of inclusivity, catering to the fashion needs of plus-size men and women with sizes ranging from XL to 6XL. As the festivities unfolded, it became evident that Double XL’s legacy extended far beyond fashion; it symbolised empowerment, acceptance, and self-love.

The anniversary event, attended by the directors, dedicated staff members, and loyal customers, was a testament to the brand’s profound impact. The occasion commenced with the ceremonial cutting of the anniversary cake, setting the tone for a joyous and reflective gathering.

A highlight of the celebration was the recognition of employees who had dedicated their time and talent to Double XL’s mission. Adhisha Dahanayake underscored the importance of their contributions in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment. These awards not only honoured their commitment but also exemplified Double XL’s ethos of gratitude and appreciation.

In her welcome speech, Adhisha Dahanayake reiterated Double XL’s commitment to embracing individuals who often feel marginalised in mainstream fashion. She emphasised the brand’s role in providing options for self-expression and empowerment, irrespective of size or shape. Body positivity, a core value of Double XL, was echoed throughout the event, reinforcing the message of self-love and acceptance.

With two physical stores located at 106, Reid Avenue, Colombo 4, and One Galle Face Mall (L2-34), Double XL has made its mark in Sri Lanka’s fashion landscape. Additionally, their online platform,, has extended accessibility to customers worldwide, ensuring that everyone can partake in the inclusive experience Double XL offers.

As Double XL celebrates its 14th year anniversary, it not only commemorates its journey but also reaffirms its commitment to empowering individuals of all sizes. Through its innovative designs, unwavering dedication, and steadfast advocacy for body positivity, Double XL continues to redefine the norms of fashion, one empowering garment at a time. Here’s to many more years of inclusivity, empowerment and self-love with Double XL.

 Pix by Lasantha Kumara