Finding clothes that fit properly is a hassle. Finding clothes above a size 14 that fit? Almost impossible. And if you do find your size, it’s usually a shapeless, colorless, sack of beige. While I tend to wade between a size 12-14, I can’t help but notice that vanity sizing across a number of brands is a huge (and annoying) issue. You’re a size 10 in one store, and a size 14 in another! What gives? Thanks to the growing BoPo (That stands for Body Positive) movement, a lot of brands are embracing the changing fashion landscape and adding larger sizes to their collections. (Still looking at you high-fashion labels though! Y’all still got a lot of work to do) I know chic plus-size brands are hard to find, which is why I have scoured the internet to bring you some lesser known (but still fab) brands that will help you build a beautiful and stylish wardrobe!
Perfect For: Sexy Party Dresses and Basics
Plus Size Range: 12-20
Price Range: $
Boohoo rocks! Aside from being super affordable, Boohoo offers cute trendy looks and fast shipping. I usually end up waiting about a week for my items. Boohoo is definitely fast fashion so be mindful that the quality of the clothes does not make for closet staples or investment pieces. But if you need a sexy item here and there? Totally worth it. Boohoo is also an adopter of the “Flash Sale” concept. That means there is a new offer/sale everyday, so check back often as 30-50% off is quite common.
Perfect For: Workwear and Occasion Dresses
Plus Size Range: 12-28
Price Range: $$$
I just recently discovered Elloquii, and I must say I am more than impressed with the range of sizes and the modern style. Most plus-size brands tend to stray on the boring side when it comes to style, but Elloquii is blazing a new trail for fat fashion. Here you’ll find bold colors, flattering silhouettes, feminine dresses and even model collaborations! Highly recommend this brand especially if you are looking for a wedding outfit, or looking to impress on your next job interview.
3.) Fashion Nova
Perfect For: Show-Stopping Bodycon Dresses, Figure-Hugging Denim, Sexy Seperates
Plus Size Range: XL – 3XL
Price Range: $
Fashion Nova is lit. This brand does not discriminate against size, and one quick glance at their Fashion Nova Curve Instagram page will make that clear. Girls of every size can find sexy, one-of-kind pieces that look and feel amazing. I highly recommend their jeans, as they are stretchy, comfy and oh-so hot. Fashion Nova looks are not demure AT ALL. It’s super annoying when brands assume because you are plus size, you want to cover up every inch of your body and hide under piles and piles of shapeless fabric. Fashion Nova dresses feature lace, cut-outs, plunging necklines, short hems and basically everything annoying fashion magazines consider fat girl unfriendly. But I say, go ahead girl. Rock that fishnet pencil skirt.
4.) American Eagle
Perfect For: Everyday Denim, and Cute Swimsuits
Plus Size Range: XXS-2XL and 00 – 20
Price Range: $$
Your fave fashion brand from when you were 12 is back, and here to stay. Unlike other retailers like ahem, Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle has managed to stay on top of the fashion game by re-inventing itself and taking a body positive stance. American Eagle denim now comes in three different lengths (Short, Regular and Long) and up to a size 20. As a wearer of AE denim, I can attest to the comfort and fit of their extended sizes. Also, good luck scrolling through Instagram without seeing one of your friends in an Aerie one-piece. Their swimsuits are so cute and fun and perfect for girls of many different sizes.
Do you have a favorite plus-size retailer? Add it to the comments and share with your fellow babes <3