Top 10 Best Brand for Plus Size
Top 12 Best Brand for Plus Size
We may be shopping more online these days, but until recently the options for flattering and fashionable plus-size clothing were pretty dismal.
While some brands tacked on perfunctory plus sections to collections designed for slimmer shoppers, the #BodyPositive movement (more than 9.5m Instagram posts to date) and presence of more plus-size models in mainstream fashion (Hayley Hasselhoff, Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday to name just a few) means that retailers are starting to realise the huge positive impact plus size collections will have on their business.
Banish all thoughts of boring tent-like smock dresses, ageing florals and ill-fitting trousers. Plus size fashion is bigger and better than ever, and the Internet is the best place to find your next haul.
1. River Island, Plus Sizes: 18 – 28
River Island has been on the British high street for 60-something years, bringing affordable fashion to the masses. The Plus range is available exclusively online and comprises everything from going out dresses to slouchy joggers and statement prints to add to your summer wardrobe. Cool fashion you actually want to wear? Yes, please.
2. New Look Curves, Sizes: 18 – 28
Floral dresses and cute bandeau tops are the highlights of New Look’s current plus-size offering, which you’ll find in its dedicated Curves section online, while men can also find a plus size selection here. Prices are modest (around the £20 mark for a day dress), so you should have no trouble picking up the latest trends.
Don’t forget to check out their shoes too – they have a decent wide fit collection to go with the pieces on the site.
3. ASOS Curve, Sizes: up to 34
Considered by many the mothership of fashionable plus size, the allure of ASOS Curve is that it stocks so many good designers in addition to its own brand range. Browse more than 2,000 fashion and lingerie pieces in extended sizes from brands like New Look, Pink Clove, Boohoo and Club L all under one digital roof. If you get ASOS’s Premier Delivery, your spree will be at your door in around 24 hours, and sometimes less – exactly what you need when in the midst of a sartorial emergency.
ASOS also offers a fantastic men’s plus size range, check it out here.
4. In the Style Curve, Sizes: 14-28
With collabs with reality TV stars such as Dani Dyer and Billie Faiers, this is fast fashion at hard-to-resist prices. You’ll find dresses, swimwear and coats with an urban, clubby edge.
5. Penningtons, Sizes: 18 – 28
Another US import, Penningtons caters to sizes 14 – 32, the equivalent of a UK 18 – 28. With a good mix of everyday staples and special occasion designs, it’s a great base to build your wardrobe.
The plus-size lingerie selection is impressive – just check the measurements carefully before you buy as American sizes differ slightly to the UK’s.
6. Chi Chi London Curve, Sizes: 18 – 26
If you’re shopping for wedding guest wear or need something for a special occasion, head to Chi Chi London. The Curve range offers a spectrum of pretty, elegant styles: expect lots of tea dresses, florals and princess puffs.
Formal wear is hard enough to shop for but to find high-quality pieces in plus sizes can be practically impossible. Thankfully Chi Chi London is here to save the day with sizes going to a 26.
7. Curvissa, Sizes: 14 – 32
Launched in 2011, Curvissa is one of the biggest online fashion shops for a plus size audience. There are over 3,000 fashion pieces in sizes 14 – 32 spanning everything from trousers and tops to jackets, jeans, occasion wear, lingerie and swimwear.
Laura Sutherland, Brand Manager at Curvissa, says: “We wanted to create a brand that would ensure that all plus size women could visit our site for clothing they trust to feel comfortable and confident wearing. Most importantly, we wanted to provide women with plenty of choices.” Mission accomplished
8. Forever 21 Plus + Curve, Sizes: up to 3XL
It’s easy to buy into fashion trends at Forever 21 Plus + Curve. Available online, the American store’s extended sizes run to 3XL in some designs.
If you’re not sure what to select, try the Fit Finder which estimates your size based on height, weight, bra size and hip and tummy shapes. Students receive a 10 per cent discount and there are always sales and offers to take advantage of.
9. Simply Be, Sizes: 10 – 32
With everything from occasion to beachwear Simply Be has been designing for curves for years. Celebrating curves is central to the brand’s ethos, and they offer cool and stylish fashion-forward pieces in sizes 10-32. As well as their own brand, the online department store stocks an impressive selection of brands including AX Paris, Figleaves, Monsoon and Levi’s. There’s even a beauty selection so you can shop your look from head to toe in one place.
10. Yours Clothing, Sizes: 16 – 36
With a selection of trends and seasonal pieces, Yours Clothing is another e-retailer putting curves at the centre of their business. Brands include Hell Bunny, Izabel Curve and Chi Chi London, as well as many more. Andrew Killingsworth, CEO of Yours Clothing says: “Fit and product are incredibly important to us, and tailoring collections to plus size means being conscious of this – whether it’s dropped hems, longer sleeves or kinder fabrics.” We’re in.
Source: To discover more information: Evening Standard.