My Essential Guide to Plus Size Fashion
When I go shopping, it can be a giant pain in the ass. Mostly, I’ll go to stores that are size inclusive, just to save time and effort. I’ve completely given up on Topshop clothes ever fitting me, so it’s most likely to be Primark, H&M, New Look and other stores that fit up to a size 20 that I’ll visit.
At the moment I currently fit into a size 18/20. It’s not a size I’m used to in all honestly, with being on steroids on SSRI’s, I was bound to pile on the pounds, but gaining 2 sizes has given me a lot of grief. One benefit, however, is having the resources online to find clothing brands which include larger sizes in their ranges. Below are some of my favourite go-to plus size fashion websites to visit at the moment. If you have any more suggestions I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
Around 80% of my wardrobe comes from ASOS Curve. For the most part, ASOS Curve is the main ASOS range just in bigger sizes, and made in order to fit larger bodies. Nearly all of the clothes I buy from this brand suit and fit me perfectly, so this definitely makes the top of my list.
IN THE STYLE CURVE
New on my favourites list is In The Style Curve! I’ve always loved the Binky and Charlotte Crosby ranges, and I’m so chuffed that I can finally get their items in my size. I’ve had my eye on this swimsuit for weeks, and I finally have it! It fits perfectly and I can’t wait to show you what it looks like in my holiday lookbook (coming next month).
SIMPLY BE UK
Although I don’t shop at Simply Be an awful lot, it’s always filled with fashionable clothing and is great for exercise gear in larger sizes. You can also find some amazing trainers for great prices, I definitely recommend!
NEW LOOK CURVE
Although the size 18 in the normal New Look range will usually fit me, the size 18/20 in the New Look Curve range is actually a lot more form fitting for me. A lot of the usual range can be found in the plus size range as well which is a bonus for us bigger gals.
RIVER ISLAND PLUS SIZE
I recently purchased a few items from River Island Plus Size for my holiday (incl Two dresses – who tf do I think I am?) and they’re amazing! When River Island first announced that it was bringing out a plus size range, I was kind of disappointed by the price range and the amount of fashionable clothing actually on there. However, when I looked at the site again last month, everything had improved (along with the price).
If you’re looking for some amazing statement pieces then Missguided Plus is the one for you. I was never interested in Missguided as a smaller sized human, but looking at the plus range I was actually really impressed by the amount they have on offer. The clothes I’ve ordered from the site fit really well and don’t feel cheap. If you’re looking for an outfit for a night out, Missguided Plus could be a winner.
BRANDS TO TRY
The two following brands are ones I’ve wanted to try out for a while. I’ve never ordered from their online sites but I do intend on doing so in the future.
I’ve seen this brand pop up on ASOS before, and some of their clothes seem great value for money. I’m really fond of their shirts and have a few bookmarked for the future. I’ll let you guys know what I think of Pink Clove when I’ve eventually order from them!
FOREVER 21 PLUS SIZE
Although I’ve bought an item from Forever 21 Plus in the past from their Liverpool store, I’ve never ordered from their online counterpart. When I did go into their store, I found the clothes were great for the price and that they had some stylish options for bigger gals. I left with a leather jacket for £35 and it looks amazing paired with chunky boots.