The availability of plus-sized fashion ranges like Asos Curve has previously been limited from high street and online retailers, but the good news is that in 2021 there’s much more choice for all body types.
Although the average UK size is a 16, many mainstream fashion brands including accessible high street stores were leaving those out who are size 18 and above.
But in recent years, partly thanks to the body positivity movement on social media, plus-sized clothing has finally been brought into the mainstream.
Brands are no longer offering baggy, dowdy or boring clothing in their plus-sized ranges, instead you can now get fashionable, trend-led pieces for people of all sizes to enjoy.
From dedicated plus size stores to big brands like Asos Curve, River Island and New Look releasing their own ranges, shoppers have plenty more choice now.
Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the best plus size brands available, from sportswear and lingerie to high street and sustainable options.
Asos Curve has more than 5,000 items in its collection, so there’s plenty to choose from. The online retailer is known for its wide range of pieces from graphic print T-shirts to full suits and bikinis not to mention dresses, and they’re all available in the Curve section too. Plus Asos also have an extensive plus sized range in the men’s department too. To shop the Asos Curve collection go to asos.com.
The popular loungewear and nightwear brand is stocked exclusively on Asos. The curve collection has a range of comfortable and stylish lounge pieces in fleece, cotton and more with sizes available going up to a UK 26. To shop the Chelsea Peers range go to asos.com.
Chi Chi London Plus
Chi Chi London’s plus size range is home gowns, formal dresses and retro prints. They specialise in floaty, feminine cuts in its maxi and midi dresses, flared trousers and shirts perfect for a night out, with the curve range going up to a UK size 26. They also stock plus-sized bridal and bridesmaids dresses at affordable prices. To shop the range go to chichiclothing.com.
Curvy Kate was developed specifically for fuller-busted women, with a range of bras that start from D cup to K cup. The brand has a range of collections with different sizes and cuts for all body shapes. The website is also home to Scantilly, which is the provocative sister brand to Curvy Kate. It’s aim is to make customers feel empowered, confident and sexy and it provides women of all shapes and sizes with lingerie for your “darker side”. To shop all Curvy Kate ranges go to curvykate.com.
Well-known high street brand Evans is a popular choice for plus sized fashion having been a staple in the UK since 1930. The website has clothing in sizes 14-32 and offers casual wear, plus sized-friendly jewellery and more glamorous occasion wear, perfect for those nights out that will be happening again soon. To shop all the clothing go to evans.com.
The popular high street store has plenty of choice for plus sizes including basics, loungewear, dresses and unique pieces. As well as this range the main site also features pieces that go up to a size 2X, so you you can also browse that section to find something to suit your style. To shop both ranges go to hm.com.
If you’re looking for more elevated plus sized pieces to add to your wardrobe then you can try out Karen Millen. The brands sizes go up to a UK 24 and feature evening wear, workwear pieces and high-end basics. The website also regularly runs a sale including the curve range. To shop the plus sized collection go to karenmillen.com.
Another popular high street brand is Mango, who have a plus sized range called Violeta. It features casual wear including dresses, jumpsuits, shirts and t-shirts that have a more premium aesthetic to other high street names. The sizing of the Violeta range goes up to a UK 26 or 4X and you can shop the brand at mango.com.
Monki doesn’t feature a specific section on its website for plus sizes but its range has sizes that go up to XL, which is the equivalent of a UK size 20. It’s perfect for those who’s style is chic and simple with jump suits, dresses and jeans available, with lots of pastel colours running through the range. You can shop the brand at monki.com or via asos.com.
Never Fully Dressed
Never Fully Dressed features bright and colourful signature designs embellished with animal print, rainbows, flowery prints and more: it is perfect if you’re looking for plus size clothing that’ll stand out. The brand has previously caught the eye of the likes of Beyonce and Emma Roberts, while its curve range goes from UK sizes 18 to 26. To shop the collection go to neverfullydressed.co.uk.
Another high street brand with a plus sized range is New Look. Shoppers can get affordable and casual pieces from the store with hundreds of items available including sweaters, maxi dresses, blouses and more that are comfortable but trend-led. To shop all of the pieces go to newlook.com.
If you’re specifically looking for some plus sized sportwear then Nike is one of the best out there. It was the first sports brand to introduce plus sized mannequins in its stores and is also home to an extensive range of plus sized clothing, with sizes going up to a UK 32. This includes sports bras, bodysuits, tights and more. To shop the range go to nike.com. Other plus size sportwear available include Adidas, Asos’ 4505 range and Fabletics.
For sustainable plus sized fashion, online brand Reformation has you covered. The range goes up to a UK size 28 and features a mix of casual, formal and sport wear. Although they’re based in LA the brand currently has a number of curated pieces available online for UK shoppers. To browse the collection go to thereformation.com.
River Island Plus
River Island was one of the first high street brands to offer a dedicated plus sized range and today it’s better than ever. The collection is available in sizes 18-28 with items including co-ordinated sets, jeans and dresses. You can shop the River Island Plus range at riverisland.com.
Savage x Fenty
For lingerie you don’t need to look further than Rihanna’s inclusive Savage X Fenty range. The brand features popular pieces that make women of all sizes feel good, with sizes going up to a UK 24. It features bodysuits, stockings, panties and accessories and you can shop the brand at savagex.co.uk.
In the UK Simply Be is a leading brand for plus sized clothing. It has an extensive range that’s available online and features clothing from Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Levi’s and Monsoon to name a few as well as its own range. You can shop all of them at simplybe.co.uk.
Another popular choice is online retailer Very. The plus size range features big name brands with sizes up to a UK 28. There’s more than 800 items to choose from including key pieces, statement prints and latest trends, including its own V by Very Curve collection. To shop them all go to very.co.uk.
11 Honore’ is perfect if you’re looking for high-end plus sized pieces. It offers designer and luxury in sizes 16 and beyond with the likes of Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg and Mary Katrantzou available. It’s often been noted at the Net-A-Porter of the plus size world and also has its own line which features on tailored staples. To shop go to 11honore.com.
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