Buying clothes online can be a dice game. Without the ability to try something out, it’s hard to know how it will fit and make you feel good, and tall buyers have limited options, making it harder for them to be around.
Although the average American woman is between 14 and 16 years old in the standard American size, companies often do not adapt to these buyers and thus shrink the market for where to look when looking for trendy and elegant looks in a shop. size 12 and over.
We asked several plus-size influencers, writers, and real shoppers to tell us about their favorite places to pick out great clothes that look great on them, as well as what they love most in stores. Here are their enthusiastic suggestions and endorsements on where to click for your next perfect fit.
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Kathleen Kristiansen started her journey as a travel influencer with her website Tripplepassport, but now she’s also leaning into her dramatic style, preferring the term ‘plus size advocate’ when it comes to feeling good in. his clothes.
“As my body changed,” Kathleen told us, “I stepped into the role of body acceptance. A quick stroll on her Instagram shows fun styles, from sequined dresses and leopard kaftans to more classic colors and shapes for everyday wear.
As for where to shop if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe in the same way, Kathleen praised Mark & Spencer:
“M&S is a must-have UK brand with great parts, affordable prices and a variety of designs on their site. Most of their coins automatically go up to a US 20 / UK 24 without a separate ‘plus’ section. Their clothes hold so I find them easy to offer for a second life with someone else. They have made great strides in making more durable denim. Above all, I love their nautical looks, their brightly colored dresses and their must-have jackets.
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Amanda Kaye Stein is an editor and poet in New York who, after specializing in fashion design, “combined her greatest loves and now strive to help create the most innovative, useful beauty content. and creative online “with her Beauty Mag website. Using this styling know-how, Amanda told us about her love for ASOS Curve, one of the most popular shopping sites for plus size girls with endless stylish options for designers. trendy and more conservative dressers. She reported:
“ASOS Curve is a fantastic option for plus size fashionistas who want to add both the latest trends and timeless classics to their wardrobe. You can find almost everything here, from faux leather leggings and sexy cocktail dresses to comfortable leisure. They wear up to size 28 and offer affordable prices that are even better thanks to their frequent flash sales.
Nikki Webster is a travel writer who “covers how to travel while working and traveling without breaking the bank,” and has a great sense of style while doing it. “I get asked about my clothes ALL the time,” she tells us, “and I refer people [to Mordenmiss]. You can check out his fun Instagram here, or follow his adventures in more depth on his website here.
“This line of clothing is very European, very trendy and eclectic, but above all it is forgiving. Most dresses have an empire line which gives you a natural hourglass and the tops all come together at the sides in a way that showcases your natural curves! Finally, true to size – use the size chart for accurate sizing.
You’ll find flowy tunics, comfy dresses with interesting patterns and quirky-style pants, many styles available exclusively in plus sizes while others in standard sizes go up to 2x or 3x.
When it comes to plus size athletic wear, popular Instagrammer Saucye West introduced us to Superfit Hero, a company that sells workout clothes in sizes L through 7x designed to fit larger bodies perfectly. She told us about her choice:
“I am truly grateful to brands like Superfit Hero who without hesitation saw that the market needed size expansion as well as visibility. You can literally see people of all sizes and body types. And not just the same old, tasty hourglass bodies that most brands use. They also treat their influencers well. I am very grateful to have worked with this brand. And I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the future.
Another supporter of the line is Jessica Rihal, also known as JessicaJadeYoga on her beloved Instagram. She said:
“When it comes to sportswear, I want comfort, I want to look great and I want the freedom to switch between activities. I get all of this from SuperFit Hero. I can do yoga, have lunch, and play at the beach in the same great posture set – and look great all the time.
Next, we spoke to Armenda Scarberry, an office administrator with a passion for plus size fashion and the kind of cute style that goes well from the office to the party to casual nights and beyond. She offered two suggestions, the first being Woman Within. It’s an ultra-affordable one-stop-shop where you can shop for everything from loungewear to outerwear, the latter of which was what Armenda suggested.
“Winter coats are a nightmare to try on as a plus size person due to their bulk,” she told us. “I found a thin but super warm pea coat at Women Within on Cyber Monday for around $ 30. They also have larger sizes and have a very generous fit.
Torrid is one of the most popular places for tall people and for good reason. Their clothes are of high quality, designed to fit perfectly and are up to date with current trends for a wide range of ages. Armenda elaborated:
“I prefer to buy clothes from Torrid. It’s more affordable than a lot of other plus size stores and unlike the cheaper fast fashion stores, they have actual sizes for larger bodies. I once had a 3XL shirt in one of these less awesome places and I was so excited because it was pretty cheap, and it NEVER happens with clothes that fit me. Once I got it I was so disheartened because it didn’t even fit on my breasts. I looked in their size chart and it was cut for someone around size 16/18.
This one doesn’t meet the exact criteria of “plus size clothing store”, but The Jacket Maker creates gorgeous outerwear that fits sizes up to 4x in standard size, with custom orders available for those. who need a 5x or more. We keep drooling over beautiful trench coats and blazers crafted in plush leather, a style that is gaining momentum as the trends of the late 90s / early 90s are expected to return.
“I know it’s quite difficult for a large customer to find the right product for them,” Mehmood Hanif of the company told us. “They don’t have a lot of choice in designs, fabrics and colors as most stores make models and limited stocks in large sizes and due to which customers have to sacrifice taste.” At The Jacket Maker, we realized this problem and decided to offer our entire collection in large size. We have more than 300 products in our store and the design is also available in large size. We offer leather jackets up to 4XL and if a customer needs a size larger than 4XL, they can opt for the “* Made To Measure *” option and share their sizes so that we can make the jacket specially. for him. ”
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Our next suggestion comes from the fabulous Jenny Hopkins, whose personal style and hilarious demeanor can be seen on her Instagram here. When asked where she chooses the fun and funky styles that she rocked regularly, she replied:
“I would 100% suggest Eloquii. Their styles are always current and fun, and the quality of their prices has always stood the test of time for me. In addition, their size does not stop at the typical 18/20, they go all the way to 28!
The longtime famous retailer was an obvious choice for this list, hence its inclusion at the bottom although it was mentioned several times during our interviews with some of the people above. They have been a staple in malls across the country since everyone can remember them, and their styles continue to evolve so plus size women can continue to be the best and most stylish for a price. reasonable. Besides being a staple for many, the company’s sales are a tempting reason to stop now and see what happens; there is always a BOGO, holiday sale, coupon, or some sort of discount to be found that results in significant savings on the retail price.
Alicia Shelhammer, a graduate student in cybersecurity and forensics, doesn’t have much time between helping out with research and finishing her last semester of school to research great clothes that fit more than the right-sized wearers. She told us why Universal Standard is one of her favorite places to find beautiful, comfortable clothes that have one of the widest size ranges on the market.
“Universal Standard really includes size,” she explained. “The sizes go from 00 to 40 which is amazing since many plus size brands stop at size 30. They are a bit more expensive, but they often have good sales and you can find coupon codes online. Their denim is the best I have ever tried. They have a program called Fit Liberty which if after purchasing an item your size changes you can exchange that item for free. They send this item to you in your new size and donate the returned item to a local charity.