11 brands like Zara that are even better in their own way

Endorse some of these equally chic brands like Zara that take inspiration from catwalk trends

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Sure, Zara is convenient, but did you know that there are plenty of brands like Zara that are just as affordable and stylish, without having to resort to the big box manufacturers or play into fast fashion's environmental and creative problems?

Whether it’s the easy, chic vibe that Zara exudes, or the way its garments manage to effortlessly incorporate into your existing wardrobe, Zara still presents other problems for consumers. Overproduction of garments leads to both waste on behalf of the company as well as further pushing the behavior to constantly be buying new clothes rather than recycling. From a creative design perspective, the company's also been know to develop their own affordable versions of designer looks on the cheap. Meanwhile, we've selected 11 brands that are just as stylish as Zara, that offer an alternative solution and a refreshing nuance in their designs.

Whether it’s lavish knitwear you’re after, brightly-colored dresses, or cool cords, it can be hard to track down brands that tick all of the right boxes that aren't the obvious high street ones we all know and love. With so many smaller, unique, and sustainable clothing brands ready to be discovered, we're here to show you all the brands like Zara to shop (slightly more) independently. We’ve even selected some top picks to ensure that you can shop with confidence. Be prepared to get serious shopping urges in 3,2,1...

11 brands like Zara you need to know

Kitri Hazel Animal Print Dress

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1. Kitri

The best wearable brand

Specifications
Price range: From $67/£49
Size range: US: 4-14/ UK: 6-16
Reasons to buy
+Pieces made from deadstock materials+Amazing statement prints
Reasons to avoid
-Limited sizing

Kitri is London-based, and the label is filled to the brim of stunning dresses, easy-to-throw-on blouses, and knitwear that'll elevate even the simplest of outfits. Kitri also works on a pre-order basis, so to not overproduce product and avoid waste. The goal is to make stylish clothes actually sustainable, which is why many of the designs are created to work in multiple settings—from the office to a date. They're pretty popular on Instagram, and use their social media presence to announce upcoming drops or restocking alerts for fan favorites. Be sure to give them a follow @kitristudio to keep up. 

Kitri Hazel Animal Print Dress | RRP: $249/£145 The leopard dress you can wear with trainers during the day and with heeled mules at night, it's the do-it-all style to rely on all year round.

Kitri Hazel Animal Print Dress | RRP: $249/£145

The leopard dress you can wear with trainers during the day and with heeled mules at night, it's the do-it-all style to rely on all year round.


Never Fully Dressed

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2. Never Fully Dressed

The best funky brand

Specifications
Price range : From $115/£69
Size range: S–XXL
Reasons to buy
+Quality items+Trend-led pieces
Reasons to avoid
-Items can sell out quickly

If you love Zara, then you’ll love Never Fully Dressed. Stocking the most on-trend two pieces, dresses, skirts, trousers, and jackets, this brand is full of color and a must-visit for funky garments that turn heads. If you don't believe us, just check out everything from animal print trousers to flower-power pastel shades.

Never Fully Dressed Leopard Print Pant | RRP: $130/£79.00 Some people think that leopard print is a tricky one to pull off, but it's easy if you pick the right piece. One of the most famous patterns in the world, leopard print doesn't date in your wardrobe because it was so bold, to begin with. This luxurious knit is hard not to love. If you can't get enough, it even has a matching sweater available.

Never Fully Dressed Leopard Print Pant | RRP: $130/£79.00

Some people think that leopard print is a tricky one to pull off, but it's easy if you pick the right piece. One of the most famous patterns in the world, leopard print doesn't date in your wardrobe because it was so bold, to begin with. This luxurious knit is hard not to love. If you can't get enough, it even has a matching sweater available.

flattering jumpsuits

Never Fully Dressed Retro Groove Jumpsuit | RRP: $145/£89.00

Want a super-luxe feel and a '70s vibe? It's on-trend right now and we are obsessed. This might be one of the most flattering jumpsuits out there to help define any shape.


Omnes

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3. Omnes

The best sustainable brand

Specifications
Price range: From $48/£35
Size range: UK: 6-20/US: 4-18
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous day and night dresses, tops, and jumpsuits+Sustainable materials used+New London-born brand
Reasons to avoid
-Limited size range

Omnes was created in London during the pandemic. In just a matter of months, it has quickly become a favorite among celebrities, influencers, and women interested in amazing clothes from a small up-and-coming brand. Having a slow-fashion mindset, the label uses sustainable and recycled materials to create pieces that are trend-led but will also stand the test of time. 

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Omnes Gloria Wrap Dress | RRP: $95/£69

A wrap is not only universally flattering, it's also an important part of your forever wardrobe. It'll never date, can be dressed up or down, and this gorgeous green style is made from wood pulp.


House Of Sunny

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4. House Of Sunny

Best celebrity-loved brand

Specifications
Price range: From $38/£28
Size range: UK: 6-18/ US: 4-16
Reasons to buy
+Unique pieces+On-trend and in-demand+Made to last
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive -Acquired taste

Loved by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, House Of Sunny is a now-iconic brand for fun separates. There is no other knitwear brand on the market like HoS, combining gorgeous colors with wacky prints and timeless silhouettes. From their much-loved Hockney Dress to their newest additions of stylized t-shirts, there's something for everyone who is willing to be a bit daring in the outfit department.

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House of Sunny Hockney Dress | RRP: $135/£98

An Instagram-must-have, the Hockney dress ticks all the boxes: sophisticated, slinky, sexy, and stunning. In a gorgeous mid-length with sultry cut-out detailing at the back, the knit dress is a staple in every woman's closet.

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House of Sunny Pure Imagination Tee | RRP: $75/£55

This cotton tee is a fun pop of color that can brighten up any look and be layered under any jacket for an added dimension of fun. 


Anthropologie

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5. Anthropologie

The best luxe brand

Specifications
Price range: From $98/£80
Size range: XS–XL+
Reasons to buy
+Luxury pieces+Made to last+Bohemian vibe
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Urban Outfitters’ older, more settled-in sister, Anthropologie combines wearable pieces with the trends hot off the catwalk. Unique, statement pieces with hippy flair, and classic silhouettes with innovative designs and lavish materials. The styles are perhaps a bit more luxe-leaning, with some posh takes on bohemian flare defining the collection. That said, they've still got the locations and reach where your order likely won't sell out.

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Anthropologie Velvet Slip Maxi Dress | RRP: $100/£160

With spaghetti straps and a figure-hugging silhouette, this dress is an ode to an era gone by. With a timeless, square neckline and pleated detailing over the chest area, this floral print dress is perfectly romantic for any date night. With a maxi length and seductive split, it’s hard to resist this versatile piece. Wear with heels for a dinner date, or layer with a loose-knit sweater and sneakers for an off-duty look. 

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Anthropologie Maeve Metallic Mini Skirt | RRP: $98/£71

This button-front metallic skirt is a modernist flash for any look. We recommend pairing it with a more subdued, matte-toned sweater like this one to let it really catch eyes by contrast.


Nobody's Child

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6. Nobody's Child

The best brand for dresses

Specifications
Price range: From $77/£35
Size range: 6 – 24 (UK)
Reasons to buy
+Dresses for every occasion+Extended size chart+Timeless prints and patterns
Reasons to avoid
-Not made to last

Looking for a dress that can really wow’? Nobody’s Child stocks the dreamiest, floaty dresses that are perfect for day-to-day wear or cocktails in the evening. In an array of prints, colors, styles, and lengths, this brand has recently introduced an extended sizes range which is perfect for curvy ladies. Nailing the ditsy floral print trends and fun, fresh must-haves, we can’t get enough.

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Nobody's Child Patchwork Floral Dress. | RRP: $77/£35

Midi dresses are timeless, wearable, and universally flattering. No matter the season, a midi dress can be styled up according to the weather with complete ease: tights and pumps in the winter, or bare legs and strappy sandals in the summer—the possibilities are endless.

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Nobody's Child Curve Penny Mini Dress | RRP: $77/£35

The perfect tea-style day dress, this green-hued mini dress comes in a lavish material that feels weighty and opulent. With a squared sweetheart neckline and mini length, it's as stylish as it is chic. The chintzy floral pairs well with boots or sandals in an array of hues.


Monki

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7. Monki

The best size-inclusive fun brand

Specifications
Price range: From $35/£30
Size range: XXS–XXL
Reasons to buy
+Extensive sizing selection+Champions sustainability+Affordable+Made to last
Reasons to avoid
-Sometimes clothes can come up too big-Some pieces are pricier than others

Funky and fresh, everybody needs a bit of #MonkiStyle to spice up their life. A fun take on fashion is what Zara is all about, and Monki takes this ethos one step further with bolder looks that still fit into our wardrobes. Featuring inclusive sizing and exciting prints, patterns, and silhouettes, Monki’s clothing is for everybody, regardless of size. From must-have basics to catwalk-worthy trends, there is bound to be something you’ll fall in love with.

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Monki Midi Knit Skirt | RRP: $35/£25

Bright green and cream, this gorgeous midi skirt is a must-have this fall. In a sumptuous knit with a classic length and a gorgeous print, this skirt can be worn with everything from slinky camis to oversized sweaters.

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Monki Button Up Midi Dress | RRP: $40/£35

This vibrant green dress is perfect for getting the last bits out of warmish weather before we're all reaching for our best winter coat again. A thin waist belt also helps adapt the dress for any size too.


Beyond Nine

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8. Beyond Nine

The best maternity brand

Specifications
Price range: From $120/£89
Size range: XXS–XL
Reasons to buy
+Worldwide shipping+Made for pregnancy and beyond+Versatile garments
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Being pregnant doesn't mean you have to stop dressing up in the latest fashions, and that’s why we love Beyond Nine. Fashion made for pregnancy and beyond. Even if you're not pregnant/have never had a bump, these jumpsuits from Beyond Nine are versatile pieces that can be worn by anyone.

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Beyond Nine Dot Tie Shoulder Jumpsuit | RRP: $65/£89

This minimal, oversized jumpsuit is made from a cozy organic cotton-rich fleece material. With a relaxed fit, this flattering jumpsuit provides enough room for a growing bump and hangs beautifully without one, too—perfect for pregnancy and post-delivery room days. It even looks great when worn around the house, or throw on some jazzy jewelry for a classic silhouette during a night out.


Simply Be

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9. Simply Be

Best plus size brand

Specifications
Price range: From $50/£37
Size range: 10–32 (UK)
Reasons to buy
+Perfect for plus size people+Large array of clothing+Follows Instagram trends
Reasons to avoid
-Not available in the US

Catering for a vast array of sizes, Simply Be stocks every size from a UK 10 to a UK 32, which means this brand is so much more inclusive than Zara. Following the current trends on the catwalk and on Instagram—just like Zara—Simply Be is a hit with curvy women up and down the UK. We love their dresses, trousers and jackets because they're always releasing fresh new takes on these must-have garments.

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Simply Be Floral Satin Square Midi Dress | RRP: £45

Perfectly cut for curvier figures, this floral satin square neck midi dress is a great buy for anybody whog loves the lavish dresses that Zara has on offer but can’t purchase due to the limited sizing. In a jewel-hued color palette, it’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with this stunning dress.

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Simply Be Faux Leather Straight Leg Trousers | RRP: £37

The perfect pair of trousers to pull on with everything from chunky knits to sequin-embellished camis, these faux leather straight-leg pants are a must-have for A/W 2021. It’s hard to find inclusive sizing when it comes to faux leather, so these are a welcome sight. The fact that they look so high-end for such a low price point? We’re sold.


ASOS

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10. ASOS Only

The best all-round brand

Specifications
Price range: From $36/£20
Size range: XXS–XXL+
Reasons to buy
+Large variety of clothing+Affordable+Size inclusive 
Reasons to avoid
-Pieces sell out fast-Sizes can vary because of different brands

ASOS Only is the go-to destination for every clotheshorse looking for staples. Available in most regions (both in the UK and in the US) it’s easy to keep in the know with the latest trends and source those looks through ASOS Only. Nailing the trends we see online and on the runway, this offshoot of clothing giant ASOS knows what fans of fashion are after—wearable knits, cult classic prints, floaty summer dresses, warm winter coats, and an accessory for every look you’re trying to achieve.

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ASOS Only Recycled Blend Cardigan | RRP: $58/£35

This gorgeous grey cardigan can be worn over midi and maxi dresses, smart work blouses, or simply throw in your purse and chuck on whenever you get chilly. With the cutest embroidery detail, this garment screams luxe fashion without the luxe price tag.


FatFace

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11. FatFace

The best everyday brand

Specifications
Price range: From $92/£59.50
Size range : 2–20 (US)/6-24 (UK)
Reasons to buy
+Sustainably sourcing materials+Size inclusive+Made to last
Reasons to avoid
-Can sell out quickly

This brand is like Zara, but with an easy, seaside vibe. If you like the floaty collections that Zara has on offer during the summer months, FatFace is a surefire winner in your closet. Championing sustainability at the heart of its ethos, this brand has an array of easy-to-wear basics as well as an abundance of more luxe pieces. The great thing about this brand is that each of their garments feels luxurious still—each made from quality material. 

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FatFace Rust Brown Cardigan | RRP: $96/£62

Soft and silky, this belted cardigan looks great worn over almost any outfit. The rust brown hue is a versatile color that means it can be worn with everything from day dresses to night-out dresses, from autumn through summer.

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FatFace Green Ditsy Jumpsuit | RRP: $92/£59.50

Throw on and go with this green ditsy jumpsuit. Perfectly formed, this floral romper can be worn rain or shine and has a soft, flattering shape.