The best plus size clothing brands that cater for curves—stylish collections that fit and flatter every shape

These fashion-forward brands prove that dressing curves needn’t mean compromising on style

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We know that shopping for clothing as a plus size woman is a complete minefield, so we have compiled a directory of the best plus size clothing brands that will make you feel gorgeous and stylish.

With the majority of the big-name fashion retailers traditionally catering to no larger than a US 12/UK 16, it has long felt like there are very limited options for those of us with curves to find wardrobe staples such as a stylish pair jeans cut for curvy women.  

But recent years have seen the plus size clothing offering improve with an influx of new, inclusive-sized labels launching, and established brands extending their size ranges to cater for women with fuller figures and curves. Thankfully it is now possible to buy cool fashion across most categories, from the fanciest party frocks to practical plus size shapewear. And the good news is the offerings are set to get even better as more retailers launch high quality plus size clothing.

“Our favourite fashion brands are all beginning to offer a far greater range of sizes,” says Brie Read, CEO and founder of inclusive fashion brand Snag. Brie predicts that we will soon start to move away from separate collections under the terms ‘curve’ or ‘plus’, instead seeing brands offer one, wholly inclusive collection, “people will be able to access all the same styles and trends offered to consumers who are below a size 16. Currently, most brands fail to see how ‘othering’ this is to ‘plus-size’ shoppers.” (If you find the concept of 'othering' interesting, read our guide to what is plus size, where we explore this divisive term in more detail)

The best plus size clothing brands

Whatever fashion need you’re looking to fill, our guide to the best plus size clothing online will help. These clothing brands for curves deliver on quality, fit, and style-factor. 

1. LOUDBODIES

The best plus sized brand for sustainable clothes

Specifications
Product pricing:: From $120
Sizes:: XXS–10XL
Reasons to buy
+Sustainable+The most size inclusive brand out there+Gorgeous designs+Custom sizing available  +Ships to US and UK
Reasons to avoid
-High price points

Founded by plus size model and influencer, Patricia Luiza Blaj in 2018, LOUDBODIES is the go-to brand for feminine wardrobe pieces made with a sustainable mindset. Think romantic floral dresses, ruffled blouses and pretty mini skirts made ethically with non-toxic dyes, high quality natural fabrics and shipped in recycled packaging. 

Committed to proving style has no size limit, the collection runs from size US 0/XXS up to US 42/10XL, with no price hike for larger sizes. And if your dress size doesn’t fall between those stocked? Don’t worry, the brand also offers custom orders free of charge. 

Collection highlights

The green puff-sleeved Sofia dress ($205) with tie-back detailing and sweetheart neckline is a collection highlight, as are the floral print Harriet dungarees ($150) which come with frill trim and in organic cotton. Style both with strap sandals for a summer wedding, or dress down with flats for a brunch with girlfriends. 


2. Savage X Fenty

Best plus size brand for underwear

Specifications
Product pricing:: From $50
Sizing:: Up to 4XL
Reasons to buy
+Gorgeous designs+Comfortable lingerie+VIP pricing available
Reasons to avoid
-Not all lines extend their sizes-Expensive unless VIP member

Arguably one of the most inclusive brands on the market at the moment, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty offers lingerie with sex appeal for all shapes and sizes. Bras extend to 46FF, while briefs and loungewear go up to US 22/4XL. The fashion-forward designs are far more covetable than other plus-size lingerie brands, but what makes this brand particularly celebratory is the broad range of plus sized models featured on the website which gives a clear indication of how each style will look on different body shapes. 

Collection highlights

Considered design details mean pieces not only look great but are fit for purpose. The Cotton Essentials Bralette comes with a three-layer front, offering support for larger busts without the need for underwire, while the best-selling Savage Not Sorry Unlined Lace Balconette Bra is made using super soft lace that sits seamlessly under your tops. Also worth highlighting is the extensive flesh-tone color range that the classic Savage x.Fenty t-shirt Bra comes in, meaning whatever your skin tone, there’s a nude shade to suit. 


3. Unique Vintage

The best plus size brand for vintage fashion

Specifications
Product pricing: From $48
Sizing: Up to a US 26
Reasons to buy
+US and UK shipping+Gorgeous vintage-inspired styles
Reasons to avoid
-Plus size offering could be bigger

For vintage loving plus size ladies, Unique Vintage makes the perfect shopping destination. With their plus range catering up to a US 26, Unique Vintage have the most stunning dresses, trousers and skirts that fit well and flatter. In an array of bright colors and a variety of styles, they stock everything from knee-length 50s style dresses, to cute cardigans, peep-toe shoes, full circle skirts and the most fun accessories with a vintage twist. 

Collection highlights

We’re loving the Unique Vintage Plus Size Black Short Sleeve Patty Top ($48) teamed with the Unique Vintage Plus Size Leopard Print Rachelle Capri Pants ($58) for a chic and timeless 50s look. Both garments boast of having a bit of ‘stretch’ so they make perfect figure-hugging pieces that can be worn in a multitude of ways.


4. Snag

The best plus size brand for hosiery

Specifications
Product pricing: From $36
Sizing: Up to US 36
Reasons to buy
+Available in both US and UK+Wide variety of hosiery+New collection of apparel +Wide variety of sizes up to US 36
Reasons to avoid
-Sizes sell out quickly

A UK-based brand that has a large customer base in the US, Snag has featured in RuPaul’s Drag Race and is a hit with American influencers, with the likes of famous Instagram influencer Jessica Kelley being a big advocate for the brand. Originally starting out as a hosiery brand, founder Brie Read has since expanded Snag’s offering to include skirts, swimwear, leggings and t-shirts. Catering up to a US 34, Snag have their own sizing matrix that means picking out the correct size is an easy (and precise) process, every time. 

Collection highlights

Their Black Leggings ($36) make the perfect base for any outfit, and when teamed with their Simply The Best Tee ($30.50) this look is versatile and makes the perfect lounge look for running errands or grabbing a coffee while walking the dog. 

We even spoke to the founder, Brie who had always felt discouraged when wearing leggings. “We knew we had to create a pair of truly opaque leggings,” she tells woman&home, boasting of a high waist and pockets, Brie tells us how these leggings have received glowing reviews from customers of all sizes.


5. Fashion Nova Curve

The best plus size brand for sexy dresses

Specifications
Product pricing: From $39.99
Sizing: Up to 3XL/US 20
Reasons to buy
+Can ship to US and UK+Clothing perfect for hitting the club or day-to-day wear+Very affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Clothes aren't made to last

For a more budget-friendly shopping spree, Fashion Nova has one of the best plus size online stores. Their curve collection is the perfect place to spend some dollars. With on-trend pieces that can be seen all over Instagram, Fashion Nova Curve knows exactly what trendy plus size women want, and they deliver every time. From figure-hugging ripped jeans to slinky cut-out dresses, sexy summer swimwear to flattering blouses, simple t-shirts to tops and unique accessories too—this brand is the perfect online destination for easy-to-style plus-size fashion. 

Collection highlights

The Slit Happens Maxi Dress in blue ($39.99) is a slinky backless maxi dress that features cutout detailing, a ruched hip and a high split in the skirt. It’s also made from a super-stretchy polyester and spandex blend, meaning it’s great for curves. The design of this revealing number is a stunning take on the hottest trend right now—2000s fashion. Perfect for accentuating curvy figures, this dress features a fun print and sultry shape. 

While the Wild Thing One Piece Cutout Swimsuit in Neon Orange ($44.99) is a one piece suit with a sultry deep v-neck with cut-out detailing and a flattering halterneck. It’s worth mentioning that it’s versatile too, and can be worn either as a body or a bathing suit. Team with jeans if you’re hitting the bar, or a sarong if you’re heading to the beach, for an on-trend look that will hug all your curves in the right places.


6. Selkie

The best plus size brand for ethereal party dresses

Specifications
Product pricing: Upwards of $200
Sizing: From XS-5XL
Reasons to buy
+Available in US and UK+Size inclusive dresses+The most beautiful occasion wear+High quality  
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Plus size influencers and models like Stephanie Yeboah and Chloeincurve are obsessed with the size-inclusive dress collection from Selkie. From their signature puffy pastel rainbow mini dress to their green and white floral midi—there is something for everybody, and the best thing is that they are available from a size XS to a 5XL. Known for their signature puffy sleeves, Selkie dresses make the perfect piece of occasionwear, whether that be for weddings, events or garden parties—these dresses are sure to make a statement. The only brand out there who create gorgeous gowns for plus-size princesses, Selkie are experts in their field.

Collection highlights

For the chicest occasion wear suitable for weddings, events or for whenever you want to feel a little ‘extra’ there are two dresses that we are totally obsessed with. Perfect for ethereal themed weddings, over-the-top birthday parties or maybe even a glamorous black tie event, the Rainbow Puff Dress ($280) makes the most delightful frock for fuller figures. Or if you’re looking for something a little more versatile, we’ve found a piece that is great for day-to-day wear in the summer months and transitional wear during fall. The Summer Field French Puff Dress ($325) has a gorgeous midi-length that many plus size women prefer. Great for picnics, beach walks, parties or shopping—this dress is the perfect flattering plus size garment. 


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7. ASOS

The best plus size brand for on-trend clothing

Specifications
Product pricing: From $40
Sizing: Up to US 34
Reasons to buy
+Available in US and UK+Wide range of sizes+Perfect style solutions for day-to-day casual wear+Occasion wear also available
Reasons to avoid
-Not always made to last

One of the first mainstream fashion brands to expand its plus size collection, ASOS Curve has an inclusive range of clothing, all catering up to a US 34. With a selection that includes wedding dresses, jeans, coats, jackets and lingerie—ASOS Curve has affordable pieces that fit well and flatter all. 

Collection highlights

For the perfect wedding dress, the ASOS EDITION Curve embellished bodice wedding dress ($171) is an affordable option that caters up to a US 26. While the ASOS DESIGN Curve drape ruffle blue floral Maxi dress ($71) features an all-over floral print, a flattering scoop neck, lace inserts for modesty and a classic smock fit—it makes the perfect dress for attending a wedding as a guest.

It’s worth noting that ASOS also has an overflowing selection of plus size jeans, and we are loving the  ASOS DESIGN Curve high rise 'slouchy' mom jean in midwash ($46) which are a part of their responsible edit. Not only are they in a flattering high-rise fit (perfect for plus size ladies who are conscious of the midsection), but they have a relaxed, tapered fit and are cut loosely around the thigh with a narrow shape through the leg. Wear these jeans teamed with the ASOS DESIGN Curve long sleeve shirt in pink floral print ($40) for a laid-back look that is perfect for garden cook-outs or family gatherings. 


8. Universal Standard

The best plus size brand for well-made basics

Specifications
Product pricing: Upwards of $100
Sizing: US 00-40
Reasons to buy
+Size inclusive up to a US 40+Timeless designs
Reasons to avoid
-Slightly pricey-Not readily available in the UK

Catering from a US size 00 up to a 40, Universal Standard is dubbed to be “one of the world’s most inclusive fashion brands”. With the aim of wanting individuals who are a size 40 to be able to shop in the same way of those who are a size 00, Universal Standard are pioneers of inclusive sizing and offer a stunning selection of different garments for all bodies. From throw-on dresses to activewear pieces, this brand covers every occasion and style imaginable.

Collection highlights

The Primrose Ruffle Shirt Dress ($174) is the perfect throw-on-and-go dress that will see you through each of the four seasons. With a loose fit and ruffles on the sleeves, this cool and airy dress can be dressed down in the summer, worn with tan sandals and a hobo bag, and elevated in the fall, team with chunky boots and a biker jacket. While the Myrtle Denim Jumpsuit in Dark Indigo ($198) is a transitional piece that everyone needs in their closet. Fitted yet flexible, this jumpsuit boasts of having hidden stretch, which is great for broad hips. Available in the full range of sizes, up to a US 40, this easy-to-wear romper is great for any occasion and can be dressed accordingly to whatever the season may be throwing your way. 


9. Torrid

The best plus size brand for everyday essentials

Specifications
Product pricing: From $75.50
Sizing: US 10-30
Reasons to buy
+Wide variety of garments+Trend-led pieces+High rated products
Reasons to avoid
-Only ships to the US

Torrid is a US based online store that offers international shipping. Popular with plus size bloggers and influencers, Torrid is known for stocking a large selection of different garments, from occasionwear like wedding dresses to jeans and dresses, and shoes and lingerie – there’s something for everyone regardless of shape, size or fashion sense. Torrid caters from a US size 10 up to a 30, which means they are one of the most inclusive brand for everyday essentials and bang-on-trend basics.

Collection highlights

We love how easy clothing from Torrid is to style. From throw-on dresses, to all-in-one rompers, we are obsessed! The Cross Hatch Pinafore Midi Dress In Mustard ($75.50) has a square neckline and a skater cut, which makes it the perfect summer dress. While the Camo Jersey Jumpsuit ($75.50) comprises a jersey knit fabric, short dolman sleeves, handy front pockets, a flattering tapered leg and a comfy self-tie elastic waistband. The jumpsuit is the perfect transitional outfit that is the easiest garment to wear thanks to its all-in-one style and neutral color palette. 


10. Eloquii

The best plus size brand for current runway looks

Specifications
Product pricing: Upwards of $100
Sizing: US 14-28
Reasons to buy
+Fashion inspired by the runway+High quality clothing+Size inclusive+Long-lasting garments
Reasons to avoid
-Not available in the UK

From a US size 14 up to a 28, Eloquii has a selection of clothing that follows current runway trends, ensuring that plus size women don’t feel as though they’re behind when it comes to curvy fashion. With affordable prices, Eloquii is the online destination you need to be if you’re looking to bag yourself a bargain. From sleek office get-ups to funky patterns while you’re off duty, there’s a style to suit every body type, shape and size. 

Collection highlights

The Twist Bodice Striped Dress ($119.95) boasts of having a close fit bodice with a flat front elasticated waistband and a fabulous full sweep skirt that hits just below the knee. This feminine day dress is in gorgeous hues of pinks, greens and creams makes the perfect dress to wear to events like engagements, weddings or birthdays. Although it looks incredibly dressy, it’s also the perfect day dress too. 

Great for dashing around the city to work, the Long Trench Dress ($149.95) has an a-line style, self-tie belt, button-down front and mid length. It’s the perfect garment for wearing to that important meeting or presentation. Great for power dressing, this beige-hued dress looks great teamed with knee high boots in the fall. 

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11. Target

The best plus size brand for affordable fashion

Specifications
Product pricing: From $20
Sizing: Up to US 26
Reasons to buy
+Affordable and accessible+Size inclusive+Variety of different brands and labels+Everyday essentials
Reasons to avoid
-Not available in the UK-Not everything is long-lasting

Catering up to a US 26/4XL, Target stock some of the best fashion when it comes to essential garments. When you’re looking to fill any gaps in your closet, Target can be trusted to provide you with the great jeans, t-shirts, jackets and swimwear. Not only are they size inclusive, but they’re incredibly affordable too. 

Collection highlights

The A New Day Long Sleeve Ruffle Hem Dress ($27.99) makes the perfect summer dress, and when teamed with the Ava & Viv Plus Size Denim Jacket ($34.99) this makes the perfect fall look. We also love the Kona Sol Floral Bandeau Flounce High Coverage One Piece Swimsuit ($44.99).

Mollie Quirk
Mollie Quirk

Mollie Quirk is a freelance journalist and features writer from London, England. With a First-class degree in Journalism and over eight years of online writing experience, Mollie is an expert in her field. At a UK size 16–18, she specialises in writing about plus size fashion and issues surrounding body image – knowing firsthand what it’s like to style a fuller figure, Mollie knows what plus size women want and need. Having written for some of the most well-known publications around the world, Mollie has hopes of continuing her career and eventually becoming a plus size fashion editor. When she’s not writing or styling up outfits she can usually be found upcycling second hand furniture, listening to country music with her cat, or sipping coffee in a corner of London.