6 Clothing Brands That Have Revolutionized the Plus-Size Market
Your ultimate resource guide to the best of the best in plus-size style.
Plus-size fashion once had a bad reputation for being full of unimaginative clothing without a sleek silhouette or trend-driven style to speak of. Thankfully, we've put those days behind us. With a bevy of go-to plus-size brands rolling out designer collaborations and new private labels launching year-round, there’s a lot of exciting shopping to do. Not sure which brands to explore? Check out this list to help kick off your wardrobe revamp, or just to find your new favorite piece.
Good for: Affordable dresses
Let this dress authority be your one-stop shop for occasions ranging from a job interview or date night to a fancy night out. Check in often on the brands the offerings for designer collaborations (past iterations have included names like Carmen Marc Valvo, Heidi Weisel, Adrianna Papell and DB fashion Studio and are priced around $60 for everyday styles and around $100 for evening attire).
Good for: A constantly refreshed closet
Ideal for the woman looking to reinvigorate a seasonal wardrobe, or the social butterfly who hates to repeat an outfit, this subscription service allows users to receive one to three hand-selected pieces per month and hold onto each piece for as long as they want. When they’re ready to return, a new item from their queue is shipped out. The plans range from $35 to $79 per month, with the average user securing about $900 of merchandise each month.
Good for: Fashion-forward pieces that are work-appropriate
Eloquii garnered a loyal following during its time as part of The Limited. Today, it’s a freestanding company with the same quality and beauty attributed to the initial line. And it remains a coveted resource for plus-size fashion and is touted for its consistent array of polished and stylish pieces under $200.
Good for: Quirky, retro finds
For the girly girl who can appreciate a 60s-inspired dress or a playful critter print, this online retailer stocks well-priced pieces, like swimwear and day dresses, in charming and whimsical designs.
Good for: Cutting-edge trends
Whatever your style is—minimalist, edgy, or feminine—there’s plenty to choose from thanks to popular retailer Asos’ offshoot, Asos Curve. The of-the-moment clothing and accessories will satiate the need for a trendy piece or help round out a wardrobe.