22 Online Plus-Size Stores You Need To Bookmark STAT!
When it comes to our glamorous world of fashion, up until recently, plus-size style has always taken a backseat. Whether it’s a lack of representation in the media or the limited retail choices in the market, the focus on curvy women has always been sized down. And if you’ve ever complained about your lack of a wardrobe, the phrase, ‘I don’t have anything to wear’ actually applied to almost all plus-size women. Finally, in recent years, we have opened our eyes and acknowledged that fashion and style shouldn’t be confined to a size. Just last week, LFW’16 featured their first plus-size show! Now, with several international celebs and bloggers proudly flaunting their curvaceous figures (and rightly so!), and retail fashion outlets finally catering to every size, the fashion world is a better place for everyone.
Brands such as Marks & Spencer, aLL, Biba, W, AND, and Zivame, all cater to women of larger sizes as well, either by integrating a larger size-scale or providing customised sizing. With e-commerce on the rise in India, being stylish is now just a click away with most of your favourite brands having an online presence. Besides plus-size holders such as Jabong, Myntra and Limeroad, here are some international and Indian online stores that will definitely be a one-stop-shop for all your fashion needs.
Great for: Literally everything. From basic t-shirts to party wear, ASOS Curve is also relatively easy on the pockets.
Great for: Casualwear. Violeta by MANGO keeps a great range of style staples which are a little on the pricier side, but the quality is great!
Great for: Trendy outfits. The plus-size online store has also collaborated with comedian Rebel Wilson.
Great for: Swimwear. The French brand holds a great range of cup sizes, in their 1 piece as well as 2 piece collections.
Great for: Lingerie. Backless, stick-ons, full-coverage, no-coverage…they’ve got it all! And it’s India-based, so you won’t even have to wait for long for your delivery.
Great for: Formal Wear. The British label keeps a range of plus-sizes and has a very tasteful collection of formal work-wear.
Great for: Chic and funky fashion. If you’re looking for edgy and trendy, then MISSGUIDED is the place to shop.
Great for: Indian ethnic wear. Whether it’s the daily kurti-jeans or a dressier salwar suit, Amydus is perfect for plus-size ethnic wear and it’s easy on the pocket too!
Great for: Funky and chic fashion that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. With an exclusive collection from Lebanese-American fashion blogger Nadia Aboulhosn, you won’t have to compromise on being trendy anymore.
Great for: Outerwear. This is perfect for the winter-time when all you’re looking to do is invest in a whole lot of sweaters, jumpers and blazers!
Great for: Dressy formals. A slightly more high-budget store, Hey Gorgeous! is great for high-end formal wear. They also have a range of sizes in shapewear!
Great for: Casual summer outfits. Whether it’s light chiffon dresses or airy floral blouses, Kiyonna has a great range of summer clothes that are garden party perfect!
Great for: Chic casuals and lingerie. Accentuate those curves with Lane Bryant’s denims, shift-dresses and lightweight coats. They’re Cacique intimates have an amazing selection for the curvy woman, with beautiful lace bras, ‘seriously sexy lingerie’ and shapewear selected just for you.
Great for: Casualwear. T-shirts, off-shoulder blouses, shirt dresses, the Indian-based brand provides you with all the latest high-street trends.
Great for: Edgy fashion. Not your average street style, Mei Smith is your perfect go to if you’re looking for slightly off-beat, minimalist, artsy clothing.
Great for: Vintage fashion. If pin-ups are your thing, then you will absolutely love this website. With retro-inspired styles Mod Cloth keeps a range of vintage styled clothing.
Great for: Swimwear. Colourful bikinis and cutout tankinis, Monif C keeps a range of fun and quirky swimwear. If you’re looking for a break from the usual one-piece-two-piece swimwear, this would be the best place to start shopping!
Great for: Formal dresses. A high-end e-shopping experience, Nordstrom keeps all your necessary black-tie formals, from cocktail dresses and evening gowns to the classic LBDs.
Great for: Activewear. Gym, yoga, dance — Runway Riot has got you covered. With great fit and support, their stylish sportswear (say goodbye to boring designs) is a must-buy for all you adrenaline junkies.
Great for: Casual outfits. This is a one-stop-shop for your casual, everyday fashion needs. Whether it’s blouses, trousers, jeans or t-shirts, Sammy Dress has it all!
Great for: Swimwear. Well the name says it all doesn’t it? Swimsuits For All has a variety of swimwear, suited for every body type — whether you are looking to show-off those curves or want to wear something more lose-fitted.
Great for: Contemporary Fashion. Minimalist, Universal Standard turns everyday essentials into stylish pieces for the plus-sized woman.