There’s nothing worse than spotting something you absolutely love, only to find it stops at a size 14/16 (we’re looking at you, Topshop 👀). But along with the online shopping revolution, a new wave of retailers has charged into our lives, offering a wider range of sizes and options than ever before. Because, let’s face it, we’re not all a size 10 now, are we?
While plus size clothing used to be the domain of specialist stores – with a hefty price tag to match – value retailers are now offering bigger sizes at smaller prices, without compromising on style. Get ready to shout hallelujah as you shop a few of our favourites!
Cheap, cheerful and here for our curves, there’s no end to the amount of plus size pieces Boohoo.com has in stock. From festival-feel outfits to everyday t-shirts, you’ll find endless options to add to your basket that are more funky than frumpy. Side note: they have a fab plus size men’s section too!
Boohoo Plus Imy Rainbow Print Tee, £12
Lesser-known online store Joanie Clothing is about to become your new favourite shop. Its slogan tees and bold tops are to die for – which go up to a size 22, btw – injecting a bit of fun into your day-to-day wardrobe.
Catherine Hello Slogan Jumper, £35
We don’t often think of Primark as a plus size destination, but you’ve probably noticed that a lot of its range goes all the way up to a size 20/22. With some of the lowest prices on the high street, it can’t be sniffed at when you’re looking for something cheap that delivers on size and style.
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It’s the online fashion giant we all know and love, but ASOS rarely gets the praise it deserves for its Curve collection. It doesn’t just offer a huge range of clothing in bigger sizes, but jewellery, belts and underwear too. Get ready to add waaaay too much to your basket.
ASOS Curve Spot Print Jumpsuit, £35
You’ve probably heard of Simply Be (how could we forget those cheesy 00s catalogue ads?), but have never thought of shopping with them. But we’re here to tell you, you definitely should start right now. The brand has had a huge makeover over the last few years, and now offers one of the best plus-size ranges on the internet, including own-brand pieces and the hottest labels.
Simply Be By Night Peplum Frill Fishtail Dress, £35
“Looking hot and being able to express yourself is totally a right, not a luxury,” is Missguided’s mantra when it comes to its absolutely banging plus-size line, which ranges from 16-24. You’ll find fun, bold pieces that’ll help you shine at any size, which are also extremely purse friendly.
Curve Pink Sequin T-Shirt Dress, £45
High street stalwart New Look has been stocking its plus size collection for years, offering larger fits in standard styles, plus some Curves range exclusives. You’ll find everything from jeans to lingerie to swimsuits, allowing you to shop your whole wardrobe in one place, all the way up to size 32.
Curves Black Tie Waist Trousers, £22.99
Pretty Little Thing
You might not instantly think of PLT as a plus size destination, especially with the word ‘Little’ in its moniker, but my lord, does its collection slay! If it’s current, stand-out styles you’re after, this is the place to find them. Everything is so on trend it almost hurts, so get ready to splash the cash.
Plus Black Monochrome Stripe One Shoulder Jumpsuit, £20
When US retailer Forever21 sailed over to the UK in 2010, it brought with it a new age of value fashion, including a decent plus size collection. It’s still going strong today, with its range of striking styles in bigger sizes stocked online at cheaper-than-cheap prices.
Plus Size Polka Dot Bonjour Graphic Tee, £10
River Island is known for its great denim, which now goes up to an impressive size 28 thanks to its plus size offering. You’ll also find a whole host other wardrobe staples in the same line, covering everything from vest tops to work suits, as well as a comprehensive wide fit shoe range.