The Big List of Plus Size Shopping Sites – A Addition
Song that inspired the title: Crazy ABC’s – The Bare Naked Ladies
For a while now, I’ve collected a list of websites that offer plus-sized clothes in some form. There will be no way for me to post the list in just one post. I thought I’d post them along with my usual unusual song to go along with the title a little at a time.
If you know of a site or store that I don’t have on the list, please let me know so that I can add it to the post.
A few notes about the list. What I’ve noticed is that sometimes things change before I can get back to check a link. I’ll do that before adding them this first time, but afterwards, some of the smaller sites may move/change/etc. If you notice it, please let me know. Also, as there are a growing number, I haven’t had experience with all the sites. I’d be interested in knowing your take. Lastly, I’ve tried to weed out all of what I call “crap sites.” These are mostly Asian in nature that show beautiful clothing and then have terrible reviews. There are a few exceptions (like Wish) where I have either had experience, have close friends that have or someone who I respect has given a review (that mostly means Clark Howard for you Atlanta-type people).
A Clothes Mind was a sponsor for the Full Figured Fashion Week 2016. According to their website, A Clothes Mind is “geared towards women in its couture element with dresses, pant suits, two piece ensembles & evening gowns where one would think they are the Cinderella of the Ball.” Think “Diva!” Plus Sizes up to US26. A Clothes Mind consists of two brands: Solace and Margaux Kouture. Solace offers bold and daring trendy clothing. Margaux Kouture is considered more high fashion. Prices range from $50 – $100. Must see: Ovation. It’s stunning!
Ace Blakley by ChaCha N’kole
A participant in the Full Figured Fashion Week 2016, Ace Blakley offers a fashion line of dresses and separates for sizes L – 3X. Prices range from $50 – $150.
New site that I found out about, but apparently not new. The store opened for business in 1974 and now has an online market as well as over fifty locations throughout the US. Their aim is “to make girls feel feminine, flirty, and confident.” They consider themselves a “trendy” fashion clothing store with fashion buyers who select specific pieces. They have two sister companies – O’Shoes and Boutique Five which can be found at their website. Their plus-size range is 1X – 3X and keep in mind that these are junior sizes, so pay attention to the size charts. A quick glance indicates that the plus line is different from the regular line; however, the plus line does have trendy clothing that I think teen (and sometimes adults) would want to wear. Prices range up to $40.
According to the website, ABS is an “affordable luxury lifestyle brand that caters to the contemporary woman who is always ahead of the trend.” His website offers clothing from size 0 – size 12. Prices range from $100 to $350. However, he does have an offering of plus-size dresses at Target. The prices on his clothing their range from $150 – $250. Size range at Target is 1X – 3X. The size chart indicates that this is 16W – 24W. Nordstrom rack also carries a selection of his line which includes dresses and separates. Sizes range from X – 3X or 12W – 24W. Price range is from $100 – $250. Clothing is day to evening wear.
Their “about me” page states that they provide clothing for the “plus-size women searching for trendy, flattering, and fashionable clothing.” Prices range from $35 – $150. Sizes range from X to 4X or 12 – 24 with no size correlating to the 4X, though measurements are included on the size chart. They have offerings in regular, petite and tall (there is a size guide for each). Addition Elle has brick-and-mortar stores located in Canada.
This is one of my “go to” sites and I love the clothes that I own that I have purchased from them. The items I’ve ordered have always arrived timely and are great quality. One bit of advice I have is to be sure that you look at the measurements as their clothing does run a little bigger than “regular” sizes (using Lane Bryant as the rule of thumb).
Base layers made from “breathable, lightweight Italian fabric in a variety of colors: White, Black, Off White, Chocolate, Dark Navy, Linen, Pewter, Red Rose, Tortoise Shell, Ox Blood, Fog, Jungle, Soft Heather, and Atlantic Blue.” Sizes from 1X – 3X or 16 – 22. Price range from $55 -$110. See a more in-depth review here.
Adore Me is a membership site for lingerie. There is a plus-size section. Size range is from 32DDD – 46G. Sets are in sizes 0X – 4X. Their size guide indicates that these are sizes 12 – 28. If you join the site, each product is the same price – $39.95 for members and $49.95 for non-members. I strongly recommend reading this review before joining this site.
Aldo sells shoes and accessories, but I wanted to add them because I’ve noticed that there are some women who have a hard time finding shoes up to size 11. Aldo sells shoes in sizes 5 -11. Cost is around $100 per pair.
Their bio states, “(we have) evolved from a direct-mail, teen-targeted audience to a multi-platform retail empire that derives seasonal women’s collections from runway trends and high-end retail merchandising strategies. Offering a mix of trend-right, chic, and sophisticated styles in everything from work wear to weekend lounge looks, we appeal to an independent, confident, and active customer who appreciates a one-stop source for her various sartorial needs.” They offer clothing in sizes XL – XXXL or size 25. Prices range from $20 – $50.
I have read very mixed reviews on Alloy. When I first started looking around online, I found this site and ordered from them without reading any reviews. My order came in a timely manner. The quality was very good. One of the items that I purchased was a little snug in the shoulders so I sent the item back. About a week later, the larger item was sent to me and all was well. Aside from the clothing being a little small, I had absolutely no issue with them and have ordered other items with the same results. Since then, I have noticed that clothing geared toward a younger audience will most likely have to be sized up to the next size. (I can’t stress watching the size charts enough!)
Custom size skirts. I included this site because I love quirky things and this site definitely has quirk! I can’t help but smile when I visit. If you have a little bit of flair about you and you like skirts that are a little off the beaten path, definitely try this one. Ali’s skirts list for around $45 and the fabrics…well, just go visit the site and see for yourself. Her shop has been open since 2007 and she has a 5 star rating.
Their site refers to their brand as “sophisticated comfort.” When I was first introduced to this brand, they were making very beautiful sweaters with delicate floral designs. Over time, things changed and it became more ready-to-wear. Gone were all the tiny beads and ribbon roses.
The cuts are fairly square-shaped, though the designs can be very feminine (if a bit loud). Early on, I bought several pairs of pants and all of them were lined. I can’t remember the last time I saw that kind of quality in their clothing. Before shopping for plus-size clothing online became on option, I began to get very depressed over how this brand changed. Now that there are other options, my thoughts and feelings on the brand have changed again. What I will say now is that I think this brand has become a more matronly label. Nothing wrong with that, as long as it’s not the only choice.
Prices range from $40 – $60, but can almost always be found on sale for less. Sizes run from 16W = 24W.
They offer plus-size swimwear, active wear and lingerie. This site is a favorite as it has something for just about everyone. This is the biggest site I know of for plus-size swimwear. Sizes range from 14W – 28W. Prices range from about $20 – $200.
Into Steampunk, Burlesque or Goth? Here’s a site for you. They have a very extensive line of corsets and some extras. Theirs a size guide onsite for the corsets which indicates which size is best for your measurements (bust, waist, hips). The “extras” appear to go up to about a size US 14. Price range is $30 – $100.
I added Amazon because I often find things that I can no longer find in the store. It isn’t often that I let that one thing slip by, but if I do, Amazon is a great back-up.
Angelique’s is like the plus-size Frederick’s of Hollywood. They offer sexy clothing in sizes 1X – 6X or sizes 12 – 28. Prices run from $5 – $100.
Designer. Her website states that “Anna Scholz’s offers high-end fashion styles and designer clothes for curvy women, sizes 14 – 28 for women in the UK.” US sizes are listed as from 12 – 24. Price ranges from $150 – $300.
The Facebook page for this site states, “Apostolic Clothing is simply a clothing company ran by Apostolic missionaries who have a passion for offering a line of clothing that is trendy, fashionable and modest.” Their Facebook page also states that this clothing site supports mission work in Asia.
I highly recommend checking out this site. For their purposes, modest does not mean matron. The clothes are trendy and stylish. Many of the pieces are super cute! Plus sizes run from 1X – 3X mainly, but there are a few pieces that go up to 6X. Prices range from $20 – $125.
I am adding a link to Ashley Nell Tipton’s site, though currently it is mostly a welcome page. A recent article that I read said that she has paired with JC Penney to design their first ever in-house plus-size line (find article here). Find the first look here.
The clothing at Ashley Stewart is designed to be “fashion forward, on-trend, at an affordable price.” (There are so many cute new things at Ashley’s, I want to drop everything and go shopping there right now 🙂 ) What I love best about this store is that they really have done a good job of making clothes that I want to wear at prices that are affordable. Sizes range from 12 – 32. Prices range from about $50 – $70.
ASOS is one of my favorite online sites. I really love the styles and clothing that they offer. However, if you go to the curve part of the site and then look over at the “regular” site, it can sometimes be a little bit disappointing as their regular line always has things that they don’t always have in the plus-size section. Here’s a tip, if you read reviews on their clothing, you’ll notice that sizing can be a little bit all over the place. That means that if you’re a size 18, there are times when you can get items in a size 16 and it’ll fit perfectly. ASOS has a very generous return policy, as long as you return within 28 days of receiving your order; they will let you return it. For those of us who live in the US, this is an A++ policy. They offer clothing in sizes 12 – 26. Prices range from $15 = $400.
Basic active wear in sizes 1X – 2X or up to size 20. Price range $50 – $100.
This is an Australian company that offers clothing in “indie, rock, punk, rockabilly and ska music scenes.” Check out the Lady Vintage Butterfly Tea Dress in White. And if you are into vintage swimwear, you’ll love their selection. Prices run from about $50 – $250. Sizes run from 1X – 4X.
Keep in mind that this is an Australia/New Zealand site. For them, this is the winter season so their clothing options are currently for colder weather. What this means for those of us in the states is that the things we will need for summer are now on sale and by the time we are heading into winter again, the heavier clothing will be on sale. Plus, it’s also a great place to shop if you suddenly realize you’re going to need a winter coat on a trip you’re about to take in the middle of summer. Sizes range from 14 – 26. Prices range from $50 – $100.
Avenue Yourself gears toward more modest, trendy clothing. Again, this shouldn’t throw you off. If you’re looking for nice work clothing or something for a nice wedding, you will definitely find it here. In particular, I love their dress line. Prices range from $50 – $100. Sizes are from 14 – 36.
Azazie (New Listing)
Azazie is a bridal site. But it’s not just any bridal site. They have custom fited clothing. It’s the kind of site that you need when you have a variety of women of different sizes and shapes in your wedding. Some girls thin and can wear spaghetti straps, then get that dress. Alter it just a little in the exact same color and you have a winner for a girl with wider shoulders. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Now, what’s really cool is that these dresses are affordable. Need a wedding dress for less than $1000? How about less than $500? The most expensive wedding dress I saw was $399. And guess what? It comes in your size! If you want to see real weddings using their dresses, check out their blog here.