The Big List of Plus Size Shopping Site – B Addition

Song that inspired the title:  Letter B song – Sesame Street – The Beetles

Bandelettes Thigh Bands

This site offers thigh bands that are “designed to stay put and prvide comfort and protection against chafing all day long.” Their sizeing chart fits thigh measures of 21″ – 32″. Each pair sells for $15.99. Available colors: Black Onyx, Beige Onyx, White Onyx, Chocolate, Red Black, Beige, Beige Jasmine, Black jasmine, Black Unisex, Chocolate Unixex, Beige Unisex, and Caramel.

Bare Necessities

As the name suggest, they sell the necessary things like bras, panties, hosiery, shapewear and sleepwear.  I did a quick search on my size and what I found was that for me, they carry a range of basic bras in lots of brands.  In the swimsuits, I don’t see any in my band size and few in my clothing size.  Their site states that they offer “best bra shopping online,” “Fit Tips,” and “Hassle-Free 60-Day Returns.”  They offer plus-sizes for women and Big & Tall for men. Band sizes from 32-56. Cup sizes ranging from A – M. $20 – $150 range.

Base Fashions

This is a UK site that has designer clothing in larger sizes. The 2016 Spring/Summer Collection is available for viewing. The pallet is as follows: Teal, Sea Blue, Lime, Lavender, Fushia, Coral and neutrals.  The store is located at 55 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H9DG.

Beige

Their site states: Beige was founded with the mission of providing gorgeous plus size designer clothes in a welcoming environment. We’re here to ensure the shopping experience is always pleasant which is why we stock a huge collection of the latest designer plus size clothing in sizes 16-28. So whether you’re looking for something special for a formal occasion, casual weekend wear or a sharp suit for work we’re the one stop plus size clothing shop in London and online. Their stores are also located in the UK. According to the site, there are three locations – London West End, London North, and London City.

Belk 

 Carries Women and Junior Plus sizes. In women, Belk carries sizes 16W – 26W. Belk’s has a wide price range.

Bernie Dexter (New)

Pin Up and Rockability Style clothing.  The store address is physically in Gresham, OR.  Sizes up to 4X.  Prices:  Dress – around $168, Crinolines – $68, Pants from $120 – $168, Skirts $108, small line of accessories.

Betabrand

This is an interesting site and different than any I’ve seen. Betabrand isn’t just a clothing site. It’s a clothing community that “designs, manufactures, and releases new products” all the time. The best part is that
fans of the site can co-design and then the product is crowdfunded in a matter of “weeks.” Here are a few new products that I saw today – Bike-to-workwear, executive hoodies, and work-yoga pants. Currently, sizes are from X-Small to XX-Large (Bust 43-45″, Waist 35-37″, and Hip 45-47″).  Prices range from $50 to about $150.

Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto is a designer that understands the plus-size clothing woes. Her line is designed to go beyond what you can find in a box store into something that will hopefully last years. For me, her pieces are a bit quirky and I
mean that in a good way. I really like her eyelash tees and the double bubble dress. Prices are $20 – $250. (She’s currently running a sale on her Winter line)

BGUConcepts

A participant at the Full Figured Fashion Week 2016, BGU Concepts is created by a sister duo that “set out to create trendy, fashion forward pieces that never focus on the size of the woman but rather the lifestyle that she leads.” They offer sizes 00 – 4. Their range is as follows: 00/US 8-10, 0/US12, 1/US14-16, 2/US18-20, 3/US22-24, and 4/US26-28.  Their website offers a limited number of pieces with four offerings of eyewear, three hats, two skirts, two tees, two clutches and a dress.  Price range $22 – $100.

BHLDN (New)

Pronounced Beholden. Bridal. 

I debated on adding this site as their sizing is a bit weird, but after some checking around I decided to include them.  From the research (which means reviews from various sources) it appears that the sizing at BHLDN is more like street sizes than “bridal.”  As their sizing chart goes up to a size 16, I’m including them for the gals on the lower end of the plus size range.  Prices vary as they do at all bridal shops, depending on the gown.  In addition to the bridal gowns, there is an array of guest clothing, as well as accessories.

Big On Batik 

 Carries sizes 1X – 8X. I can’t find many reviews about this site. I’m guessing it’s probably not that well-known. They sell tops, dresses, sarongs, swimwear, longewear, pants, skirts and formal wear. The site states that the owner wanted to make clothes for plus-size women at affordable prices. It looks like the price range is up to $70. A real plus for me is that the site uses plus size models on their site, so you get a good look at what the clothes would really look like. The clothes have feminine cuts and are in fashionable colors. And they have bikinis – cool!

 The Big Bloomers Company

 This company sells “knickers” up to a size 6X.  US sizes 8 – 38. Oh my gosh, I’m so glad to know that this company exists. I have to admit it.  I am NOT a pantyhose kinda girl. The reason won’t surprise any of you as I know you are well aware of the problems with pantyhose and the plus-size gal. The low hanging crotch, the lack of support if you do manage to get them on your ample (but cute) bottom. This site has the cure. They have tights, underwear, wide knee highs, wide hold ups, wide stockings, and winter tights.  Prices are very affordable.

 The Big Tights Company

 The Big Tights Company appears to be a spin-off company of Big Bloomers that specializes in tights.  They are so confident that you’ll like these tights, that they are willing to sell you the first pair for 1 pound.  That’s currently $1.46.  They sell tights up to size 6X or US 38.

Black Sheep Leggings

Right now, this is still a small site that offers Leggings, Tops and Dresses up to size 3XL (size 20 Bust 47-19, Waist 39-41 and Hips 49-51).  Leggings run $12.50 – $25.  Dresses $30 – $60.  Tops up to $48.

 Blair

 Blair used to be a catalog company.  They’ve been around for ages. I recall a friend of mine buying clothes from them for a cruise many years ago.  I recall that she ordered from them pretty regularly (which means that she probably got something new each time a catalog came out.) Now they also offer online ordering, but you can still get the catalog.  They sell modest clothing in lots and lots of colors.  The cuts appear to be feminine. Prices are affordable in the ‘up to $60 range.’  Size X to 5X.

 Blame Betty

 I love Blame Betty. It’s like Torrid on steroids. This site is very similar to Atomic Cherry, though many of the clothes are quite different. Both sites offer Hell Bunny (which is the reason I know about these sites). Blame Betty offers pin-up style clothing up to size 4X. Go by there and check out the Tulipa Skirt. I’m also definitely in love with the Mariam Dress in Black. (It’s on my wish list along with the petticoat). Prices are $30 – $120.

 Bloomingdale’s

 0X – 4X or US 12 – 28. Prices $50 – $600. First off, I should tell you that I have never been to a Bloomingdale’s (the one and only one store that’s nearby is in Atlanta) except for online. Based solely on that, Bloomingdale’s appears to be similar to Belk in the type of designers that they carry. I looked at the two sites (along with Dillard’s) and discovered that there are many similarities, though it does appear that each has articles of clothing that the others don’t carry. At the moment, Belk’s has a larger selection of clothing, but Bloomingdale’s has the better prices.

 BlueBerry Hill Fashions

 This store also carries Rockabilly fashions similar to Atomic Cherry and Blame Betty; however, BlueBerry Hill also has Gothic and Steampunk, which I love, love, love! (If you do too, check out Maya Hansen’s steampunk line and drool – you’re welcome). BlueBerry Hill also has a Marilyn Monroe Reproduction Dress up to size 24 (yay!) What I love about this site is that just about everything they offer, they offer up to size 24. If you like something, most likely they have it in your size. Be aware though that the site only takes paypal payments.

 Blue Fish

 Blue Fish is where you go to find “organic, beautiful, wearable art.” Price ranges up to $300.  There is a range of clothing from tees and tunics to klee pants and scarves. Clothing is “made in the USA.” Sizes are 0 – 2 with a measurement chart as follows: 0 waist 30-38, hip 50, length 38 (on all sizes), inseam 25 (on all sizes); size 1 32-42 waist, 56 hip, size 2 waist 36-48, hip 61.

Boden

Boden’s offers a limited plus-size line up to size 18. Clothes are chic casual in fun colors and patterns. Prices are from $50 to $400 range.

Boho Closet Boutique (New)

Boho style up to 4X.  They are physically located in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Prices range from $20 – $50.

 Bon Ton

 Bon Ton carries brand named clothing up to US 38 and cup sizes up to 44H. Chances are if you can’t find what you are looking for anywhere else, you can find it at Bon Ton. Price ranges from less than $25 to $200.

 BooHoo

 If you’ve read my blog, then you know I like BooHoo.  Clothing at BooHoo is trendy and affordable. Plus size ranges from 16 – 22.  Price ranges from $5 to $100. On the con size, not everything that they carry in their regular line is available in the plus line, but on the pro side, they have a wide selection in the plus line. I have several of their swing dresses. My only niggle about BooHoo is that occasionally the clothing will run a tad snug in the arms if it has long sleeves. Definitely read the reviews as they generally will tell you what pitfalls a garment has and sometimes, you’ll find a lot of great reviews on an item that might look differently in hand than it does on the site.  Returns are fairly easy. Repack the item with the tags attached (they mean that) and put it back in the bag with the return label that’s included in the package. Make sure to mail it back within 28 days of dispatch (that’s not the same as the day you received it).

 Box 2

This is another European site.  It was a bit of a surprise for me. The clothing is more mature, yet very trendy.  Sizes are 14 – 32. Prices range up to $150.

 Bravissimo 

Bravissimo is a European site that offers bras in sizes 28 – 40, cup D-L. Prices are in the $50 range.  They also offer Pepperberry clothing up to size US 14.

 Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington is an off-price apparel store similar to TJ Maxx.   We have a lot of these stores around, so I have been too several.  In a physical store, it takes some digging through the racks, but you can find a really nice piece here and there for a good price.  I’ve never purchased online, but it might be a bit easier, as things tend to get jumbled up in the store.  Plus-size rage is US Sizes 14 – 32.  Price range is up to $50.

 

 

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