Though it’s unfortunate that it’s taken the fashion industry so long to embrace plus size clothing, that time is finally upon us. The fact is, the idea that not all women aspire to have one thin, tall body shapenor should we — or, frankly, that the average American woman is a size 16 and proud of it — is something that brands are finally beginning to take notice of, creating looks in the plus-size categorythat are just as stylish as the rest. Too long has a brand with extended sizes meant that you basically only have your pick of an ill-fitting pair of black pants and oversized button-down past a size 12. Now, not only are brands popping up that cater towards the larger end of the spectrum, but straight-sized brands are also stepping in with a larger size selection for their existing wardrobe staples and trendy items alike.
From Madewell to ASOS; Reformation and more, here are the 10 plus size brands you need to know right now.
Madewell Ruffle Cuff Pullover Sweater
Madewell Curvy High Waist Skinny Jean
Sure, ASOS has their fair share of basics, but what they’re *really* good at is the larger-than-life silhouettes, bold prints, and the like.
ASOS Design Curve Contrast Stitch Cotton Jacket
Vero Moda Curve Wrap Button Detail Jumpsuit
J.Crew has been secretly rolling out some of their best-selling items in plus-sizes over the past season and while we’re crossing our fingers for a larger selection to come, the swimwear, tops, and pants that already go up to a size 3X are exactly what our classic fashion dreams are made of.
J.Crew Tippi Merino Wool Sweater
J.Crew Dark Matter Wrap Tie Chambray Jumpsuit
Violeta by Mango
Violeta has everything you’d ever want when it comes to the latest trends from the runways, so if you’re a trend-setter who doesn’t want to pay a ton of money on your wardrobe this brand is your one stop shop for affordable pieces that won’t break the bank.
Violeta Fine-Knit Sweater
Violeta Belt Midi Skirt
City Chic is an Australian brand that is rife with wardrobe staples you’ll want to keep forever. Whether you’re looking for a printed dress, classic pair of ankle-cropped pants, or a statement top that wows, this is the shop for you.
City Chic Spot Frill Skirt
City Chic Stitched Jumpsuit
If you’re looking for soft basics, ankle cropped pants, throw-on-and go dresses that you know will always look good, and great outerwear, shop at LOFT Plus.
LOFT Plus Double Frayed Wide Leg Jeans
LOFT Plus Striped Wrap Top
If you’re a vintage aficionado, ModCloth has a wide range of everything from wrap dresses to cropped pants; statement tops and tailored shorts alike in extended sizes.
ModCloth Light and Lovely Buttoned Tank Top
ModCloth Unbridled Enthusiasm Wide-leg Jumpsuit
If you’re a trend-driven dresser, but you’re more about subtle nods to the runway as opposed to full-blown fashion statements, Eloquii is just the brand for you.
Eloquii Adjustable Waistband Top
Eloquii Surplice Bodice Midi
Reformation Candice High Bootcut Jean
Reformation Julia Crop High Cigarette
11 Honoré is an online shop that has carefully curated a selection of plus-size pieces from designers you know from runways and contemporary boutiques alike.
Parker Kylie Combo Skirt
LNA Black Camilla Top
Universal Standard Taza Trapeze Babydoll Dress
Universal Standard Rio Blazer
Started by plus-size bloggers Nicolette Mason and Gabi Gregg, this brand is filled with pieces that you imagine double-tapping throughout your Instagram feed.
Premme Zoey Dress
Premme Brushstroke Marissa Wrap Top