Fashion is no longer confined to the traditional, with clothing brands ditching the 'stereotypical', stock-standard sizes previously offered and offering up specially curated plus-size edits. Now, a flurry of fashion retailers are creating collections that cater to women of all shapes and sizes - and so they should! Gone are the days that women with curves have a hard time finding sexy, trendy and well-fit clothes that flatter their shapes.
Today, thanks to the world of online shopping, women of any size are able to shop an array of retailers that cater to specific fits, styles and trends. In fact, you'll find many designers and high-street stores designing plus-size lines. Plus, with women like Robyn Lawley and Ashley Graham paving the way for women to feel confident in their own skin, you'll find that piece you've been waiting for at the below retailers.
We've rounded up some of the best retailers to find plus-size clothing below.
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ASOS is a treasure trove of online goodies, especially when it comes to plus-size clothing. The UK-based site specialises in fits for tall and short women, of all different sizes. It also adapts its best sellers into plus size styles. The line is called ASOS Curve and it is by far one of the most extensive plus size lines on the market. ASOS Curve means that you'll never have to go without stockings, socks, jewellery or belts. It has everything you need in your size.
One of Australia's most popular department stores, it's not surprising that David Jones offers up a great plus-size range. David Jones also has a specially curated plus-size edit, featuring its own label, David Jones Curve, as well as leading labels such as Gordon Smith, Hammock and Vine, Harper Rose, Agenda Woman and more.
Offering its styles in up to size 20, Showpo has become one of Australia's most trusted retailers for plus-size women. Whether you're a size 4 or size 20, you're bound to find the style you've been looking for here.
Having created a cult following with its 3-hour delivery and endless returns, THE ICONIC has created a plus-size edit that is filled with some of the world's best brands. These include Levis Plus, Avocado Plus, Cooper St Curvy, and Curvy Chic Sports. You'll also find Khloe Kardashian's all-inclusive jean line Good American stocked here - and it's famous for figure-hugging fits for curvy women.
Sestre began when a leading international curve model implored her luxury fashion expert best friend to make her some chic and covetable clothing that embraced her killer curves. Together they researched what was missing in the market for curvy and plus women and developed Sestre, a label where style beats size. The focus is on quality, fit and proportion at a fair price.
As one of Australia's oldest and most trusted department stores, MYER has an extensive collection dedicated to plus-size women. With brands specifically curating collections for curvier women, including Regatta Woman, Estelle and ONLY Carmakoma, you'll find sleek, sophisticated and stylish garments.
How To Best Dress For Curves
Find clothes that really flatter your shape: Not all curvy girls are the same. Maybe you're a triangle or an hourglass, a diamond or an oval, a figure eight or inverted triangle. Whatever your shape, find clothes that are specific to you. "If you have bigger hips, a fuller pant or skirt will balance them out better than a skinny cut will—a strong and sharp shoulder can also do the trick," Ashley Graham told Glamour UK.
Accessories are your friend: Statement jewellery and shoes are a girl’s best friends. Accessories can make an outfit pop and turn even a thrown-together number into a look that is in style and fabulous.
Don't hide your curves: Wearing oversized clothes aimed at camouflaging your body can actually make you look bigger than you are. By embracing your curves, you'll find that clothes are actually more flattering.
Sometimes you'll have to tailer: While tailoring is relatively expensive, it will have a huge impact on your wardrobe. It can be the difference between an outfit looking frumpy and sloppy, or totally put together.
Know your measurements: This is especially important when it comes to online shopping. Sizes vary wildly between stores, and even if you convert from international sizes, knowing your exact measurements will always help you get it right. Most online stores will have size guides with cm or inch measurements.
ALWAYS wear what makes you feel good: Don't worry about what the current trends are or what you think is 'in fashion' right now, but instead, focus on the clothing that makes you feel comfortable and good. "Show your lingerie. Wear white on white. I wear skirts above my knees—even if I have some cellulite hanging out," model Ashley Graham told Glamour UK.
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