Most plus size retailers would have us believing that anyone over a size 28 is plain outta luck. Yet when I walk down the street I don’t see women size 28+ flaunting their beautiful naked bodies…. so that must mean GASP they also need clothes to wear!!!! Shocking, I know. Fat people need clothing. Fat WOMEN need clothing. They need clothing that doesn’t come from a mens big and tall store (though, let’s be honest all of us look stellar in an over-sized button up).
So this one is for my fat babes size 28+. The plus size clothing industry leaves you behind way too often. You deserve to feel amazing in everything you put on your body.
WHERE TO SHOP FOR PLUS SIZE CLOTHING SIZE 28 AND UP
With adorable and well made pieces, Eshakti carries timeless dresses, skirts, and tops that you able to customize. You can add sleeves, change the length, etc all for a small fee. They now carry pants that are custom lengths and measurements and even plus size jumpsuits! I love this store, and lots of my clothes come from here! Carries up to size 36.
Society Plus is a new site “born from the body love revolution”. They carry trendy clothing up to size 32, and have worked hard to create an in-house brand with an extended size range. Their pieces translate well from day to night, and are great for plus size babes of all ages. Prices start around $40.
Catherine’s is a staple for many people over size 28. They carry up to a size 36 (or 5x), and have so many options! Catherine’s is not only a a great place for daily wear, but they also carry active wear, bras, and awesome outerwear as well. They’re covering all your bases!!! Prices start around $25.
I am SO excited about this new edition to the list! Ashley Stewart has recently announced their plans for their extended size range, and I am INTO IT! Ashley Stewart has been an amazing force in the plus size community for a long time, and they have some great clothes, and now they have great clothes that go up to size 32! While the selection is limited, they are working on getting all of their designs into the full extended size range very soon! Their prices start around $25.
With sizes up to 38, Ulla Popken is a great place to shop for chic and hip plus size clothing. Because not all plus size babes are super tall, they are a great option for petite plus sizes with their “short” option in jeans and pants! Though most of the clothes are priced around $50, there is a really great “outlet” section of the website where you can find plenty of cute things for a steal! I’m also super excited about their new menswear line that goes up to 7x!
Gorgeous clothes that are everything an on-trend fat girl could want, SWAK (which stands for “sealed with a kiss”) goes up to size 6X/34 and has lots of pieces that hover around $25 so you’re sure to find something totally fashionable for just the right price!!!!
Avenue is a staple store for anyone over size 26. They have an extensive line of plus size women’s clothing over the size of 26. Each category has lots of options, and they carry shoes, wide calf boots, and lingerie as well! Sizes go up to 32, and prices start around $20.
With sizes from 22-48 (1X-8X), making it big truly caters to the larger plus size woman. They have petite and long styles in their pants, and I’ve heard from several people that their quality is excellent. This brand is a bit more expensive than some others, but would be a great place for staple pieces like a great pair of jeans.
I absolutely love this brand’s all around sophisticated look. They have beautiful work wear that would be amazing to twirl around an office in. While their prices are higher than some on the list, the pieces I own from them are solid and have lasted me a long time. And look how beautiful some of these prints are! Sizes up to 32 (5x), prices start around $45.
Some times there is a plus size store that just makes your big fat dreams come true. Chubby Cartwheels is that sweet sweet place. I love how they listen to the plus size community, and respond with cool fashionable options that you just cannot find other places.
Thanks for joining me for this portion of the series!!! I will try to add to this post every time I hear about a new store that carries sizes 28 and up (last update: March 8, 2016 ), and there will be another post in the series featuring independent designers. Many independent designers carry extended sizes so be sure to keep an eye out for that post! See you next time.
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