Buying Guide to New Favourite Brands
The last few years have seen a huge increase in the availability of plus size fashions, with many new brands emerging and some offering well-liked favorite sizes. Statistics show that the British woman is 16 size, according to which the market for plus size fashion is catching up fast, and its straight-size sister can also overtake it.
Although plus size fashion is still in the shadows, it has come a long way, and with the likes of Crystal Renn, Ashley Graham, and Peloma Elsesser showing up at Fashion Week, we’re slowly seeing that. Fashion designers are moving forward with styles that are not just for 6-8 women.
Plus Size Brands You Need To Know About, Whether It’s Reminding You Of Some Old Favorites That Are Making Something Fresh.
Founded by London-based Nana Rasoeva, this brand new size brand fulfills her mantra, ‘Luxury that fits’. Focus on confidence and identity. It is dedicated to producing large contemporary plus size pieces that drape, frame, and flatter the complete figure. The Hour is available in sizes 14-26 and includes the perfect combination of wardrobe essentials from jackets to the perfect pair of tuxedo trousers.
Marina Rinaldi, part of the Italian Max Mara group, specializes in high-end stylish curved clothing, sizes 12 to 28.
From fashion-forward oversized shirts and printed fabrics to more classic pieces such as tailored trousers and knitwear, there’s a little something for everyone in Matalan’s papaya curve section.
Just been ahead of the plus size fashion curve for a while, and is one of the most styled brands to shop for (the last time we checked 1000 products). Shop party dresses checked blazers and more in 12 to 32 size tested.
New Look’s sizing goes up to UK32 on most of its styles, which means you can buy the same trendy pieces as each one instead of moving to another section. But where New Look wins are the perfect fit, which can be hard to come by anywhere else.
Founded in 2013, Dear Curves is a contemporary, relatively minimalistic oversized women’s wear. The brand’s signature aesthetic is a creative integration of carefully sourced premium fabrics in perfect harmony with traditional African-inspired wax prints. Its size is 14 to 24.
Marks & Spencer
We’re a little obsessed with the M&S’s Curve Collection, which includes trend-leading pieces that range in size from 18-32, carefully crafted as opposed to merely enlarging. Think tops with longer hemlines, beautiful fabrics that do not cling, and discreet elasticated paneling for more ease.
For cheaper over-sized clothing, go straight to the TU plus size section of the fabric (their petite selection is also great). Our top purchases include summer dresses, casual knitwear, and strappy sandals.
You can’t go wrong with one of the original Plus Size Evans. It covers everything from party clothes and workouts to coats and lingerie, ranging in size from 14 to 28.
Anna is one of the pillars of the designer plus-size industry. A Central St. Martin’s graduate, Anna has been in business for more than two decades – no mean feat of any plus-size label. Famous for their beautiful unique prints (homemade) and easy to wear silhouettes, Anna’s pieces are always timeless.
Focusing on the end of the market’s luxury, the team behind US realized that the market has room for easy everyday pieces with beautiful fabrications and advanced construction. The universal standard is about giving women the option of giving them 14 to 32 size accessories and not surprisingly, everyone has gone crazy for this Luxe Basic line. Together with some of the industry’s top creative teams, Universal Standard is setting a new standard in plus size fashion.
A personal favorite, Yoek is beautiful, easy to wear, quality, plus size sizes for everyday pieces beyond my go. Yuk always stands the test of time. Perfect for printed and embellished tunics, palazzo trousers, and fun prints, it’s no surprise that they have a section of loyal fans. However, the most interesting thing is the return of their leather line. Soft leather has fashion-forward styling, new line leather shirts, jackets, and dresses, which makes them stand out in the plus-size field.
Manon Baptiste at Navabi
Plus-sized designer online retailer Navabi, Manon Baptise is fast becoming a label to grab fashion trends. Embracing AW18 trends such as Brocade, the Seventies, and the constant romance with the bomber jacket, Manon Baptiste is labeling your finger on the pulse of fashion!
Elvi is one of the plus-size brands that has taken a full U-turn, so if you haven’t looked at their offerings in the last year, now is the time to re-examine yourself. This well-crafted, beautifully designed and fashion-forward thinking combination is now available with some of the best plus size fashion brands out there. With a competitive price, Elvi offers great, trendy, and stylish style separation, dress, and occasion-wear seal to seal the deal.
Founded in August 2016, Kai Collective is a London-based women’s clothing brand that is adorned with luxurious aesthetics by fashion and travel blogger, Fisay Longe. Fashion-forward pieces range in size from XS to XXL (UK18).
For sizes 42 to 56, Junarose by Vero Moda is a plus size fashion brand that offers the latest trends for young, trendy women.
The choice of clothing on the ASOS curve gets better and better. First, there is the ASOS range, which covers everything from casual staples to plus size wedding guest dresses, and then there are brands of all sizes other than site stocks, which are equivalent to over 100 brands, And of 4000 plus styles.
Sister brand to Phase Eight, Studio Eight’s, is their first promotion in plus size fashion. Keeping the aesthetics of Phase Eight’s signature, you can expect great work-outs separates, glamorous evening wear, tape-wearing embellishments, and amazingly relaxing weekends. When the collection is ready along with the Phase Eight, its style and approach become more intertwined, which gives a little phase Eight style to those above 18 sizes.
Plus Equals wants to add some more fun and frivolous things to the plus-size market fashion. Plus Equals sells hand-picked vintage and remanufactured clothing in sizes 14-26. Stylist Jazmin Lee, Plus Equals selects and upcycles piece to create one-off garments, to show off your personality in carefully crafted and unique pieces.
Carmakoma is a line for people with a rebellious nature. To create a stylish and individual brand, Rock Chick glam and androgens Silhouette are paired with sexy cuts, edgy styling, and feminine details to create a stylish and individual brand that thinks fashion first plus-size second. The design pair of Weiss and Lykke strongly believe that “beauty cannot be reduced to a size label and that clothes should fit the body not the other way round”. Regularly at Copenhagen Fashion Week, Carmakoma is cutting a comma plus size rule book and doing it their way.
River Island’s plus section is a treasure trove of statement pieces. There is a wide selection to choose from, from floral dresses to denim jackets, sizes 18-28.