Body inclusivity is no longer an extra asset that brand's throw on their marketing techniques. It's a default—a prerequisite for fashion brands to expand their sizes to ensure that all women have the opportunity to feel stylish, beautiful, and at their best. A clothing store without plus-size options is reminiscent of a make-up brand without different skin tones. And even though fashion continues to exhibit signs of progression, there is obviously still so much more work to do.
However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to shopping for plus-sizes—most people are unaware of the unseen labor that goes into it. Contrary to their straight-size counterparts, those above a 12 or 14 don't necessarily have the option of just popping into a Zara to find a last-minute outfit. There is a ton of more research, online browsing, added-on shipping prices, and annoying returns that go into shopping for plus-size options. And if you're looking for trendy, fashion-forward brands, the task is even harder.
On top of everything, brands will oftentimes slap the "plus-size" label on a few pieces that seem to be the crumbs of what's usually offered. But, beyond these obstacles are clothing stores that are catering to these needs—with flying colors! To ease this particular shopping woe we've created a list of the best plus-size stores that offer high-quality and chic products. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
1. Dia and Co.
Whether you're looking for a staple piece or a statement piece, Dia & Co. has you covered. Not only does the brand offer quality pieces at a fair price point, but it also offers the Dia Box, which is your own personal set of clothing picked out by an in-house stylist.
2. ASOS Curve
ASOS continues to prove that it stands for fashion for all. Not only does the brand cater to plus-size fits seamlessly, but it also offers a wide range of fashion-forward garments.
Whether you want to look sophisticated or add a touch of glamour into your look, Eloquii has you covered.
6. 11 Honoré
I'm not sure if there's much more needed to say about luxury boutique shopping that specializes in plus-sizes. How can one even resist a bit of luxury?