Fashion Friday: Clothing for Curvy Girls

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Clothing for Curvy Girls | Women clothing shops for curvy womenClothing options for curvy girls have have gotten immeasurably better in the past few years. More and more designers are making plus-size clothing, even though they may be sold only online and aren’t always easy to find.

I really believe that wearing nice clothes that fit my body today, not when or if I lose 20, 30, 40 more lbs, has greatly impacted my self acceptance. Sally over at Already Pretty helped us compile a list of fashion resources for larger women that helped me a lot. I’ve checked most of these out and included links to my favorite ones.

Igigi – this brand is sometimes available in specialty boutiques, but mainly online.

Torrid – inexpensive, trendy and a little edgy.

Eloquii – suiting, office-friendly, but also trendy.

SWAK – basics and some trends.

Nordstrom – a bit of everything. Shop the sales!

Alloy – select “extended sizes,” up to size 25/XXXL only. Also features inseams up to 37″ on most pants.

ASOS Curve – go to women/curve. Trendy, affordable, some great basics.

Rachel Pally White Label – drapey jersey knits. Expensive but gorgeous.

Eileen Fisher – extremely expensive, but great quality.

Monif C – mostly convertible dresses and swimwear.

Talbots – in many major malls, includes petite plus. Great for suiting.

Land’s End – includes petite plus, tall plus, and a great selection of bathing suits.

Bare Necessities – features bras up to 54H.

Junonia – mainly activewear.

We Love Colors – colorful (and neutral) tights.

Lucie Lu – great selection of trendy jackets, t-shirts, skirts and dresses.

Evans USA – a diverse selection of stylish clothes and lingerie from this UK retailer.

Addition-Elle – cool stuff from a Canadian retailer.

Additionally, the number of bloggers writing about plus-size fashion is growing by leaps and bounds. Here are some of the ones that Sally recommends:

Le Blog de Big Beauty – a French woman with impeccable style.

Curvy Girl Chic – does trends beautifully.

Fashion for Giants – Gracey is 6′ tall AND plus sized.

Frocks and Frou Frou – vintage sensibilities.

Gabifreshtrendy, outspoken, and great style.

Girl with Curves – simple, classic looks.

Life & Style of Jessica Kane – lots of professional, work-appropriate looks and inspiring stories to boot.

Manolo for the Big Girl – more discussion than inspiration, but a fabulous read.

Nicolette Mason – New York City and high-fashion.

Pashteit – sweet and ladylike.

The Snug Bug– Patty’s site is mostly about sewing, but if you want outfits go right to that URL.

The Style Climber – mix of trendy and classic.

Wardrobe Oxygen – Alison is full-figured, not plus, but provides loads of fabulous inspiration and advice.

So, are we missing any great sites? Let us know!

Photo by SWAK Designs

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