Fashion Friday: Clothing for Curvy Girls


Clothing for Curvy Girls Clothing 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.

Here are more than 30 of the best brands making clothes for curvy women:

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

9 responses to “Fashion Friday: Clothing for Curvy Girls”

  1. janine says:

    Domino Dollhouse is a great fashion site as well!! Their products are well made and super fashionable 🙂

  2. I have found good luck at Target as well. Talbots (as you mentioned) is GREAT for professional wear.

    • Lisa says:

      I’ve noticed at Target that their in-store “women’s” sections are very limited – they used to be bigger and better. There are way more options on, but I’ve just always found their sizing to be so inconsistent that I don’t order from them much.

  3. Emmie says:

    Kiyonna is my absolute favorite plus size line. Classic, gorgeous dresses and separates. And I’m partial, but I like my plus size posts on my blog 🙂

  4. Jennifer Joyce says:

    If you are looking for high quality career wear or tend towards designer, Lafayette 148 makes plus sizes. Some Nordstroms carry them. Also Saks has it online. You can also buy direct from them on their website,

    Boo to Saks for no longer having plus sizes in store.

  5. Kim says:

    Great source for sites. Thanks so much for posting. Just in time for me to buy clothes for interviewing. Being a full time student for the past 3 years has really gotten me out of dressing professionally. T-shirts and jeans just won’t cut it.

  6. Melissa Frence says:

    Thank you so much for posting those 30 kinds of stores for plus size dresses. You are helping every woman. Your ideas are very detailed.

  7. Irene Burris says:

    An excellent article, thanks for sharing. This will help for all plus size women. At Buy Curvy! they sell affordable clothes.

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