20 Trendy Plus Size Clothing Brands

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In recent years, the fashion world has become much more inclusive, with brands expanding and curating clothing, swimwear and shapewear lines for plus-sized bodies (and about time!). It goes without saying: all body types deserve to be seen and celebrated as they are. A diverse size range allows plus size customers to not only style their hair appropriately, but also have fun while doing it – and remember, fashion is supposed to be fun! Let’s face it: no one should have to go through a meltdown in their dressing room because their respective jean size isn’t available.

While beauty standards have certainly evolved, a big disparity persists between plus size and straight size options. Unlike standard-size people, who have an endless supply of chic selections at their fingertips, too often plus-size people end up with old-fashioned, archaic choices. Fashion is a means of self-expression and individuation. It is a key part of life that people of all shapes and sizes should be able to form a meaningful relationship with and enjoy. Not to mention that the age-old saying “Look good, feel good” holds more truth than meets the eye. Research has shown that our mood, self-esteem and self-acceptance are directly influenced by what we wear. In reality, a study conducted at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 showed that women dress for happiness and are inclined to wear clothes that make them feel good when in a positive mood.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the best plus size brands! Whether you’re looking for bras, dresses, pajamas and more, we’ve got you covered with these 20 plus size fashion brands.

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Top Designer Picks

Striped Cotton Midi Tank Dress

11 Honore is a size 12-24 online-only store and features a ton of designers, like Diane Von Furstenberg and Azeeza. Its mission is to give women the opportunity to discover the best clothes, while celebrating and honoring their body and their style. If you love labels, stop and shop here. Bonus: style experts are available to help you determine which size is right for you!

Led by a mother and daughter, Nic + Zoe are here to help ignite the unique spark that makes you, well, you! The goal? To create clothes that make you feel unstoppable, like this classic midi skirt. It is a timeless, elegant and chic piece.

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The best plus size underwear

Deco Lace High Waist Thong

Looking for plus size underwear? Well, consider your journey complete. ThirdLove prides itself on quashing the idea that some sizes are better than others. Bra cup sizes range from A to H and underwear from XS to 3X, so you’ll be sure to find what’s right for you.

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Bohemian print maxi dress

Nothing beats well-made, quality clothes! Love The Label is committed to body inclusivity, as evidenced by its selection range from 16W to 26W. The wide variety of patterns, hues and cuts ensure a fashion find for just about everyone.

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Best overall

Bodysuit Next-to-Naked

The tagline says it all: “Every style in every size, 00-40.” Plus and Straight sizes are rarely sold together, which makes Universal Standard so unique. The brand strives to end fashion segregation through inclusive sizing options, and we’re here for it. Perfect for any occasion, Universal Standard has everything from loungewear to dresses and coveralls.

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Best work clothes

Faux Leather V-Neck Dress

If you’re wearing Eloquii clothing, expect heads to turn and jaws to drop – these cuts are trend definition. The workwear line is particularly chic and includes pantsuits, blouses and dresses. Ranging from sizes 14 to 28, Eloquii is designed for curvy women who appreciate both simple and trendy pieces.

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The best plus size jeans

High waist flare

Sculpted high-waisted jeans? Ummm, yes please. Warp + West believes jeans should be ready to go. That’s why they test each style on customers of all ages and sizes to achieve the perfect fit in sizes 00-24.

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Best Plus Size Sportswear

Pro 365 Leggings

Everyone needs a basic pair of leggings, and this style is available up to size 3x. Whether you’re working out or relaxing, you can never go wrong with lightweight compression fabric. Trust us, you won’t regret choosing Nike for all your exercise wants and needs!

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Opulent wrap-effect dress

Founded in 1999, City Chic pioneered plus size fashion. It epitomizes a bold and sexy look that fits in all the right places. This modern wrap dress is particularly glamorous, with its tulip hem, angled sleeves and matching belt (anyone else can’t help but think of fall fashion?).

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Better basics

Ribbed Slip Maxi Dress

Kim Kardashian’s infamous clothing line, SKIMS, offers underwear, loungewear and shapewear for all bodies, as evidenced by this scoop-neck dress. Flattering for all body types, it will hug your body comfortably. Sizes range from 00 to 26 with eight different color options.

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Best Plus Size Swimwear

Draped bikini top

Summer is fast approaching, so it’s time to buy the swimsuits you covet! At Soma, “it’s not about the track, it’s about the real way”. The brand offers swimwear up to XXL, as well as a variety of beachwear, so you can complete your look.

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Best Plus Size Loungewear

Peach Jersey Pajamas

This cut is worthy of canceling all your plans to stay and snuggle up. PJ Salvage’s Cozy Plus line includes the living room sets of your dreams. The brand believes in “investing in rest” and considers downtime to be one of life’s greatest luxuries, no matter what size anyone is.

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Lightweight Yarn Pull On Shorts

These lavender shorts speak to us, with their high waist, open legs and practical pockets (heart-eye emoji insert). Although Madewell has a large inventory of plus sizes online, IRL stores only carry a selection of plus denim, although the goal is to carry the entire plus collection in-store and online.

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Top Luxury Pick

Citta Striped Sleeveless Blazer

Made in Italy, this on-trend cut comes at a price. Designer Marina Rinaldi loves women who are proud of their bodies, which is why she created a brand that appreciates female beauty in all shapes and sizes. If your style is upscale and chic, this is your match!

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Contour Faux Shearling Jacket

Co-founded by Khloe Kardashian, Good American is committed to challenging industry standards to deliver 100% inclusive collections, always. Although particularly known for its denim jeans, this fake jacket is also a hit. How soft and cuddly is he? !

It’s no surprise that UGG offers all things cozy! You will literally slip into the soft cotton bathrobe, which has sizes available up to 3x. The diverse size range allows for maximum inclusion.

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The Rolling Stones 1978 Boyfriend Graphic Tee

If you could wear graphic tees all day, allow us to introduce you to Daydreamer. This Cali-based brand has something for everyone with sizes ranging from XS to 3X. With all your favorite singers and bands, like Blondie, Led Zeppelin and more, you’ll be channeling your inner rock star in no time.

Period underwear that works for all body shapes and sizes (woohoo!). Thinx spent two years designing their plus size collection to ensure it was comfortable and smooth in all the right places. The goal was to make sure all customers felt safe and protected. Sizes range from XS to 4X.

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Short-sleeved wrap jumpsuit

You can never go wrong with an olive jumpsuit! Crafted in supple jersey, this fit can easily take you from day to night. Not to mention that the sizing extends to 24W.

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Flutter Sleeve Georgette Wrap Tunic Top

For high quality, look no further than Vince Camuto. This top is one of many plus-size pieces from the iconic designer. The ruffled sleeves are stunning, as is the criss-cross hem.

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Michael O. Stutler