Because plus size fashion should never stop at a 3X. by Frances
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Often, we see comments where many of you are looking for places to shop beyond a size 24, you know, the extended plus size options. While you may be a size 22/24 in bottoms, but in some brands or cuts those thighs won’t give you a break and many times you may have to go up a size or two.
So today, we take a minute to update our growing list of shops catering to extended plus size and share some more of our favorite places to shop for the fall season!
For those of you wearing size 26 and above- it’s not just about finding brands that cater to your fashion needs- it’s also about great fit. And while slowly but surely, brands are stepping up to fill the void.
We found that several plus size brands (and traditional retailers) offer a large selection of their inventory to the extended plus size customer. But oftentimes, those sizes stop at a 3 or 4X. And with the climate of plus size fashion, there is an increasing demand for brands to be more inclusive with the options they offer.
So to help you out or enable, (whichever you choose) on your plus size shopping journey, we’ve rounded a FEW more online stores that offer items that are perfect for the extended plus size person.
13 Sites to Shop That Cater to Extended Plus Size!
For sake of ease and inclusion, we did not include those brands that stop at a 4X. We wanted to make sure that we featured brands that went further than that, up through a 10X. Along with a couple of our favorite finds, check out our list of extended plus size websites and let us know if we missed any gems!
Looking for a few more places that make and fashion plus sizes above a size 3x? Check out these 12 places to shop for extended plus size fashion!
“LOUDBODIES is a clothing brand founded by Patricia Luiza Blaj, driven by her need to prove that style has no size and to make ethically produced sustainable clothing of all sizes available to people everywhere.
And EVERYbody deserves stylish and comfortable clothes in their size.”
Available up through a size 10XL and custom options available
“Tuesday of California is owned by award winning illustrator Tuesday Bassen and first started as an extension of her art work, creating highly illustrative clothing pieces based on her work. Over time, Tuesday of California evolved into a different beast entirely, earning it’s own identity.
Tuesday of California is an apparel brand that designs and produces clothes in sizes XXS-7X with an emphasis on adjustable fit for body diversity. We are proud to carbon offset all shipments, use sustainable materials whenever possible, and use fair wage labor at our sweatshop free sewing houses.”
Available up through a size 7X.
“At On the Plus Side, we stand for the exact opposite. We believe that clothes should make you feel good on the inside and out. Our clothes are designed with you in mind.
We ONLY make plus size clothes so our focus is solely on YOU, the plus size woman who deserves more. Everything we make is exclusive to us, we’ve created our own specifications and patterns. We use only true plus size models in our fit and advertising, so no more ramping up a size 6 and hoping it fits!”
Available up through a size 8X (48).
“Top quality fashion for powerful women with minds of their own, who follow their own tastes – that’s what Ulla Popken is about. With softly flowing fabrics, fashionable cuts in a perfect fit, innovative materials and trendy colors and patterns style is of the essence – not size.
Every month a new line offers every day fashion, business outfits and evening wear, functional sports apparel, swimwear, playful lingerie, accessories and shoes. Ulla Popken has the perfect outfit for every style and every occasion in sizes 14 to 40.”
Available up through a size 40.
“CurveGirl is an initiative to bring fashion democracy by liberating women from size & height expectations and motivate them to celebrate their body and live healthy. You deserve the perfect fit to your own unique measurements. If the size scale is not for you, you can still own a high fashion garment. We bring that custom tailored experience at retail costs and promise to cover the diverse and much under served real women.”
Available up through a size 10X (50)
“In 1996, Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi was an aspiring entrepreneur with just one problem. She didn’t have a business idea. Nope, with the rise of the “dot com” era, revolutionizing how plus size women’s clothing was perceived and distributed was not something she could have dreamed up. Well, that is, until she went on vacation.
Today, Kiyonna can be found in over 100 stores nationwide and beyond. Online business accounts for over 80% of sales, and in 2007, the company opened it’s first Flagship retail location called the Upstairs Boutique in Anaheim.”
Available up through a size 5X (32)
“eShakti makes clothes to your size, height and style. The only clothing brand to do so.
It is also about sustainability as there is no waste either at our end or yours. We don’t have any clothes left over at the end of the season as we only make what the customer orders. And you are more likely to find clothes that meet your size, height and style requirements and hence will have nothing that hangs unused in your closet.”
Available up through a size 6X (36).
“SWAK, short for Sealed With a Kiss Designs is a Los Angeles-based company offering trendy, affordable plus size fashion. We believe that fashion should be fun and easily accessible. Plus size clothing shouldn’t cost more simply because it is designed for a size 14+ figure. We’ve done our job if our customer feels confident in our plus size designs. With over 20 years in experience with both fabric selection and manufacturing, we are proud to offer our expertise in fashion to sizes 1X-6X which is a size 14-34.”
Available up through a size 6X (34)
“Fat-Femme Owned and Operated // Made in Los Angeles // Sustainable + Ethically Made”
Available up through a size 7X (40).
“We’re the world’s most inclusive fashion brand, but access for all shouldn’t end with US. We want to change everything. We want to break barriers. We want to unite the divided. We’re committed to improving the industry standard by empowering everyone to embrace inclusion and working with partners who see it as we do. Yes, these are big challenges but what grounds us is you. We’re here to make you happy and look forward to your notes and calls, from constructive feedback to rave reviews. You keep US inspired, and you keep US honest.”
Available up through a size 40.
“Copper Union is one of Portland’s staple plus size fashion labels designed by Claire Doody. With a diverse background in jewelry design, costuming, and fiber arts, Claire has focused her passion and drive into creating plus size separates that celebrate radical fat bodies with style and attitude. Her strong understanding of textiles and fit techniques set her apart from current plus size lines on the market.
Copper Union is dedicated to designing and producing quality plus size separates here in Oregon. You can find the pieces exclusively here on the website, sent directly to you! Join Claire as she sets a new standard for plus size fashion in Portland and beyond”
Available up through sizes 7X (38)
“Alpine’s story began when Colombian-born founder and designer Olga Phillips realized that finding cute and flattering swimsuits for her plus size niece was nearly impossible. It became her mission to start a brand that would make women of all shapes and sizes always feel sexy, included, and represented. In August of 2017, Alpine Butterfly emerged from her chrysalis.”
Available up through a size 6X.
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.” – James Cash Penney
”JCPenney’s history is bound to the legacy of our founder, James Cash Penney, who established honor, courage, service, and cooperation as guiding principles in the life of a JCPenney associate. These values have been at the forefront of our Company history and continue to guide us into the future.”
Available up through a size 5X.
We gave you a few options, yes? If you are looking for essentials, drama, high fashion or even a few fast fashion options in extended plus size, we have rounded them up for you. Especially at varying price points and style aesthetics.
What did you think? Did you find a few new brands to check out swiftly? A few that you will need to revisit?
And while it’s no surprise how difficult it can be shopping for plus size clothing, many of our favorite brands are taking great steps into extending their sizes beyond the size 24. And quite frankly, it has been long overdue. Especially with legacy plus size brands…
And for those plus size retailers and designers who have not, what are YOU waiting for? Come on boo, get it together.
Have you tried any of the shops above? What did you like about them?
Bettina Cabana is a web designer and a freelance fashion blogger. She loves to write about the latest trends, women's fashion, and a lot more in the industry. Bettina has been working for multiple clients in the past many years. She likes to explore new places, cultures, and cook in her free time.