Fashion for the plus-size community is known to be widely misrepresented, if represented at all, in the clothing industry. But lucky for us, the online world of plus-size fashion is quickly emerging. There are plenty of stores to choose from, but which ones are the best? Here are a few good options for any plus-size body in any price range.
Eloquii is an online boutique store that sells great professional statement pieces and has sizes 14-24. It’s a bit pricey, but everything is quality-made and true to size. If you’re a first-time customer, they offer free shipping on your first order.
If you love Forever 21 but can never find pieces bigger than an XXS, Forever 21 offers plus-size clothing online. And they use actual plus-size models! Speaking from experience, their plus-size bottoms run true to size, but tops can be a bit snug. Their clothing goes up to 3X and the prices are relatively cheap.
If you’ve got some cash to spend and love minimalist fashion, Mei Smith is an excellent option. Though they have a smaller selection, all are great quality and support emerging womenswear designers. Everything at Mei Smith is size 12+.
If you have a more classic style, J. Crew Factory offers plus-size on select men’s and women’s clothing. There is not a specific section online, so you’ll have to search around, but it’s there. Shirts are offered up to size 3X and dresses can be found in size 16. The Factory is cheaper than regular J. Crew as well.
With these online stores, you can embrace your size and own your style. No more trying to just “find what fits.” It’s time to show the world what your style really is.
Story by Emily Klein
Photo by Crystal French
Model Kyla Kiefer