These days we’re in the ‘lucky’ position that there are more plus size ranges than ever – so clothing choices are vast and varied which can only be a good thing. Whilst this is great news, if you are a size 26 or above then you are often left disappointed. So often we see brands and celebrity collaborations that launch brand new plus size ranges – only for them to stop at a size 24! I don’t know why this seems to be the ‘magic number’ for so many, but it does.
With so many brands excluding the upper end of plus size, it can be easy to assume that you just don’t have clothing choices – but I promise you that is not the case! There is an entire world of fashion beyond a size 26. I am a size 32 and I have 2 wardrobes bursting with beautiful dresses. Here’s where you can shop if you want to give your wardrobe a 26+ makeover!
High Street Ranges
I call these ‘high street’ ranges, but sadly more often than not you’ll need to shop online. However, they are the ranges that you would shop on the high street for your everyday clothing and the odd night out dress.
New Look Curves have re-launched their range recently and have a decent range up to a size 32.
ASOS offer up to a 30, although most items stop at a 28 – that said I can generally fit their items, so they’re well worth a try!
Lovedrobe also have up to a size 32, although sizes do vary so they are worth trying on!
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One of the things I craved most a few years ago was vintage style clothing, which seemed to be so lacking in the world of plus size fashion. Thankfully Lady Voluptuous came to the rescue and I think I have more of their dresses than any other brand – all of their dresses go up to a size 32!
Something A Little Different…
At first glance Carolina Dress Room might not seem like the best option, as on paper they only go up to a size 26 BUT I wore this Beauty and the Beast dress of theirs and it fits perfectly. I have even suggested that they change the size labels to reach a bigger audience (no pun intended). They have some amazingly unique dresses (Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth and Disney Princess prints for example) so well worth a try!
Even More Options!
Plus Equals have been causing a bit of a stir on social media and rightly so! Their brave, bold and bright prints are unlike anything else we have seen on the plus size scene before. On top of that they offer up to a size 42 as standard on their website and promise to custom make any other sizes if they are ordered – how amazing is that!?
To be honest with you, I could go on forever (well nearly) about clothing options for plus size ladies who are size 26 and above – Evans, Topsy Curvy, Nicky Rockets T-Shirts, Apples and Pears and so many others have clothes that fit our bodies. If you’re above a size 26 and thought you had no clothing options get yourself window shopping online, you’ll be there forever!