If you're tired of every fashion-forward piece stopping at size 12, you'll want to check out this list.

By Alexis Bennett and Samantha Sutton
Updated Apr 08, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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When it comes to shopping for plus-size clothing, we're tempted to give the fashion industry a solid D-. Sure, it's not completely failing, but things feel only slightly better than they were in, say, 2015. And, while brands may be quick to claim they've made strides to represent more shapes and sizes, what's actually available on the racks still leaves so much to be desired.

There's also the fact that, during the pandemic, plus-size options were among the first to be sacrificed as a way to cut costs, which — hello! — doesn't make any sense. It's 2021. We're confident that, if more stores truly tried, they'd be able to find a solution that didn't exclude a whole group of people, or essentially say, "Oh, wait, you're not a medium? Well, that's too bad."

We understand how frustrating it can be to find stores that actually sell cute plus-size clothing, but we're here to make things a little easier. Ahead, we've gathered our favorite plus-size retailers, from well-known department stores to smaller, niche brands that specialize in creating on-trend dresses and jeans for curvy women. Read on to discover our alphabetical guide to the best plus-size stores.

  1. 11 Honore
  2. Amazon
  3. Ashley Stewart
  4. ASOS
  5. Athleta
  6. Boohoo
  7. Curvy Sense
  8. David's Bridal
  9. Dear Curves
  10. Dia & Co.
  11. Draper James
  12. ELOQUII
  13. Fabletics
  14. Fashion to Figure
  15. FashonNova
  16. Forever21
  17. Girlfriend Collective
  18. Good American
  19. H&M
  20. J.Crew
  21. Just My Size
  22. Lane Bryant
  23. Madewell
  24. ModCloth
  25. Neiman Marcus
  26. New York & Co.
  27. Nordstrom
  28. Old Navy
  29. Oyemwen
  30. QVC
  31. Savage x Fenty
  32. Selkie
  33. Swimsuits For All
  34. Target
  35. Torrid
  36. Universal Standard

Learn more about what each store has to offer, ahead!

11 Honore
11 Honoré
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11 Honoré

Luxury brands are notorious for only offering standard sizing, but 11 Honoré has truly changed the game. This site sells designer pieces for sizes 10 - 26, so you, too, can enjoy everything from a sweet LAPOINTE suit to a printed Ganni dress.

Amazon

We admittedly turn to Amazon for a variety of needs, but in addition to stocking up on the latest viral face cream, we've grown to love its fashion department. Aside from being able to filter and get that Prime delivery in a flash, The Drop often collaborates with our favorite fashion bloggers, offering trending, seasonal styles up to a 3X.

Ashley Stewart

Ruffled tops, structured suits, the cutest selection of breezy dresses — you could spend hours adding these playful designs to cart, and, thanks to the reasonable price tags, won't end up in a massive amount of debt if you buy multiple items.

ASOS

If you're tempted to try out some of the coolest trends, but don't want to drop a ton of money, ASOS is the place to go. The website carries athleisure, formalwear, and office-appropriate clothing up to a size 28.

Athleta

Yes, you can find leggings and other great workout gear here, but there's more to this store than fitness. By simply perusing the 1X - 3X section, you might find yourself adding tennis skirts and denim jackets to your cart, too.

Boohoo

Boohoo is great for stocking up on basics, such as wear-everywhere bodysuits and turtlenecks, but there's also a ton of statement pieces in plus-sizes, from party-ready jumpsuits for $40 to $65 puffer jackets.

Curvy Sense

Oftentimes, browsing the plus-size section can feel as if you're shopping for your grandma — florals, classics cuts, a whole bunch of simple, "perfectly fine" pieces. But, if a pully top or a ruched dress is on your wishlist, it's time to head to this one-stop-shop, which sells sexy, statement clothing alongside closet essentials.

David's Bridal
David's Bridal
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David's Bridal

If this store's name makes you think dated, '00s designs, you clearly haven't been in a while. Not only will you likely find the poufy princess or sleek and subtle wedding gown of your dreams here — and yes, they go up to a size 30W! — there are sparkly designs fit for any fancy occasion, all for a reasonable price.

Dear Curves

This brand specializes in two items we just can't quit: Colorful A-line skirts, which can easily give even a T-shirt a boost, and breezy, kimono-like dresses that Angelina Jolie would no doubt approve of.

Dia & Co.

So many bloggers, models, and actresses have been spotted shopping and partnering with this store, and it's not hard to see why. No matter your aesthetic, you're bound to find pieces that suit your style thanks to its wide variety of clothing, and even better, sizes go up to a 5X or 32. Hell yes.

Draper James

Reese Witherspoon's brand Draper James is a must for those who love Southern-inspired fashion, like gingham prints, floral dresses, and graphic T-shirts with cheeky quotes.

ELOQUII
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Eloquii

Eloquii's selection of clothing comes in sizes 14 through 28, and when we say this brand is on top of every major trend to come down the runway and grace our Instagram feed, we mean it. The prices are pretty approachable, too, so you won't feel guilty after snagging the puff-sleeve dress or palazzo pants of your dreams.

Fabletics

Find clothes for all of your workout needs at Fabletics. It doesn't matter if you're looking for yoga leggings or comfortable joggers, you'll be able to shop all of those gym essentials up to a size 3X.

Fashion to Figure

This store specializes in runway trends in your size at a fraction of high-end prices. Fashion to Figure also creates an assortment of typically hard-to-fit shoes — like over-the-knee boots made specifically for thick thighs.

Fashion Nova

If your goal is to dress like an A-lister or live life like it's a runway, break out that credit card. Fashion Nova Curve is famous for its dupes, making flattering, trending, and budget-friendly clothing up to a size 3X. It's no wonder that this brand really is celebrity-approved.

Forever21

It's possible that you're beyond the age of 21, and that's ok! You'll still be able to find jeans, blazers, and basics that you can seamlessly pair with the rest of your "adult" wardrobe, and might be pleasantly surprised that they fit you like a glove.

Girlfriend Collective
Girlfriend Collective
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Girlfriend Collective

We could sing the praises of this fitness brand all day long, whether we're talking about the inclusive size range (XXS to 6X, with nothing separated into a different "plus" section) or how it's environmentally-friendly, with items (and packaging!) being made of recycled materials.

Good American

It's challenging to find body-hugging, stretchy jeans that don't look cheap, but Good American, the brand co-founded by Khloé Kardashian, has mastered it. Some of the designs are also made with waist-contouring and booty-sculpting fabrics.

H&M

H&M has always been pretty consistent with producing the pieces fashion girls want to wear — and offering them at a decent price. So, if a leather biker jacket or a slip skirt is on your list, you'll find it here, up to a 4X.

J.Crew

Bet you didn't realize that you can find preppy dresses, tops, and pants up to a size 24 at J.Crew. And don't forget its still the place to go to for cozy cashmere, too.

Just My Size

Just My Size's website is stocked with all types of hard-to-find bras and panties. You'll also find great shapewear and a small selection of clothes on the brand's roster.

Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant's strong suit is the classics, like the tops and pants you hang onto forever and will find a million and one ways to style. The brand also carries underwear, and those buy-one-get-one deals are sure to keep you hooked.

Madewell
Madewell
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Madewell

Searching for a pair of jeans you'll want to wear every day? Look no further. Whether you prefer skinnies or wide-leg, dark wash or something light, you'll have a hard time choosing from this too-cool selection of versatile bottoms, which go up to a size 24W.

ModCloth

If you enjoy a quirky, fun print and envy the outfits on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel you're in luck, because ModCloth has got you covered. Now, you can shop retro, feminine designs up to a 4X.

Neiman Marcus

For elevated everyday essentials, turn to Neiman Marcus. That's where we like to grab soft white tees and striped blouses.

Nordstrom

Comfy SKIMS loungewear? Graphic tees? Butt-friendly jeans? Gowns for your next formal event? Nordstrom is packed with size-inclusive options, and it's the place to turn to for smart, long-lasting investments.

Old Navy

Thanks to sales and extended sizes, you could really walk away with a whole new wardrobe for less than $200, and that includes everything from jeans to sweats to bathing suits.

Oyemwen

If you love tulle, you'll fall head over heels for these custom dresses, sets, and overlays, which aren't just glamorous and over-the-top — in the best way! — but are offered up to a size 5X.

QVC

In case you weren't aware, QVC has been creating plus-size clothing for years, and yes, these pieces are cute as hell. Even celebrity stylists and top models have sold their collaborations through this site, so you know it has that Hollywood stamp of approval.

fenty
Savage X Fenty
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Savage X Fenty

Rihanna really set out to create sexy underwear for everyone. Not only do these bras, panties, and other forms of lingerie go up to a 3X, there's always great representation on the Savage X runway, showcasing the jaw-dropping designs on people of all shapes and sizes.

Selkie

It's not often that viral clothing comes in plus-size, too, but these voluminous, frilly, puff-sleeve dresses range from XXS to 5X — if you can get you hands on them before they sell out.

SwimsuitsforAll

The next time you're ready to hit up the beach or the pool, remember SwimsuitsforAll has a huge stash of plus-size bikinis and one-pieces. And, yes, they're actually designs you'll want to post to Instagram, not the same old styles with skirts.

Torrid

We're in love with Torrid's vast selection of fashion-forward pants, dresses, and tops in sizes 10 through 30. Plus, where else can you find formal dresses under $100? Or so many cute denim shorts?

Universal Standard

From a 00 to a 40, we can't think of another brand that offers such a wide selection of sizes. The designs are perfect for those who like to take a minimalist approach to fashion since solid, versatile items are this store's forte.