Finding 16+ clothing on the UK high street or online that isn’t downright frumpy and shapeless can sometimes prove a little tricky. Some shops stop at a 16 or 18 and have a separate plus size line that by no means reflect the gorgeous collections that the rest of the store has to offer. And so with this post I bring you my high street and online faves, some tried and tested, some just lusted after!
One of my favourite current stores is Collectif. At present they have just 3 physical stores that are in London, and so if you are in the big smoke then I would recommend checking them out. They frequently host sales online and instore and their high quality pieces are often a real bargain.
Their dresses come in many styles and fabrics and patterns and there really is something for everyone. They cater up to a size 22 in a lot of their clothes. With my busty bottomy shape I favour the Dolores dresses – and I recently got to model the red riding hood print dress at London Edge, available to purchase soon.
I fit into a size SIXTEEN in the Dolores and this little number, proving that they really are cut for curves!
Check out a few of my lust haves from the present and upcoming collection:
Here’s hoping that Collectif go all the way up to a 22 in all of these styles!
Another store that is doing really great things is Evans. I was recently lucky enough to attend the opening of their Marble Arch store and I snagged a couple of beautiful coloured jeggings as they were on offer. I think you’ll agree that the current selection is amazing…
I am also quite a fan of the Clements Ribeiro range as it looks a little more form fitted and on trend than some things Evans produce. I know that they have to cater for women of all ages and of many many sizes and so I don’t begrudge what they do sell, it’s just fab to finally see so many things that I personally love.
She makes dresses from a size 8 through to a 32 and regularly has sales and promotions. She listens to her customers and acts accordingly, always trying to provide what we want and so far not failing! I reviewed one of her gorgeous midi dresses here and provided links to a few other reviews as well.
A brand that is slowly growing on me is Excite Clothing.
I first came across them when I was looking for short sleeved and long sleeved boleros and became impressed by their range and prices when I investigated further.
Mrs BeBe is also a fan of the brand and I think you’ll agree that she looks amazing in it.
Those are my favourites online and on the high street right now. It looks like things are on the up for us more voluptuous ladies who still want to look stylish and proportioned and I for one am grateful for that. We don’t all want to dress in baggy dark non patterned items, we want to look sassy and sexy and on trend and we want bargainous bountiful options.
Which is your favourite plus size store and why? What kind of clothing you do love? Let me know in the comments.