The Top 10 Stores for Plus-Size Women’s Fashion

Here’s where to shop for plus size clothes that are actually cute.

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Best stores for plus size fashion

If you’re considered plus-size by society’s standards – that is, if you’re a size 14 or above – chances are you’ve had trouble finding cute, fashionable pieces to add to your wardrobe at a decent price. But, rest assured that you’re not alone.

Many stores simply don’t make clothes for women above a size 12 or 14 and if they do, said clothes are unfortunately not nearly as cute as the ones for smaller sizes. In my eyes, that’s just not fair! Luckily, I’ve been able to find a handful of stores that seem to believe that style is style whether you’re a size 2 or 22. 

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Below is a list of my top ten favorite stores that I know I can count on for trendy plus-size fashion:

10. Avenue

Avenue logo

While Avenue is solely for plus-size women, I’ve found that their clothes speak to an older crowd and items are sometimes more expensive than what I’m looking to spend.

That said, the store is great in terms of quality (and it should be, given the price tag!), but I definitely like to wait for their many sales before I shop!

9. Ross / TJMaxx / Marshalls

Ross store logo

Let me just say that I typically avoid stores like Ross, TJMaxx, and Marshalls, if only for the fact that they’re always super crowded and the store itself always seems to be a huge mess. However, I’ve recently discovered that there are actually quite a few hidden gems to be found within!

I’m not saying that their entire plus size section is great because it’s not and you will find yourself going home empty-handed sometimes. But, if you have time and patience to spare, you might find your new favorite shirt at a bargain price.

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8. Torrid

Torrid store logo

While I’m not a fan of all of Torrid‘s clothes, they do have some really nice pieces and at a decent price.

I usually go to Torrid when I’m looking for a specific piece and can’t seem to find it anywhere – they almost always come through! For me, it’s usually hit or miss; I either love or hate everything they have in stock, but it’s still worth taking a look if you’re in need of new pieces to add to your closet.

7. Macy’s

Macys store logo

My all-time favorite department store when it comes to plus-size fashion is Macy’s.

Although their prices can be a tad steep sometimes, their sale section is almost always filled with affordable pieces, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

6. Modcloth

Modcloth store logo

Modcloth, one of our favorite sites here at CF, is great for vintage and retro-inspired pieces. In fact, I haven’t been able to find another store for plus-size women with similar pieces!

While some of their clothes are a bit outside my price range, if you search through the website, you’ll find some great pieces that aren’t that expensive, especially in the Sale section. The only bad part is that some prices can be high, but if you join the Modsquad Community, you can earn discounts on your orders!

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5. H&M

H&M store logo

It’s no secret that H&M is both stylish and affordable, and their sizing has gotten more inclusive over the years. These days, most of their pieces are available in up to size 20, and some even higher.

H&M ranks at number five only because not all of their stores carry a huge range of sizes, and because their quality can be so-so at times. That said, the prices at H&M are usually great!

4. Old Navy

Old navy store logo

When it comes to basics, cardigans, leggings, and jeans, Old Navy is one of my all-time favorite stores.

Their prices are definitely manageable on a college budget and while their clothes are not always runway lookalikes, they’re perfect for going to class or even for an internship when you dress up the outfit with accessories!

3. Universal Standard

Universal Standard store logo

Universal Standard is a newer brand that’s already taken over the plus size fashion scene.

They bill themselves as “the world’s most inclusive brand,” with every product in their collection available in sizes 00-40. They carry everything from loungewear to denim, and everything has a high-end, timeless feel to it.

Their styles definitely aren’t cheap, but they also don’t skimp on quality. If you want chic, sophisticated pieces that will last you for years to come, this is the place to shop.


ASOS store logo

ASOS is a UK fashion retailer (and another one of our favorites here at CF) and their clothes remind me a lot of H&M. The best part about ASOS is the sheer variety of styles they carry — there’s something for everyone! And their plus size line, Curve, is simply amazing.

In terms of pricing, ASOS can go either way: they have some really great deals sometimes, but their prices can also be sky-high, so keep an eye out for coupon codes and be sure to take advantage of their 10% off student discount.

1. Eloquii

Eloquii store logo

If you want fashion-forward plus size clothing in sizes up to 26, Eloquii is the best place to shop!

While some of their newer pieces are a little expensive, their sale section is to die for and is actually pretty manageable in terms of price – especially when compared to their regular prices.

And if you like to switch up your wardrobe regularly, the brand even has a special rental service where you can get new clothes in your size every month!

What is your favorite store for plus size fashion?

Do you love or hate the stores mentioned above? What are your favorite stores for plus-size fashion? Would you like to see more plus-size-related fashion posts? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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34 thoughts on “The Top 10 Stores for Plus-Size Women’s Fashion”

  1. I think you left out Ashley Stewart. It is definitely chic and for plus size women. It is really for women of African decent. Other women can wear the fashions but the designers and buyers design and buy clothes that appeal to African American women.

  2. We are plus size people ourself and we run an online jewellery boutique, so we decided to offer all our rings in larger sizes – up to 14 1/2 (UK Z+4). It’s no longer true that jewelry is for “average size” only!

    • LOL! I may be a BBW but I have small, “baby” hands with fat pudgy fingers and am only about a size 5 or 6 USA!!! So, CURVES does NOT mean fat, giant, gross, pieces of meat for fingers!!! :P!!!

  3. Love this plus size fashion and its color and patterns. I was just wondering when anyone going to write leggings article. Nice article.

  4. Absolutely agree! Love forever 21 but another good site is boohoo has GREAT plus sizes in a mostly affordable range and Monif C as well as suitsuitsforall has fabulous swimwear at a rate that’s higher than wanted but still good quality. Boohoo is located in Europe and Monif C in New York so if you’re in the area you should be able to check out their stock.

  5. is really gaining ground! The cuts are GENEROUS – and a dress that will fit a size 0 often fits a size 18! It’s awesome! I’m really impressed with this company an in empowering women of all shapes and sizes:)

  6. Great post! That’s awesome that so many popular retailers are mindful enough to make something for everyone

  7. i don’t like plus size, it is only a number of size, different size, different beautiful, everything is perfect on world.
    what we do is just to help you find perfect dress for your size, not choose dress according your size.
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  8. The best place to buy new and used plus size clothing online is from Meticulousmaltese! We offer high quality, name brand clothing both new and used for a fraction of the price. We offer speedy shipping and exceptional customer service! Prices start at just $14.99 for tops.

  9. Forever 21… are you serious? They don’t sell plus size clothing. The largest I have EVER seen in that store is a 12.

  10. American Eagle is one of my favorite places to shop as a curvy woman. They have extended sizes that go up to 18 (I am a 14) and I love the styles! Definitely a store to consider when shopping (:

  11. A few other stores I love are Sears. Yep sears! Kardashians are designing for them and they have plus size line. Sears has stepped it up. I also love dress barn. Classy styles without being too old fashion. And my newest discovery is a store called CATO Fashions. Unbelievable prices. I got a long denim skirt on clearance for 7.99 and a super cute denim jacket with faux leather sleeves for 6.99. Regular prices run 20.00 for tops and pants. Shipping is always flat 6.95 if you cant find an actual store near you. cATO is my new obsession. Oh and another one is CJ Banks but they can be a little pricey and hit and miss grandmaish styles. But I have found some cute soft warm sweaters and comfy jeans from there.

  12. This is valuable info. I just wanted to let you know that I was in macys and askef about plus size clothes. I was told to go to the large appliances section. Huh? Also, I. Was pregnant with my son. 9 yrs ago and went to a motherhood. Maternity shop and asked about plus size. The clerk stuck her nose up at me and indignantly told me-no they do NOT carry a line for overweight people or the obese. Then she said that if it were up to her, they would never consider it. I was taken back by this.

  13. Maurices is the ONLY clothing store that carries plus sizes that actually fit me like their supposed to. Most stores I’ve ever been to, aside from Lane Bryant and Maurices, has an absolutely pathetic plus size section. It’s like the designers think that since we’re plus size we have no sense of fashion… not only that, every store that I’ve ever been to that carries “plus size” is honestly almost offensive. The clothes are always too short or don’t fit right. At Khols, realistically, I would need 4x length, 3x in the breast area, and 1x-2x in the waist and arms. apparently these plus size designers think that all us plush women are short, small breasted, and have a pinched waist line. wrongo.

    • EXACTLY!!! I think designers think plus size women have a perfect body shape, just larger…if that makes sense. But I don’t. have a belly and and love handles and I need clothing that is flattering. I have never heard of Maurices, but I’m going to check them out! Thanks for the suggestion.


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