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The 17 Best Stores for Shopping Cute Plus-Size Clothing

Ask any plus-size person who’s obsessed with fashion, and they’ll tell you how seriously bleak shopping used to be. Finding the best plus-size clothing stores that didn’t exclusively carry frumpy or boring clothing was pretty much a nonexistent notion. We needed representation out there! 

The fashion industry didn’t seem to pay attention to the fact that the average women’s clothing size was 14 (though now, the average size is around 16) and only focused on sizes below 10. It also dismissed the fact that 68% of shoppers are made up of plus-size women. While there’s still a long way to go, thankfully, much about the industry has changed. Clothing brands, retailers, and even subscription services finally got a reality check, and now there are a plethora of stylish options for plus-sized folks. Yes, even from upscale designers.

Ahead, you’ll find the best plus-size stores, whether you’re looking for investment pieces, closet essentials, or anything that’ll help you re-emerge from quarantine equal parts chic, confident, and comfortable. 

ASOS Curve

Considered a longtime player in the plus-size arena, ASOS took things to the next level when it launched its plus-size range, Curve, back in 2010. Offering a wonderful Cheesecake Factory menu-like assortment of styles, plus shoppers can find practically everything on its virtual shelves, including denim, basics, accessories, and swimwear. 

ASOS Design Curve Ruched Sleeve Peg Leg Jumpsuit

$50$37.50

ASOS

ASOS Design Curve Ultimate Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Eloquii

Started in 2011 as a plus-size offshoot to The Limited, Eloquii was shut down less than two years later only to be given a second chance by passionate customers. Since its relaunch in 2014, the brand has proved itself to be a key player in the plus-size market through fashion-forward collections and collaborations with Jason Wu and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James. In fall 2020, the brand partnered with Walmart to launch Eloquii Elements, to help make its size-inclusive clothing even more accessible to shoppers.

Eloquii Off The Shoulder Smocked Bodice Dress

$130

Eloquii

Eloquii Tie Bodice Romper

$130

Eloquii

Universal Standard

From the get-go, Universal Standard was centered around inclusivity—and not just for plus-size shoppers, with a clothing range that spans 00 to 40. The brand specializes in denim, but offers workwear, athleisure, and a host of versatile pieces. There’s also the Fit Liberty collection, which allows a free replacement if your size happens to go up or down within a year.

Universal Standard Myrtle Denim Jumpsuit

$198

Universal Standard

Universal Standard Carmen Satin Bomber Jacket

$168

Universal Standard

11 Honoré

Launched in 2017, 11 Honoré aimed to connect plus-size shoppers with luxury designers and vice versa, as historically, anything over a size 10 was often overlooked in runway couture. The online retailer features designers such as Badgley Mischka, Mary Katrantzou, and Christian Siriano, (who championed inclusivity in fashion before many others). In 2020, 11 Honoré launched its own private label, and most recently, collaborated with Lena Dunham on a five-piece collection.

11 Honoré Deluca Skirt

$138

11 Honoré

Mara Hoffman Agnella Dress

$450

11 Honoré

Wray NYC

The traditional plus-size fashion fare was limited to billowy blouses, shapeless dresses, and dark colors—then Wray Serna launched her ethically made, namesake brand in 2015. It centers on bright colors and funky prints—exactly the kinds of things plus-size women were taught to stay far and away from—and soon won the attention of Aidy Bryant, who became a fan.

Wray Gwen Dress

Wray Birdie Dress

Nordstrom

One of the most game-changing moves in the industry was when Nordstrom expanded its plus-size offerings in 2017. The mega-retailer tapped 100 brands to participate in all of its categories including denim, intimates, and activewear. Cut to 2021, and similar to ASOS, Nordstrom has become a go-to for all plus-size clothing needs.

Wayf Gillian Ribbed Tank Dress

$68$41

Nordstrom

Skims Cozy Knit Tank

$52

Nordstrom

Fabletics

In the past, activewear for plus-size folks was pretty much unheard of, unless you count a baggy t-shirt and black leggings as premium workout wear. Now, brands like Fabletics have provided incredibly stylish two-piece options, up to a 4X.

Fabletics Enlighten 2-Piece Outfit

$140$60

Fabletics

Fabletics Peak 2-Piece Outfit

$130$70

Fabletics

Fashion to Figure

Whether you’re in need of a going-out top or jeans with fur trim (hello, Clueless vibes!), Fashion to Figure is an incredible plus-size source. The retailer celebrates curves while offering a wide range of clothing, accessories, and shoe options, including thigh-high boots, which used to be unheard of for plus-size shoppers.

Fashion to Figure Callie Tie Waist Sweater Dress

$80

Fashion to Figure

Fashion to Figure High Rise Flare Jeans with Feather Trim

$75

Fashion to Figure

Torrid

Torrid actually began as a sister store to Hot Topic when it launched back in 2001. It’s since become a popular source for trendy plus-size clothing, accessories, and footwear, though it still features novelty clothing, like Minnie Mouse and Avengers through its fan-focused category. Over the years, the retailer has partnered with Rebel Wilson, model Tara Lynn, and most recently, fashion designer Betsey Johnnson.

Betsey Johnson Black Cherry Print Ponte Peplum Dress

Torrid High Neck Foxy Tank

$22.50$16

Torrid

Selkie

Fairytales and daydreams are in Selkie’s DNA, and the brand makes dreamy pieces for anyone who wears sizes up to 5X. Its most popular style, The Puff dress, comes in an array of pastel colors and floral prints for shoppers who feel like dressing like a princess.

Selkie The Stepmom Princess Dress

$249

Selkie

Selkie The Lilac Puff Dress

$280

Selkie

Fashion Brand Company

If you’re of the belief that fashion should have a sense of humor, you’ll definitely fall in love with Fashion Brand Company. The highly imaginative, LA-based brand by Penelope Gazin features designs that are so whimsical, they sometimes don’t make sense (in a good, Pee Wee’s Playhouse-type of way). Think mesh jumpsuits that conceal the face, irreverent sweaters covered with nipples or eggs, and moth-inspired dresses. Most of the pieces go up to 6XL or 7XL.

Fashion Brand Company Primary Check Linen Flds Maxi Dress

$185

Fashion Brand Company

Fashion Brand Company The Director Jumpsuit

$165

Fashion Brand Company

Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent

Designer Cynthia Vincent started Bacaal (the name inspired by iconic actor Lauren Bacall) in order to give “high-quality investment pieces” to women who are beyond a size 12. There’s something for everyone as the line features stunning floral maxi, crochet, and slip dresses, alongside kaftans, utility jumpsuits, and loungewear.

Baacal Joni Maxi Dress

$369

Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent

Baacal Short Beckett Plaid Double Breasted Car Coat No*64

$220

Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent

Loud Bodies

Designer Patricia Luiza Blaj started Loud Bodies after she realized the only clothing available to her was plain, baggy, and boring. The line is not only inclusive with a size range of XXS to 10XL, but sustainable as well. Every step of the production process has the environment mind — even leftover fabric is turned into pillows or donated to animal shelters.

Loud Bodies “Empress Wu” Culottes Pants

$125

Loud Bodies

Loud Bodies “Gabrielle” Dress Soft Pink Cupro

$350

Loud Bodies

Girlfriend Collective

Transforming recycled water bottles into clothing isn’t a magic trick, it’s a real part of the Girlfriend Collective’s process, as the brand’s goal is to be as sustainable as possible. Though it mainly focuses on activewear, the Instagram-famous brand has expanded to include loungewear and outerwear, all up to a size 6XL.

Girlfriend Collective Pond Scoop Unitard

$88

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective Midnight Undress

$78

Girlfriend Collective

Dia & Co.

Unlike other brands, Dia & Co. was started by an actual plus-size woman, Nadia Boujarwah, who struggled with finding anything stylish in her size. The brand offers an assortment of sophisticated pieces, including loungewear, swim, denim, and more.

Meri Skye Jenna Maxi Dress

$45

Dia & Co.

Molly&Isadora Annette Short-Sleeved Knit Dress

$59

Dia & Co.

Coyan

If you’re looking for a gorgeous silk dress to keep in your closet for a long, long time that you can also wear on a variety of occasions, invest in something from Coyan. The US-made brand features solid-colored, luxury dresses and caftans that go up to a size 26.

Coyan Seta Gown in Black & Ivory

$1,150

Coyan

Coyan Seta Gown in Blush

$1,150

Coyan

Good American

When Good American, which was co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, launched in 2016, it made waves as one of the first-ever inclusively sized denim brands. Now, Good American offers everything from activewear to dresses for any occasion.

Good American Cut Off Short

$119

Good American

Good American 90s Ribbed Tank Dress

$99

Good America

Marie Lodi is a Glamour contributor. Follow her @marielodiandreakos.

How Christopher Nolan And His Batman-Themed Office Contributed To One ‘The Happiest Moments’ Of John David Washington’s Life

John David Washington starred in Tenet as The Protagonist, a CIA agent whose recruited to help prevent an attack on the world from the future by learning how to control the flow of time. Christopher Nolan has never been one to shy away from exploring time in his movies, but needless to say that Tenet took that aspect of his filmmaking to a whole new level. Washington was joined by Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh and Michael Caine, among others.

Upcoming Paul Rudd Movies And TV: What’s Coming Up For The Ant-Man Star

What If…? – TBA 2021 (Post-Production)

Proposing what could happen if things turned out differently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney+’s What If…? promises to be an intriguing animated addition to the expanding multi-franchise, one that allows its actors to play differing variations of these familiar superhero characters. It’ll be one of the most curious MCU installments yet, and that’s without mentioning its incredible roster of stars. It nearly matches Avengers: Endgame in volume.

Led by Jeffrey Wright as Uatu, i.e. The Watcher, What If …? features guest appearances from Mark Ruffalo, Hayley Atwell, Natalie Portman, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Jeff Goldblum, Frank Grillo, Michael Rooker, Dominic Cooper, Sean Gunn, the late Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, and Paul Rudd. Additionally, Iron Man, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel, and Howard the Duck are expected to show up, though it’s unconfirmed if their respective actors will play their roles. Aiming for a mid-2021 premiere, What If …? will be a thought-provoking series.

The 8 Great Books Getting Us Through Vaccine FOMO in April

Here at Glamour, our vaccine FOMO goes something like this: if you’re feeling hopeless, buy a book. If you’re feeling ecstatic, buy a book. If you are bored and have started hearing the word “AstraZeneca” in your dreams, buy six or seven books. What’s the worst that can happen—you support a writer? You give your future self a gift? God forbid, you enter a hidden dimension of emotion and experience that quietly rewrites the script of your existence. 

This is how we rationalize filling our homes with every new candy-colored hardback, every jewel-like debut novel, and certainly every single book Reese Witherspoon has ever recommended. These stories beckon our weary, screen-strained brains to venture into the seedy nightlife of London and Manhattan, the small-town love of a young schoolteacher and an older man, and the comforting glow of an Asian supermarket. It’s almost a cliché that stories help us travel while in the comfort of our own homes. These books help us forget that so-close-but-so-far vaccine FOMO feeling and access a sense of joy and wonder. 

These are Glamour’s picks for the best books in April—each one is so good that for the first time since spring 2020, you’ll want to slow down time.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Kris Jenner Just Gave Kim Kardashian Some Very Important Divorce Advice

Kim Kardashian, who’s in the process of divorcing from Kanye West, is lucky to have mom Kris Jenner in her corner—because Jenner has been there. Literally.

In a video conversation for the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Jenner confirmed that her ex-spouse, Caitlyn Jenner, will be in the upcoming final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and called their current relationship “respectful.” She says she learned from her childhood it was possible for divorced families to stay amicable—and while she never imagined herself being in that position, she knew if she did find herself a divorced co-parent, she could make it work.

Kris Jenner was around the same age Kim Kardashian is now when she became a divorced mother of four, the same situation Kardashian is in. Naturally, she has motherly advice to share on how to navigate this particular challenge. “I think the most important thing I learned through my experience, both of my experiences, is kids come first,” she said. “And I think if you keep that in the front of your mind and know they are gonna get you through, love is gonna get you through, no matter how much you’re hurting.”

During her divorce from Robert Kardashian, Kris recalls, “I used to put everybody to bed and then I would be upset, go to my room, and cry myself to sleep. But I didn’t want to have a pity party in front of the kids.”

It sounds like her “focus on what’s important” strategy worked. Jenner shared that Robert Kardashian would come over twice a week for dinner and spend every holiday with her following their divorce. They even talked on the phone multiple times per day.

Is that the kind of relationship Kim and Kanye will have in the future? With Kris’s help, we’re sure they’ll work something out.

Gabrielle Union and Her Daughter, Kaavia, Had a Sweet Twinning Moment

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been together for over a decade—and married for six years. They have one daughter together, Kaavia James, and Union is stepmother to Wade’s three children from previous relationships: 13-year-old Zaya, 18-year-old Zaire, and 6-year-old Xavier. In addition, Wade has custody of his 18-year-old nephew, Dahveon Morris. Union and Wade are constantly posting the sweetest family moments on Instagram, plus photos of them as a couple that remind me, painfully, that I’m tragically single. But in these uncertain times, I’ll take joy wherever I can—and sometimes that joy is fantasizing about what it’d be like to be part of the Wade-Union family.

These Instagram posts, below, give me the most family-slash-relationship envy. I just want to be in a lineage of basketball and/or Hollywood royalty!

When Kaavia dressed up as her mom

The stylish Kaavia borrowed her mom’s Prada pins to wear as earrings, while Union stuck them in her hair. Creative!

This priceless mother-daughter moment

Actually, they’ve had several of those.

And also the funniest:

This photo of Union and Zaya is maybe the happiest thing I’ve ever seen?

The most stylish trio on earth

This iconic chapter in #QuarantineNaturalHairChronicles

When Union had Kaavia blow a kiss to the camera

These four need to start a band.

Because, like, Kaavia is already a pop star!

Seriously, quarantine with this family would actually be a blast?

Zaya’s red-carpet debut was everything.

Okay, a family cannot be this cute and also this successful. It’s not fair!

As Union put it in this caption, family over everything.

Kaavia taking a very important business call.

Obsessed with Kaavia side-eyeing her mom’s glass of wine.

These matching plant Halloween costumes? Come on!

Not to mention when Union and Kaavia went as the East Compton Clovers. Bring It On forever!

A father-daughter pool moment

When Union introduced Zaya to the world

After Zaya Wade came out as transgender to her family, Union shared her support on social. “Meet Zaya,” Union tweeted. “She’s compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people.”

Best family ever.

Watch Demi Lovato Sing To Squirrels In NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Although Demi Lovato made her Disney debut in the series As The Bell Rings back in 2007, she transformed into a real-life Disney princess on Wednesday (April 13) by performing a medley of hits in her Los Angeles backyard for a crowd of adoring woodland creatures in her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR.

Lovato effortlessly sang a collection of past and present fan favorites that included her soulful 2017 single “Tell Me You Love Me,” as well as newly released tracks “The Art of Starting Over” and “Dancing With the Devil,” both of which feature as the title tracks on her seventh album, which was released on April 2.

Though the performance was socially distant, a few furry attendees got to witness the powerful set in its entirety. “My squirrels are out here,” she said. “I have now taught them how to eat from my hand, and that’s a big accomplishment so I just wanted to let you know that was on my mind.”

Back in March, Lovato released an honest, unflinching four-part documentary series on YouTube titled Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil that detailed her 2018 near-fatal overdose, battles with addiction and eating disorders, and her personal recovery journey. She followed the series with the release of her seventh album Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart this week.

Lovato told Entertainment Weekly that it was pivotal for her to tell her story in the most honest and accurate way possible on the album, even if it was daunting. “If I’m painting a picture as an artist, telling my truth is so important to me,” she said. “I don’t censor my substance use in ‘Dancing With the Devil.’ I don’t hold back from that, so I don’t want to hold back from any other place in my authenticity, you know?”

The Royal Family Released Never-Before-Seen Pics of Prince Philip With His Great-Grandkids

The royal family just released some never-before-seen pictures of Prince Philip with his great-grandchildren.

In a post from Wednesday, April 14, the royal family’s Instagram account writes, “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018.” Alongside this caption is a sweet and intimate portrait of the monarch, her husband, and their sprawling descendants, taken by Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

People reports two great-grandchildren not in the picture (because they hadn’t been born yet) have Philip as their middle name: Princess Eugenie’s son, August, and Zara Tindall’s son, Lucas.

On her Instagram, Princess Eugenie (Prince Philip’s granddaughter) shared not only photos but a heartfelt letter about the Duke of Edinburgh. She wrote, “Dearest Grandpa,⁣ We all miss you. ⁣You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days. ⁣People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them.”

She continued, “I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy…I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day.⁣ I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer. ⁣I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. ⁣Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.”

Prince William and Prince Harry have posted tributes, as well. “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour,” the latter wrote. “He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next…master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.” Meanwhile, Prince William posted, ”My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

The Superhero Movie Role The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Tried Out For And Lost

Over the past decade of filmmaking, comic book movies have become a dominating force in the industry. And with various studios coordinating their own cinematic universe, plenty of A-list talent have adapted popular characters from the page. It seems like just about anyone could end up appearing in a superhero flick, although it turns out that Big Bang Theory icon Mayim Bialik tried out for a role, and didn’t get the gig.

Black Women Deserve an Equitable Path to Motherhood. These Women Are Paving the Way

Black women in the United States are three to five times more likely to die from pregnancy or postpartum issues than white women—a maternal mortality crisis that cannot be ignored. In Glamour’s Black Maternal Health series, we’re sharing these stories—and solutions.


One week after my 32nd birthday the hot flashes began. In 2.5 seconds my body went from New York City in fall to a Thailand summer, whether it was in the middle of the night, middle of the morning, mid-day, mid-work break. The sweats were relentless.

Two weeks, one doctor’s appointment, and more than a hundred Google searches later, my doctor put a name to this sudden inferno: early perimenopause. A short time after that, the financial coordinator at NYU’s Fertility Clinic let me in on something. If I wanted to retrieve the good eggs I had left to increase my chances of having a baby down the line, it would cost me — cash up front — much more than I had to give.

My reproductive rights story doesn’t involve limited access to birth control or an abortion. It involves being told just two years after turning 30 that my path to motherhood could be forever thwarted, and I, a journalist with employer-sponsored insurance making just enough money at the time to cover my monthly expenses, could not afford to do anything about it.

The tears I cried over this realization are just a few in a sea of fallen tears from women. And Black women, like myself, understand that the current framework for reproductive justice must address the various ways in which systemic structures prevent women of color from achieving reproductive freedom.

“The harms that were created through white supremacy, the harms that were created through patriarchy — they came from The White House,” says Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC). “So we’re saying if you created those harms from The White House, you need to undo them from The White House.”

Crear-Perry is one of several Black women pushing for the creation of a White House Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (OSRHW) to be considered under the Domestic Policy Council. 

As she said to me on a video call last week, the federal government has for hundreds of years, “operationalized eugenics, has operationalized believing that one race was more valuable than another.” And so her goal for this office is to ensure that women like myself have a path to motherhood and sexual wellbeing by disrupting the barriers that now exist due to race and class.

She’s not alone. More than 150 organizations have signed on to push for OSRHW. They include institutions whose core work centers on a range of issues from Black breastfeeding to abortion. Collaboratively, they are urging the Biden administration to guarantee that women, in short, have access. 

“The matter of reproductive justice is so important because what we’re talking about is wanting to create some parity where everyone gets what they need, not based on their capacity to pay, or if they’re lucky enough to work at an insurer,” says Monica R. McLemore, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. “This is a bigger discussion that takes out the polarization and elevates it to a larger discussion about what people need and deserve across their reproductive life course that will allow them to optimize who they are.”

McLemore has been working side by side with Crear-Perry to highlight the importance of equity in the larger conversation of gender policy and reproductive rights. For these Black women, it is about centering the margins, being unafraid to speak about racial injustice, and saying full-throated that ending racism includes addressing the ways in which BIPOC women are restricted in their maternal pursuits.