We have been meaning to do this for the longest, swear! As designers are rocking out in fashions, giving us OPTIONS to dress our personalities and moods, so are the options in the breadth and width of sizes and styles for those of you beyond a 3X and better!
No for real! Now, why most designers stop at a size 3X, honestly, I cannot give you a qualified answer. However, rather than harp on what is not available; let us share with you the designers and retailers who are MORE CONTEMPORARY (which excludes a few) who are giving fashionable options beyond a 3X!
I was trying to figure out the best way to rock this out, so I decided to show and share faves from varied designers and give you the 411 on each!
So, please make sure to bookmark, pin, share and keep this as a reference!
Beyond a 3X, Fashions for the Plus Size Woman
While we do have our cornerstone designers and retailers, Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, Avenue, Catherine’s, CJ Banks, Old Navy, Lands’ End, Navabi, and Old Navy, there are quite a few that I wanted to make sure that YOU knew!
While we could have listed Avenue, Jessica London, Ulla Popken, and countless others, as an online mall, Full beauty carries over 10,000 products, up to 28 colors, 70 sizes. With women’s clothing in sizes 12W-44W (including plus size petites and talls), you will definitely be able to find something here that tickles your fancy. Full Beauty ships internationally and in some countries, they have dedicated sites!
Recently featured and sooooo loved on the blog, Eloquii is that plus size label that gives us a dash of polish, drama, sophistication, and style. You will be able to find SOMETHING that gives your closet a bit of sass and class… I KNOW I have!
With sizes up to a 28, you will surely find a few items to play in!
Even cooler? Eloquii is opening a store in Atlanta!
Since 1996, Kiyonna has been giving plus size women a contemporary and classic silhouette to play in. Kiyonna offers styles exclusively in sizes 0x-5x! These options can be found both online and in specialty plus size clothing stores across the country.
Oh, and if you not familiar, Kiyonna offers special occasion dresses and laid back plus size separates with a fashion forward sophistication!
One of the most custom friendly and closest to tailor-made, eShakti offers both ready to wear and semi-custom pieces. eShakti provides both design and fit solutions to meet our ever-ending desires. Want that dress a tad bit longer? Shorter? Sleeveless? eShakti is your spot. Over the seasons and years, eShakti has definitely been a place to check out with sizes up to a 36!!
One of the pillars of plus size fashion is IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel. Contemporary collections designed to fulfill the lifestyle of the Curvy.Confident.Chic. woman, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel is consistent with sophisticated and smart pieces from work to play, cocktail to special occasion and weddings!
With fashions up to a size 32, IGIGI definitely gives you fashion and personal style!
The UK based company; Simply Be has made its mark on US fashion! Through capsules collection with Anna Scholz and Gok Wan, Simply Be offers on trend pieces at great prices. What is even cooler is that they carry up to a US 30!
So fashion is NOT to be missed on you! Their sizes are generous too! In addition to their clothing, they also offer wide calf boots, wide width shoes, and the accessories to pull it all together!
Hot Topic’s little sister brand has definitely grown up! Torrid, the edgier plus size sister chain fashions contemporary fast fashion with sizes up to a 5X! This fast fashion chain gives the latest denim, rockabilly, vamp, and playful fashion options.
Did you know that Torrid also offers wide width shoes up to a size 13W! Yup.
Sealed with a Kiss Designs
Sealed with a Kiss (aka SWAK) Designs is a place that offers fast fashion that is affordable. With great fashion basics and classics, this is a great place to stop to build your wardrobe! Based in LA, SWAK offers a laid back and easy LA style of fashion.
Bold hues, great fabrics, and items that will be in your closet for quite a while, SWAK is def worth a look with sizes up to a 5X!
Another UK transplant making inroads in plus size fashion, EVANS is another retailer who is delivering fashionable options to the plus size woman up to a size US 28! Clements Ribeiro and additional featured designers, EVANS brings a little sophistication and fashion flair to the party.
In addition to the clothing, Evans too fashions wide width shoes, extended calf sizes, as well as lingerie for your enjoyment!
These brands featured, along with those we mentioned at the beginning of this post, are places that we think have some of the cutest items that are contemporary and fashion forward options above a size 3X. While you are looking, make sure you follow these plus size influencers who rock plus size fashion beyond a 3X, fashionably!
Also, make sure you check out these non hourglass plus size bloggers to know and follow, too!
Finding plus sizes above a 24 still leaves room for improvement, but if we support those that do, more will come!
There are some designers that offer 26’s like Addition Elle and sometimes Ashley Stewart. We did not include them up there, but still wanted you to know!
Did I miss any? Where do you shop for sizes better than a 3X? Share and sound off!
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