Plus-size clothing is often quite hit and miss. The sizing is either totally out of whack or the designs just, well, leave a little to be desired... Oh, and to top things off, they're normally a way more expensive. Greeeattt.
So when we find a label that consistently nails the curvy fashion brief, we find it particularly worthy of sharing.
Scroll down for the best brand and shops for curvy and plus-size clothing in the UK.
Navabi offers one of the biggest ranges of designer plus-size fashion in the world, with styles available in sizes 12-32. The designer labels means it's slightly pricer, but if you can afford to invest in some wardrobe staples, you will find them here.
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LEFT: Tassel tie paisley print dress, £138, Mat BUY NOW
RIGHT: Short sleeve printed cotton t-shirt, £33, Levi's BUY NOW
PrettyLittleThing's plus-size range came onto our radar after curve blogger, Chloe Elliott, sang their praises. Not only have the brand extended their sizing to a 26, but as Chloe points out, they are offering something we have never seen in plus-size ranges before.
LEFT: Black Calabasas 1986 slogan oversized t-shirt, £10 BUY NOW
RIGHT: White button front puff sleeve shift dress, £25 BUY NOW
In times of crisis we turn to the Boohoo plus range. Not only is the entire line incredibly affordable, but we just love that they offer the exact same clothes but in bigger sizes. Just because we are a bigger size, doesn't mean we want to spend our life in kaftans, am I right?
LEFT: Western distressed denim skirt, £20 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Kimono sleeve wrap over midi dress, £25 BUY NOW
Not many people know that Mango have a plus size range but it's really worth a look. While the other famous Spanish retailer, Zara only goes up to a size 18. Mango offers their high quality designs up to a size 26.
LEFT: Zebra print trousers, £59.99 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Daisy flower dress, £59.99 BUY NOW
5. ASOS Curve
ASOS Curve is always going to be our number one curvy girl shop. It's our first destination whenever we're in need of a new outfit, because we know they will always come through with the classics and more trend lead pieces. With sizes ranging from 16-30, we wish more retailers would follow suit.
LEFT: Button through maxi tea dress with splits in ditsy print, £35 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Wide neck rib knitted jumper, £28 BUY NOW
Elvi is a brand that we first discovered through ASOS Curve and it's quickly become one of our favourites. It's a mix of high quality wardrobe staples and high fashion pieces that you wouldn't expect from a plus size brand. Our favourite thing are their skirts, from pleated, to metallic, to faux leather, they have everything. Plus they have some pretty cool collaborations, like Hayley Hasselhoff.
LEFT: Vig slip skirt, £42 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Printed smock dress, £75 BUY NOW
7. River Island
When the River Island Plus range finally launched, it didn't disappoint. Although the selection isn't as large as ASOS, the well curated line goes up to a size 28. This should be your go to shop for each seasons key trend pieces.
LEFT: Brown leopard print tie neck blouse, £35 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Beige longline coat, £80 BUY NOW
8. New Look
Props to New Look for being one of the first shops to carry a plus size range. Their Inspire line, has been relaunched as their "Curves Range" and we can tell you, it's giving ASOS Curve a run for their money.
LEFT: Cream teddy longline coat, £49.99 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Blue leopard print wrap top, £19.99 BUY NOW
9. Simply Be
Simply Be is a plus size treasure trove. You want a sports bra, they got it. Swimsuit, they got it. Wide fit boots, you've come to the right place. Ranging from a size 12 - 34, this is one of the most inclusive fashion sites you will find.
LEFT: Saffron easy care V back linen dress, £16.50 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Kim high waist super soft bootcut jeans (regular length), £18.50 BUY NOW
Like all good plus size brands, this is another one we discovered through ASOS Curve. Offering the latest trends, as well as flattering, tailored cuts. You will be sure to find some classic pieces to update your wardrobe from here.
LEFT: Loose fit sweater, £35 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Striped midi dress, £55 BUY NOW
11. Chi Chi London
If you've been looking high and low for a full on, no apologies party dress, you have come to the right place. From embellished, to lace, to metallic, to rockabilly, these dresses are definitely not for wall flowers.
LEFT: Morghan dress, £80 BUY NOW
RIGHT: Larnie dress, £48 BUY NOW
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