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The Girlfriend Staff
The Girlfriend Staff
Lifestyle

The Very Best Brands For Curvy Women

Actual items (and where to get them) for those wanting to flatter curves rather than hide them.

Sick of the ridiculous caftans, shapeless smocks and loose garments the fashion industry assumes plus-size women want to wear? And we’re not even going to start on how much more they charge for curvy-girl clothing than slimmer fits. Look no further if you want clothing that actually flatters your curves rather than hides them, accentuates your shape instead of dismissing it, and is deliberately made for plus-size women. 

ASOS Curve & Plus Size

The prices! The lewks! The fits! They’re all here, and nearly everything is under $40. You’ll be able to put together entire outfits for less than $100 (some significantly less). ASOS carries everything from date-night to exercise clothing, but we think they do best with their party outfits. They’ve got gowns for black tie events, and cute dresses for summer picnics. ASOS tends to be very on-trend, so if you’re looking for an outfit that’s stylish and trendy right now, this is the place to find it.

Our favorite fit: ASOS DESIGN curve soft shirred waist open back maxi dress in green floral, $67  

Find it and more here: Asos.com

LOUD BODIES

This brand makes ethically produced, sustainable clothing focused on plus-size bodies. The owner created her brand in 2018 after hating everything that was made for curvy women. She strived to do better. She wanted bright, beautiful colors that embrace her body. Many of the dresses have bold designs and plenty of texture: They’re statement-making pieces. The clothing is fitted, and if you can’t find your size, they will make you a custom fit — free of charge. 

Our favorite fit: “Harriet” Dungaree Black Organic Cotton, $145 

Find it and more here: Loudbodies.com  

Dia & Co

This brand was founded in 2015 by a curvy woman who couldn’t find clothing she liked. You can purchase à la carte or, if you prefer, buy a seasonal style box or a one-time style box ranging from wedding guest outfits to evening-out styles. The style box ($20 styling fee credited to your purchase unless you participate in the Dia & Co style plan) comes with clothing for each season — and you may return whatever doesn’t fit within five days. 

Our favorite fit: Acela Boyfriend Jean, $69

Find it and more here: Dia.com

Eloquii

Eloquii specializes in fashion that is perfect for the office, and you can either purchase or rent the clothing. Not sure how to style your perfect outfit? When you choose it, they’ll suggest a few different accessories that you can buy to make the outfit really pop. Rentals include four pieces with unlimited exchanges — or purchase at a discount. 

Our favorite fit: Cross Front Flutter Sleeve Dress, $99.95

Find it and more here: Eloquii.com  

ModCloth

This site isn’t specifically created for plus-size women, but the ModCloth selection of clothing in inclusive sizes is extraordinary. Most of the clothes have a retro style, and it’s really fun if you’re going for a ’50s look. We especially love the bathing suits, which not only are adorable, but also will last for years (we’ve had ours for about a decade, and it still looks brand new).

Our favorite fit: Let Fun Bloom One-Piece Swimsuit, $119 

Find it and more here: modcloth.com

Girlfriend Collective

The Girlfriend Collective specializes in activewear for all bodies up to size 6XL. Most of the clothes are made from recycled plastic bottles and can be recycled when you’re done with them. The clothing is comfortable, colorful and ethically made. 

Our favorite fit: Black Compressive High-Rise Leggings, $78

Find it and more here: Girlfriend.com

11 Honoré

This site carries luxury designer fashion in plus sizes with price tags to match. But if you’re looking for a beautiful piece to wear to a special occasion, you’ll find it here. (If you don’t, they’ll help with virtual styling.) We love 11 Honoré for the perfect wedding guest dress, the beautiful resort wear or the outfit you’ll turn to for your birthday year after year. This will truly change your mind about plus-size fashion.

Our favorite fit: Raglan Sleeve Dress with Cuffs, $750

Find it and more here: 11honore.com

TORRID

Ready to up your loungewear game? Desire some Instagrammable pjs? Or simply want something to make you feel comfortable and beautiful? TORRID has long been a plus-size staple, but recently they’ve really upped the game with their fashion. It’s cute, fitted and tasteful. 

Our favorite fit: Classic Fit Full Length Sleep Jogger — Jersey Lavender Wash, $60

Find it and more here: Torrid.com

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