Hello, lovelies! I have been wearing plus-sized clothing since high school, and it was (and has been) always hard to find trendy plus-sized wear. Today I’d like to share four of my top picks for trendy plus-size clothing.
1. Wet Seal – I just discovered that Wet Seal has a plus-size line. The clothes are very trendy, and are at a lower price point than most department store and specialty lines. I have not tried anything on, so I’m not sure if they run true-to-size or are the “boutique” fit – i.e. – run small.
2. Forever21 – I wish I had known a long time ago that Forever21 had a plus-size line! The clothes are, again, very trendy and are geared more towards teenagers. However, I find clothes there occasionally that fit my style and are work appropriate. The price point is very reasonable and it is easy to replace your wardrobe seasonally at this store.
3. Sonsi & Lane Bryant – I am grouping these two together since they are owned by the same parent company and you share a “shopping bag” between the two sites. Sonsi is great because it features a lot from Lane Bryant, but has other brands. I consider Sonsi the site geared towards a younger audience, but that’s not to say that they don’t have some fun clothes that would work well for all ages. I hesitated adding Lane Bryant in here because of how well-known they are, but they are among one of my favorite plus brands. Sonsi has a vast range of price-points from low to moderate. (My definition of moderate being $50 – $100.) Lane Bryant tends to run in the moderate range if you can’t catch sales and clearance.
4. Torrid – I love Torrid. I have purchased several tops, a couple of bras, and a dress from Torrid. Their sizing can be a bit daunting at first, but the size guide really comes to the rescue. Most tops are sized 0 – 5. Size 4 appears to be the largest they carry in-store, but they now offer free shipping to your local store, so it’s no longer as difficult to order the larger size. The clothes are fresh and trendy, but are geared to be worn by not only teens, but young (and young-at-heart) adults. Price points are mostly moderate, but they often have a lot of great things on clearance.
My list is in no particular order. I would say that I’ve purchased mostly from Lane Bryant, but I love Torrid’s style more and Forever21’s price-points!