Please note that young and trendy
styles can come in several sizing systems.
Those that are identified as "junior plus" run smaller and
narrower through the hip and bust areas when compared to women's
plus-sizes. Extended sizes belong to the "Misses" cut which is
curvier than "Juniors", but still doesn't have as much room in the
bust, arm, waist and thigh areas as "Women's" cuts with the same
size numbers. Make sure to consult size charts and compare your
For an in depth discussion see the
Elegant Plus Sizing Report.
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6PM is a bargain shoppers paradise with thousands of name brand fashion finds. A flash sale site, so inventory changes frequently and rapidly, but if your out to score some Michael Kors, Vince Camuto or other department store brand at a fraction of retail, this is your must-stop style destination. The trick to finding larger sizes is to choose the shopping category you want, and then using the handy size finder on the navigation tool bar. Size 0 to 28W.
Ashley Stewart offers
stylish options for urban fashionistas who like bold colors and
patterns in body conscious styles. Selections include the latest
denim trends, dresses, casual tops and bottoms, and occasion and
work appropriate wear with fashion conscious appeal. Prices are
moderate with frequent sales, coupons and free shipping offers
available directly from the website.
Size 12 to 26W.
Asos is a fashion
conscious British retailer that brings a new sense of style to the
American plus market. Options include both their in-house label and
contemporary designers hard-to-find in the U.S. Styles range
from cute novelty prints to more sophisticated contemporary styles.
Casual and occasion wear, with unusual trendy accessories such
fashion tights available. Free shipping. Sizes run large.
Size 14 to 24W.
Avenue has upped its style game in the last few months to include trendier looks designed exclusively for fuller figures. Tops and sweaters are especially cute and worth the stop. Size 14 to 32W.
Bon-Ton offers select trendy styles from junior labels like EyeShadow, and women's plus designer brands such as DKNYC, Vince Camuto, Lucky, Jessica Simpson,and others. Free shipping on $75 with frequent mark-downs, coupons available directly from the website, and sales makes higher end fashion very affordable here. Women's size 14 to 24W.
is a new
trendy to contemporary label designed exclusively for fuller
figures. Fashion forward, on trend styles are offered in both
youthful work appropriate styles and dressed down weekend casual
styles. Choose from a collection of tops, jeans, pants,
skirts, dresses and jackets. Prices are moderate with coupons and
shipping offers available directly from the website.
Size 14 to 24W.
Forever 21 is one of fashion's go to spots for the young and fabulous. Expanding their extended size collection on a daily basis, more is offered on-line than in most retail outlet, including guest label and brands from more upscale designers. Styles hit here from Europe and runways long before many other retailers have picked up the trend in plus-sizes. Prices tend to be low to moderate, with the occasional more expensive "gotta have it" look. Size XS to 3X.
eShakti offers a deep selection of dresses, tops and skirts with a vintage, retro trendy flavor. Contemporary and boho styles are beginning to appear more frequently, as well. Most garments can be customized by length, sleeve type and neckline for a small fee. Prices are moderate. Size 0 to 36W.
Hips and Curves is primarily a plus-size lingerie merchant but they also carry petticoats, corsets pretty enough to be worn alone, goth and steampunk fashion and accessories, in addition to a selection of sleepwear and swimwear. Size 1X to 6X.
JC Penney has an extensive inventory of trendy style fashion available on-line in extended sizes. Options include youthful casual wear, work styles, and special occasion dresses. Prices are moderate. Sizes XS to 5X.
Kohl's has a few trendier and fashion forward pieces in their women's plus section, but if you like up to the minute trendy style at affordable prices the "Junior Plus" department is excellent for everything from casual tops, jeans, outerwear, swim and more. Free shipping on $75+, plus plenty of sales keep prices low to moderate here. Size S to 3X.
La Redoute is one of the hottest shopping spots for French chic at affordable prices. A mixture of labels with extended sizing and those designed exclusively for women with curves, now American and Canadian shoppers can access up-to-the minute Continental European style with low cost, fast shipping and moderate price points. Oooh la la. Where'd you find that? US size 6 to 30W.
Lands' End is an excellent resource for your style basics in fashion forward colors, including layering tees and tanks, plaid shirts, twill pants, capris and shorts, and casual dresses. Also has an excellent selection of sleepwear, sporty outerwear, and plus-size swimwear available all year. For younger tweens and teens, this is one of the best sources for school uniforms. Free shipping on $50+, and frequent deep discount coupons available directly from the website. For even more savings check out the outlet. Petite and Tall to size 18. Size 2 to 26W.
Lane Bryant has gotten a trendier edge in recent years with more style offerings available on the web than in most of their stores. A particularly good spot for great fitting, flirty underwear and bras, this retailer offers casual tops, jeans, skirts and dresses in addition to layering style basics and work-appropriate separates. Sales and coupons regularly offered on the website keep prices low to moderate with free shipping offered to local stores. Petite and talls in some styles. Size 14 to 28W.
Macy's is one of the best places on-line for trendy fashion with a much larger selection than is available in most of their stores locations. You'll find junior labels like American Rag and Eyeshadow, trendy designers like Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand, and Michael Kors, as well as fashion forward in-house labels. Fantastic resource for designer jeans, cute dresses, tops and more. Frequent sales, especially on the weekends make this shopping hot-spot ultra affordable plus free shipping on $99+. Size 0 to 24W.
originally known for its great fitting, trendy denim line. Now
under the direction of Hollywood's favorite curvy comedian, the
options have expanded into a fun and light hearted collection of
tunics, kimono toppers, sweaters, maxi dresses, and yes, jeans.
Carried by many leading retailers, the entire collection and size
range is available directly from the brand website. Prices are
moderate to moderately upscale.
Size 6 to 28W.
Modcloth is a wonderful resource for indie designers with a vintage or retro flavor. Production runs are small so styles and sizes sell out quickly here. Scoop them up when you find them. Fantastic selection of unique accessories too, including tights in unusual designs. New size search function makes finding fashion available in your size a snap. Free shipping on orders $50+. Sizes XXS - 4X.
Nordstrom carries a mid-range to upscale assortment of fashion with trendier edged options becoming more frequent in recent years. Youthful peasant tops, maxi dresses, and skinny jeans from better labels can all be regularly found here. Junior plus lines were added in 2013. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Petite size 0 to 14P. Misses size 0 to 18. Women's sizes 14 to 26W.
Nordstrom Rack can be a treasure trove for trendy fashionistas who like to look great without breaking the bank. The same high quality and labels found in their main store are deeply discounted, with more youthful and trendy looks taking center stage. Free Shipping on $100+. Size S to 3X.
Pyramid Collection carries
an unusual collection of fashions with a romantic, vintage, BoHo, steampunk and goth edge for both casual and special
occasions. Particularly good selection of maxi dresses and casual
tops. Prices are moderate with some
bargains that can be scored in the clearance section.
Size S to 3X (26/28W).
Rachel Roy is upscale, trendy chic created by a leading celebrity designer. Bold prints, the latest trend conscious silhouettes, and contemporary detailing make these collections stand out must-haves for many fashion forward curvy fashionistas. Price points are moderately upscale. Size 6 to 24W.
Rainbow is a junior fashion shop bringing an assortment of casual basics and up-to-the-minute fast fashion pieces together at low, value prices. Based in Brooklyn, New York they have over 1100 locations nationwide. Free shipping on $50+, and Free Returns. Size S to 3X.
River Island is an extremely popular British High Street label that has newly expanded availability to the U.S. and Canadian markets. This is an especially good spot for curvy fashionistas who like to stay ahead of the trends, with a European aesthetic. Cute dresses, tops, separates, denim, and outerwear is all here. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale. They pay import duties with a low free, fast free shipping option. Size 14 to 24W.
Rue 21 carries cute, trendy fashion at value prices geared to younger fashionistas. Styles can lean in a more BoHo or sweet and romantic direction with plenty of prints. Looks are generally casual, although some party dresses are available. Size XS to 3X.
is a trendy shopping mecca with thousands
of styles from well known British and European trend conscious
labels. Available directly to the Canadian and U.S. market, shipping
is quick and low cost, and price points attractive and moderate.
Since Europeans tend to be slightly ahead of the American market in
trends and style, this is an especially good spot for fashionistas
who enjoy staying ahead of the Fast Fashion Curve.
Size 8 to 28W.
SWAK stands for "Sealed with a Kiss". Moderately priced maxi dresses, vintage and retro inspired dresses, palazzo pants, casual tops and bottoms are all available here. Much of their collection has a free-spirited, California vibe with lots of knits and jerseys making them both stylish and comfortable. They recently bought and added the more body conscious and sexier junior plus line Size Appeal, expanding the offerings in their collection. Free shipping on orders $99+. Size 14 to 36W.
Target offers trendy styles at affordable prices in regular (up to XXL/20) and a plus-size women's clothing section with more options. Designer capsule collections often make a big splash here. Much larger selection available on-line than in most retail stores. Free shipping on orders $50+. Size S to 4X.
Torrid offers fashion at moderate prices that ranges from bohemian to goth, with edgier and sexier pin-up styles also available. Often body-conscious, styles are casual and fashion forward including the latest in jeans, tops, bottoms and dresses. T-shirts reflecting pop culture trends are popular here. Disney, Marvel Comics, Dr. Who, Star Wars, and others are lincensed. Small selection of lingerie, shoes and accessories like fishnet stockings to complement outfits are available also. Some on-line only selections unavailable in stores, including popular pop culture characters and Disney tees. Flat rate shipping and frequent sales makes ordering on-line even more affordable. Size L to 6X.
Ulla Popken carries plus and super sizes exclusively. Recently upping their style quotient to include fashion forward European style pieces and a trendy Studio Untold line located in a separate tab at the top, this is becoming a curvy fashionista shopping hot spot. Size 12 to 34W.
Zappos along with fantastic selection of shoes, they now have a growing apparel section, including top department store labels like Michael Kors, Jag Jeans, Lucky, Jessica Simpson and many more. Super fast free shipping and free returns. Size 0 to 28W.
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Trendy plus-size clothes can be difficult to find in stores
but there are lots of stylish options available on-line. The biggest
demand is during the Back to School shopping season which begins as early as
late July in some parts of the U.S., and the Christmas and Holiday shopping
cute outfits are a popular gift item.
Whether you're looking for the latest leggings, tops, or a cute plus-size dress the options are endless. Styles tend to casual and this is the shopping category where it's easiest to find low cost fashion. Fabulous trendy plus-size tees rock your curves in graphic prints, color blocking and stripes, hot colored jeans..... the trends are all here, in your size. Price points in this style category tend to be low to moderate, with Fast Fashion retailers making a bulk of the listings. Gradually more upscale labels and designers with a trendier vibe are beginning to extend into larger sizes, but are still rare at the major retailers.
Sporty and trendy athletic styles can be found both here and in the plus-size activewear shopping directory.
Trend conscious plus-size clothes for teens, tweens, and women sizes L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 , 30