11 Amazing Size-Inclusive Fashion Brands

Fashion has a size-inclusivity problem, that we all know. Even when a brand stocks a more size-inclusive collection, the pieces aren’t necessarily shot on curve models, and brands with a big plus-size following tend to hide them when it comes to celebrating their customers on the brand Instagram feed. And there’s the issue of sustainability in plus-size clothing.

Summer is often the hardest time to shop for plus-size clothes, with swimwear that doesn’t support bigger busts, patterns that seem to consist solely of garish butterfly prints, and shorts that don’t take chafing into account. We may not be hitting a beach or a piazza any time soon but we still have to dress for the weather, and while there is still a long way to go, brands from high street to designer are finally considering the diversity of their consumers by providing summer-ready collections that are both trend-led and timeless.

From Mara Hoffman to Mango, here are the best plus-size brands to shop this summer.

Violeta by Mango

The lowdown: Launched in 2014 as a plus-size offshoot of its main line, Spanish high street brand Mango provides all your favourite trends in a more inclusive size range. Like most plus-size clothing, it’s more readily available online than in store.

The vibe: From lightweight suiting to sandals to summer-ready floral dresses, it’s Mango through and through.

Price point: Around £15 to £150.

Size range: It varies piece to piece, but around UK 14 to 26.

Mango Floral Ruffled Dress, $, available at Mango

Mango Pocket Suit Blazer, $, available at Mango

Mango Short Belted Dress, $, available at Mango

Mango Jeans Wide Leg, $, available at Mango

Mango Halter Neck Dress, $, available at Mango

Marina Rinaldi

The lowdown: One of the 35 labels that fall under the Max Mara Fashion Group, Marina Rinaldi is a plus-size ready-to-wear label with stores all over the world. Established in 1981, it was the first brand to introduce the Italian expression taglia comoda (plus size) to describe inclusivity, rather than taglia forte (outsize).

The vibe: Wardrobe basics – like workwear and denim – meet designer collaborations. Capsule collections from the likes of Roksanda are ones to watch.

Price point: From around £38 for jewellery to £624 for jackets.

Size range: UK 12-28.

Marina Rinaldi Long Poplin Dress, $, available at Marina Rinaldi

Marina Rinaldi Striped Viscose Dress, $, available at Marina Rinaldi

Marina Rinaldi Linen Dress, $, available at Marina Rinaldi

Simply Be

The lowdown: Simply Be, once a naff last resort for plus-size women, rebranded somewhere around 2018 and became a haven for size-inclusive shopping thanks to its trend-led offering and affordable price point. It stocks own-brand pieces as well as a selection from the likes of Levi’s, Aldo and Tommy Hilfiger.

The vibe: Pastel co-ords, floral tea dresses and Sunday-strolling jumpsuits.

Price point: From £10 to £200.

Size range: UK 12-32.

Simply Be Navy Tie Shoulder Linen Jumpsuit, $, available at Simply Be

Simply Be Reversible Scalloped Bikini Crop Top, $, available at Simply Be

Simply Be Joe Browns Fruit Of Love Dress, $, available at Simply Be

Birdsong

The lowdown: Our favourite fashion activist label, Birdsong advocates a conscious production line from start to finish, pays its craftspeople a fair living wage and makes everything locally, so the carbon footprint of its pieces are zero to none. The brand now operates a made-to-order model, which minimises waste, too.

The vibe: Think hand-knitted cardigans in collaboration with knitwear designer Katie Jones, political embroidered tees and gorgeous wrap dresses.

Price point: From £36 for a T-shirt to £165 for dresses.

Size range: UK 6-24.

Birdsong Mixed Print Wrap Dress, $, available at Birdsong

Birdsong In Bloom Organic Cotton T-Shirt, $, available at Birdsong

Birdsong x Katie Jones Recycled Denim Crochet Cardigan, $, available at Birdsong

Universal Standard

The lowdown: Universal Standard was founded to serve the 67% of women in the USA who wear a size 14 or above. Sadly, the most size-inclusive brand in the world still doesn’t have any UK stockists but it ships internationally, so you can bulk order your basics easily.

The vibe: Elevated essentials is the name of the game, from Breton striped tops to white shirts, event dresses and PJs.

Price point: From £50 for a T-shirt to £172 for a dress.

Size range: 4XS-4XL.

Universal Standard Bridget Jogger In Forest Green, $, available at Universal Standard

Universal Standard Katherine Side Tie Knot Dress In Periwinkle, $, available at Universal Standard

Universal Standard Kate Twill Jumpsuit In Black, $, available at Universal Standard

Universal Standard Foundation Short Sleeve V Neck Tee, $, available at Universal Standard

SOS Curve

The lowdown: Consistentlynamed the best brand for plus-size women, ASOS Curve provides the most up-to-date and regular drop of size-inclusive pieces on the high street. Stocking own-brand pieces as well as those ranging from Nike to New Look, it’s a one-stop shop.

The vibe: You know the drill: trend-led collections ranging from cycling shorts and crop tops to jumpsuits and wedding guest dresses.

Price point: From £5 to £210.

Size range: Up to a UK 34, which is super impressive for a high street brand.

Never Fully Dressed Plus Short Sleeve Tiered Ruffle Hem Maxi Dress, $, available at ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Mini Square Neck Sundress with Cup Seams in Black, $, available at ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Crinkle Tea Jumpsuit with Puff Sleeve in Stone, $, available at ASOS

Wednesday’s Girl Curve Midi Dress in Smudge Spot Print, $, available at ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Shirred Bustier Maxi Dress with Puff Sleeve, $, available at ASOS

Mara Hoffman

The lowdown: New York designer Mara Hoffman providescolour-pop pieces that are all we dream of come summer, and in 2018 she announced that she’d be extending her line to size 14-20. Bring on gingham dresses, prairie blouses and denim skirts.

The vibe: Sophisticated and contemporary colours in wearable styles that work as well on the beach as they do in the office.

Price point: Designer prices (around the £300-500 mark) but look out for seasonal sales, as prices drop to £100 – a bargain for the quality and design.

Size range: UK 14-20.

Mara Hoffman Extended Romina Dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Jasmine Dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Philomena Dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Dita Pant, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman Sophie Dress, $, available at Mara Hoffman

Collusion

The lowdown: Exclusive to ASOS, Collusion was launched by six collaborators, from stylists to activists, and has since become Instagram’s favourite affordable streetwear-inspired label. It’s size-inclusive and genderless, meaning anyone and everyone can get involved.

The vibe: Similar to ASOS, it’s seasonless and trend-led, from tie-dye to chunky trainers, oversize shirts to joggers.

Price point: From £10 to £45.

Size range: UK XXS-6XL.

Collusion Marble Mesh Body in Green, $, available at ASOS

Collusion Plus Exclusive Cotton Stripe Shirt Dress, $, available at ASOS

Collusion Plus Straight Leg Jeans in Washed Blue, $, available at ASOS

Collusion Plus Check Peg Trouser with Print, $, available at ASOS

Collusion Plus Brushed Cardigan in Harlequin Print, $, available at ASOS

Navabi

The lowdown: German startup Navabi boasts the most wide-reaching range of plus-size clothing available in the world. Another online retailer that plays host to own-label pieces as well as other brands’ plus-size collections, it combines trends with timeless pieces, making for a 360° offering.

The vibe: Striped workwear shirts, floral midi dresses, tees, tank tops and more.

Price point: £15 to £300.

Size range: UK 14-32.

Navabi Floral Midi Dress, $, available at Navabi

Sallie Sahne Striped Tie-Waist Blouse, $, available at Navabi

Manon Baptiste Animal Print Shirt Dress, $, available at Navabi

Annalisa Floral Summer Dress, $, available at Navabi

Annalisa Striped Cotton T-Shirt, $, available at Navabi

Lazy Oaf

The lowdown: Lazy Oaf has long been one of our favourite indie labels, thanks to its irreverent and playful aesthetic. The brand has a curve section on site but it’s just a hub of plus-size models wearing the size-inclusive main collection, so do look for your fit across the whole website for more options.

The vibe: The same joyful pieces you know and love, from illustrated daisies with smiley faces to pastel shades.

Price point: From around £12 to £180.

Size range: UK 6-20.

Lazy Oaf Flower Power Button Up Shirt, $, available at Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf Sheer Turtleneck In Lime, $, available at Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf Double Denim Lace Up Skirt, $, available at Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf Grow Your Own Apple Tee, $, available at Lazy Oaf

Lazy Oaf Easy Tiger Tee, $, available at Lazy Oaf

Girlfriend Collective

The lowdown: US activewear label Girlfriend Collective changed the game not only with its sustainability credentials (its leggings are made from 25 recycled post-consumer plastic bottles) but also in its size-inclusivity. From unitards to bike shorts, it makes working out something to look forward to.

The vibe: It’s all about the colours. From sage green to tomato red, Girlfriend Collective’s dreamy shades are what separates it from its competitors, but the high waistlines and compression fabric means there’s no pulling up your leggings halfway through your run.

Price point: £35 for bras, £40 for bike shorts and £62 for leggings.

Size range: Bras and leggings range from XXS-6XL (29″ to 68″).

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Sports Stretch-Jersey Bra, $, available at Selfridges

Girlfriend Collective Compressive 7/8 High-Rise Stretch-Jersey Leggings, $, available at Selfridges

Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Stretch-Jersey Cycling Shorts, $, available at Selfridges

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Sports Stretch-Jersey Bra, $, available at Selfridges

Girlfriend Collective Compressive 7/8 High-Rise Stretch-Jersey Leggings, $, available at Selfridges

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