For the past few years, I have been searching for the best size inclusive brands to shop from that won’t break the bank and actually make cute and trendy clothes. Last week I wrote an article about why fashion brands need to implement size inclusivity, so I wanted to share my favorite brands that actually include dynamic body types in their lines. Here is my list of clothing brands that are size inclusive, fashionable, and affordable. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Fashion Nova is one of my favorite online shopping sites because their prices are reasonable. They often have discount codes if you sign up for their emails.
I got these cheetah print pants from Fashion Nova on sale for $12 dollars, they are a perfect piece for transitioning between seasons, and they are super comfortable. The waistband is stretchy and the pants have a slight flare at the bottom, making them super easy to move around in.
Aside from their great prices, the online retailer also has so many size inclusive pieces from dresses to bathing suits to jean shorts, which is super important going into hot girl summer. I recently purchased a pair of jean shorts, two pairs of linen pants, and two pairs of work pants that are similar to slacks but have more stretch.
My next purchase will be these Boyfriend Denim Shorts, that fully cover your butt and have a few more inches than normal denim short cutoffs, leaving plenty of room for your thighs, that means no thigh chafe.
I have never actually purchased anything from boohoo but I am hard core crushing on this plus size polka dot belted skater dress. The online retailer has an entire section of their website dedicated to plus size options, and their clothes are super affordable. This dress that I am planning on getting for summer is only $14.40.
American Eagle/ Aerie
Aerie is my go-to store for workout clothes, summer shorts, and mix and match pieces.
I got these black biker shorts in a size large last summer and they fit like a glove. A similar pair, Real Me pocket bike shorts, are on sale now for $26.21, and they come in six different colors. My next purchase is going to be these pink ones!
Target is great for everyday basics.
This ribbed yellow t-shirt is from Target which I only spent $5 dollars on. It’s a great transition piece from spring to summer, and there are tons more just like it online and in store. It can sometimes be hard to find t-shirts that aren’t cropped or oversized, but this soft cotton t-shirt from Target is the perfect length. It makes me feel confident and it's a super low maintenance look.
I am also eager to try the swim-suits at Target, featuring size inclusive models on their website, doing their part to be more inclusive and realistic. This Longline Bandeau Bikini Top looks like a perfect fit for summer, available in extended sizes.
Plato's Closet/ Goodwill
While I love buying outfits from big name clothing retailers, I also try to be sustainable in my shopping. And this may come as a surprise, but thrift shops like Goodwill and Plato’s closet, have size inclusive options, that you can shop guilt free. While second-hand clothing shops are great for the environment they also offer items at a fraction of the price compared to fast fashion retailers.
I got this brown sweater and these tan jeans for under $20, and they fit my size 10 body perfectly. For more thrifted clothing hauls on a size ten body follow @closetofkat on Instagram.
Forever 21 has come a long way from the clothing store they used to be when I was a teenager. As my memory recalls, back in 2014, Forever 21 was the place to get cute tops, and trendy clothes, but their sizes were restrictive and only accommodated small bodies. As a 15 year old in 2014, and a size eight body, I found it almost impossible to find items that fit me. Over the past few years, the fashion retailer has evolved with the times. Just like boohoo, Forever 21 now has an entire section in store and online dedicated to plus size and curve options.
I purchased this bronze three tiered top from Forever 21 a few years ago, and now I wear it in the summertime, and layer a turtleneck underneath in the winter.
Nasty Gal, also founded by the owner of Girl Boss, Sophia Amoruso, is an online clothing store that offers sizes from 0-28.
This pink and red striped blazer is from Nasty Gal and was on sale for $14. The material is light and breathable, making this the perfect spring jacket. There is not much stretch to the blazer, but it looks great unbuttoned to show off the blouse underneath. I paired this blazer with a t-shirt from Target, and a pair of thrifted Levi’s jeans. Nasty Gal often has seasonal sales, where tops and bottoms can be as low as $4.
It can often be hard for plus-size, curve, or mid-size women to find clothes that are fashionable and affordable, and sustainability is almost impossible to achieve if you are not straight sized. Nevertheless, these seven clothing stores are your holy grail to shopping for curvier bodies. Show us your hot girl summer outfits and don’t forget to tag @feverbymud in your pictures.