Bloggers are great because they can give the average customer some style inspiration. It really helps to see how a certain look will be on someone with a similar body shape and size as you.
Sizing among the different brands can be inconsistent. Many brands offer 3X or size 24 as their largest size. Since there are many women who wear a size 24 and above, it’s helpful to be able to see their blogs and see that they are able to find clothing that fits right. That inspires others to evolve and be creative in their own personal style.
These are the top brands that the bloggers go to buy their items of clothing:
Corissa from Fat Girl Flow
Blog Name and URL: Fat Girl Flow, www.fatgirlflow.com
Blogging since: April 2015
Favorite Brands to Shop: http://www.fatgirlflow.com/100-places-to-shop-for-plus-size-clothing-part-2/
She likes these brands because she appreciates that they try to be as inclusive as they can with a wide range of sizes. She wrote about her top brands on her blog, all of which carry clothing up to size 28 and above.
ShaKera from The Real Sample Size
Blog Name and URL: The Real Sample Size, www.therealsamplesize.com
Blogging since: July 2015
Favorite Brands to Shop: Fashion to Figure and Eloquii
Fashion to Figure has great styles that keep up with the latest trends. When she wants a nice, casual look or a night-time look for going out, she can always find something in Fashion to Figure.
Eloquii is her favorite brand because they offer stylish clothing that is conservative. Their clothing can easily transition from a day outfit to night outfit, so that kind of versatility is great for those on a budget.
Amanda of Fashion, Love, and Martinis
Blog Name and URL: Fashion, Love, & Martinis, www.fashionloveandmartinis.com
Blogging since: 2008
Favorite Brands to Shop: Eloquii, Simply Be, ASOS Curve, Torrid, and Lane Bryant
She loves these brands because they make extended sizes. They also carry a huge variety of items and styles from modern, classic, romantic, to boho, and more. There’s something for every plus-size style imaginable.
Lisa of MustangSallyTwo
Blog Name and URL: MustangSallyTwo – www.mustangsallytwo.com
Blogging since: July, 2015
Favorite Brands to Shop: Torrid, Avenue, Penningtons, Lane Bryant, Eloquii, and SWAK Designs
She goes to different brands depending on what she needs. For casual sexy pieces and great denim, she goes to Torrid. Avenue offers some amazing dresses, and Lane Bryant is great for clothes for the office and designer collaborations.
Being from Canada, she finds great basics at Penningtons. She also likes the Tess Holliday collection and the Melissa McCarthy line Seven7.
Emily of Authentically Emmie
Blog Name and URL: Authentically Emmie, authenticallyemmie.com
Blogging since: 2009
Favorite Brands to Shop: Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Kiyonna, Eloquii, City Chic, ASOS Curve
Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7 line was a great addition to the industry. Emily has been inspired to add more pants into her wardrobe because of the brand. There are so few brands that offer clothing above size 24 that it’s been hard for Emily to find the right loose style flowy top—but that’s all changed now.
City Chic also offers fun and flirty styles. The prints on their clothes are bold and fun and hug a full-figured body just the right way. Eloquii is another favorite because the offer styles in the latest trends.
Rebecca of The Plus Side of Me
Blog Name and URL: The Plus Side of Me, theplussideofme.com
Blogging since: October, 2010
Size: 4X, 28/30
Favorite Brands to Shop: Torrid, Lovesick, Who What Wear at Target, and Kiyonna
Rebecca has found that Torrid’s jeans give her the right shape and have just the right amount of stretch in the fabric. She loves their jeggings. They have also recently expanded their sizes up to size 30, which means she will now be able to try out different styles.
For a great bargain, Who What Wear at Target offers something more than just the regular basics. This brand is great because it offers the same styles for straight size and plus size.
Kiyonna is the brand you go to for an amazing dress with great fit. Their quality and sizing is always top-notch.
Emily of Amply Emmy
Blog Name and URL: Amply Emmy, amplyemmy.com
Blogging since: June, 2013
Size: 26/28 or 30/32 – depends on the cut, fabric and stretch
Favorite Brands to Shop: fullbeauty, Avenue, Walmart, Boutique+ at JC Penney and SmartGlamour
Her tried and true brand for dresses is Avenue. A great tip she has to is check Walmart. She has found that their Faded Glory brand offers well-made garments up to size 26/28.
From the JCPenney Web site, you can find the collaboration line of plus-size model Ashley Nell Tipton with the Boutique+ Brand.
A great investment is made-to-measure clothes from brands like Smart Glamour. Plus-size women frequently have to spend a lot of alterations, so buying made-to-measure is a huge money and time saver.