When you add to that challenge more obstacles, like remaining confident and maintaining your outward appearance, then Houston, we have a problem!! No one has time for trolling through poorly made clothing, with no thought placed in the design, to make it appealing or fashion forward.
That's exactly the predicament of the most women who are over a size 12, you simply had little to no options, when it came to quality and style. My have times changed, retailers have not only noticed, that the average person isn't under a size 8, even more they've recognized the buying power of the curvy fashionista.
Today, there are many retailers that cater to the "plus is more" market. There are some however that have gone a step ahead of the curve and ventured to create an even playing field, for all to enjoy the game of fashion! Listed below are some of my faves, I've rated them to include the pros and cons of their line, but not to mention affordability, wearability, and of course Style IQ.
Pretty affordable most items range between $20- $150
StyleIQ++ Chic Chic Chic!! The designs appeal to the contemporary modern girl, who is fashion conscious and keeps up with what's trending. They also boast a rich selection of fabrics and construction.
You might have to negotiate with your shopping budget to buy one piece at a time. The average cost of a dress is about $110, not bad but if you buy at least 3, which you will, it adds up.
Forever 21: S-3X
Affordable, most items will cost under $40
Style IQ++, with a name like Forever 21, its no surprise that shopping here, you'll likely find some version whatever's trending at the moment.There take on style is is youthful and fun. They have variety in fabric and construction, also the majority of their fabric choices have "stretch appeal"
Not built to last. Always read the care instructions for any garment but I would definitely handle these with care, if you want them to endure your rinse cycle.
ASOS (Curve) 0-24
Somewhat affordable, most items range between $20- $200
Style IQ++, you'll happily find something unique, flirty and fun just as easily as you might find something simple and functional.
Its completely an online retailer, so no US store to walk-in and try things on, and the shipping can take a little long. Also their sizing can run a little big in certain styles.
H&M (+) S-3x:
Affordable, most items range between $10- $80
Wearable, not only do they have different style choice,s they really do a good job of exploring fabrics and textures.
Style IQ+: They offer the basics like tees, denim and a few skirt and outerwear options.
Style selection is limited, its a great place to shop for essentials but only if you need them in neutral colors like grey, black , and white.
(Violetta) by Mango 0-20
Somewhat affordable, most items range between $20- $300
Style IQ++ Classic and modern styles, anything from essentials to unique pieces, that will elevate any wardrobe. Very wearable, very clean designs that are well tailored, and made to last.
Some items are a little pricey. This collection was definitely made with the working girl , in mind. Although there are many transitional looks that go from day to night, if you're looking for club attire this may not be the place for you.
Other Shop-Worthy Retailers for the Curvier You
Rue 107 S-XXL
Nakimuli Curvy S-3x
Custom Plus S-5x
Zellie For She 1x-3x
MYNT 1792 12-26
Monif C 1x-3x