It’s kind of crazy that, in 2018, plus-size shoppers are just now being recognized as customers with buying power who should have as many options as women of any other size.  I could go on for hours on this topic, but, we’ll save that conversation for another day. Right now I will just swoon over these brands taking plus-size baby steps in the right direction. Below, we take a look at the newest places to shop that are now catering to curvy women.

  1. REFORMATION – they even apologized that it took this long to bring on extended sizes. With pieces like Serena dress and this cool two piece set, we might just forgive them and hope more brands follow suit.reformation brandi two piece Reformation Serena Dress
  2. ANN TAYLOR LOFT – defintely got it right now that they have realized “no two bodies are like”. We are loving some of their workwear looks and can’t wait to see what they offer next. Loft Plus Pineapple Dream Jumpsuit
  3. EXPRESS – Now offering up to size 18 and XXL in some pieces in stores, this is progress we will definitely get on board with.Express Extended Sizes Dress
  4. BANANA REPUBLIC – This one made me especially happy as Banana has always had some great workwear pieces. Well, they’ve gone ahead and are now offering items up to a size 20 or XXL.
  5. JCREW & MADEWELL – These two players quietly crept into the game but we’re glad to see some more offerings in extended sizes. Especially pieces like this cute romper and dress.jcrew extended sizes
  6. NORDSTROM – They have pledged to make every straight size brand they carry include up to a size 18. This has definitely allowed for a lot more options shopping in store and for that we are grateful. Some of my favorite in house brands are BP & Leith.
  7. NY & CO – Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union have cute collaborations with NY & CO. We definitely found some cute summer dresses on the site.
  8. DRAPER JAMES – Thank you for extending your sizes Reese! Now this iconic brand is available in larger sizes. They recently did a collab with Eloquii! eloquii parrot suit
  9. MARA HOFFMAN – We’re happy to see more designer brands offering extended sizes. While we have always admired Mara’s pieces, It wasn’t until recently we could actually wear them.
  10. Sanctuary – Loving their casual, cool, California vibe! sanctuary clothing plus size
  11. 11Honore’ – this one is actually a website dedicated to extended sizes for multiple designer brands. Self described as the runway edited for sizes ten to twenty. Here you can find the likes of Milly, Tanya Taylor, Cynthia Rowley & Zac Posen to name a few.

Let me know what you think and who else you would love to see carry extended sizes. I also wrote about how to shop straight sizes when you are plus here!


  1. Your original posts was one of my favorites. Some time I don’t have any other easy options except to shop straight sizes so I must be creative.

  2. At least it’s a step in the right direction, but still sad when they stop at XXL or a size 20 thinking they have us covered. Baby steps I guess!

  3. I checked each one of these sites, they’re barely extended sizing. Going up to a size 20 is a step in the right direction, but I’m not gonna praise them like this article did. We can and should do better. It should also be noted that a lot of these companies only offer a few things in their extended sizes. Guess you gotta crawl before you walk. :/

    • I totally understand and agree with you on that…. It is some progress but definitely not where we absolutely need to be. I am always on the lookout researching more brands who are expanding their lines and hope that more will actually go beyond a size 20-22. I feel like my activewear roundup has more size inclusive brands! If we keep pushing eventually more will take note. xo

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