We all know that the limited offering on the plus-size fashion market needs some work. Body positivity might be a buzzy term, but plus-size clothes are still limited, and not every label knows how to design for larger women with shapely curves.
However, that’s not to say that there aren’t stylish options out there. While they might not be easy to find, a number of brands have emerged to accommodate and flatter the bodies of larger women, creating stunning looks that will appeal to most fashion-forward women.
Ahead, we rounded up 13 brands that are proud to dress the women they’re designing for, so celebrate your curves and shop at these labels that offer plus-size clothing, which stock sizes up to UK 50!
Pssst! Keep reading till the end, because we’ll be sharing three top tips when it comes to shopping for plus-size clothes!
Plus-size clothes in Singapore
Founded with plus-size women in mind, CurveGirl celebrates every unique body shape. It’s an initiative that aims to liberate women from size and height expectations, spurring them to celebrate their body.
At CurveGirl, you’ll find casual, summery dresses and minimalist pieces in muted colours. There’s a collection of cocktail dresses to choose from when the occasion calls for it too! Plus, you can use their measurement app to get a custom-tailored outfit in one click.
Sizes available: UK 8 to 50
Shop CurveGirl here.
2. The Amber Loft
For those who are in that awkward “in-between” size where you’re sitting on the edge of a UK 14 but not curvy enough to be called plus-size, we feel you. And so does Sophia Hung, the founder of local label Amber Loft. To fill this gap in plus-size fashion, Sophia put her fashion diploma to good use and created a collection of stylish plus-size clothes for work and play.
This local boutique features clothes that are exclusively manufactured and designed for Asian plus-size women who are more petite than Western women. Have fun with a variety of colours and prints, because these styles are made for confident women who don’t just want to play it safe.
Sizes available: UK 12 to 22
Shop The Amber Loft here.
3. Be You Co
Local label Be You Co designs and curates apparel for the modern-day plus-size woman. Founders Jasmine and Phyllis work tirelessly to source and produce every single piece, never compromising on quality with size.
The founders also personally oversee the details, right down to the zips, buttons, and lining, so you know you’re getting the best quality here. You’ll see illustrations and fun prints on their offerings from time to time, as they love incorporating the art of print-making into their apparel.
Sizes available: UK12 to 20.
Shop Be You Co here.
4. The Curve Cult
The Curve Cult puts the fun back in fashion with its plus-size collection that celebrates beauty in all shapes and forms. Expect fashion-forward pieces such as bodycon dresses, rompers, pencil skirts, and maxi dresses – perfect for ladies who want to flaunt their curves.
To find your perfect fit, visit its store at Far East Plaza.
Sizes available: S to 4XL.
Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-126A Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Shop The Curve Cult here.
5. Love Pretty Plus
Love Pretty Plus has playful rompers, figure-flattering dresses, and plenty of gorgeous blouses to offer. The brand mainly operates online, but if you want to try on their clothes to make sure they fit perfectly before purchasing, you’ll be glad to know that private fitting sessions are available. All you have to do is WhatsApp 9025 5421 to book an appointment.
Sizes available: S to 4XL.
Address: Blk 5 Banda Street, #03-90B, Singapore 050005 (for private fitting only)
Shop Love Pretty Plus here.
6. Plus Size SG
Besides the usual plus-size offerings for women, Plus Size SG also features JSMIX, the label’s own clothing line for men. You’ll find everything from formal shirts and pants to casual, comfy pants to lounge in. The online shop has a policy of dispatching all your orders within two to three working days too, so you won’t have to wait long for your package to arrive.
Sizes available: XL to 6XL.
Shop Plus Size SG here.
7. Curvaceous Gowns Singapore
Finding a lush evening gown or the perfect wedding dress for a plus-size lady is no easy feat. That shouldn’t be the case, and Curvaceous Gowns Singapore agrees. If you’re a bride-to-be, don’t worry. Place an order for a customised wedding gown at this shop and you’ll receive a dress that will fit like a glove.
Shop Curvaceous Gowns Singapore here.
8. Simply Curvy
Simply Curvy offers trendy and reasonably-priced Muslimah fashion that are plus-size friendly. From Jubahs to Abayas in all sorts of elegant colours and materials, Simply Curvy has it all. Stock up on some affordable under scarves here and pick up some colourful shawls while you’re at it.
Shop Simply Curvy here.
Touted as accessible luxury for the everyday woman, Whimsigirl’s collections feature a mix of flowy tops, flared pants, kimono cardigans, ultra-comfy cotton-linen shirts, and knotted skirts. These pieces can often double up as a casual work outfit or a cute number for a girls’ night out.
Sizes available: XS to XXL.
Shop Whimsigirl here.
10. Violeta by Mango
A reflection of Mango’s main collection, Violeta by Mango offers versatile and modern pieces for the sophisticated young woman. There are wrap dresses, flowy tops and even playful jumpsuits to try on.
Sizes available: UK 14 to 44
Shop Violeta by Mango here.
11. ASOS Curve
For those who have browsed on ASOS, you would’ve noticed chic, stylish offerings from ASOS Curve, the brand’s plus-size label. From sportswear and swimwear to party dresses, the brand has something for every occasion, even wedding dresses.
Sizes available: UK 16 to 30
Shop ASOS Curve here.
Shopping tips for plus-size clothes
To dress in plus-size perfection, here are some things to look out for when shopping for clothes.
1. Check for quality
If you’re doing your shopping at a physical store, it’s best to check the material of the outfit and the overall workmanship. The fabric should have a nice weight to it and should drape well. Check the finishing of the hems or the overall stitching to make sure that there is no puckering or obvious signs of bad workmanship.
2. Choose a flattering cut and colour
Be aware of your body shape. Some girls have an hourglass shape and can therefore wear fit and flare styles well. If you don’t, why not rock a few shift dresses or drop-waist styles?
Although black offers a slimming effect, that doesn’t mean your entire wardrobe needs to be dark and gloomy. Whether you choose to accessorise or go for head-to-toe hues, it’s important to understand what colours best suit your skin tone, which can be grouped into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral.
3. Go for something comfortable
Keep practicality in mind and try the outfit if you can, and of course, pick an outfit that suits your personality. It may involve plenty of trials-and-errors, but when you land on something that makes you feel comfortable and confident, you’ll know what works for you in the future.