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10/16/2017 03:40 pm ET Updated Sep 12, 2018

The Ultimate Roundup For Plus-Size Shopping

From curve-loving denim to flattering bathing suits, get ready to add a few items to your wishlist!

Being plus-size and stylish shouldn’t have to be so hard for the 68 percent of American women who wear above a size 14.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite curve-loving items from faux leather skirts to plus maternity clothing. And yes, we even included our favorite over-the-knee boots, just because. It’s about time we streamline the plus-size online shopping spree. You can thank us later.

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The fact that there are still fashion retailers out there ― fashionable, affordable and highly-popular retailers ― that don’t carry clothing above a size XL or 14 is completely mind-blowing, especially considering that most American women wear between a size 16 and 18. (We’re looking at you, Madewell). Thankfully, there are dozens of more inclusive retailers out there crafting quality clothing for plus-size bodies. And, because jeans are a wardrobe staple that’s as wildly styled as it is sized, we’ve created an exhaustive list of all of the best plus-size shopping destinations for denim. 

As awesome as the swimsuit variety is, it can be daunting to rifle through so many sites and racks to find the best piece. That’s why we’ve curated a collection of the styles we’re loving this season. Whether you’re all about embellishments or live for minimalism, there’s something for every style, budget, and body. Find yours ahead; it’s time to take back the beach.

Gaping is one of so many unaddressed fashion problems curvy shoppers still have to deal with, particularly when looking for button down shirts, dresses and skirts. Button down dresses are on our radar for fall 2017, so there’s no better time than now to ensure this ~trend~ is inclusive for everyone.

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Let’s face it, bralettes are the go-to summer essential for many women since they are light, breathable and designed to be seen under sheer tops and flowy summer dresses. It’s a no-brainer why larger-breasted ladies want in. Check out some of our favorite places to find bralettes for big boobs. (Hint: A bigger price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a bigger confidence boost). 

According to fashion and lifestyle website The Curvy Fashionista, the fit for wide, extra wide and super wide calves goes as follows: 16” to 18 1/4” for wide, 17 1/2” to 20” for extra wide and 18” to 21” for super wide. There’s a lot of confusing overlap there. Meanwhile, many boots we’ve spotted around the internet offer a 15” circumference, at most. There are, fortunately, some brands that cater to fuller calves, and they’re affordable, too. 

To help you keep your shopping options open, we’ve rounded up some of the best sites that offer a wide array of sizes. Between ASOS Curve, which offers on-trend pieces at reasonable prices, and Salon Z at Saks.com, which offers high-end designer items in larger sizes, the online plus-size market is thriving. Check out our list of 24 awesome sites for plus-size shoppers — and let us know if we missed any gems! 

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It’s that time of year again: Bathing suit shopping season. While we welcome the warmer weather and weekend trips to the beach, finding the perfect swimsuit can be somewhat of a nightmare. To help in the seemingly never-ending quest, we’ve rounded-up nine amazing sites that offer terrific plus-size swimwear. Whether you’re looking for a patterned bikini, a minimal full piece or a bright tankini, these sites have got you covered. 

We set out to find the best jeans for curvy, short women. “Do they even exist?” was our first thought, but we’re happy to report that yes, they most certainly do! So if baby’s got back, and you want to avoid wasting another dollar on alterations (because we all know how expensive that can be), then here’s where you need to get your shop on.

We have nothing against bikinis, but there is something exceptionally sexy about one-piece bathing suits. Maybe it’s the fact that they leave more to the imagination, or perhaps it’s because they have only recently become popular again, so they are still a bit of a novelty. But one way or another, this season we’re on the hunt for a killer full piece. The best thing about one-piece suits is that they involve more fabric, so it’s much easier to find one that flatters.

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Because we believe you shouldn’t need to wear two bras for a good workout or a long-distance run, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find some of the highest-reviewed, user-approved plus size sports bras on Amazon for big busts. 

Finding a prom dress is hard. Finding a prom dress when you’re a curvy gal? That’s a new level of complicated. Many prom and wedding dress retailers carry “straight sizes,” but stop just shy of sizes most real women actually wear. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of our favorite plus size prom dresses from reliable retailers ― that won’t cost a pretty penny.

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Whether you’re looking for good gifts to give yourself this V-Day, or are planning to surprise your partner with something ~extra fun~, you can’t go wrong with a pretty little lingerie set that you know you’ll look incredible wearing.

13. 20 Flattering Blazers That Will Fit Over Big Boobs

Ladies with big boobs have some unique considerations when hitting the clothing racks, like finding bralettes that actually fit, making sure their button-down shirts and dresses won’t gape when they aren’t paying attention, and finding a work-appropriate blazer that will actually fit over their bust.

Because the 68 percent of American women who wear above a size 14 deserve trendy clothing stores that carry their size, we’ve rounded up our favorite faux leather skirts for curvy gals.

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Shopping just got a whole lot easier for women who wear above a size 14. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite retailers who actually carry above a size 14 

Many clothing stores are letting down their curvy mamas-to-be by not carrying inclusive maternity clothing. Those that do carry extended maternity clothes don’t usually have a super stylish collection, and it seems that stylish maternity clothing stores don’t carry much in the way of extended sizing. Here, our favorite retailers who sale stylish plus-size maternity clothing

From pinafore dresses perfect for layering, to leopard print coats and jackets that make a statement, there are plenty of fall fashion trends to love this season, like the triumphant return of the denim skirt

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