Fashion Finds: Plus/Extended Size Clothing

If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe this summer, this week’s Fashion Finds has a number of stores at the ready for you to begin the hunt for some stylish new threads. In this week’s edition, we’ve rounded up the best plus and extended size clothiers that offer the latest styles at affordable prices.

No matter you’re size, clothing should reflect your personality and — above all — make you feel beautiful. And these retailers definitely offer a selection of tops, dresses, jeans and everything in between that are sure to make you feel special and look gorgeous:

Eloquii: Offering sizes 14-24 and some styles in sizes 26 and 28, Eloquii delivers the latest styles in a range of sizes so that there is truly something for everyone. What makes the retailer all the better is that there’s something for every price point — tops start at $19.90 and going up to $99.90 — and they present a well-rounded selection of styles; there are 321 top options alone, with everything from military-inpsired looks to sweet peplum styles to flowey blouses. THL’s favorite: The High Low Cape Dress, which offers an affordable take (it’s only $99.90) on a major red carpet trend.

Melissa McCarthy Seven7: Achieving a great personal style shouldn’t be size-exclusive, and that’s why we love Melissa McCarthy Seven7 — they offer the most complete range of sizes we’ve seen, starting at a size 2 and going up to a size 28W. Delivering playful patterns, classic shapes and edgy details (like faux leather!), Seven7 makes sure that there is something in store for everyone. What’s also particularly remarkable about Seven7 is the ease with which pieces can be mixed and matched; even printed pieces seem to pair together effortlessly, allowing you to get the most out of your wardrobe. THL’s favorite: the Vegan Leather Peplum Top (available for $89), a style that takes the classic feminine silhouette of a peplum and injects a bit of sass via the faux leather.

Torrid: No one does affordable fashion like Torrid, who offers everything from jeans and tops to swimwear and lingerie. With their apparel ranging from a size 10 (a Torrid size 00) to a size 30 (a Torrid size 6), Torrid makes fashion accessible to all, offering all of their trendiest looks in the size range. What’s even better: they offer free shipping AND free returns, not that you’ll want to return any of your stylish snags any time soon. THL’s favorite: the Twist Front Midi Skirt (on sale for $30.98), the perfect summer style that is sexy enough for a night out and casual enough for a lazy Sunday morning.

ModCloth: There is so much to love about ModCloth already, but perhaps what we love most is that they no longer separate their extended sizes from the “regular” sizes; they group them all in one, all in an effort to make shopping a much more inclusive experience (as it should be). But beyond this, it’s hard to not fall in love with their retro aesthetic, classic looks and easily-affordable prices. Making their prices even more accessible is a 40 percent off summer sale, so you can stock up on your favorite looks of the season for next year. THL’s favorite: the Don the Road Vest in Navy, which offers a classic take on the trendy vest look for only $44.99.

Lane Bryant: Our Fashion Finds would not be complete without Lane Bryant, a retailer that has long offered the most of-the-moment styles all available in sizes 14 to 28. They even offer sexy lingerie styles by Cacique to complete your shopping experience. With styles ranging from dressy tops and blouses to stylish activewear, Lane Bryant has you covered for every aspect of your life — all at reasonable prices, with tops in general starting at a sale price of $12.99. THL’s favorite: the Printed Palazzo Culotte, an on-trend look revamped with a bold, artsy print available for $69.95.

With a host of options at your fingertips, you have no reason not to shop at least one of these fabulous — and fashionable — retailers! Know of a store we missed? Tweet us with the hashtag #FashionFinds and suggest your favorite so we can include it on our list!

Happy Shopping!

Denim done right by Torrid

Shopping for jeans can be a loathsome process; search around the Internet and you’ll find that women everywhere largely dislike shopping for the wardrobe staple. But hitting the stores for denim doesn’t have to be frustrating — that seems to be the message behind new ads from Torrid.

According to the Huffington Post, the plus-size retailer recently unveiled a new campaign featuring 11 women — a mix of actresses, models and customers — each donning denim from Torrid’s collection. The best part of the ad: each woman is wearing denim that fits and flatters her curves, thus proving that it is possible to find jeans that make you feel confident and not frustrated.

Included in the ad for the size 10-30 retailer was Orange is the New Black star Adrienne C. Moore, who shared her “empowering” experience with the Huffington Post.

“Meeting all these ladies following their dreams and passions, it was really empowering to hear all their different stories,” she said, according to the Huffington Post. “From a fashion standpoint, it looked amazing. It was so interesting to see the array of denim and styles accentuating everyone’s beautiful curves.”

Model Philomena Kwao also posed for the ad, later telling the Huffington Post that what struck her most about the experience was the diversity among the group of women. “It is an incredible thing to be a part of an inspiring group of women, all of us different sizes, ages and races come together. We all looked amazing,” she shared.

Despite their superficial differences, Kwao told the Huffington Post that they all had one thing in common: a belief that clothing should be affordable and make women feel comfortable in their own skin.

“It was like we were all old friends, united in the belief that every woman, regardless of size, age, race or sexuality should have access to affordable clothing that makes them feel beautiful and allows them to express themselves.”

To find denim (and other pieces!) that are sure to make you look beautiful, head over to Torrid.