There have always been curvy girls. Sir Mix A Lot raved about our “big butts” in the 90’s, Queen, created a ballad for “fat bottomed girls” in the 70’s, and there’s no limit to the songs about us now. But just because we curvy women are revered in the music industry, doesn’t mean we’ve always had a voice in the fashion industry (until recently). Luckily, girls like Ashley Graham, Iskra Lawrence, Denise Bidot and Marquita Pring (to name a few) have paved the way for curvy representation in the fashion world; giving all the curvy girls out there a voice and some new stores to shop at. Here are the 5 clothing brands for curvy girls you need to know about!
The day that Target released a line from Who What Wear, was the day my bank account got considerably smaller. This is one of many brands at Target that offer Plus size options, offering up to a 4X in shirts, skirts, dresses, and pants. This brand is not only great for its inclusive sizing options, the clothes themselves are totally stylish and chic. This isn’t simply a place to get plus-size t-shirts and flowy dresses; the entire line is full of color, interesting textures and fabrics, and great structure and fit, so you won’t be left looking boxy or unkempt.
I have to give Forever 21 props for being one of the first stores to have a substantial Plus Size section in the store itself. I love Forever 21 for its trendy, inexpensive pieces, and the sheer variety of options. This is a must for girly dresses, cute floral tops, and denim shorts for summer!
In true Kardashian fashion, Good American is known for jeans that accentuate all your assets (pun definitely intended). Good American is big on inclusive sizes and range from a 00 to a 24. They even give the option to see the jeans modeled on two different sized women. How cool is that?
If you’re an online shopper, ASOS is the place for you. Their ASOS Curve line is perfect for the curvier girl, and you can even filter their clothing by size. ASOS has every type of clothes you could imagine, so you will not be short on options. They even have their own prom line!
I can’t mention clothes for curvy women without mentioning Ashley Graham’s Swimsuits for All Line. And with summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time! This line proves that sexy comes in all shapes and sizes, and you don’t have to wear a full body bathing suit if you have curves. Whether you’re a one-piece girl, or you rock the bikini, I guarantee there is a bathing suit that’s perfect for you!
Know of any clothing brands for curvy girls that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments down below!
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Megan graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Creative Writing and an education in food, bars, and sarcasm. You can find her scoping out the latest Houston restaurant, watching the Astros or drinking an iced coffee.