As larger sized women are finally starting to be recognised within the fashion industry, fashionable plus size clothing in the UK has become easier to find. The London College of Fashion conducted a survey, which found the average dress size in the UK was 14 to 16. In February, London even hosted it's very first plus size fashion event. The two day show featured a really vibrant collection of plus size clothing, modelled by a diverse range of women.
Evans is one of the UK's most successful plus size clothing stores. Founded in 1930, the company has gone on to win several awards including "Best Plus Size Fashion" in 2006, at the Company High Street Fashion Awards. The clothing is aimed primarily at women aged 30-70; though there are some designs in the company's collection that are suitable for younger women. Singer Beth Ditto, introduced a vintage inspired collection in 2009. This has boosted the company's reputation amongst the younger crowd.
Leading UK online clothing store "ASOS" has recently added a great plus size clothing selection. The “Curve” range is proving to be extremely popular with larger women. There are no drab, unflattering designs in this collection; making it especially popular with younger women. The clothing is vibrant, fashionable and suitable for sizes 18-28. When you look at most plus size collections you'll see most start at a size 12. This often means that the clothing is mainly flattering for women on the lower end of the plus size scale. The Curve range is a refreshing change for women sized 18 and over.
Founded in 1875, “Simply Be” has become one of the biggest suppliers of plus size clothing in the UK. The clothes range from sizes 14-32; making it one of the most diverse plus sized collections available. If you have quite large calves, you may struggle to find boots that properly fit over them. As well as clothing and swimwear, the company also provides footwear which addresses this problem. The only thing to keep in mind with this range is that it can be a little more expensive than high street collections.
Inspire by New Look
New Look is one of the latest high street stores to introduce its own collection of plus size clothing. The Inspire range goes up to size 26 and it has exactly the same designs as the smaller sizes. The plus size clothing is designed to flatter your curves, not just hide them! This is one of the only plus size collections which targets the younger generation. If you want to stay on trend then this is definitely the best place to shop for your plus size wardrobe.
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