We champion the idea that fashion is for everyone (and we mean everyone!). Calling all retailers and designers: sizes 20 and above should never be an afterthought! Sadly, there is a stigma to the very word “plus”—model Stefania Ferrario and actress Ajay Rochester have, in fact, been actively campaigning for the industry to “drop the plus” when talking about models and clothing. This year has certainly had its ups and downs, but we couldn't be more grateful that body positivity saw its all-time high. Love yourselves, ladies!
"Size shouldn't matter when you're talking about a woman who just wants to be fashionable," model Ashley Graham declared in the press release of brand Lane Bryant's 2015 #PlusIsEqual campaign. While the fashion industry is becoming more inclusive, clearly there is still a long, long way to go. "We're proud, strong, fashion forward, stylish," fellow model Candice Huffine added. "Same as anyone else, with extra curves."
If you're a full-figured girl who's got both style and comfort in mind, know that you don't have to sacrifice sartorial savvy for the right size. Below, a roundup of fashion-forward stores that cater to every shape, from XS to XXXXL!
Look to Forever 21, River Island, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, and Dorothy Perkins for on-trend pieces to mix and match. You can always rely on fast fashion brands to serve up quick chic!
Available at SM Aura and SM Megamall.
For that glitzy evening out or for workwear items you can invest in (and wear forever!), there's Michael by Michael Kors, DKNYC, Calvin Klein Plus, Vince Camuto, and Lauren by Ralph Lauren.
Available at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing, and SM Aura.
A beach trip is probably the trickiest to shop for, but not anymore! Float, Atsui, and Shapes and Curves are three local swimwear brands that specialize in sexy, stylish suits for every shape and size.
Available at floatswimwear.com, atsui.ph, and snc.ph
In need of a speedy solution? Have chic delivered straight to your doorstep and shop Zalora's plus-sized section (they carry brands like Ashley Collection and Fashion Fanatix!), or head to ASOS Curve. Try Saks Fifth Avenue, too!
Available at zalora.com.ph, asos.com, and saksfifthavenue.com.
When all else fails, nothing spells effortless style like timeless basics from Gap and Old Navy. Snap up quality denim, crisp button-downs, and pair-with-anything t-shirts like there's no tomorrow!
Available at SM Megamall and Estancia Mall.
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.