I'm a Plus-Size Woman and I've Rounded Up 35 Perfect Holiday Outfits to Save You Hours of Searching
We have come a long way when it comes to size inclusivity but the market is far from perfect. The first thing I do when shopping online is, still, to head to the website's size guide to see if the online shop even carries clothing in my size. It's tiring, frustrating, and time consuming. This problem is constant, but it's more pronounced during the holiday season when I would like to be able to find appropriate festive clothing to wear for the onslaught of parties, celebrations, and social outings.
I have spent hours googling, combing through the internet, looking through size charts, and clicking on any and every Instagram ad in the hopes of being introduced to size-inclusive brands and retailers. So, I have amassed a mental database that I wish had already existed for me. Below will you find 10 size-inclusive websites with holiday outfit picks from each. My curation has tried to avoid frumpy, potato sack-like, nondescript clothing that seems to be the default for many brands branching into size inclusivity. Below are brands making clothing that are on par with the "regular" sizes instead of a range of shapeless mumus.
I don't know when it happened, but suddenly Anthropologie is one of my favorite size-inclusive sites. I appreciate that they forgo redirecting you to a "special section" and instead give you the same clothing offered to other customers simply in a wider range of sizes.
Dia & Co
Sizing: 0X-5X, 10-32
I think of Dia & Co as the Asos of plus-size brands. Everything on the website is affordable and comes from size-inclusive brands. You can buy products traditionally a la carte, or you can get a Dia box wherein a stylist works to curate a selection of clothes for you.
Frankly's mission is to make going braless not only possible, but fashionable and supportive for all sizes. They have an impressive and inclusive size range which extends from XS to 4XL. I am personally a fan of the bodysuits which are great, versatile layering pieces.
Sizing: XXXS-3X, 000-24
For an office holiday party or Thanksgiving with your in-laws, J.Crew is a sure bet for an outfit that is classic, sophisticated, and well tailored.
Lisa Says Gah
60 percent of the time when I stop someone on the street in downtown Manhattan and ask them where their chic sunglasses or skirt is from, I get the same answer — Lisa Says Gah. The extended-size options are much more limited than the rest of their range, but the existing ones are super chic.
Sizing: XS-3XL, 00-26
For clothing that is incredibly on trend there is always Missguided. The clothing brand is as size inclusive as it gets since it goes from XS to 3XL.
Sizing: XS-4X, 00-30W
Somewhere in between The Wonderful Ms. Maisel and office cocktail party clothing is Modcloth. Think retro cuts, fun prints, and unexpected silhouettes. Not all the brands carried on the website are size-inclusive, but I've found that the majority are. Its Black Friday sale is also well underway, so you can get your holiday duds at a 40 percent discount.
Similar to Missguided, Prettylittlething is very on top of current trends. This season their holiday vibe is glam, sparkly, and full of lush textures like satin and velvet.
Sizing: XXS-XXXL, 00-20
Shopbop is part of Amazon, so the major perk here is that you can get your holiday outfit shipped to you at the last minute with Prime delivery. The brands on Shopbop are mid to high-end, which unfortunately means that the inclusive-sizing options are somewhat limited. Still there are some great brands, a personal favorite of mine is the cottage core-esque Batsheva.
To make the most of The Yes you should make an account, fill out your size info, and quickly take a quiz to give the website an idea of your taste. After that your home feed will be curated for you, and you can vote yes or no on the items you see. But you can also shop the website without making an account. You can find their extended-size offerings here, but I've rounded up the ones I will probably add to my cart below.
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