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The best places to go for plus-size fashion

Curvy girls, listen up. We show you both physical and online stores that you can visit to shop for figure-flattering clothes
 

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While it used to be difficult finding clothes bigger than size XL, that has changed in recent years, with the likes of American supermodel Ashley Graham, comedienne Amy Schumer and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller championing female body-positivity in fashion. Many fashion retailers in Singapore are now catering to fuller figures and offering bigger sizes — a long way from the time when brands only had sizes zero till eight.

From fast fashion giants to novelty boutiques and homegrown labels, here are some places you can shop for plus-sized fashion in Singapore. Keep calm and love your curves.

 

1. The Curve Cult

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Plus-sized fashion can be stylish too, and The Curve Cult’s offerings prove just that. From lace pieces to swing skirts, bodycon dresses and more, bold prints and bright colours reign here. We love how fun and happy their pieces are! Goes to show all you need is confidence. Sizes UK 14 to UK 28 are available there so head to their store to try.

The Curve Cult is at #05-126a, Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213, tel: 9238 9157.

 

2. Unlimited

Singapore-based online fashion retailer, Unlimited, is your one-stop shop for all your athleisure needs. From sport bras to tights to tops and swimwear by international brands such as My Manifesta and Rainbeau Curves, they have it all. Designs are fun and fashionable too, so you can get a good workout while looking great.

Shop online here

 

3. Kaylene

Kaylene is where you can find clothing that are a combination of high fashion chic and urban street. They pride themselves on practical, wearable, and stylish apparel ranging from size UK 14 to UK 24. Fabric is sourced internationally and each design is only available in limited quantities. Offering everything belts to tops, accessories, dresses and shoes, there are plenty of affordable options here, whether you’re looking for something casual or work-appropriate.

Kaylene is at 38A Seah Street, 2nd Storey, Singapore 188394, tel:6734 5198. You can also shop online here.

 

4. The Amber Loft

The founder of Amber Loft created this label to cater to people who are plus-size but small-framed, after she, being petite herself, found it hard to find suitable outfits. Her objective? To “encourage one another to love our bodies and nurture our souls”. Contemporary, stylish and feminine pieces can be found there, such as asymmetric colour block dresses, ruffle floral dresses, raglan sleeved dresses, cropped pants and party frocks. Sizes UK 14 to UK 22 are available.

Shop online here.

 

5. Lovflaunt

With their motto being “Love your curves, flaunt it”, you can be sure pieces here are meant to flatter your body. In fact, this local online retailer’s aim is to provide apparel that highlights your assets while concealing the imperfections. Clothes here are simple but wearable, ranging from sleeveless peplum tops and floral cold-shoulder tops to floral midi skirts, little black dresses and patterned maxis. UK 14 to UK 18 available.

Shop online here.

 

6. Plusylicious

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This homegrown online store stocks a wide-range of apparel, from underwear to swimwear to winter clothing, and of course the usual dresses, tops and bottoms. Feminine and girly, their pieces often spot patterns like polka dots and stripes or details like lace, pearls, pleats and ruffles. There are varying sizes for different apparel, but sizes for some can go up to 7XL. Plus, you can now collect your orders from any preferred POPstation, which makes shopping there all the more convenient!

Shop online here.

 

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7. Uniqlo

Here to break that stigma that fast fashion brands only cater to slim and petite women, is Uniqlo. The Japanese retailer, renowned for its high-tech garments and its recently launched KAWS x Sesame Street collection, is a great shopping destination for curvy women with an affordable price tag. Some pieces, such as the Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse and EZY Tucked Ankle Pants, go up to size 3XL.

Shop online here or visit their flagship store situated in Orchard Central for exclusive perks.

 

8. Violeta by Mango

Mango has been the go-to place for workwear for women. And with their Violeta by Mango collection, curvy girls too can shop for versatile pieces at reasonable price points. After all, the line aims to garb young women in sizes 42 to 54 with garments that are comfortable, feminine and modern. Here’s where you can find classic and sophisticated apparel such as buttoned and wrap dresses, flowy blouses, and even jumpsuits.

Shop online here or visit their islandwide outlets.

 

9. ASOS Curve

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Anybody who loves shopping has heard of ASOS, the go-to-brand for fashion-forward clothing. Their plus-size range is extensive, offering everything from sportswear to party dresses to swimwear to basics and even wedding dresses! With sizes going up to UK 30, there’s definitely something for everyone. Bonus? They have everything from skincare to gadgets to accessories and home decor, all at affordable prices.  

Shop online here.

 

10. Dorothy Perkins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dorothy Perkins is known for its fun and feminine pieces that do not cost the world. From brightly coloured jumpsuits to animal print skater dresses, floral skirts and striped tops, enliven your wardrobe with one of their pieces now. With their sizes going up to UK 22, they’re a great option for petite and curvy ladies alike.

Shop online here or visit their islandwide outlets.

 

11. H&M+

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With everything from denim to party frocks, basics, jammies and office attire, the plus size line from Swedish fast-fashion company H&M is a great place for curvy women to get affordable and chic apparel. Sizes range from L to 4XL, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Shop online here or visit their islandwide outlets.

 

12. Marks and Spencer

Known for their delectable snacks, tea and British biscuits, this UK giant also stocks clothes and lingerie for curvy figures. Here, you’re assured of quality and stylish garments at reasonable price points that are great for everyday wear, work and parties. They come in sizes up till UK 24.

Shop online here or at their islandwide outlets.

 

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