Let’s be straight here: Fashion has never been good with plus-size clothing. Historically, the curve offering has been dismally small, and even when it was offered, often, the designs are hardly what you’d call fashionable. While we undoubtedly have a long way to go still, over the last few years, the choice of brands has definitely grown, with many high-street names developing curve lines and newly launched labels catering solely to this audience.
ASOS is one of the platforms that have led the way in plus-size fashion, not only in its own Curve line but also in the other brands it stocks. It’s so refreshing to see a site dedicate a whole section to curve styles—and one which is packed full of chic, trend-led pieces that don’t compromise on fit. Neon Rose is one brand whose curve line has always impressed me, and I’ve also recently spotted some seriously cool dresses from Never Fully Dressed Plus. Too long have plus-size women put up with substandard design, but I feel confident that we’re on the path to better size diversity within the fashion world. And while dedicated curve lines are a great start, here’s hoping that eventually larger sizes will be incorporated into designers’ mainline collections. But in the meantime, whether you’re looking for a party-ready dress or an elevated basic, I’ve found a plus-size brand for you. Scroll down to see the pieces that instantly stood out to me this season.
I love the colours in this vibrant frock.
A co-ord guaranteed to make you stand out.
Line-drawing prints are still trending.
Wear this just like the model—with a staple tee.
Leopard print is always a good idea.
This colour feels very 2022.
Mesh dresses are all the rage for the season ahead.
This print feels so now.
Maxi skirts are officially back on the trend agenda.
Retro florals are the blooms to know for spring.
I love the subtle clash of green and blue.
This print comes straight from Liberty’s archives.
Spring wedding to go to? May I present this dress for your consideration?
Take every opportunity to wear this stunning maxi dress.
From the sleeves to the wrap-over front, this dress is a winner in terms of silhouette.
Every Brit dresser needs a trench in their wardrobe.
Pinstripe and kick-flare is the trouser style I never knew I needed.