The Curvy Trini: Plus Sized Fashion for Every Budget

May 23, 2018 by

The Curvy Trini: Plus Sized Fashion for Every Budget

We’ve got another guest post from our girl, Sarah!

As plus sized fashion becomes more mainstream, being unable to find stylish clothing as a curvy woman has somewhat become a thing of the past. Gone are the days of enduring the glares and sighs of the snobby fat-shaming store clerks when you enter the venue and sitting in a poorly lit dressing room crying because everything you tried on did not fit and everything you like did not come in your size.

Thankfully new fabulous online retailers for Plus Sized Fashion are popping up every day, and this allows women to try on clothing in the comfort of their homes. This is by no means a comprehensive listing, but it will help you become the stylish and fabulous curvy woman you have always wanted to be.

Before you shop please let me say do not be afraid to wear bold pieces or to break silly “fat girls shouldn’t wear” style rules such as:
1. Stay away from vertical stripes.
2. Hide your body, do not dare to wear crop tops, bikinis or body cons.
3. Limit your wardrobe to Dark Colours.
4. White- it makes you look bigger…SO WHAT!

Simply put, wear whatever makes you happy. Rock those curves with a smile. The more we break the rules the less hidden and more normalized our bodies become. Ladies, it is time now to release all that shame, tell the haters to shove it, love our bodies and shine!

I am excited to offer an exclusive Curvy Trini discount code for some of the brands below, feel free to use them to save (and shop) even more.

 

Affordable Chic

RoseGal Plus Size

https://www.rosegal.com/plus-size-43/?lkid=361175&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt5zzgbGP2wIVQR6GCh2m4QnKEAAYASABEgLYCPD_BwE Sizes- XS- 9X
Price Point: $10-50 USD
Discount Code: CURVYRG

I love this brand because they offer reasonably priced fashion for all shapes and sizes. Their plus size swimwear is to DIE FOR! High quality fabric and super affordable prices. You can get a great swimsuit for $14-25 USD.

They also have gorgeous gowns that are perfect for your next high end party, wedding or cocktail event. No one will have a clue that you only paid $17-25!

Shein
https://us.shein.com/Plus-Size-c-1888.html
Sizes: S-5XL
Price Point: $5-30 USD
Discount Code:  thecurvytrini20

You can get style steals here without even trying. I found a fabulous black runway looking black cape dress for $17! They offer super cute shirts and blouses from $5.

Shein also offers fun and playful prints that I adore like pineapples and flamingos. This brand ships out of China, so it takes a little longer to receive your items. Remember to check your sizing carefully as their size chart is available in both centimetres and inches.

High End Fashion; Mid-Range Prices      

Fashion Nova
Sizes- XS-3X
Price Point- $25-60USD.
Discount Code: CURVYTRINI

https://www.fashionnova.com/

I am trying not to play favourites here, but Fashion Nova…I love you. They were the first size-inclusive brand I discovered that actually offers super sexy clothing for curvy girls. Jaws will drop when you enter the room in one of their sleek, uber-stylish pieces. This brand is located in LA, so you know they only offer the latest fashion.

Rue 107
Sizes: 0-24
Price Point- $39-78 USD
https://rue107.com/

This is newly discovered brand that I am totally obsessed with. They are located in my favourite city, NYC. I ordered their Aeryn Pointe Dress recently and was so very pleased with the purchase, I felt quite couture. Their clothing boasts rich, thick fabric. Their bathing suits are unique in the cut and pattern, featuring bright colors, flirty off the shoulder frills and all sorts of fun things.

Here is a little bit about the brand’s mission:
“With beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, our mission is to create whimsical, fun, and statement-making clothing and swimwear for women who want to express their unique personality through their wardrobe.  At the core of our business lies a foundation of celebrating sisterhood, individuality, and our customer’s right to always express themselves in their own unique and authentic way.”

Love it.

Ashley Stewart  
Sizes: 12-32
Price Point: $49-89 USD
https://www.ashleystewart.com/

When you rock these pieces your style will be unquestionable. Your friends will say, “Ok girl. I see you! Where did you get that dress?”

From the corner office to the party to church, yes church this brand will have you slaying all day long!
This is another great place to find beautiful swimwear, summer is just around the corner after all. I would recommend you wait for a sale which they offer frequently before you purchase. Their clothing fits true to size, and a lot of their fabrics are a polyester/ spandex/cotton blend which offer a great wrinkle free stretch. Throw away the Iron!

Exclusive and Splurge Worthy Fashion

Universal Standard

https://www.universalstandard.com/
Sizes: 6-32
Price Point: $40-230 USD

A monochromatic dream. Sleek elegant design. Beautiful easy to wear pieces that make you look oh so stylish without trying too hard, a true “cool girl” vibe. Their garments have a casual but elegant feel. Universal Standard is my go-to when I am in the mood to splurge on a piece that I will wear for a long time.

Eloquii
https://www.eloquii.com/
Sizes: 14-28
Price Point: $80-150 USD

If you are going for that classy and elegant look, then Eloquii is your brand. I am always on the look-out for a sale on this website which they seem to offer quite frequently. I can easily say that the quality is so worth the money, especially for work clothing that you wear on a regular basis. You can wash and wear these pieces a million times and they still look brand new.  Be sure to check out their $25 Select Styles in the sale section, this is where a bargain can be found.

Boutique Babe 

Boutique brands will always have a very special place in my heart. These stores offer pieces hand selected by incredible women who have dedicated their lives to promoting the plus sized agenda. The prices can be a bit higher, but you get specially curated garments that are gorgeous and exclusive; in my opinion so worth it.

Feed n Clothe Me
https://feednclotheme.com/
Sizes: 14W to 24W
Price Point: $29-73 USD

Feed n Clothe Me is your one stop shop for whimsical and flowy pieces. I have their “pretty Wings” top that I purchased a few months ago and I love to wear when I go out to dinner or am feeling a little bit bloated, and still want to look stylish and fabulous! What more could a girl ask for?

Belle and Broome
https://belleandbroome.com/
Sizes 12-22
Price Point: $29-89 USD

A little from the website about Kali, Belle and Broome founder, and her mission:
“Kali Hancock, spent the past decade working in New York and Los Angeles in fashion design. She couldn’t help the fact that she was prone to daydreaming while working the 9-5 grind. It was and still is, her aspiration to bring beauty to the world, and to make women feel beautiful when they get dressed each day. Then, a realization; ten years in the traditional fashion industry was enough to realize that, for many companies, the plus-size customer is an afterthought. Kali found that most of the designs are uninspired and unflattering.

It is our mission to offer affordable, beautiful clothing sourced from around the world to women sizes 12 and up. Our current selection covers sizes 12-22, with plans to increase our size range in the future. You can find detailed sizing information for each piece, meant to take some of the guesswork out of online shopping.”

Belle and Broome offers drool worthy fashion and accessories. All pieces fit true to size.

Happy shopping gorgeous girls!

Bio: Sarah Hamel-Smith is a plus-sized model, communications professional, blogger, storyteller and Instagram influencer. She lives between the island she was born on, Trinidad and her soul’s home Manhattan, NYC. Follow her on Instagram @thecurvytrini and subscribe to her blog at www.thecurvytrini.com for regular doses of Style, Inspiration and Empowerment.

 

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