Somewhere over the years plus-size fashion has taken a turn for the better. Aside from plus-size specific stores, there are plenty of other mall-based shops and department stores with plus-size offerings. Stick to budget stores for trend pieces and invest bigger bucks in staples you can wear year round like jeans, blazers and tees.
Torrid can be considered the queen of plus-size fast fashion. With quantity over quality styles similar to those found at a Forever21, this store is great for trend tops and items for a last minute (not to mention inexpensive) night out. Torrid targets the teen and young adult audience so don’t be surprised if the merchandise doesn’t exactly scream classic.
Similar to the stylings and pricing of Express goods, Lane Bryant is a necessity in the plus-size fashion game. Lane Bryant should be your go-to for items like denim, holiday dresses and cozy sweaters. The retailer runs a lot of 2-for-1 promotions like $25 Real Women Dollars on a $50 purchase, to be used on a later purchase. LB also has their own points-based credit card that can be used on purchases to earn more further rewards.
Chico’s has grown far from its infamous Travelers and jacket collections to include fashionable offerings in denim, holiday wear and more. Full of accessories and jewelry for every size, the store also caters to plus size women, spanning up to size 22. If you’re an avid Chico’s visitor, join the Passport Program, a loyalty program designed to reward customers after purchases reach a $500 benchmark.