As a plus-size woman, feeling like a part of the fashion industry, the industry I work in, can sometimes be challenging. But I’m excited to say that, over the last year, I’ve seen some exciting moments of progress towards better size inclusivity. In this round-up of my current favourite places to shop, there are three newcomers—Olivia Rubin, Lucy & Yak and Ganni—all of which have evolved their brands over the last 12 months to include a wider range of sizes.
Before we get going, I want to quickly say that I hope this is just the start to the size increases we need, as a few of the brands listed below only go up to a size 24. As a size 24 myself, I am lucky that this progress has been enough to include me, but brands need to be looking to expand their size ranges well past this mark.
When looking for a great brand for plus sizes, I’m really looking for options. I basically want to be able to dress the same way as my size 8 friends. I want to be able to build an outfit that feels true to myself and allows me to express the person I want to be. I want to feel included.