Put Away the Caftans!
Caftans can come in lovely patterns and designs; unfortunately they also come with a lot of stigma and stereotypes. Caftans (not to be confused with the tops in the UK) are meant for one thing... lounging around the house or pool.
Most plus size department and specialty stores will stop at 3X for their clothing offerings. This leaves anyone larger than that at a disadvantage clothes wise.
It is hard to go out for a walk or otherwise participate in society when all you can find in your size is a pretty tent. Thank goodness for the Internet!
This lens provides a listing of super-size (for lack of a better term) clothing for women.
If you know of a great shop please contact me through the link to the right and I will check it out.
Up to 6x
eShakti has an assortment of tops, skirts, and dresses available in sizes xs to 6x. They release new styles and fabrics every season.
Each design can be purchased as is in your size or it can be personally customized. For example the dress at right can be ordered with a longer skirt length and many others can have both the sleeves and length adjusted.
The clothing is well made and quite affordable. Dresses range in price from $60 to $100, tops range in price from $30 to $50 and skirts range in price from $40 to $60. The added customization I mentioned is only $7.50
Making It Big
Up to 8x
Also known as MIB Collection, offers plus size women's fashions in sizes 2x to 8x.
They have grown a lot over the last few years and have an obvious desire to provide quality products for their clientele.
They have an impressive selection of tops, shirts, tees, bras, panties, pants, dresses, swimwear, and accessories. You will find casual, career and a few formal items.
You can sign up for email updates about fashions and promotions. Making It Big does ships internationally.
Cocktail and Evening Dresses - Igigi
Igigi is now available at Amazon. They dress women up to size 32 but not all styles are in all sizes near end of run.
Up to 6x
With over twenty years experience making plus size clothing for women, Ulla Popken has grown its own niche catering primarily to the 40 plus group but there are many styles for women of all ages. They carry an assortment of tops, bottoms, and dresses available in sizes xl to 6x (although all sizes do not come in 6x -- each section has a special "Styles to 36/38" so you do not have to weed through the clothing that will not fit.
They do release some new styles each season but you will find many of the same items available months later which is not necessarily a bad thing if you find yourself falling in love with something and want to get another.
The clothing ranges from affordable to pricey. Dresses range in price from $39 to $150, tops range in price from $29 to $160 and bottoms range in price from $29 to $160.
Seal With a Kiss (SwakDesigns)
Up to 6x
This company has grown in leaps and bounds the last two years.
SwakDesigns offers trendy and stylish tops, bottoms, and dresses in sizes 1x to 6x.
Their clothing is affordable and so are their shipping costs -- yes they ship internationally. And pretty quick about it too.
They have a lot of signature pieces which are incredibly popular that they bring back in new colors the following season.
I love that they make use of amazing plus size models and guest models who actually have some meat on them.
Up to 7x
Woman Within is under the Redcats umbrella with Roaman's, Jessica London, Fully Beauty, OneStopPlus, and KingSize (plus size clothing for men). They have everything to dress you from head to two including footwear and accessories. All of their clothing is available up to 5x although I did notice some items going as high as 6x. They also carry petite and tall sizes.
They have a huge selection of tops, bottoms and dresses to choose from in casual to every day styles. Their clothing is very affordable: Dresses range in price from $30 to $45, tops range in price from $18 to $40 and bottoms range in price from $15 to $40.
Up to 5x
At the moment CJ Banks is offering extended sizes in 4x and 5x for their tops, bottoms, denim, dresses etc.
Each section has an additional tab where you can click on the 4x/5x section. There is a surprising selection of tops to choose from, a moderate selection of pants, and a small slection of dresses/skirts.
Prices are incredibly reasonable at regular prices and the sale prices are phenomenal.
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Up to 6x
Owned and operated by Anne Kelly since 1995. They offer casual, sports wear, active wear for plus size women.
They offer tops, bottoms, jackets, outerwear, dresses, sleepwear, panties, bras (including a heavy duty sports bra) and swimwear,
Their clothing is offered in sizes 0x to 6x but not all clothing comes in all sizes (but lots does).
They have reasonable shipping rates for the U.S. and will ship internationally.
Love Your Peaches
Up to 6x
This plus size clothing company has been around since 1996. They offer plus size women's fashions in sizes 1x to 6x for casual and career wear.
They offer a nice selection of tops, dresses, skirts, pants, jackets and amazing swimwear!
You can sign up for updates and promotions.
Love Your Peaches will ship internationally.
You Can Shop Super Size on Ebay
Many plus size women and retailers sell their super sized clothing on eBay. You can find a range of affordable to expensive but eBay makes it easy to shop around.
Big Bloomers Company
Up to 8x
As you might have guessed from the title, this company's main focus is bloomers.
And knickers, culottes, loungers, bras, tights and trousers.
Most items are sized 5x to 8x but some of the panties or knickers are sized 1x to 9x.
Big Bloomers is a U.K. company but they deliver worldwide for a reasonable price.
Big on Batik
Up to 10x
They have a wonderful assortment of tops, pants, dresses, swimwear (including a bikini), in sizes XL to 6x. Not all fashions are available in all sizes.
They have about eight items that are 7x to 10x and have put them on their own page for convenience.
Big on Batik will ship their fashions worldwide.
Up to 36
With a new and improved website that is almost as lovely as their clothing, designer Peggy Lutz has definitely been the leader in larger sized formal wear since she opened her online doors.
You will find couture, evening wear, day to evening wear, cruise wear, and bridal dresses in sizes 12 to 36 but will make-to-order.
But it isn't cheap. Pieces are anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand dollars. But they are truly beautiful.
Designer Dresses from Igigi
Thank you for stopping by. It is my sincerest hope that you found your next favorite place to shop.
Before you go please let us know you were here. If you are a super size woman or man please let us know where you shop for your clothes. Best wishes always.