The Size-Inclusive Brands You Need To Know

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Standard.
There’s no denying the state of plus-size fashion has massively improved over the last few years. We're no longer forced to choose between matronly, ill-fitting sacks or infantile, embellished everything; plus-size clothing is finally...stylish. But so many full-figured women still feel relegated to the brick-and-mortar stores that dot our malls, even though there’s a world of shopping beyond Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Target. No shade to those three; it’s just time to let some of the new indie brands shine, too.
Not only are the labels ahead filled with unique designs that satisfy every wardrobe want, they are also more size-inclusive than we're used to seeing — and that's always a win in our book. Click through to see 11 more under-the-radar plus brands we're currently loving, and let us know about any you're obsessed with in the comments below.
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By Nadia Aboulhosn
Fashion blogger Nadia Aboulhosn knows a thing or two about style — and what her audience wants. With over 500,000 followers on Instagram, the L.A.-based model launched her eponymous label in January, offering signatures from her own closet — matching sets, lace-up mini skirts, and oversized hoodies — in sizes small through 3XL. Frankly, it's one of the most trend-driven size-inclusive collections we've seen yet.
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Hackwith Design House
Designer Lisa Hackwith created her eponymous line Hackwith Design House with the idea that women’s bodies are as diverse as their skills, talents, and accomplishments, so her addition of HDH Plus is an obvious evolution of that concept. The size 14 to 28 range is filled with minimalist, architectural designs that appeal to our awkward-chic sensibilities.
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Zelie For She
Designer Elann Zelie keeps you guessing season after season with her eponymous line, Zelie For She. Her latest size 14 to 24 collection, Pop Art, concentrates on mixed prints and bold colors; while the collection before that, Daydreamer, offers an array of maxi dresses. Basically, there’s something for every style sensibility.
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Rebdolls
Rebdolls is easily one of our favorite go-tos for on-trend designs, thanks to its constant rotation of sexy silhouettes, humorous T-shirts, stylish matching sets, and wardrobe-building essentials, all in an applause-worthy inclusive size range of 0 to 32. This unapologetic brand knows that fashion is not an exclusive club; admission is easy when you can find something for every body, style, and budget.
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Universal Standard
If you’d label your style “NYC Minimalism” then Universal Standard should be your first shopping stop. Based in New York City (duh), Universal Standard was created due to the lack of sleek minimalism that can easily be found in straight-size contemporary labels. Offered in size 10 to 28, it stocks edgy, zipper-embellished sweatshirts, perfectly slouchy jeans, and layering dresses — everything you need to get your model-off-duty fix.
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Rue107
If you’re a fan of flirty frocks, playful bikinis, and statement-making prints, then Rue107 is bound to be your new jam. Manufactured in NYC's garment district, the size 2 through 24 line is a big hit among fashion-focused celebs like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Serena Williams, and Amber Riley.
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Photo: Courtesy of Copper Union.
Copper Union
Copper Union is a Portland-based brand with two focuses: fit and fabric. Designer Claire Doody’s diverse design background and strong understanding of fit techniques and textiles sets Copper Union apart from other plus lines. The size 12 to 30 line is filled with flattering separates that can easily take you from work to play without skipping a beat.
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Photo: Courtesy of Jibri.
Jibri
To call the size 10 to 28 line Jibri drop-dead gorgeous almost feels like an understatement. With exaggerated silhouettes, smatterings of sequins, and eye-popping prints, the brand is clearly not for the sartorially shy. Designer Jasmine Elder’s dramatic goods skew more couture than costume, offering maximal impact for those looking to add a punch to their wardrobes.
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Photo: Courtesy of Harlow.
Harlow
After last Australian Fashion Week, we’ve developed an even stronger love for the clothes coming from Down Under. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll pretty much want everything from Aussie label Harlow. Eschewing the typical seasonal swap, Harlow focuses on manufacturing pieces that will be on high rotation in your wardrobe for years. And although a special-edition collection is available in sizes 12 to 24, the limited run means you'll need to snag styles ASAP.
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Photo: Courtesy of Courtney Noelle.
Courtney Noelle
With a tagline of #DeathToTheMumu, you know Courtney Noelle is for fashion-forward women who are ready to embrace their bodies. Once known as Rum & Coke, the rebranded line is just as good (if not better), with body-con silhouettes, in-your-face frocks, and enough sparkle to satisfy even the most bling-obsessed. And although the line offers a very inclusive size range of 2 through 28, Noelle purposely shoots her styles solely on larger models who are, as she puts it, more than pretty.
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Photo: Courtesy of Yona New York.
Yona New York
If you’re looking to bolster your work wardrobe, then Yona New York is your dream come true. Designer Yona Love felt that plus designs fell into two camps: Either you could drown your curves in shapeless sacks or show off everything in skin-tight silhouettes, neither of which appealed to her professional style. Love also knew that "office-appropriate" didn’t have to mean dull suiting, either, which is why her sophisticated collection of size 14 to 24 dresses, tops, skirts, and wraps is such a fresh breath of air in what is typically a stale segment.
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Photo: Courtesy of Smart Glamour.
Smart Glamour
Smart Glamour is doing what everyone says cannot be done. The size XXS to 6X (and beyond) designs are ethically made in the U.S.A., affordable, customizable, and showcased on un-photoshopped and relatable bodies of all shapes and sizes. Designer Mallorie Dunn is doing so much more than just stitching fabric together: She’s creating body positivity, and other brands should take notes.
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