Love Zara & J.Crew? Check Out Their Plus-Size Look-Alikes

There's nothing like the feeling of falling in love with a piece of clothing, only to have it break your heart moments later when you learn it's not available in your size. Not in a sold-out-but-maybe-can-be-found-on-eBay kind of way, but that it was never even created in your size. It’s a familiar feeling for those who wear a size 14 or larger, but we know many clever ways to get around it.

Although some clothing companies refuse to extend their offerings, others recognize that embracing an inclusive mentality is a way to open wallets. And, most importantly for us, a way to create a closet we feel inspired by. So, taking cues from lines we love, we’ve rounded up designer look-alikes offering similar vibes — pieces we can actually purchase, not just pine for.    
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Love Zara?
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Try Eloquii!
Eloquii is one of our favorite comeback-brand stories. With a mix of trend-focused pieces, everyday basics, and office-approved suits and dresses, Eloquii provides plus-size women with an ethos that cannot be found with any other brand. Helmed by former Limited Brand employees, their care is obvious: they've listened to customer requests and expanded their size range, as well as added suiting and lingerie to their ever-growing collection.
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Try ASOS Curve!
Get ready to throw your hard-earned moolah at your laptop; one click into ASOS Curve and you're bound to be sucked into their wormhole. With a eclectic mix of hipster cool, the most covetable of current trends, and a healthy dose of sexiness, you can find everything on your checklist.
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Try Lands' End!
Although hearing Lands' End typically conjures up images of your mom casually flipping through its catalog, this brand is totally worth a second glance. While Lands' End still stocks styles that skew a bit older, its plus department is filled with pieces that would make Jenna Lyons jealous. From printed cigarette pants and cashmere sweaters to nautical striped bikinis and airy lace dresses, you can fulfill your need for classic prep (and sometimes at a fraction of J.Crew's prices).
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Try Carmakoma!
There's something about European brands that just makes our hearts flutter. Both Helmut Lang and Carmakoma have that fashion magic; that cool structural-slouchy style that all our style crushes seem to pull off. Sticking with a primarily black-and-white palette, the architecturally minimalistic aesthetic makes incorporating it into your current closets (and pairing pieces together) a breeze.
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Try Johnny Was!
For those whose style has one foot firmly planted in the '60s, you're going to find a kindred sartorial spirit in Johnny Was. Dreamy floral-print kimonos, breezy crochet cardigans, and delicately-embroidered blouses give you that effortless I-just-threw-this-on aura.
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Love Nasty Gal?
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Try Boohoo+!
If your style tends to lean more edgy-sexy (with a smidgen of boho), then you probably spend a lot of time on Nasty Gal, pining after pieces that sadly stop at size 10. Thankfully, UK-based Boohoo+ picks up where Nasty Gal left off, giving you the same vibe with a British twist.
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Try Violeta!
If Anthropologie gives you sartorial wanderlust, then get ready to take a style trip with Violeta, Mango's plus-size line. Packed with global-style-inspired gorgeousness, it will give you the perfectly imperfect, effortlessly chic look that you crave, but for an economy (not first-class) price range. Keep an eye out for beaded ikat-print jackets, bohemian paisley maxis, and breezy linen shirtdresses (that will work both in the office and on holiday).
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Photo: Courtesy of MaxMara.
Love MaxMara?
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Photo: Courtesy of Marina Rinaldi.
Try Marina Rinaldi!
Okay, so we might have cheated a little with this one. Marina Rinaldi is the plus-size line of the Italian MaxMara Fashion Group, which obviously owns high-end favorite MaxMara. Much like its sister brand, Marina Rinaldi offers elegant and sophisticated designs that wouldn't look out of place at a posh country club, formal wedding, or dinner at exclusive Per Se.

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