IT might not feel it, but summer is just around the corner so it’s time to start sorting your wardrobe.And finding stylish looks in plus-size offerings has never been easier.
Curve collections on the High Street are growing, with amazing labels catering for bigger sizes. But where is best for which occasion?
The Sun There’s never been a better time to shop for your plus-size shape
From holiday essentials to solving your occasionwear problems, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR brings you the best brands for all your shopping needs, modelled here by our size 18 beauty Ivana Milosevic.
Best for work outfits
New Look Curves
SUIT up your summer workwear – light fabrics and pastel shades will see you through the sunny months ahead.
The Sun New Look has a range of tailored trousers, fitted blazers and button-up blouses to smarten your wardrobe without breaking the bank Button up blouse, £17.99 — buy now Blazer, £27.99 — buy now Tailored trousers, £22.99 — buy now Shoes, £19.99 — buy now Best for day-to-night dressing
WITH its trend-led pieces in curve ranges, Asos will give you the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone.
The Sun Keeping your wardrobe up to date, you can bag the best stylish pieces of the season, from checks and slogans to sequins and animal prints Tailored midi skirt, £35 — buy now Frill jacket, £35 — buy now White T-shirt, £10 — buy now Black mules, £20 — buy now White frame bag, £28 — buy now Best for occasion wear
STARTING as a plus-size label, Elvi now caters for sizes 8 to 28. It has a whole occasion-wear section and the figure-flattering frocks are ideal for weddings and race days.
The Sun Styles come with waist-enhancing details, and both with and without sleeves Floral dress, £75 — buy now Red heels, £29.99 — buy now
Best for party glamour
FASHION fans will be sorted for that last-minute weekend outfit – with change for a cocktail.
The Sun With a selection of party looks, Boohoo’s off-the-shoulder frocks flatter any arm woes, allowing you to flash the flesh while flabby parts are kept under wraps Off-the-shoulder dress, £22 — buy now Nude strappy heels, £20 — buy now Best for holiday essentials
River Island Plus
STRIPPING to your swimwear can be daunting, but River Island has bikinis and swimsuits with mesh lining that act as shapewear by sucking you in and smoothing lumps and bumps.
The Sun With beach dresses, bags, shades and sandals too, you’ll soon sort your suitcase Red swimsuit, £45 — buy now Gold sliders, £35 — buy now