Brands I Love
ASOS Curve is great for trend-forward apparel from sizes 14-24. (The site also has straight sizes under the main umbrella ASOS.) I love that the site features comfortable basics like tanks and tees but also has high end pieces like the leather skirt featured above. It's also my favorite for dresses and party styles like the sequin peplum top I wore for NYE.
The plus size counter part to The Limited, this site is great for wardrobe building. It has quality work staples as well as chic fashion updates. One of my favorite things about this brand is the Daily Deal special they run. Each week new arrival items are reduced for a limited time, which is how I got the amazing laser cut midi skirt above for only $29.00. Although the prices are higher than some of the other sites, the quality of Eloquii is definitely worth it.
Forever 21 is one of the best places to shop if you have a fast fashion addiction. The brand has straight sizes, maternity, plus sizes as well as men's wear. While the you definitely get the quality you pay for, I have found some of my best going out looks at F21 and the inexpensive price point allows me to experiment with looks without breaking the bank.
While I may be a little bias about this last one, I have definitely come to appreciate how many brands Dillard's carries that are flattering to my figure. A few of my favorites are Vince Camuto, Gibson & Latimer, CoCo + Jameson, and Chelsea & Violet. Department stores can take longer to comb through because of the size of the assortment, but it's definitely worth it.