When it comes to inclusivity, to say the fashion industry has a long way to go would be an understatement. Though we’re beginning to see brands changing their approach and giving more consideration to their size offering (and it’s about time), for many women, finding stylish clothing in their size is still a significant struggle.
The average clothing size of UK women is 16, and while most high-street brands cater to her (aside from a couple of stores whose sizing is notoriously questionable), if you’re a size 18 upwards, options become very limited—particularly if you're in the market for something designer.
We don’t think that’s fair, so we decided to make the search for stylish clothing that little bit easier on you by doing a comprehensive edit of the best plus-size dresses. From big names to under-the-radar labels, we left no stone unturned in our search for the most fashionable frocks, which we hope you’ll love just as much as we do.
Whether you’re in the market for an ethereal midi from Mango, elegant linen from Marina Rinaldi, one of Reformation’s iconic thigh-high splits or some of Kai’s show-stopping prints, scroll below to see the prettiest, sexiest, and chicest plus-size dresses around.
SHOP PLUS-SIZE DRESSES
Kai Bea Dress Ginger (£72)
Up to a UK size 22.
Annalisa Checked Maxi Dress (£89)
Available in UK sizes 14-26.
ASOS Chevron Batwing Dress (£45)
Available in UK sizes 16-30.
Anthropologie Othilia Dessa Ruffled Mini Dress (£198)
ASOS Satin Puff-Sleeve Gingham Dress (£38)
H&M Long-Sleeved Dress (£30)
Reformation Poulter Dress (£300)
Marina Rinaldi Linen Canvas Dress (£519)
Mango Violeta Flowy Printed Dress (£60)
Kai Gaia Red Velvet Dress (£96)
Marks & Spencer Leather Belted Midi Shirt Dress (£250)
Available in sizes 16-24.
Reformation Sigmund Dress (£265)
Available in UK sizes 18-28.
Michael Kors Leopard Print Shirt Dress (£1690)
Available up to a UK size 20.
H&M Shirt Dress (£15)
Kai Lea Dress (£90)
River Island Black Printed Dress (£42)
Marina Rinaldi Gabardine Dress (£336)
Marks & Spencer Ditsy Floral Frill Sleeve Tiered Dress (£50)
Never Fully Dressed Blossom Short Sleeve Lindos Dress (£89)
New Look Gingham Dress (£30)
Kai Zanaya Mini Dress Brown (£72)
Available upto a UK 20.
Mango Violeta Geometric Midi Dress (£50)
Available in UK sizes 14-26.
Universal Standard Peyton Poplin Shirt Dress (£116)
Mango Violeta Puffed Sleeve Dress (£80)
Anthropologie Let Me Be Celeste Mini Dress (£160)
Never Fully Dressed White Kira Dress (£79)
Persona Georgette Dress (£252)
Marks & Spencer Floral V-Neck Midaxi Waisted Dress (£50)
Reformation Kaila Dress (£106)
Oscar de la Renta Pearl-Embellished Dress (£2050)
Universal Standard Foundation Cami Dress (£55)
Marks & Spencer Polka Dot Puff Sleeve Mini Tea Dress (£30)
Anthropologie Jenna Ruffled Midi Dress (£120)
Ulla Johnson Joni Dress (£405)
River Island Cream Asymmetric Dot Print Dress (£38)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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