Nobody’s Child has launched a collection of plus size summer dresses: Here’s what we’re loving

Eva Waite-Taylor
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<p>Reflecting the label’s signature feminine prints and silhouettes, the 14-piece collection includes mini and midi designs </p> (iStock/The Independent)

Reflecting the label’s signature feminine prints and silhouettes, the 14-piece collection includes mini and midi designs

(iStock/The Independent)

There’s no denying that size-inclusive, well-fitting and stylish clothing choices are limited.

But, it seems that the fashion industry is slowly but surely waking up to and recognising plus-sized consumers, with some brands now offering trend-led pieces in a wider range of sizes.

In part, this is as a result of the body-positivity movement, which accelerated in 2012, fuelled largely by social media, with many working behind the scenes to champion curvier and more realistic representations of women.

This forced brands to take responsibility and caused a much-needed surge in plus size ranges in order to cater to a range of bodies at the likes of Asos, H&M and River Island – but more action is still needed.

As for sustainable clothing options, there’s still a long way to go, with many eco-friendly brands failing to cater for a plus-size audience or show clothing on a diverse range of bodies.

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Luckily, eco-conscious brand Nobody’s Child is answering the calls for greater size inclusivity and has just launched a new range, available in sizes 18 to 24.

Reflecting the brand’s signature feminine prints and silhouettes, the 14-piece collection of mini and midi dresses are perfect for summertime socialising, and are available on the brand’s website and at Simply Be.

As always with Nobody’s Child, the dresses are affordably priced between £35 and £49 and are made from responsibly sourced fabrics, including Lenzing Ecovero, an alternative to traditional viscose made from renewable wood that generates 50 per cent fewer emissions.

The brand has a loyal fan base, with the likes of Holly Willoughby frequently donning its pieces, and we think these dresses will fly off the shelves. To help you decide which one to choose, we’ve curated an edit of our favourite swoon-worthy designs that we’ve added straight to our baskets.

You can trust our independent round-ups. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

Nobody’s Child curve blue and white ditsy penny mini dress

This baby blue ditsy print dress is giving us real summer holiday vibes: just looking at it is transporting to the seaside. And with a sweetheart neckline and voluminous sleeves, it’s also bang on-trend. We love the tie-back detailing, which works to cinch you in at the waist.

Buy now £35.00, Nobodyschild.com

Nobody’s Child curve black and yellow lemon Alexis tie sleeve midi dress

With a buttoned bodice and tie-back detailing, this dress is fitted at the waist for extra definition and features a slight V-neckline and short, tie sleeves.

In line with the brand’s dedication to reducing its impact on the environment, it’s made from 100 per cent Lenzing Ecovero, which is an eco-friendly alternative to viscose.

Buy now £45.00, Nobodyschild.com

Nobody’s Child curve white and yellow lemon Eugenia poplin smock mini dress

Another lemon pattern, this smock dress resembles the Oscar de la Renta dress the Duchess of Sussex wore during an online appearance with Prince Harry. With a square neckline and relaxed fit, we’d style with a pair of white trainers for a dressed-down look when alfresco dining.

Buy now £45.00, Nobodyschild.com

Nobody’s Child curve pink and blue floral Alexa midi dress

While florals for spring might not do for Miranda Priestly, we can’t get enough of this print. Cut just below the knee, this has been designed to contour your silhouette thanks to the waist panelling. We’d accessorise with a statement hair clip and throw on a denim jacket for a little extra warmth.

Buy now £35.00, Nobodyschild.com

Nobody’s Child curve green and black ditsy Selena midi dress

After months spent in loungewear, make the transition to everyday clothing with this mint green number. This midi dress is a spring and summer wardrobe essential that will work for every occasion, from small weddings to brunches. The print also comes in a mini smock dress (£39, Simplybe.co.uk), which we love in equal measure.

Buy now £39.00, Nobodyschild.com

Nobody’s Child curve green and white spot Lulu mini dress

We are dotty about this pastel green, button-down mini dress. With a slight empire line cut, this floaty number looks like it’ll accentuate the waist without being too tight. Dress up with a pair of espadrille wedges and a fancy Princess Eugenie-inspired headband.

Buy now £35.00, Nobodyschild.com

For more size-inclusive fashion picks, read our guide to the best plus size online clothing brands