Image via Eloguii Bow Back Organza Blouse
For far too long, clothing brands for curvy girls were associated with ill-fitted, boring, and all-around disappointing clothes. While those days aren’t completely behind us, we’ve seen a major improvement, not only in the garments and brands themselves but also in the imagery and conversation surrounding curvy babes. The body positivity movement has been key in altering our understanding of a “normal” body.
What exactly is body positivity?
Over the last few years, we’ve seen the term, and the hashtag for that matter, but what does it even mean? Sure, it’s about seeing and accepting your own body, but it also means challenging how society views and presents the human body. This movement advocates for every size, gender, race, ability, and appearance.
We know all too well that when major retailers come out with a plus-size “line,” oftentimes we get some blousy tops and jeggings. Not at Anthro. Their garments are trendy pieces we actually want to wear, with everything from comfy basics to major statement pieces like bold dresses and dramatic outerwear.
Our Pick: Lynda Maxi Dress, $158 (click here)
- ASOS Curve
ASOS has been a go-to for fashion-forward shoppers for years. Aside from their amazing curvy clothing line in sizes 14-26, they also offer an accessory line that includes belts, necklaces with long chains, sleepwear, and stylish shoes.
Our Pick: Glitter Body-Con Shorts in Gunmetal, $16 (click here)
This brand embraces bold colors and prints in everything from athletic wear to evening wear. Eloquii is special because they make clothing tailored to fit different body shapes. The different shapes offered are Regular, Viola, and Gena. The Regular fit is for women with proportional bust and hips and a defined waistline. The Viola fit for those with hips 1-2 inches larger than the bust, and the Gena fit is for body shapes with a fuller mid-section and narrow hips and thighs.
Our Pick: Bow Back Organza Blouse, $69.95 (click here)
Torrid offers both unique statement pieces as well as basic everyday staples in sizes 10-30. Torrid is another line that doesn’t stop at clothing. They also offer intimates, active, and swimwear. And as well as being a go-to for cocktail dresses, Torrid has a super-flattering line of denim designed to fit all body types comfortably.
Our Pick: Boyfriend Straight Jean in Medium Wash, $42.57 (click here)