My go-to online shops for plus size clothes

It seems like shopping for clothes is difficult for every woman I know, and extra hard for plus size women. Especially in Canada, where “normal” stores only go to size 14 or so (the same stores in America will often carry a few sizes larger than their Canadian counterparts).

I’m 5’10” tall and I wear size 16 or 18, depending on the brand. That means finding clothes that fit, look good, don’t cost a bajillion dollars and are situation-appropriate is agonizing. It’s enough to make me want to throw in the towel and wear a uniform every day. But I need varied looks for my television appearances and speaking gigs, so that means regular shopping. Blech.

Here’s how I deal: online shopping. I can take my time, watch for sales, and never leave the couch. Much better than shopping in stores, which often results in me being frustrated and hangry.

Some of my favourite looks from online shops (photos above, from left to right): black jumpsuit from ASOS Curve, “fit and flare” red dress from Land’s End, long blue dress with white piping detail from Joe Fresh, long sleeve wrap dress also from Joe Fresh, and pink bell-sleeve dress from AdditionElle. I also love City Chic and Mod Cloth. A friend swears by eShakti but I haven’t tried them yet.

Which online plus size shops do you love?

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