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.