If you range between a size 8 to 12 in Australia, you usually don’t have much of a problem finding clothing, sizes 14 and 16 still aren’t that hard to find either – but once you hit a size 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 or 30 – your options can seem like they’re seriously low. But fear not my gorgeous, Effortless Bitches. I’ve been making lists again and from the reaction to our last curvy girls post where I made a lengthy list of brands you can shop with for formal wear, if you’re a size 16 to 22 in Australia (which you can have a geez at here), I decided to make another one!
This list is from A-Z and will give you a brief description of what each one sells and will provide you with a hit list of stylish brands for your next shopping trip!
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This brand is a part of ASOS and can be shopping online and delivered right to your door! If you’re looking for casual to smart casual wear, ASOS is a great contender for budget friendly shopping!
Autograph is no stranger to plus size womens clothing and their basics are feminine, shapely and affordable! Another bonus is that they’re an easy store to find with many shopping centres Australia wide housing a lovely Autograph store!
There’s a huge gap in the plus size clothing market in Australia for corporate work attire but this brand is a great option and available in all Myer stores, Australia wide. For great separates to wear to work and smart casual occasions, this brand provides some great core pieces too!
Offering a strong size range, gorgeous colours and multiple stores and stockists in Australia! This is a great collection for basics, cute bright colours and a lovely selection of separates!
When you need something that’s on-trend, youthful, party ready and affordable, Boohoo offer some great options. These pieces are perfect not only for late teens and young adults, but there’s also some fun items to mix into a woman’s wardrobe.
A fun, edgy, boho brand with fabulous store fit outs and an upbeat set of staff. City Chic is one of my favourite plus size stores to visit because the fitting rooms are lovely, the clothes are stylish and the girls in-store are always so helpful!
Crossroads is a plus size brand in Australia that has been catering to everyday women for years. It’s great for everyday wear and available in most shopping malls around Australia!
Capriosca are a fun, modern Australian brand who are stocked all over Australia and cater for women between a size 10 and a size 30. They even sell swimsuits that last in chlorinated water!
Dream Diva sell feminine and classic clothing for women who have a budget and want something for a smart casual and cocktail event. They sell online and ship Australia wide!
Despite the word Denim in their name, they sell some other fabulous items also. It’s a great brand for casual and smart casual pieces and there are certainly some show stopping outfits in their latest campaign!
I love this brand, it’s affordable, so gorgeous and can be found at most Myer stores and online. They’re a feminine brand that are a great go to for smart casual wear and work attire!
While this brand is mainly in city stores, Forever 21 has a fantastic online store and provides a fun, upbeat environment for shopping. Great for teens, university students and those who want trend pieces without the financial slap in the face!
Gabdala supply fun, bright and eye-catching fitness attire to women of all shapes and sizes. Personally, I’m in love with the draped vests and if I was to ever go for a jog, I could see myself not getting run over because anyone could see me from a mile away!
Run by a wonderful husband and wife duo in Australia and catering to women with curves, a sense of style and little bit of sass! Perfect for the girl on the go with a love of layering!
Katie’s has been a much loved brand for many Australian women for years but recently it’s gone through a little bit of a makeover! Katie’s is now rivalling stylish stores like Country Road and Trenery with their latest range, and the best part? They’re catering for more women with a larger size range!
A go-to for formal wear, day dresses and something extra special. This brand has a very feminine vibe perfect for lovers of sequins, floral and lace!
The perfect jean for your perfect booty! I love Levi’s and there’s a reason they’ve been a go-to since the gold-rush! Most department stores stock Levi’s and there’s some great stockists through out Australia too!
Lisa Kerr Designs
A boho inspired brand with a fabulous leader and blonde bombshell in charge. Lisa Kerr Designs provide cute casual outfit solutions, perfect for the girl on the go!
Stocked in Myer, this brand sells affordable denim clothing and other casual items. They’re easy wash and wear garments and they cater right up to a size 26. Perf!
A stylish and on-trend brand that’s affordable and has a great online shopping set up. Perfect for finding something that will help you make an entrance!
Catering up to a fabulous size 26, this brand has been around since 1981, providing plus size women with more style options for everyday life and special occasions!
A versatile and fun brand, open to a range of shapes and sizes. This brand is super glamorous and they make a killer jumpsuit!
A fabulous summery, tribal inspired brand with a flawless ambassador. This brand sells summer ready clothing, all year round!
Style and Substance
Style and Substance aren’t just an online store, they also hire out garments! It’s a dream come true when you need something for a special occasion but don’t want to wear the item more than once!
17 Sundays have a young, fresh approach, a perfect option for teenagers through to mature women looking for stylish options in great shapes and colours.
Target is known for collaborating with designers, but not often in their plus size range but with the popularity of women about a size 18 wanting their own sense of style, Target has joined the scene and is providing fabulous, affordable clothing for our curves!
For a modern, sometimes designer fix, The Iconic is a wonderful option and an added perk; they deliver within hours in Sydney!
Taking Shape is stocked in many Myer stores and has some stand alone stores of it’s own. It’s known for it’s tunic and pants combinations in bright colours!
A brand that’s great for casual and smart casual clothing, providing gorgeous classic pieces up to a size 20.