With the limited amount of brick and mortar stores that carry plus sizes, it's easy to fall into a rut of buying from the same brands over and over again.
Big stores like Forever 21 and Lane Bryant are obviously staples in our lives, but sometimes it can take a bit longer for the trends of the moment to trickle onto their racks.
That's where indie brands tend to be a step or two ahead. Here are 13 to keep your eye on.
Based in Atlanta, Jibri is the ultimate source for #FuckFlattering designs. Get ready for noisy prints and interesting silhouettes.
Shop Jibri here.
Love Yourz is a great source for straight size trends in larger sizes. (Think Khloe Kardashian's style at H&M prices.). However, the size range (1X to 3X) could be better.
Shop Love Yourz here.
Zelie for She is one of the best-kept plus blogger secrets. The brand stays on the fashion calendar and releases a collection every season. No collection looks alike so get it while you can.
Shope Zelie for She here.
Sexy lingerie is hard to find in larger sizes, which is why Hips and Curves is a godsend. Sizing goes up to 46F in bras and 6X in panties. Prices are about the same as Lane Bryant's Cacique. Bonus: plus-size bralettes!
Shop Hips and Curves here.
Society Plus got famous for making plus-size tutu skirts. Now their inventory is huge! You'll find everything you need for work and play in sizes 14 to 32.
Shop Society Plus here.
When it comes to high end plus-size fashion, the pickings are slim. But Mei Smith is a refreshing exception. Prices are comparable to J. Crew and sizes go up to a 3XL or 24/26.
Shop Mei Smith here.
NYC's Smart Glamour custom makes every ready to wear item in size XXS to 6X. And the clothing models — which represent a variety of shapes, sizes, and abilities — are amazing.
Shop Smart Glamour here.
I love Your Big Sister's Closet for three reasons: 1.) The models look like you and me, 2.) It's run by a Canadian style blogger, Karen Ward, and 3.) The clothes are a mix of everyday staples and trendy going-out pieces. They also carry swimwear!
Shop Your Big Sister's Closet here.
Nakimuli is one of the most colorful and worldly clothing brands on the curve scene. Going up to a size 3X, it's basically all-prints all the time. And the swimwear is to die for!
Shop Nakimuli here.
If you like off-the-shoulder dresses, you need Ekineyo in your life — it's the go-to for form-fitting dresses and shoulder-baring crop tops.
Shop Ekineyo here.
Poshtiqe's selection may be small, but its designs are bold AF. Here you'll find sexy bodycon dresses, fashion jeans, jumpsuits, and two-piece sets. You can also snatch yourself some Kim K-inspired heels.
Shop Poshtiqe here.
Pop Up Plus is the urban-chic brand that introduced me to this glorious red "naked dress." Though a lot of the clothes are super sexy, there are plenty of monochromatic staples — and sizes go up to 5X. Brava!
Shop Pop Up Plus here.