Plus Size Clothing Size 28+ UPDATED!!!

September 23, 2019 66 Comments

Plus Size Clothing Size 28+ UPDATED!!!

September 23, 2019 66 Comments

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Most plus size retailers would have us believing that anyone over a size 28 is plain outta luck. Yet when I walk down the street I don’t see women size 28+ flaunting their beautiful unclothed bodies…. so that must mean GASP they also need clothes to wear!!!! Shocking, I know. Fat people need clothing. Fat WOMEN need clothing. They need clothing that doesn’t come from a mens big and tall store (though, let’s be honest all of us look stellar in an over-sized button up).

So this one is for my fat babes size 28+. The plus size clothing industry leaves you behind way too often. You deserve to feel amazing in everything you put on your body.

Universal Standard

Universal Standard is creating incredible quality clothing, tons of options, and up to size 40! They’ve recently committed to creating all new styles in their full size range and we are stoked! While many plus size women’s clothing companies are making their extended sizes less of a priority, Universal Standard is keeping it at the forefront of their mission. Their prices start around $50.


With adorable and well made pieces, Eshakti carries timeless dresses, skirts, and tops that you able to customize. You can add sleeves, change the length, etc all for a small fee. They now carry pants that are custom lengths and measurements and even plus size jumpsuits! I love this store, and lots of my clothes come from here! Carries up to size 36.

Daily Ritual

Have ya’ll seen this new line on Amazon??? Everything is under $30 and IT GOES UP TO SIZE 7X (size 40). All the pieces are basics and essentials that can be dressed up or down. Reasonably priced plus size clothing over size 28 that arrives in two days?! YES PLEASE!


Catherine’s is a staple for many people over size 28. They carry up to a size 36 (or 5x), and have so many options! Catherine’s is not only a a great place for daily wear, but they also carry active wear, bras, and awesome outerwear as well. They’re covering all your bases!!! Prices start around $25.

Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart has been an amazing force in the plus size community for a long time, and they have some great clothes, and now they have great clothes that go up to size 34/36! While the selection is limited, they are working on getting all of their designs into the full extended size range very soon! Their prices start around $25.

Ulla Popken

With sizes up to 38, Ulla Popken is a great place to shop for chic and hip plus size clothing. Because not all plus size babes are super tall, they are a great option for petite plus sizes with their “short” option in jeans and pants! Though most of the clothes are priced around $50, there is a really great “outlet” section of the website where you can find plenty of cute things for a steal! I’m also super excited about their new menswear line that goes up to 7x!

SWAK Designs

SWAK IS BACK!!! They were gone for a minute, but they are back with a few key pieces! SWAK (which stands for “sealed with a kiss”) goes up to size 6X/34 and has lots of pieces that hover around $25 so you’re sure to find something totally fashionable for just the right price!!!!

Curve Girl

Curve Girl is a new one to our list! They carry up to size 8x and the jeans shown below even go to a size 46! Curve Girl believes women shouldn’t be relegated to untrendy clothes just because of their size, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m so happy to have this new addition to our list and I hope you check them out! Prices are super reasonable too! Starting at $25!

On The Plus Side

With sizes from 22-48 (1X-8X), making it big truly caters to the larger plus size woman. They have petite and long styles in their pants, and I’ve heard from several people that their quality is excellent. This brand is more expensive than some others, but would be a great place for staple pieces like a great pair of jeans. Prices start around $70.


I absolutely love this brand’s all around sophisticated look. They have beautiful work wear that would be amazing to twirl around an office in. While their prices are higher than some on the list, the pieces I own from them are solid and have lasted me a long time. And look how beautiful some of these prints are! Sizes up to 32 (5x), prices start around $45. I recommend buying from their Amazon shop for the best prices on their items!

One thing I know for sure is that WE NEED MORE PLUS SIZE STORES CARRYING OVER SIZE 28!!! Every time I update this post I feel excited by the newcomers and always a little sad to see a couple disappear as well. As a plus size community, I hope that we can all raise our voices enough to insist that brands start catering to a larger audience.

Happy shopping my plus size angels!


  • Crystal April 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    This is a great list. I was surprised to find sites I’d never heard of before and am now excited to go get some cute new clothes! GREAT JOB!

    • fatgirlflow April 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      THANK YOU!!!! I’m so so glad you found some new places! <3

      • Brenda April 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        Are there any places that sell clothes made of COTTON?!!! For a big girl

        • fatgirlflow April 26, 2019 at 4:22 pm

          cehck out blue sky clothing! They have a linen collection that is beautiful and might have other cotton-only pieces!

          • J December 1, 2019 at 11:42 am

            Some of Catherines clothing is all cotton. Their lower priced tops tend to be made of cotton. This helps you to find them without going into the product description.

        • Antonia L. Rogers December 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

          Thanks for this list! I was lost when Fashion Bug closed and then Dress Barn, As soon as we get a great store they close it, I don’t know why the demand is there. I also shop Boohoo online. They are a European store but have recently started selling the US. I find there stuff to be inexpensive and pretty well made, Sizes run on the larger size, but it makes me feel better about myself. Lol
          Thanks again,.

  • Audrey April 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for compiling this list, I look forward to each addition! I wasn’t aware I had so many options!

    • fatgirlflow April 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      YAY!!! I hope you find new amazing things and I can add new stuff often!!! <3 thanks for reading!

  • Ruby April 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Any idea where I can get the skirt in the first /cover picture!? Always wanted one of the suspender skirts but I’ve never been able to find one 🙁
    And of course, thank you for the links! 😀

    • fatgirlflow April 23, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Hi Ruby! Thanks for stopping by! The overall dress in that picture is from several years ago. BUT, I will be doing a tutorial on how to make one of these dresses (easily) very very soon!

  • Blue Coaster33 April 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    The Birch of the Shadow

    I believe there may perhaps be a several duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful checklist! I have tweeted this. Many thanks for sharing!

  • Mer April 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you so much for this list. I just bought three dresses from eShakti. This weekend they are having a buy one get one free special (until April 27) and I got a $40 gift certificate for signing up, including a free alteration. I saved over $70 and the dresses are all super cute.

    • fatgirlflow April 27, 2015 at 12:44 am

      YAYY!!!!! I’m so glad you found something you loved and got such a STEAL on it!!!! Thanks for stopping by, Mer. I’m sure the dresses will look amazing on you!!! <3

  • Nauti May 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Thank you so much for this list, I spent over an hour over at eShakti and I could almost cry at how much their stuff suits my style. There are so many more options on here that I never knew about, thank you so, so much!

    • fatgirlflow May 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Awwww that makes me SO SO happy!!!! Eshakti is an amazing brand and I’m sure you’ll love tons of stuff they have! We all deserve to feel like our styles are represented and get to wear clothes we love! <3 Thanks for reading <3

  • Great info. Lucky me I ran across your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book-marked it for later!

    • fatgirlflow May 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Stumbleupon is so great! I’m glad you found it useful! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Linda Fenton May 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I already shop at Roaman’s, One Stop, Woman Within and Catherine’s. Mostly Woman Within. Great clothes and very comfortable.

    • fatgirlflow May 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      I’m glad you like a lot of the stores listed! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Meshel May 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you SO much for doing this. Big on Batik was the only new one to me & their dresses are adorable. It made me smile to see actual fat girls like me modeling their clothing & looking happy.


    • fatgirlflow May 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Meshel your blog is so cute!!!! If everyone can walk away with even just ONE store they hadn’t know about before I’ll be happy! Big on Batik is so cute and I totally agree, I LOVE that their models look like the people I know!!!! <3 thank you for stopping by, I'll definitely be checking in on your blog!

  • Kathryn May 16, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love buying clothes from India. They usually sell up to a 52 inch bust. I would not know what that equates to in sizes. Utsav is one of my favorites.

    • fatgirlflow May 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      thanks for the tip Kathryn!!! I’ll check them out!

    • Reeneta September 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Can you tell me names of a few more brands, or places you usually shop from in India? I live in Mumbai.


  • miki May 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I found EShakti the other day and was blown away, lovely dresses in my size that I could customize! So happy I had several dresses in my cart when I realized they don’t ship outside the us and canada. As I live in the Netherlands I was gutted.
    Does anyone know a similar shop that does deliver in europe? I would be so grateful 🙂

    • fatgirlflow May 18, 2015 at 2:23 am

      Hi Miki! There is a site called dressmavens but they are MUCH more expensive than eshakti. If I can find another site that I think is very similar to eshakti but delivers overseas I will be sure to feature them very soon!!!!

  • Stacey August 12, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for the list but what about those of us that don’t like shopping on line? I hate the hassle of ordering, trying on and returning clothes that don’t fit. I want to be able to go into a store and actually try the clothes on…. I’d love to get more ideas of places that carry over a 28 and have an actual retail store (besides Catherines). Thanks!!

    • fatgirlflow August 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      I would love that option too, Stacey. There are a lot of independent shops but they’re few and far between and spread out around the US. I promise once manufacturers actually decide to put their clothing in brick and mortar stores, I will be singing their praises. Until then, online is some times our best bet.

  • Reeneta September 8, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    This list is so amazing! I wish there were websites like these shipping to India too.

    Fellow Plus-size blogger from India

  • Heidi September 20, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I’m so surprised to find shops I didn’t even know about! Thank you so much for doing these lists; the feeling of being “too fat” for fat girl clothes suuuuuuuucks. Thanks again so much for taking the time to do these! <3

    • fatgirlflow September 21, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Oh it makes me SOOO happy when people find stores they didn’t know about YAYYYY!!!!! I know the feeling, and I love when we can share resources with one another! <3

  • Amy ureste December 10, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Are these sites for reals? I ordered about 6 items off of “” and omg. It’s been over a month and I haven’t received anything. I also ordered from ” Sammy dresses” and they haven’t sent me anything. I really want to buy stuff online but I’m scared now.

    • fatgirlflow December 10, 2015 at 3:53 am

      hi babe. Yes, the sites listed are for real and they’re not the same kind of sites as sammydress. Most are based in the US and are more than reliable. I’m so sorry you had that experience with those companies!

  • Airdrie Makim January 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Hi there!
    Thanks so much for including my label in your list 🙂
    Just wanted to call by to thank you, and say hi!
    I really appreciate you giving some exposure to indie designers like me.
    And I am so happy to design for lovely plus ladies – at the moment I do up to size 32 in my leggings and in the new skirts and dresses coming out next month, but am always happy to make to order if anyone needs one of my designs in a bigger size than that.

  • Morgan January 6, 2016 at 6:52 pm is my personal fav!

    • fatgirlflow January 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      They’re one of my faves too!!!!! <3

  • Terri January 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much! I have been struggling finding clothing large enough without having to win the lotto!

  • MPope March 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Woman Within is an Excellent place to get plus-size clothing. And everything is still pretty, no horizontals or florals!!! Please add it to your great list of stores?

  • Donna longthorn March 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Hi, can you give us girls from the UK some ideas for online/shops too as its so hard over here to get clothing for us BBW . xx

  • Anika March 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Hi Corissa, thanks for the great list. Unfortunatly most of that places dont ship internationally… 🙁 I hope i will find some new shops that deliver to Germany. I hate that eshakti doesnt do this … their stuff looks sooo great..

  • Gina March 19, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I found you this morning while I was searching YouTube for a Rainbow Shops review in plus size before shopping there. I’m like a carbon copy of your body / same height, same size. In short, you now have a newly obsessed fan. Love what you do!

    • fatgirlflow March 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      ahhhh how cool! It’s nice to “meet” you!!!! <3

  • faith March 22, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Thank you so much for having this site….I’ve been a plus size for a while and can never find clothes that I feel beautiful and comfortable in….your an angel

  • Pat Wenger April 15, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I just got my first order from eShakti. I am so pleased!
    I can’t thank you enough for writing about this company. Now I can buy clothing that will fit at a reasonable price. And the pricing is amazing, the size 30 doesn’t cost any more than the size 2! How great is that???
    Again, thanks so much!!!

    • fatgirlflow April 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      I love them SO SO much!!!! They have completely changed the game for custom plus size clothing!

  • Deborah April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Hello sweetie, I am a 63 Year young gal you remind me of me when I was your age! I know I have magenta hair and still wear cute clothes. You always make me laugh I just wanted to tell you hello and you have a lot to look forward to thank you

  • Kym May 18, 2016 at 1:46 am

    So devastated that Eshakti don’t post to Australia…

    • Amy September 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Me too Kym. I sent them a message to tell them about the huge gap in the market over here. Never know, if they keep getting messages from Australians they might let up on non-international shipping?

  • laura May 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Woman within is a catalog that is very budget minded. You have to look carefully, but excellent for basics, lots of sales. 5 and 6x in some stuff.

  • precious June 9, 2016 at 3:54 am

    im from south africa i love style but with the body i have i cnt show my fabulous i need help where can i get your style

  • Natasha June 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Just to mention Torrid now goes up to size 30. For now a lot of that is still online but you can have them ship the items stright to the store and return them right there if they don’t work. To make shopping there cheaper I always look out for their sales, like the buy one dress (on clearance) get two free, it makes for good deals.

    I havn’t tried many of the other store in the list but can’t wait to check them out.

  • Daniel Chapman August 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm


  • Amy September 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Bought me to tears….literally. Thank you so much for this no b******t list.

    Here, in Australia we are still sooo backwards when it comes to fat girl fashion. How dare we think of enjoying our bodies and being fashionable, funky or whatever we want to be!! If you are over size 24 here you are unworthy of clothing, literally no in store clothing, nowhere on the continent! All sizes above this must be ordered online and its pitiful quality. Trying wearing a tent with Granny knickers and feeling good, or looking 40 years older than you are….yeah, not me.

    I was over joyed and drooling at the Eshakti site, the dresses are to die for. To know there are beautiful clothes out there in my size is an amazing feeling. Crying. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! (Also…loved the Society+ site with the larger GORGEOUS models giving you a better idea of what the clothing will look like on a larger frame)

  • meg September 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I have a big tummy no butt lol and no boobs all of my bras roll what kind would you suggest???also im looking for cut winter putfits that dont make me look like a cow can you please help me you are beautiful and confident

  • Sheila Brown November 20, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Hi Carissa, do you know any clothing people over here in England? I live in Cornwall and it’s very difficult to find extra plus dresses and tops etc. . Kind regards Sheila

  • Doctorine April 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I almost gave up. Thank you so much for making this list, and for keeping it updated. I was in tears of frustration before I found it, and I’m in tears of joy now that I’ve found it. I’ve been struggling with depression off and on for over a year, and I thought I’d buy something nice to help me look and maybe feel better. After looking for clothes ALL DAY (it is now 9:30 at night) all I managed to find was that at some point, all the “mediums” that I used to know, became “plus sized”. Anything I did find, was completely devoid of shape or style and was merely there to cover me up, and nothing else. Again thank you so very much, truly from the bottom of my heart.

    • fatgirlflow April 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      This is the BEST thing to come from these posts <3 please let me know if I can help in any other way!

  • Sreeva Shah June 22, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Great! This Best Guide on this post…I’ve been plus size for a while and can never find clothes that I feel beautiful and comfortable in….your an angel.
    Thanks For Sharing With us.

    • Carolyn July 11, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Sooo… I scrolled all the way down to reply. Please forgive me if someone already said this,
      Old Navy carries up to 4x which I would say is really maybe a 5x/6x based on my buying experiences with them. I’m VERY Top heavy (N), & there’s plenty of room for more! 😉
      I’ve bought..
      1-Swing/hobo dress
      5-Ribbed Tanks
      2-Cowl Neck Sweater dresses
      1-Field Jacket {long}
      1-Long Winter Puffer Coat
      & maybe a few other things I forgot. Hahaha
      I haven’t bought any t-shirts/blouses bcs most are always way too short for mi ladies. I will muster up the courage one day, when I’m ready jic there’s alotta cussin’, fussin’ & disappointment!
      For now I’ll stick w/my cheap 3 pack of FOTL white men’s undershirts!
      You can sign up for their AMAZING sale text alerts too!
      THANK YOU FGF for all this info! Happy Hunting Ladies! <3<3<3

  • Toni Lester November 4, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Hey in you video there is a black sequins dress, where did you order it???? I LOOVVEE IT!!!

  • Grace December 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

    For last, one year I buy my stylish plus size clothes from Ulla Popken store. But this time I’ve found the best Ulla Popken Coupons, from the MyCoupons site. I applied the code at the time of purchase. Surprisingly, It worked and & got 22% Off on my purchase & got benefited.

  • Laura H December 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I’m so glad you have this! I’m in dress hell and this list is a life saver!

  • Lisa Diamond January 3, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    This is a great article. I wish I’d seen it sooner! Several of the sites you list I’ve not heard of so I’ve had lots of fun scrolling through new clothing options. The only issue I still have with plus size clothing companies is their lack of attention to SSBB’s. SUPERSIZE BOOBIES! I wear a 52F or 54G depending on how its cut and I can no longer find bras to fit while in stores, let alone anything I’d want anyone else to see! Big girls AND big boobs need love too!

  • Tonya January 31, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Thank you so much for posting this article and keeping it updated ❤️

  • Vicki Seitz q May 8, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    This is great to find real plus size clothing, but why is it you have to pay so much more money compared to smaller people. These prices are not affordable to most people.

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