The first in a series of blog posts about clothing collections on the High Street, we tell you where you can go to get clothes that fit you, if you are plus-size, tall or petite.
At High Street Fit Finder we deal with a lot of data, and patterns emerge when viewing this data collectively. When analysing the spread of sizes over the High Street, we realised that if you are larger than a “size 18”, taller than 5’6”, or petite in either build or height, shopping is likely harder for you than most.
Clothes shopping should be accessible to everyone, but in reality, if your size falls outside of the retailer’s “standard sizes” (read, target demographic) it can be difficult to find clothes that fit you whilst out shopping on your High Street.
So, aside from our Fit Finder (where you can find jeans that fit you in seconds), we thought we would list the stores that have plus-size clothing collections, those that have been specifically designed for a larger figure:
- Bon Marche: sizes 26-32
- Evans: sizes 14-32
- H & M: sizes 18-28
- M & Co: sizes 16-28
- Marks and Spencer: sizes 22-30
- New Look: sizes 18-28
- Violeta by Mango: sizes 12(?!)-24
The list below also shows you where you can get clothes in sizes above an 18, but unlike plus-size collections, these are just scaled up from a paper pattern so may not fit your shape as nicely.
bhs, Bon Marche, CC, Dorothy Perkins, East, French Connection, Great Plains, Hobbs, Jacques Vert, Joules, Kaliko, Laura Ashley, Long Tall Sally, M&Co, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, Next, Peacocks, Phase Eight, Planet, Viyella, Wallis, Windsmoor
Sizes 26 and 28
Sizes 30 and 32
Please let us know if we have missed out a High Street store that you know has either a plus-size collection or sells clothes in sizes 20-32 and we will add them to the lists.
Next week: Petite clothing collections on the High Street
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