Shopping should be an enjoyable experience, regardless of your shape or size.
And thanks to brands like Swimsuits For All (hello, summer!), Lane Bryant (own that happy hour) and Torrid (get ready to rock out), it finally can be.
Read on for more brands that are making it their mission to ensure plus-size women have access to all the latest styles and beyond (some even offering Live Chat support) to feel as beautiful and confident as they deserve. Here's TODAY Style's list of must-have plus size clothing, dresses and swimsuits.
Amazon saves you window-shopping time by curating plus-size styles from a wide pool of popular brands, along with newbies for your discovering pleasure. The online megastore is now spotlighting summer maxi dresses from Calvin Klein, Lucky Brand, Star Vixen and beyond.
NY Collection Women's Plus Matte Jersey Popover Maxi Dress, $37, Amazon
Calvin Klein Women’s Plus-Size Pleated Maxi Dress, $160, Amazon
Lucky Brand Women’s Plus Size Floral Print Long Dress, $70, Amazon
Modcloth has made a name for itself by offering a highly curated collection of feminine styles with a retro flair (bows, lace and gingham prints are abound). We’re especially impressed by their extensive dress collection, where you’ll find everything you need to channel your favorite '50s and '60s icons.
Flutter Sleeve Cotton A-Line Dress with Pockets in Gingham, $80, Modcloth
Versatile Vision Shorts in Cherry, $35, Modcloth
Frills Included Sleeveless Top, $50, Modcloth
3. Lane Bryant
From sleek work separates to cute party and cocktail dresses (and a lot of pretty intimates in between), Lane Bryant was created for the woman who’s going places. Last we checked, they even have a few wedding dresses. The store website also features Live Chat for a customized shopping experience.
Tailored Stretch Blazer, $50, Lane Bryant
Smooth Longline Lightly Lined Balconette Bra, $45-$61, Lane Bryant
Floral Fit & Flare Dress by Julia Jordan, $168, Lane Bryant
4. Asos (Curve)
Trendsetters, rejoice! Asos' Curve collection has everything you need (from in-house labels to outside brands) to make your mark at that next social gathering, whether it means keeping it casual in distressed denim and a soft T-shirt or punching things up with a playful romper or sparkly skirt. If you look closely, you can usually spot a few boudoir-inspired lingerie sets for times when you want to spice things up.
Asos Curve High Waist Ridley Skinny Jean in Hibiscus Light Wash Blue, $45, Asos Curve
Elvi Pleated Color Block Skirt With Split Detail, $72, Asos Curve
New Look Plus Stripe Jumpsuit, $53, Asos Curve
5. Swimsuits for All
As its name suggests, Swimsuits for All offers a range of swimsuits for a variety of silhouettes (from tropical-print bikinis to sleek, cutout one-pieces), including a new collection from model Ashley Graham. There are also accessories, such as cover-ups, for completing the perfect beach look.
Madame Everglade Underwire Bikini, $63, Swimsuits for All
Honeydew Twist-Front Tankini, $48, Swimsuits for All
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for all Karate Swimsuit, $64, Swimsuits for All
6. Ashley Stewart
It’s easy to become a mix-and-match master thanks to Ashley Stewart, which specializes in bold and solid separates that can be arranged to create a plethora of office and everyday looks. There’s also a good amount of dresses for times when you need to get out the door in a pinch.
Textured Tribal Print Sleeveless Top, $28, Ashley Stewart
Wide Leg Gaucho Pant, $26, Ashley Stewart
Chain Shoulder Solid Swing Dress, $35, Ashley Stewart
Expression is key at Torrid, which offers a range of clothing, swimwear, activewear and even shoes with the plus-size girl in mind. Be sure to check out the company’s site regularly for clearance and flash deals (BOGO, anyone?).
Georgette Cage Front Top, $29, Torrid
Lace Up Block Heels (Wide Width), $38, Torrid
Torrid Active Galaxy Print Mesh Inset Leggings, $41, Torrid
8. Old Navy
Old Navy offers a variety of its regular styles (and more) in its dedicated plus-size store, all for the same low prices. Stock up on everyday staples like jeans (they offer six different cuts and a range of washes), blouses and day-to-night dresses. They also have pretty solid activewear and swim collections, and the website allows you to shop by shape.
Eco-Friendly Boyfriend Skinny Plus-Size Jeans, $44, Old Navy
Plus-Size Linen-Blend Tie-Waist Dress, $36, Old Navy
Loose-Fit Go-Dry Plus-Size Mesh Tank, $15, Old Navy