Travelling to Australia and thinking of bringing some unique Down Under plus size fashion home? You’ll be amazed at the multitude of options available for bigger sized women. Shopping for plus size clothing in Australia is a breeze compared to the dire situation just ten years ago! In fact, plus size women are now faced with a problem of over choice. Long established plus size labels have improved their style tremendously and now offer way more affordable prices, and new brands are popping up frequently offering stylish options for plus size women. In this guide, I will show you the various plus size fashion labels I personally have shopped from and have recommended to all my girlfriends!
1. Hello Curve
Created with Australian women in mind, this online fashion label started in 2015 features fun clothing with lovely prints and flattering cuts. Discovering stylish plus size dresses in Australia is easy with this brand around! I am constantly impressed by their devotion to being a one-stop shop for curvy women; they now even offer a plus size lingerie, active wear and swimwear section. Offering a huge range of sizes up to Australian size 36, you will be sure to find the plus size clothing that fits you at this label. To top it all off, Hello Curve is known for their super affordable prices. T-shirts start at AUD 29 and dresses from the same price. Talk about making it easy to say hello to stylish curves!
Emphasizing on high quality and mature styles, this is a favourite go to brand for many Australian women. With simple designs and flattering fit, many have made this label their wardrobe staple. Favouring loose silhouettes and beautiful prints, fashion from this label is made for fuss free plus size women. It is definitely on the pricier side, but the plus size is its styles are highly unique. Oh, and it truly is a memento from Down Under as this brand is only found in Australia!
Okay this technically isn’t an Australian brand (it’s from the UK), but their super-fast shipping from UK to Australia would make you think it is! Boohoo is a favourite among the younger plus size crowd in Australia. From sexy body-con dresses for the club to super-cool wide-leg jeans and even plus size stilettos, Boohoo has the coolest clothes for the badass girl with curves. A sign of their popularity is their recent pop-up shop in Sydney, where hundreds of girls queued up overnight to shop their exclusive collection created for Sydney siders! Offering free shipping with a small minimum purchase amount, Boohoo offers the most affordable plus size clothing you can lay your hands on.
4. New Look
I am guilty as charged! I may live in Australia but I love UK plus size fashion brands. New Look is another lovely brand you do not want to miss out on! In comparison, New Look is the cooler sister of Boohoo. Think acid washed band t-shirts, oversized blazers, smart trousers and sneakers – all in plus sizes. If you like street wear, New Look will be your dream come true. New collections are launched weekly so you will never be spoilt for choices! As a bonus, they offer free international shipping to Australia. I hear you leaving this article now! Admittedly, the quality of the apparel you get will not be as good as long established Aussie brands, but what can you ask for with AUD 15 t-shirts, right?
5. My Size
Have you spotted plus size women wearing colourful sundresses and kaftans in Australia? Chances are these dresses are from home-grown fashion label, My Size! Specializing in limited edition printed kaftans, this brand truly epitomises the free and easy dress style of Australia women. Perfect for the beach and for the mall, kaftans are a favourite with women Down Under. New prints are out every fashion season. The styles go out of stock really quickly, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! You can find them in pretty much every shopping mall in Australia. With affordable prices starting from AUD 59, it is no wonder this brand is going strong after 39 years in the market!
6. City Chic
This list will not be complete with my final and last recommendation, City Chic! As a trend leader in plus size fashion, it is one of the best, if not the best known plus size fashion label from Australia. They have even successfully expanded to the hard-to-impress market – the United States of America. I would describe the City Chic girl as a badass wearing a leather jacket, sexy v neck t-shirt and flattering ripped denim jeans. Even the prints are subtly mesmerizing with in-house print designers creating exclusive patterns you won’t find anywhere else. Prices at this fashion house have plummeted with the introduction of competition in the Australian plus size market, much to the delight of the many fans of this amazing fashion label. Assuming you aren’t flying to USA anytime soon, you should get something from City Chic as your memento from Australia!
There you have it; my top recommendations on the plus size clothing labels you should shop at when you are in Australia. Enjoy your time while you’re in the land of koalas and kangaroos, and equally, have a ball of a time shopping too!