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Best-Dressed: 10 Show-Stopping Plus-Size Designer Brands to Shop

Expand your wardrobe with these designer brands in Australia.

Finding the perfect outfit is hard when most stores barely have anything plus-sized – and when they do, the designs are frumpy and unflattering. Is there a way to get dressed without getting stressed? The answer is YES!

Since the early 2010s, women all over the world have begun challenging beauty standards by accepting their natural build – and the world of fashion has followed suit. Brands began launching body-positive campaigns to improve their range of sizes and options for all body types!

And wearing plus-size clothing doesn’t mean you have to go for unflattering silhouettes, out-of-trend pieces and clothes that just aren’t your style. 

Models, influencers and celebrities like Paloma Elsesser, Precious Lee, Allira Potter, Ashley Graham, Remi Bader and Lizzo have completely revolutionised how we view plus-size fashion and the way we dress. 

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If you want to hug the right places, and allow flow and dimension in others, it’s helpful to understand your body shape (no matter what size you are) and what silhouettes and styles to go for. Here are some quick tips on how to dress for your shape:

  • Apple – create a pronounced waistline with a belt to highlight your shoulders and legs.
  • Pear – balance out your bottom-heavy proportion by drawing attention upwards with a structured top. 
  • Hourglass – accentuate your curves with body con material and a cinched waist.
  • Rectangle – add volume to the right places with flared silhouettes and asymmetrical cuts.

Although as long as you feel confident, beautiful, stylish and love your ‘fit, then that’s all that really matters! 

Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite plus-size designer brands so you can dress up and feel your very best self. 

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The Best Designer Plus Size Clothing Brands of 2024

10. Camilla 

Why We Love It: Iconic Australian brand Camilla has the perfect party-ready dresses for the plus size maximalist. With sizes ranging up to XXXXL go big and bold for your next soiree and make a statement.

Price Range: $499 to $1999 AUD 

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Camilla

Cult Australian label Camilla has the perfect party-ready dresses for the plus-size maximalist. With sizes ranging up to XXXXL go big and bold for your next soiree and make a statement.

Price range: $499 to $1999 AUD 

Size range: 6 to 22

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Tommy Hilfiger

Iconic brand Tommy Hilfiger makes preppy all-American wear for the everyday. Denim, accessories, dresses and footwear it offer a range of styles to suit any occasion. 

Price range: $29 to $799 AUD 

Size range: 4 to 18

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City Chic

No matter what you’re after – City Chic has got it, and it has got it in sizes 12 to 24. Dresses, pants, occasion wear, workwear, we promise you’ll find ‘the one’.

Price range: $60 to $189 AUD

Size range: 12 to 24

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Dyspnea

If you want to make a statement then look no further than home grown cult label Dyspnea for sheer, glittery and bold pieces for your next event. We love its corsets and bralettes and it goes up to a size 18 which is a total win. 

Price range: $75 to $895 AUD

Size range: 4 to 18

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Michael Kors

Icon in the global fashion industry, Michael Kors is known for its timeless silhouettes and recognisable jewellery, however, the brand has lately been shaking things up with more diverse sizing and bolder fashion pieces we can’t wait to score. 

Price range: $69 to $5799 AUD

Size range: 4 to 14

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AJE ATHLETICA

Iconic Australian brand Aje’s athletics range offers chic, stylish and practical workout pieces that feel luxury and in diverse sizing to suit all. 

Price range: $39 to $199 AUD

Size range: 4 to 18

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Alice and Olivia

Alice and Olivia is a brand full of high-quality dresses, suits, and (plus size) skinny jeans! The collections designed by Stacey Bendet are flashy and colourful, but it also have basic pieces that are simple enough for daily wear.

Price range: $300 to $1500 AUD

Size range: 6 to 18

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Atmos&Here Curvy

Find endlessly chic designer style pieces for affordable prices at Atmos&Here in its Curve range which is designed for sizes 18 to 26 AU. We love its slinky midi skirts and event-ready dresses for every season. 

Price range: $39 to $159 AUD

Size range: 18 to 26

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Gucci

Why We Love It: Nothing says ‘luxury’ like an outfit from Gucci! This upmarket brand recently expanded its sizing up to size 24. Its timeless high-fashion aesthetic and oversized jackets will never go out of style.

Price range: $1000 to $3000 AUD

Size range: 2 to 16

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Faithfull The Brand 

Creating uniquely Australian pieces with its laidback, holiday-ready pieces made of linen and cotton – we promise if you’re going on a trip (or want to feel like you’re perpetually on one) you need some pieces from Faithfull. It goes up to sizes XXXL which we love to see. 

Price range: $36 to $349 AUD

Size range: 4 to 18

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Do luxury brands make plus size?

There is definitely some way to go when it comes to body diversity in designer brands however there are increasingly more labels who are offering diverse sizing in their clothing. Some other brands include Leo Lin, Good American, Christopher Esber and more. 


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