Despite plus size clothing coming on leaps and bounds in terms of availabilty, a lot of the time those collections are restricted particularly to the internet. There are some amazing plus size fashion brands online, but a lot of those brands exist entirely as an online shop (the likes of ASOS Curve) and some are only available in select flagship stores (River Island). That means guessing your size, wondering whether the items will size up small and trips back and forth to the post office for returns. One of the stand out plus size shops to me which caters for a range of females, regardless of where they fall on the fashion scale is Yours Clothing. With stores available in over 80 locations from Ashford to Workington, Yours Clothing may not be paving any high fashion paths but what they are doing as a brand (and have done for years) is offering basics and fashionable pieces to the average lady off the street who just want good fitting jeans, staple items for her wardrobe or even pyjamas. On the other side of the spectrum Yours Clothing are great at offering key fashion pieces for the upcoming season for the fashion savvy amongst us. This black & white grid print longline smock top with dipped hem is a perfect example of one of their New In fashion pieces. As well as having New In pieces available on the website, you’re always sure to find these key pieces in store as their stock rotates quickly. What I love about Yours is that even though their fashion pieces are “fashionable”, they’re not what you’d call “fast fashion”. They’re a little bit more expensive than online only shops (more overheads to cover) but on the other hand the quality of the fabrics is better and they’ll keep their shape a lot longer than a couple of washes.
The “plus” side? You can take your picks into a changing room and try on your swag there and then, which is a luxury when you’re shopping for plus size clothing. Want another? You can return items purchased online in store – no more queuing in the Post Office.