If it's plus size alternative clothing that you're looking for, you've got a world of choice today. With more companies than ever before offering up their latest designs in a range of sizes that go beyond a mere size 16.
Since we first took a look at plus size alternative clothing a few years ago the industry has caught up with us, they've listened to their customers and have begun to offer a broader range of sizes across their range of designs - meaning that everyone can look fabulous, no matter what their dress size.
You only need to take a quick look around at some of the alternative fashion industries leading brands to see that things have been continuing to move in the right direction. With labels embracing choice and expanding their ranges to offer you a wonderful selection of designs and styles to shop from in a wide range of sizes.
Whilst the choice for made to measure and bespoke pieces will always still be available, we know that our readers love ready to wear pieces just as much. So we've done a spot of virtual shopping for you, hand picking some of our favourites to visit for a great selection of plus size alternative clothing.
An alternative wardrobe.
If it's an all-round selection of plus size alternative clothing that your after, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice at e-tailers like Attitude Clothing, who have expanded their range online, offering a broad range of clothing from tops, to dresses, trousers and more, available up to a size 26.
Other retailers following suit with a great selection of plus size clothing include, Sohos going up to a size 26 with their range, alongside Blue Banana stocking up to a size 20.
Prefer something with more of a darkly gothic vibe? Then you'll be pleased to know that there's a vast selection of brands and designers now offering plus size gothic clothing.
From a beautiful selection of darkly gothic attire at The Gothic Shop, stocking up a size 28, from some of your favourite brands. To a great plus size selection available at Kates Clothing.
Some brands have even expanded their range in recent years, with companies like Banned Clothing, going on to offer up to a size 4XL with their range of dresses, jeans, and tops. You can even find the perfect corset, with Burleska offering a great selection of plus size corsets available up to a size 26/40" waist.
Swing out in rockabilly style.
If it's more of a rockabilly look that you adore, then you'll really be spoilt for choice. With even more labels than before offering their designs in plus sizes.
Brands like Collectif continue to offer their latest designs in plus sizes, going up to a size 22 across their range of dresses, knitwear, and trousers.
With the likes of Hell Bunny continuing to expand their plus size range, with a selection of tops, skirts, and frocks available up to a size 4XL. Alongside Lady V London, with their Lady Voluptuous range offering a range of dresses up to a size 30.
It doesn't stop there of course, there's more brands than ever before offering plus size rockabilly clothing. Including companies like Lindy Bop with their range of dresses and vintage style clothing going up to a size 26, and Voodoo Vixen, with their Vixen Curve range including designs up to a size 4XL.
Things really have changed for the better in recent years, with more labels now offering a wider range of sizes across their clothing stock. Making finding the perfect pieces for your alternative wardrobe even easier than before.
Whatever style you adore, we've helped to make shopping a little easier with the addition of our Plus size sections on our handy directory site. Listed across a broad range of alternative styles, with a vast selection to shop from – as you can see, we've only dipped our toes into a small selection of the labels and shops to visit here!
Whilst there are still admittedly some labels that have yet to push their size charts up beyond a mere size 16, it's wonderful to see so many companies embracing a broader range of sizes within their latest designs. Here's hoping that it won't be too long till we see even more plus size designs available to shop from.
Editorial note: This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Images: Hell Bunny / Lady V London / Collectif