8 Best Plus Size Stores Online

Plus-size, curvy, large. Whatever you want to call yourself, we all have one thing in common: the trial and error of shopping. This list will help you find your next favorite store that carries your size. Best thing is, they’re online. I get anxiety walking into a store to shop because the larger clothes are typically flowy and plain boring or the cute clothes aren’t in my size. These stores show style and give hope to the large following of plus-size women.

1. Rue 21 ($)

They’re inexpensive but that doesn’t make the quality bad. I love this store and I can usually find a coupon to make it cheaper. I have several bathing suits and shorts and shirts from them and they’re great. They have a great selection and the price is outstandingly affordable.

2. Torrid ($$$$)

Torrid is full of fashion. It’s the plus size and more conservative sister to Hot Topic. They’re pretty pricey but I have a few pieces from this store and for the most part, they’re reliable. I give them a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

3. Forever 21 ($)

I’m slightly hesitant to order from this store because the sizes are back and forth but it’s great the prices are low and they’re really fashionable.

4. Dia&Co. ($$$)

This company is a box company. You sign up for a delivery system that can be between twice a month or every other month. It’s neat because you explain your style through a questionnaire and you can connect your social media (Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) and they can get a glimpse of your style. You also set out your budget, the lowest tier was $40-$70, which means any one of the five items you’ll receive in the box will be priced between that. They have a discount where you’ll save 20% if you buy all five items in your box.

5. Maurices ($$$)

I’ve been buying dresses and jeans from Maurices for years. They’re one of the first stores that made me want to dress nicely. This store is reliable and has fashionable items.

6. Amazon ($-$$$)

Amazon is one of the greatest online stores in the world (if not the greatest). It changed Black Friday shopping and Christmas shopping forever. It also has some great plus-size clothes. It’s also reliable because people actually leave comments and ratings.

7. Boohoo.com ($$$)

Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. This site has all of the razzle dazzles and it’s connected to Kylie Jenner. It’s a tad pricey but the clothes are super cute.

8. Gamiss.com ($)

Discounts galore. Cute clothes that can make an impact on any body type. Check it out and see how much you can save.

(BONUS) Old Navy ($$)

I’ve been a fan of Old Navy dresses since I was in the 7th grade (that was eight years ago). They fit and they’re flattering. They also have rad sales throughout the year.


To the High School Senior Without a Plan

To the high school senior with no future plans yet,

First off, don’t stress about it.

College is supposed to make getting a job easier but if you don’t want two or four more years of school that’s fine. Try and make good impressions on family friends and maybe they can help you get an entry-level position in their company or workplace.

Don’t be afraid of the future. It’s not going to bite, hard, but you need to be ready if it does. Try and make a few plans in order to change your future.

One plan could involve going to college. Finding community colleges near you is simple but maybe they do not have the degree plan you want. General Education (Gen Eds) courses are usually better if you take them in community colleges because they’re cheaper and typically have smaller student/teacher ratios.

Another plan could be to travel. You need to decide where you want to go, how you get there and who you are going with. Save as much money as you can while you are still in school. Set up a plan that enables you to save a certain percent after every paycheck. Make a goal to save a certain amount of money by the summer, or the winter, whenever you want to take your trip.

Another plan could be to join the workforce early. It is similar to asking family friends for jobs but this one is you applying for random entry-level jobs and taking what you can get. A job at McDonald’s can be the first step to having a managerial position and moving further up. You can still be successful if you start low in the corporate food chain. Just think, James Franco and Rachel McAdams both worked at McDonald’s starting out but now they’re celebrities.

Not having a plan for your future is a plan. It is not necessarily the plan to getting rich and living a life worth living but it’s something. Maybe you like living on the edge and seeing what you can overcome when life throws a curveball at you.

Saving money is the ultimate contingency plan when it comes to the future. Money doesn’t buy happiness but it buys apartments and warm beds which are almost the same.

Not having a plan yet isn’t going to set you back 20 years, it’s going to stress you out and make you think irrationally. Breath, ask your parents for help, start saving money or gather applications for college. It’s never too late to go.

If you’re worried about scholarships and how to pay for college then you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you and your parents are able. It can make a world of difference between having $20,000 in tuition and the college giving you $1,000 for attending their school.

Don’t stress out about high school graduation. Don’t stress out about college graduation. Think about what you want to do in life and research how you can get there.