Top 5 Places for Plus Size Teen Clothes

Finding cute clothes that make you feel good about yourself can be hard.  When you’re a plus sized teenager, it’s almost impossible!  I live in a small town in Connecticut, and every time I go shopping is a hassle. The stores in my town, such as Kohl’s or TJ Maxx offer very little variety. The sections that used to home plus sized clothing have now shrunk to 1 or maybe 2 racks.  Even our local mall offers few selections for younger plus sixes people. Thank GOD for online shopping!    Part of feeling good about yourself is looking they way you want to look.  Finding young, hip, confident and trendy plus sized clothing should be easier. I’m not going to sugar coat it – a lot of the clothes I find are, most of the time, ugly.  A majority of plus size clothing is boxy, shapeless, dull, or looks like it is made for elderly women. Here is a hint to the fashion world:

Just because I’m larger than a size 12 doesn’t mean I don’t like stylish clothes.

I’ve resorted to often making my own clothing using things I find in thrift stores and DIY ideas (thank you Tumblr!).  Thankfully, I have found a couple places that have really cute, up to trend, clothing in plus sizes for things I don’t make.   Here’s a few:

Forever 21 Plus

Almost every teenage girl has heard of Forever 21, and has seen their clothing. Personally, I love Forever 21 Plus. The clothing is affordable, the clothes are well made, and the designs are trendy. There are many different varieties of styles you can choose from as well. I own multiple pieces from the store and love all of it. Forever 21 Plus clothing has a flattering fit and is similar to the other clothing in the store, so you don’t feel excluded from the cute pieces in the other sections. They offer sizes 1xl-3xl in shirts/dresses, and 12-20 pants.



I have loved every piece of clothing I have gotten from this store. I have both shopped in the actual store and ordered online and I enjoyed both experiences. The clothes in the shops are very cute, and are extremely affordable.  The sales are great, too! They offer sizes 1-3x in dresses/shirts, and 14-24 pants. They also have a nice selection of lingerie, and sizes range from 36C-44DD


Love Culture

Love Culture Plus size clothing is very up to date with trends, and is really well made. I have never been disappointed when getting an item from this store. The clothing I have gotten from there are great staple pieces in my wardrobe. They offer sizes 1xl-3xl in shirts/dresses, and 1xl-3xl in pants.



Torrid clothing is very well made and dependable. Torrid is probably one of my favorite plus size stores. The styles are diverse and there is a wide variety of styles to pick from. There is so much to pick from, no matter what your preference.  I have multiple pairs of bottoms from there and I adore the fit and feel of them. They have an wide range of sizes, from 12-28.


Wet Seal

Wet Seal’s plus size section is very similar to their other sections. The clothing is affordable and is extremely comfortable to wear. Every time I’ve purchased something from the section, it becomes a big part of my wardrobe. They carry sizes xl-3x in shirts/dresses and 18-24 in bottoms.



I’m really proud that at least a FEW companies recognize that  plus sized teens also want to wear stylish clothing and feel good about themselves.   I want to scream to the fashion world:  Pay attention!

I am part of a HUGE demographic. We’re young, we’re hip, we’re confident, and  want to be stylish. We also have money to spend on clothing. Why are you leaving us out?

Is there a favorite store of yours that offers plus sized clothing  for younger people?  And when is plus-sized fashion week again?


48 Responses to Top 5 Places for Plus Size Teen Clothes

  1. Ruth Zankich says:

    I didn’t know that there was a Forever 21 plus! I didn’t ever want to walk into Wet Seal thinking they didn’t have a section for plus sizes. Thanks for the list!

  2. Debbie L. says:

    I am right on the edge of plus sizes some reg 16 fit but others do not. I get so tired of the out of date – frumpy clothes for larger women. Checking out these sites..Forever 21 I have shopped at – they carry nice clothes.

    • Caraway Oliver says:

      The only thing about Forever 21 is that the jeans for plussize where your thighs touch it rubs away they last about 4-5 month. I think however they are cheap and look great.

  3. Ronda says:

    Very informative post! I’m sure this will help many girls looking for stylish plus size clothing!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is great info! I haven’t been in a Deb in a while, but I always liked their stuff.

  5. This is a great resource I never knew about some of these shops before.

  6. I love shopping at Torrid, though I am long past my teen years. I have to admit, going from a skinny teen to a plus sized Mother was very hard and shopping can be heart breaking. Torrid helps!

  7. Wow, love this! There are a lot of stylish choices!

  8. Great post for a resource on this topic. :)

  9. Jessica says:

    Forever 21 has some really adorable plus size options. I also no idea that Wet Seal offered plus sizes too.

  10. Danielle says:

    What a great selection! So stylish, and so summery :)

  11. I’m not a teen anymore, but I do agree with you that the plus sized clothing selection does suck everywhere! I’m a 16 and can’t ever find anything that I really like that fits me nicely.

  12. Tammilee T says:

    I didn’t realize that wet seal and forever 21 had plus size departments. I am going to do some shopping today

  13. Thanks for sharing! One of my daughters has been struggling with weight and I cry every time I take her shopping because she gets so frustrated and self conscious. I’m thrilled to see there are plenty of options to help her find clothes she feels good in. :-)

  14. These styles look really nice, very fashionable!

  15. I am ashamed to say I didn’t know that either of these stores had plus sizes. I remember going with my daughters and they are twigs. Thinking I wish they had bigger sizes and didn’t make bigger ones feel bad. Thanks for letting me know.

  16. I love forever 21. I never realized they had a plus sized version. Good to know that there are so many options for plus sized girls.

  17. Great list, and lots of really cute clothes!

  18. Digna D. says:

    Very good info. thank you for sharing.

  19. Debbie Denny says:

    What wonderful choices. Adorable options to choose from.

  20. I haven’t heard of Deb, but I love the other locations! Did you know that you can find some plus size junior clothes at JC Penney and Kohls, too?

  21. Beth says:

    I didn’t even know some of these stores were around. This is a great list because yes you want more than a sack to wear no matter what size you are!

  22. Angela S says:

    It shouldn’t be so hard for plus size girls to find trendy clothes, but it looks like you have found some great shops.

  23. Trisha says:

    I’m not a teen (I’m a mom in my late twenties) but, I LOVE Forever 21 Plus! They’re prices are very reasonable for fashionable clothes that last! Torrid is a little on the pricey side for me but I still tend to shop their clearance!

  24. Lexie Lane says:

    I’m so glad to know that there are these options for plus sizes. It definitely helps especially with teens. God knows the word “teen body image” is pushed around enough.

  25. Great choices! Everyone of those outfits is super cute!

  26. Shauna says:

    This is just great! I struggled so much as a plus-sized teen and am happy that there are these choices out there

  27. These are such great suggestions! It can be so tricky sometimes to find cute items in a larger size.

  28. Wow, a lot of stylish options! I had no idea so many high fashion stores have plus size options available.

  29. Andrea Kruse says:

    Outside of an Old Navy, I wouldn’t know where to start for plus sized teen fashions. In rural OR there are even fewer options, but the internet is a good option for stores like this. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Cute ideas! I sorta wish they didn’t have to be called “plus sizes” though.

  31. There are so many more options for teens and women of all sizes to be fashionable now, which is great! I had no idea there was a Forever 21 Plus.

  32. Liz Mays says:

    I didn’t realize these lines had plus sized collections. That’s fantastic, and from what I can see everything is CUTE!

  33. Forever 21 and Torrid have adorable clothes! Didn’t know about the other stores though, so I learned something new today.

  34. Emily says:

    Isn’t there a Forever21 Maternity too? They seem like they are doing a good job catering to all people.

  35. Maria Oller says:

    I had no clue forever21 has + size store so happy used to love buy clothes there before.

  36. Lisa says:

    Good info to know! Thanks!

  37. Tatanisha W says:

    Awesome tips and places to find plus size clothes for teens!!

  38. Donna says:

    It’s nice that there’s more options for plus size girls/women and I’d love to see even more stores follow suit… we come in all shapes and sizes.

  39. Delores Bailey says:

    One of the worst feelings you can get is when you visit a clothing store and find nothing that fits you. But today we have several brands available that cater specifically to plus size clothing needs of people. I had been dresses from Casual plus, they had a full range of teen plus size cheap clothing in a variety of gorgeous styles and looks.

  40. Aure says:

    I’m late to this party, but two sites I’ve come to love are H&M plus and Asos Curve. Asos’s sizes have been a bit off for me, but I attribute that to my lack of measuring and laziness in figuring out the UK sizing. Great sales too! Thanks for the other suggestions–I didn’t realize a few of them had plus lines.

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  42. Shaunna says:

    Check out Maurices! They have an awesome plus sized section and their clothes are high quality and last forever! Ten years ago, when I was 16, there were even fewer options and Torrid was mostly goth in style, though you could find some “mainstream” things if you looked. Hopefully, in another 10 years, there will be so many options, the struggle to find cute, fashionable clothes will be in the past!

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  44. Blanca says:

    Avenue has some good products too! Just be sure to look hard. I love my products from there. :)

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  46. nidhi says:

    the only problem with forever 21+ is that they don’t ship pluss sizes to india neither they do have any store or pluss size section in forever stores which is very depressing! :(
    inspite of the variety of awesome collection!

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