Best Size-Inclusive Brands
At Printfresh, we are passionate about designing pajamas for as many bodies as possible, and believe that all fashion brands should design with inclusive sizing in mind. While options have grown in the past few years, not every brand is doing it well and many large retailers lag behind. We are so inspired by the new crop of small retailers and fashion brands that are expanding their size and style options. Check out our list below (plus some reader recommendations) for the best size-inclusive fashion brands.
Size Inclusive Brands to Know
We have chosen the brands on this list based on the styles that they offer as well as how accessible they are.
Founded in 2015 by Wray Serna, Wray is a New York-based, inclusive, fine art-inspired clothing line.
The Girlfriend Collective features size-inclusive activewear. Their tees and tanks are 100% cupro, a delicate fiber made from waste the cotton industry leaves behind.
Miranda Bennett Studio produces sustainable clothing made using eco-friendly dyes. The company is proud to have become the brand of choice for women across the globe seeking a sustainable apparel option that allows them to shine no matter how the seasons or their bodies change with time. Stay tuned for an interview with founder Miranda Bennett next month!
Not only does Mango carry clothing for sizes up to US 22, but they are also committed to sustainable and ethical manufacturing. By 2022, Mango plans to create 100% of their garments with sustainable properties
With great basics, a discount for purchasing a capsule collection and sizes that go up to 4X or a US 38-40, Universal Standard is a great place for inclusive sizing. Plus, their Fit Liberty program sends customers new items (at no charge) if their size changes.
For great denim check out Warp+Weft. They offer a variety of styles and sizes for men, women, and children.
Since 2000, Mara Hoffman has been designing collections for the conscious consumer. Many of her pieces are available in up to a size 3X.
A certified B Corp committed to reducing waste from the fashion industry, Eileen Fisher’s clothing comes in a wide variety of fabrics and sizes.
Sotela is an inclusive, body-positive clothing brand and community that celebrates bodies in all of their forms. For humans, by humans. Each piece of clothing is designed to fit a range of 1-2 sizes.
Made from upcycled fabrics or organic cotton, Christy Dawn’s collection (recently expanded into plus sizing) includes vintage-inspired pieces crafted with longevity in mind.
Other Places to Shop for Size-Inclusive Clothing
Shopping for plus size clothing second hand can be challenging, but Thread Up has a great selection in a variety of sizes.
For more great options, 11 Honore has partnered with a lot of brands to extend their sizing to be more inclusive.
"I love Boden… so colorful, so cute, so many sizes!" - Wendy Sundt
"My favorite size inclusive brand is Eshakti. Everything has pockets. Everything. And they make easy customized clothes. Every style comes in every size. I can be mindful about shapes and fabrics too. I’m never buying clothes that don’t fit my body again." - Kimberly Brusk
"I am loving Brass Clothing. They have an 'exchange' for resale of their clothes too which I very much appreciate." - Mareshia Donald
How do you know if a brand is doing a good job at inclusivity?
The brands all listed above stock a variety of different styles in a wide size range, but there are no set standards for excelling at inclusivity. For our own brand, we feel that important size inclusive touch points include working with a plus model (typically a 2X) to fit garments throughout the development process, having dress forms made to match the fit model in both our office and the factory for easy reference, developing plus-specific sewing patterns to best suit the curvature of larger bodies, and working with plus influencers and stylists to gain feedback and fit advice once new styles and sizes are released. It is also important to us that we have as many styles as possible available in plus sizes, and we currently offer most of our pajama styles in a full range from XS to 6X.
Another important aspect of size-inclusivity is visibility. We work with bloggers and influencers who are larger-bodied, and also cast models who are truly plus (at least a size 2X/18). We feature these images throughout our company marketing materials. That means frequently showing larger-bodied people on our Instagram feed and throughout our eCommerce site.
It does take more effort and expertise, but we’re pleased to see so many small brands that are committed to inclusive and sustainable fashion. If small businesses can make inclusivity a priority, it proves that larger companies could (and should) do the same.
What are your favorite size-inclusive brands to shop from? Tell us about them in the comments.