Are you a plus size woman living in Malta, desperately seeking stylish fashions to flatter your figure? Then read on, as I share my favourite online curvy shopping spots, that deliver to the island.
A lot of people ask me, but how can you shop online for clothes and get a good fit, without trying on the clothes first? Well first of all, as an almost 35 year old woman, I now do have a bit of an idea of what suits me, and most important, what really doesn’t. So it is important to be aware of your figure, know the parts you should accentuate, and those that you should tone down to create the winning look.
But besides that, on the island (correct me in the comments if I’m wrong!), there aren’t many stores focused exclusively on plus sizes fashions. There are those that carry ‘larger sizes’… but a style cut for a smaller frame, ballooned up to a size 18 will not do it for my figure. I need clothes that have been designed and conceptualised from the very start to fit and flatter a curvy figure, with bumps and all. And this is why, after research and of course some trial and error, I manage to find very flattering pieces online that fit very well… better than items I try on in stores!
Don’t get be wrong, I do shop locally (a lot, ask my husband 😉 ), and like to support local businesses! But… I also love the ease, efficiency and most of all ample choice available at the tip of my fingertips online. And today that is why I’m sharing my very favourite online stores and designers, that focus on plus size fashions, and deliver to Malta! Yeay!
These stores below are either UK or EU based, so you should not incur extra charges, like VAT, duty etc. (As happens when shopping online from outside of the EU!) Double yeay!
This is an online store which is already fairly known on the islands; however to some of you this might be a new discovery. I have shopped from Yours Clothing online for years now, and I am never disappointed. The shopping experience they provide, as well as the quality of garments, has improved over the years.
Although you will find special occasion dresses and outfits here, I mostly use this store for casual and office wear, as well as for footwear. Ladies with big and wide feet like me, you must check out their vast selection of wide fitting shoes! The items they carry range from size 16 to size 36. You will find styles at Yours Clothing for just about every budget; and of course so watch out for their sales for further savings.
Delivery Costs: Standard shipping costs €10.00, and items take 10 days to be delivered. Express shipping costs €24.00, and delivery takes 2 working days. You can currently also enjoy FREE (yes, free!) delivery on orders over €60, by using coupon code ‘EURO60‘ at checkout. This promotion is valid on full price items only.
Visit them now at http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk.
This is a fairly new discovery for me, and I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without this designer before! This London based store offers curvy designer pieces; although they focus on dresses, they also offer separated including skirts, bottoms and various tops. If you are looking for something top quality, that is truly made to flatter the curvy figure, look no further than Scarlett & Jo. In the short while I’ve known about this brand, I already purchased three pieces, and all have surpassed my expectations. (Reviews of those dresses to follow in the coming weeks!).
They carry items from sizes 10 up to size 32. One thing I totally love about the shopping experience they offer on their website: they show the same garment worn by different women of varying sizes and body shapes. This really helps you visualise how it would look on your own body, and help you make a better purchasing decision.
So, if you’re looking for something vintage looking, for something bold, for something different, do check them out, you will not be disappointed.
Delivery Costs: You will be happy to hear that shipping is FREE on orders over £100/€115. Otherwise shipping costs only £6.95. And it’s quick ladies, the postman will be knocking on your door with your lovely package in 3 to 6 working days. Trust me, I’ve tested this! 😉
Visit them now at http://www.scarlettandjo.com.
Perhaps this name is new to a lot of you. You’ll be glad to have discovered this little gem of a store today, especially if you’re after exclusive, designer pieces.
navabi is a one of a kind online store, that offers one of the largest ranges of designer plus size fashion in the world, with new items added almost every day. Here you can find dresses, blouses, knitwear, trousers, jackets and much more. This is the place to shop for plus size dresses particularly, with a fabulous choice of designer options, hand-picked by their expert stylists.
Among the renowned designers at navabi, you will find pieces by Elena Miro, Marina Rinaldi, Carmakoma, Jean Marc Philippe and many more. The items they carry range from sizes 12 to 32.
Delivery Charges: Orders under £50.00 will be charges a £5.99 shipping feee; orders above £50.00 are eligible for FREE shipping. Shipping time usually take around 4 to 6 business days.
Visit them now at http://www.navabi.co.uk.
ASOS is a well know brand worldwide, and also in Malta. Almost everyone and their nanna have heard of ASOS, or even ordered from it. So why is it on this list? Because, did you know that ASOS has an particular section on their online store, focusing on plus sizes… the AOSOS Curve & Plus Size category.
Here you will find styles designed and created by the ASOS brand themselves… their plus size line is called CURVE and includes various items like dresses, tops, jeans, trousers, lingerie. This range of styles is available in sizes 16 to 28.
But besides carrying their own plus size label, within this category you will also find items from other plus size brands including: City Chic, Club L Plus, Alice & You, Junarose, Lovedrobe, Monif C, River Island Plus, and many many more. So if it’s choice you’re after, ASOS Curve truly delivers!
Delivery Charges: ASOS provide various delivery options. Standard delivery is free on orders over €30.00 (otherwise a €3.00 charge applies). Express delivery is available at €12.00. Next working day delivery option is also available at a charge of €20.00. So ASOS has really got you covered, no matter how quick you need your item!
Visit them at http://www.asos.com/curve.
Elvi is a UK based brand, that creates curvy fashions inspired by classic styles and the latest catwalk trends. So if you are looking for something bang on trend, and in your curvy size, check out Elvi.
The style offered are available from size 14 to 26 and the brand focuses on providing exceptional quality and expert tailored pieces, at affordable prices.
Delivery Charges: Standard shipping is available at a £10.00 charge, and package take up to 10 working days to arrive.
Visit them at http://www.elvi.co.uk.
If hope you’ve managed to discover a new brand and online store today! Every woman deserves to have access to great fashions, no matter her size, including you!