Unfortunately, even the best brick and mortar stores have limited options in plus sizes ranges, which is why I prefer online shopping for these clients. Online I'm able to find a wider selection and more sizes. Additionally, for plus size women who really enjoy Fashion-with-a-capital-F, shopping online is the best way to get your hands on some fabulous designer pieces. Below are some of my favorite online retailers for plus size style.
High End Plus Size Online Retailers
Nordstrom is a great store for most clothing and their online plus size options are no exception. You can find stylish and professional pieces from Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, and Adrianna Papell here. They also have a range of more affordable lines like City Chic and Dorothy Perkins.
While we no longer have a Saks department store in San Diego, we are fortunate to still have access to their jaw-dropping online inventory. This is where you'll find higher end designers like Caroline Rose, Stizzoli, and Marina Rinaldi. Rinaldi in particular is one of my go-to brands for plus size fashionistas.
For curvier women who lean more bohemian than corporate with their personal style, Neiman's has you covered. They offer eclectic brands like Johnny Was, Tolani, and Rachel Pally. With both Saks and Neiman's, you will also find plenty of wardrobe staples from the likes of Nic + Zoe and Eileen Fisher.
Discount Plus Size Retailers Online
For high style at a low price, I recommend going to the downmarket version of the stores mentioned above. Check out the plus size offerings at NordstromRack.Com, Neiman Marcus' LastCall.com, or SaksOff5th.com.
Another fun option for budget conscious, plus size ladies is ModCloth, though the quality can be hit or miss. ModCloth is great for women who like vintage-inspired and retro clothing and accessories. And, fortunately, they have awesome customer reviews on many of the items, which can be extraordinarily helpful when making a purchasing decision.
Plus Size Retail Stores in San Diego
Nordstrom Fashion Valley--While both the Escondido and UTC La Jolla locations carry plus sizes, Fashion Valley has a better selection. This is true of every department though (petites, jewelry, shoes, etc). Fashion Valley is the best Nordstrom in the area and their inventory reflects that.
Nordstrom Rack Carmel Mountain-- I have had better luck finding plus size items (and petite items) in the Carmel Mountain Nordstrom Rack compared to the others. It is still a very small selection typically, which is why I prefer to shop online for these discounted retailers.
Curve Couture in Solana Beach-- For curvy women who want to invest in their style and be treated like royalty in the process, I highly recommend Curve Couture in Solana Beach. They carry brands like Eileen Fisher, Kleen, and IC Collection, in a range of sizes from 8-24. Like many of the Cedros Avenue boutiques, Curve Couture also offers quite the accessory selection.
I'm Jaquelyn Wahidi. I take the stress out of getting dressed. As a personal fashion stylist in San Diego, I help women organize their closets, define their style, and shop with intention. My blog features practical style advice for women everywhere. I've been addicted to blazers since 2004.