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If you live in a curvier body, you know how hard it can be to find clothes that you feel good about wearing and buying. A blessing of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major shift towards sustainability and local shopping, and the trend is finally spilling over into plus-size fashion.
No longer a space dominated by only straight-sized brands, the ethical fashion realm is exploding with all sorts of options for everyone above a size XL — and the options sure don’t skimp out on cute, chic and comfortable. From Sotela’s beautiful sweater perfect for lounging to Tradlands’s ’70s-inspired dresses (which you can shop for 15% of with code SPRINGISHERE15) and Girlfriend Collective’s bold-hued activewear, curvier women need not trade style for size anymore.
In a range of prices and styles, the Yahoo Lifestyle Canada team has picked out some of the trendiest picks in plus-size sustainable fashion, whether you’re lounging on your sofa or taking a dip in the pool.
Inspired by the style of the 70s, the Nico Linen Dress comes in six different colours and up to size 5X. Score 15% off with code SPRINGISHERE15.
SHOP IT: Tradlands, $167 with code SPRINGISHERE15 ($197 without code)
Simple and flattering for all body types.
SHOP IT: Hours New York, $88
Comfortable and breathable, the Canadian brand’s lounge pant is made of eco-friendly fabric made from regenerative plants, produced using less water and fewer chemicals.
SHOP IT: Knix, $65
Bell sleeves and a slightly cropped silhouette make this the perfect minimal-meets-chic sweater, made extended sizing and two beautiful colourways.
SHOP IT: Sotela, $149
This Canadian denim company with their groundbreaking ratio-fit denim, currently offers up to size 38 — however, this spring, they are adding a much-anticipated extended size range to their collection. It’s likely to sell out quickly — so get on the list now.
SHOP IT: Decade Studio, $243
Classic high-rise, straight jeans up to size 40.
SHOP IT: Universal Standard, $127
Hackwith Design House uses recycled polyester to design swimwear in a huge range of sizes and styles for everyone.
SHOP IT: Hackwith Design House, $130
The British brand uses a fabric made from recycled fishing net and nylon waste to create their inclusive swimwear.
SHOP IT: Deakin & Blue, C$121 (£70)
Made in sizes 1X to 4X, this sustainable cotton jean jacket comes in two amazing colourways and is meant to perfectly age over time.
SHOP IT: Levi’s, $79
Each piece is hand-stamped in Los Angeles and uses non-toxic, low-impact dyes and water-based inks.
SHOP IT: Big Bud Press, $110
This is the perfect top for important Zoom meetings! Hope and Harvest is known for their fair-trade agreements with small factories.
SHOP IT: Hope and Harvest, $23 (originally $89)
Made from eco-friendly and natural fibres, this is the perfect denim tunic to take you into spring.
SHOP IT: On The Plus Side, $119 (originally $129)
These feels-like-butter leggings are made from 90% recycled plastic and come in up to size 6XL.
SHOP IT: Girlfriend Collective, $68
Made from recycled nylon, these biker shorts offer 4-way stretch and compression for a snug feeling during your workout.
SHOP IT: MPG, $48