Look on the plus side for sizzling outfits you need in your wardrobe this summer

Curve collections on the High Street are growing, with amazing labels catering for bigger sizes. But where is best for which occasion?

From holiday essentials to solving your occasionwear problems, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR brings you the best brands for all your shopping needs, modelled here by our size 18 beauty Ivana Milosevic.


Best for work outfits

SUIT up your summer workwear – light fabrics and pastel shades will see you through the sunny months ahead.

  • Button up blouse, £17.99 — buy now
  • Blazer, £27.99 — buy now
  • Tailored trousers, £22.99 — buy now
  • Shoes, £19.99 — buy now

Best for day-to-night dressing

WITH its trend-led pieces in curve ranges, Asos will give you the inspiration to step out of your comfort zone.

  • Tailored midi skirt, £35 — buy now
  • Frill jacket, £35  — buy now
  • White T-shirt, £10 — buy now
  • Black mules, £20 — buy now
  • White frame bag, £28 — buy now

Best for occasion wear

STARTING as a plus-size label, Elvi now caters for sizes 8 to 28. It has a whole occasion-wear section and the figure-flattering frocks are ideal for weddings and race days.

  • Floral dress, £75 — buy now
  • Red heels, £29.99 — buy now


Best for party glamour

FASHION fans will be sorted for that last-minute weekend outfit – with change for a cocktail.

  • Off-the-shoulder dress, £22 — buy now
  • Nude strappy heels, £20 — buy now

Best for holiday essentials

STRIPPING to your swimwear can be daunting, but River Island has bikinis and swimsuits with mesh lining that act as shapewear by sucking you in and smoothing lumps and bumps.

  • Red swimsuit, £45 — buy now
  • Gold sliders, £35 — buy now

Best for summer basics

AFTER launching its first curve collection in January, M&S now stocks up to size 32 and is your port of call for all the essentials.

  • Colour block shirt, £35 — buy now
  • Black trousers, £39.50 — buy now
  • Navy trench code, £49.50 — buy now
  • Mules, £35 — buy now

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