If you're anything like me, the older you get, the less appealing waking up at 3 a.m. to go to the mall and stand in long lines for items you are only getting because they are on sale becomes. Shopping plus size Black Friday deals online, on the other hand, sounds like the perfect way to eat leftover cheesy potatoes from bed and get some of shopping's best discounts along the way.
Since so many brick and mortar shopping destinations still only offer a limited selection of plus sizes in-store, a trip to the mall when you're fat and fabulous can be frustrating on a regular old Tuesday. Add in the stampedes of customers thirsting for their next big screen TV, and you may end up picking yourself up off the ground along with the discarded straight size clothing that inevitably ended up in the plus size section.
Truth be told, plus size fashion is really at its strongest online. With countless number of stores and indie brands that exist in the e-world only, most plus size shoppers have already harnessed the power of consulting the size chart, knowing their measurements, and checking shipping costs. This holiday season, it's time to put these online skills to the test and shop plus size Black Friday deals without ever leaving the house.
1. Addition Elle
Canada-based plus size retailer Addition Elle is known for its collections with the likes of Ashley Graham and Nadia Aboulhosn. This holiday season, its website is already featuring a Black Friday countdown. The brand is promising in-store and online deals all Black Friday weekend.
2. Ashley Stewart
Ashley Stewart is a plus size retailer offering everything from fab fur coats to sexy lingerie. Its Holiday Collection features multiple pieces in gold lame, straight out of my gaudy fat girl dreams. This brand also features a Black Friday countdown on its website and advises signing up for its mailing list to get notified about future deals.
I can't speak for everyone, but I would venture a guess that most plus size shoppers have a pretty long wishlist from ASOS. The retailer's Curve section is fashion forward with a little something for many different aesthetics. Although the brand hasn't yet released its Black Friday deals, it's hinted that they are coming, and encouraged shopping from the outlet section for up to 70 percent off select items in the meantime.
4. Chubby Cartwheels
Chubby Cartwheels is a plus size indie favorite, featuring apparel and accessories up to a size 5X. Pieces are handmade in Portland and popular items are known to sell out quickly. This Black Friday, designer Shawna tells me via email that a few of the brand's signature items will be marked down between 15 to 40 percent off regular prices. No discount codes are needed; just stay tuned on the website and get ready to take advantage of the deals.
5. Curvy Couture Intimates
Plus size lingerie brand Curvy Couture Intimates offers some truly sexy and stylish pieces. For Black Friday, the brand is offering buy two, get two free deals for the first 10 shoppers, beginning at 12 a.m. EST on Nov. 27, along with buy one, get one free discounts all weekend long until midnight of Nov. 29. No codes are needed, as the discounts will appear in your cart at checkout.
5. Fashion To Figure
For Black Friday, Fashion To Figure is offering 40 percent off in-store and online for all items, which is an excellent deal. It is also doing a really cool holiday promotion starting on Dec. 2 called 12 Days Of Glitz & Glam, which will feature 12 different prominent plus size fashion bloggers sharing their expert advise on holiday fashion.
6. Forever 21
Forever 21 is a go-to for plus size fast fashion, and you don't need to head to the mall to get its deals. F21 is hyping in-store and online Black Friday deals with merch starting at $3 for plus size clothing and accessories.
Kohl's is pretty confident in its deals, touting a slogan of "Best Black Friday Ever," and the brand offers up to a size 28 in its plus size clothing options. Though the website doesn't list any specific clothing deals available right now, it does say that its Black Friday discounts will start on Nov. 23 so you can get a head start.
Macy's is another retailer that loves it some Black Friday. It is already promoting its online Black Friday clothing deals, and all the women's clothing deals feature a section for plus sizes as well.
UK retailer Missguided has an entire collection of Christmas clothes available. While it's sadly not made in plus sizes, the brand does offer some pretty on-trend plus size apparel in other categories. Its website is featuring a Cyber Weekend countdown, promising "killer deals and cyber steals."
10. Monif C.
Monif C. is known to drop some great discounts if you sign up for its mailing list. The brand is doing four days of Black Friday pre-sales, featuring a different item on sale every day. I can only imagine what Black Friday holds in store for us.
At Nordstrom, Black Friday starts online on Thanksgiving. Its online store offers free shipping and free returns on all items as well, which means you can take some risks without the worry. It carries plus size brands such as Melissa McCarthy Seven7, City Chic, and Adrianna Papell.
12. Proud Mary Fashion
Indie plus retailer Proud Mary Fashion offers vintage and modern plus size clothing and accessories that are bold, fun, and most importantly totally fat positive. For Black Friday, it is offering 30 percent off your entire purchase with the code "BLACK FRIDAY." The discount only applies for Nov. 27, so you won't want to miss out on this one.
Considering some of the sneak peaks this brand has been showing us for the holidays, I can only imagine what's in store come Cyber Weekend. For Black Friday, Re/Dress is offering 50 percent off clearance prices with the code "FRIDAYFRIDAY," which is a great way to support a fat positive business and stick to your budget.
14. Ready To Stare
Ready To Stare offers body positive apparel and accessories in sizes S to 5X. For Black Friday, the sale section will feature all black items from across the shop at 25 percent off, which means everything from black sunglasses to black crop tops will be discounted — no codes necessary.
15. Simply Be
If you're eyeing a faux fur coat for winter, SimplyBe's Black Friday sale might end up being the perfect time to splurge. Though the brand hasn't revealed what specific items will be on sale, its website says shoppers can expect up to 70 percent off and free shipping on select lines.
I think it's safe to say that Black Friday fatshion is going to be on point this year.
Images: Courtesy Rachel Kacenjar/Re/Dress; Courtesy Brands