10 Plus-Size Brands You Probably Haven't Heard Of

One of the big problems with plus-size fashion is selection. Because there still aren't nearly as many designers and brands that stock anything over a 12, we plus-size women all tend to gravitate to the same few places: ASOS Curve, Lane Bryant, the designers stocked by Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor. But the reality is that this isn't the endgame for full-figure fashion: There are a ton of e-commerce shops with smaller profiles that are just as fantastic.

In an effort to spread the word on all those brands you may have never heard of, we've rounded up 10 e-commerce sites that we feel are underrepresented. There's no doubt that diversity in fashion over a size 12 is limited (and there's a long way to go before we have the same options that straight-size women do), but here's a good start to opening up the field.

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TwentyFour20

TwentyFour20 is plus-size fashion blogger and model Allison McGevna's baby, which was born just this fall. McGevna has always been a spokesperson for plus fashion, and has built her business on the premise that "women of all sizes and shapes deserve access to sexy, fabulous fashion without limitations." So with that beautiful ideal, it's no surprise her clothes are beautiful, too.

Take No Prisoners Dress, $175, twentyfour20.com

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Heartbreaker Midi Skirt Set, $165, twentyfour20.com

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Troublemaker Dress, $165, twentyfour20.com

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Sugar and Spice Dress, $150, twentyfour20.com

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Ava Cutout Dress, $150, twentyfour20.com

Domino Dollhouse

Tracy Broxterman of Chubble Bubble founded Domino Dollhouse to add "style and glamour to the plus-size fashion world." She's one of those designers that is undeniably doing something different. DD is quirky, fun, sexy and new. Part '80s, part festival chic, part punker, it's got a little something for anyone wanting to make a statement.

Over the Knee Leggings in Pink Velvet, $35, dominodollhouse.com


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Onyx Moto Jacket, $50, dominodollhouse.com

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Zippered Full Skirt in Black Metallic Spandex, $75, dominodollhouse.com

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Babydoll Tank Dress in Gray Skull, $55, dominodollhouse.com

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Bodycon Dress in Rainbow and Black Digital, $50, dominodollhouse.com

eShakti

There are two pretty cool things about eShakti. Number one: they stock sizes 0-36 (woohoo!). And number two: they offer customizable garments. Yep, you can pick sleeve length, dress length, and neckline all to your taste, as well as enter your unique measurements if you don't want to go for standard sizing. Plus, their clothes are all retro-inspired: think tartan and velvet and 1950's cuts and ruffles. Oh yeah.

Contrast Trim Retro Twill Frock, $80, eshakti.com

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Retro Plaid Shirtdress, $130, eshakti.com

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Cowl Neck Stretch Velvet Dress, $95, eshakti.com

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Polka Dot Bow Cotton-Knit Top, $50, eshakti.com

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Denim Chambray Ruffled Jacket, $80, eshakti.com

Gisela Ramirez

Australian designer Gisela Ramirez is all about breaking the rules. Curvy girls can't wear see-through tops? Curvy girls can't wear bodysuits that show off some leg? False and false. Her designs are fierce and bold and totally unapologetic.

F*ck Flattering Crop Tee, $35, giselaramirez.com.au

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One-Sleeve Bodysuit, $25, giselaramirez.com.au

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Heart Legging, $25, giselaramirez.com.au

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Reversible Chiton, $40, giselaramirez.com.au

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Sack Dress, $40, giselaramirez.com.au

Monif C.

Monif C. is all about elegance. Their daywear, workwear, and eveningwear mix classiness and fun for the perfect combination. Everything is contemporary, hip, and chic for the woman wanting to make an impression.

Maria Chifon Sleeve Peplum Romper, $168, monifc.com

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Pauletta Sequin Peplum Jumpsuit, $238, monifc.com

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Veronica Ponte Zipper Front Blazer, $84, monifc.com

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Marissa Lace Mesh Insert Dress, $178, monifc.com

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Rosalind Stand Collar Lace Dress, $195, monifc.com

City Chic

City Chic can be described as glam meets street wear — a great mix of both vibes. For those who do know City Chic, it has a cult following, and it's easy to see why.

Roxette Party Dress, $148, citychic.com

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Sequin Love Skirt, $68, citychic.com

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Princess Coat, $178, citychic.com

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Ringmaster Skinny Jean, $74, citychic.com

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Velour Pants, $38, citychic.com

Avenue

Avenue has a bit more of a grownup feel to it. Your nana probably wouldn't wear the clothes, but your mom might. And yet, it works. Most of the apparel is ideal city workwear, and once in a while there's the rare gem that you just have to have for day-to-day.

Faux Suede Moto Jacket, $140, avenue.com

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Studded Overlay Dress, $50, avenue.com

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Open Weave Sheath with Belt, $60, avenue.com

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Pleather Ponte Pencil Skirt, $44, avenue.com

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Knit Denim Legging, $25, avenue.com

Kiyonna

Kiyonna is sophisticated. Going to a cocktail party? Kiyonna it. Off to a dinner in Manhattan? Kiyonna it. Important work meeting? You know what comes next.

Valentina Illusion Dress, $118, kiyonna.com

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Rhapsody Ruched Skirt, $78, kiyonna.com

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Portia Pin-Up Dress, $128, kiyonna.com

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Kylie Lace Ruched Top, $78, kiyonna.com

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Screen Siren Lace Gown, $228, kiyonna.com

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is pretty huge in the U.K., but less so in the states. Here, it's limited to an e-commerce site, but a pretty awesome one. DP stocks plus-sizes in ready-to-wear fashion. They mix modern trends with classic cuts and flattering silhouettes, all in all creating a beautiful, hip look perfect for 20- and 30-somethings.

Paisley Ponte Shift Dress, $32, dorothyperkins.com


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Blush Floral Cami Dress, $44, dorothyperkins.com

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Black Leather Look Ponte Skirt, $32, dorothyperkins.com

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Wine Pearl Neck Ponti Tee, $32, dorothyperkins.com

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Grey Bling Button Faux Fur Coat, $115, dorothyperkins.com

Pinup Girl Clothing

Pinup Girl Clothing has been around since 1999, and yet people seem to forget that this fabulous e-commerce site carries sizes over a 12. As the brand's name would suggest, the apparel is authentic pinup style, for any vintage/retro loving lady.

Deadly Dames Wiggle Dress in White with Black Polka Dots, $102, pinupgirlclothing.com

Pinup Girl Clothing

Micheline Dress in Tiffany Blue with Black Lace, $96, pinupgirlclothing.com

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Neti Dress in Squirrel Print Sateen, $98, pinupgirlclothing.com

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Jessica Wiggle Dress in Burgundy with Black Trim, $98, pinupgirlclothing.com

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Military Secretary Dress in Tan and Green, $96, pinupgirlclothing.com