Understanding your body shape is the first step when it comes to dressing it. Once you embrace your shape you will feel very empowered. From there, you can dress in clothes that fit you well and make you feel confident.  

When it comes to beauty, fashion and self-love in 2017, inclusivity is the word that comes to mind. More and more brands are awakening to the beauty of the plus-size market and celebrating it, as they should.

No matter what your size is or how and where your curves are, you can look and feel extraordinary even if your budget is anything but plus-size.

If you’re wondering where to find the best fashion for your shape – look no further than this list of brilliant local and international brands, most of which have been founded by South African women who desire to empower others in their womanhood as they know and understand what it’s like to find the perfect fitting clothes that say “come hither” (in the most elegant manner, of course).

1. City Chic

Visit either the Sandton or Menlyn stores to shop for stunning fashion, and find helpful sizing guides on their website to ensure that you’re completely in the know.

2. Donna

For best up-to-the-minute, plus-size fashion at relatively affordable rates, and with several stores located across the nation, looking great has never been simpler.

Winter Luxe. Faux fur gilet- R699, denim- R699, top- R399.

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3. The Bra Guru

The perfect boutique store situated in Hyde Park, Johannesburg to get your bust measured and find the best bra and underwear for your shape. Visit the website for further information.

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4. Isabel De Villiers

You’ll do a happy dance at her collection of excellently crafted and affordable local fashion. Shop your look here.

The Maxi Wrap Dress, perfect for any occasion and a firm favourite in our studio. #summer #shoponline #collection

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5. Indecisive C

Not only is her story the bomb, but so is her collection. View it here.

6. Nike

If you love to work-out, or just a sports-luxe kinda gal, you’re sure to find some of the best and comfortable pieces from the Nike plus-size range.

Find your style and confidence today!

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