6 Malaysian size-inclusive fashion brands to shop from
One size should not fit all
Despite recent progress in spotlighting body diversity, the industry still has ways to go when it comes to celebrating all types of beauty and sizes. Most brands still don't offer above a UK size 16, while those that do usually only provide a limited range of designs. On top of that, there is the common misconception that sustainability and plus-size fashion are mutually exclusive to one another, even though most conscious brands whose values align with that of a customer's, are inaccessible to them in size.
Thankfully, a new wave of size-inclusive brands abroad, such as Universal Standard, 11 Honoré and Girlfriend Collective, has been at the vanguard of expanding the category in the last few years, inspiring more established retailers to change up their offerings in return. While the local industry still has a lot to catch up on, there are a few Malaysian brands around who are trying to fill the gap and designing with curvier bodies in mind––scroll on to learn more:
With the belief that style has no size, Oh Sebenar expanded its timeless, trans-seasonal collections earlier this year to include "Lebar", a plus-size capsule that consists of six essentials available up to size 28. Find chic staples and minimalist statement pieces that will blend seamlessly into your forever wardrobe through button-down shirts, tops, a cardigan and culottes in soft, textured fabrics designed to fit and flaunt curvier bodies.
The Curve Cult
Co-owned by digital creator Ratnadevi Manokaran AKA @sapphiresplendour, The Curve Cult has been all about inclusivity and diversity from the get-go. The plus-size clothing label provides fashionable garms with flattering silhouettes and versatile designs that prove functionality, comfort and style can go hand-in-hand regardless of size. The label only has a physical store in Singapore at the moment, but rest assured that shipping is available from across the border.
Summer & Peach
Whether you're looking for sultry intimates, comfy bralettes or breezy sets to lounge around in, Summer & Peach is the destination. The multi-label lingerie brand carries a curvy range that goes up to 6XL and is available in lightweight, second-skin fabrics that are as pleasing to the body as they are to the eye. Note, however, that not all of their products are available in the full size range.
Since 2012, women-led brand Mis Claire has been dressing plus-size women in simple, stylish staples under a philosophy of modesty and minimalism. Expect clean cuts and colours that will suit every lifestyle, occasion or styling need in cuts that range from XL to 7XL. The fashion label takes pride in creating designs that bear the right cuts and silhouettes for different plus-size body types, instead of simply enlarging them.
One of Malaysia's pioneers in plus-size fashion, Ms. Read established itself in 1997 as a brand catered directly for curvier women, offering sizes from UK 12 to 24. Ranging from everyday basics to activewear, their 'fits focus on soft silhouettes, colours and prints across versatile pieces that can be worn for both work and play.
From Violeta by Mango to Missguided and Vero Moda, Zalora is the one-stop shop for a wide variety of plus-size labels. Whether you're on the hunt for casual basics or sophisticated dresses, there's plenty to browse across looks that are both affordable and trendy.
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