Even though plus size is given the generic definition of ‘size 16 and above’, we know that fuller figured fashion is all about looking fabulous and feeling fantastic. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Plus size fashion is a celebration of curves, and loving the body you’re in.

If you’re a curvier gal, finding fashion that works for you can sometimes prove a bit of a struggle – that’s why I started Ashleigh Plus Size! I want to help fuller figured ladies like myself find clothes that they love and feel great wearing.

What clothing size is plus size?

The high street defines plus size as a women’s size 16 and above.

Can you get plus size shoes, too?

Yep! Retailers which cater for curvier women offer shoe fits from E to EEEEE, which is great if you find that wide fit shoes are too tight.

Do many shops sell plus size clothing?

There’s never been a better time to be plus size! Stylish, fashion-forward clothing brands stocking sizes 16 to 36 and above have taken over the high street and online stores. Take a look at our list of top plus retailers here.


The world of curvy fashion is thriving! As a size 16 is the UK average for a woman, the choice of clothing retailers for fuller figured women has never been better. Whether you’re after a ballgown, a smart blouse for work, or that perfect pair of jeans, you’re sure to find it in the plus market. Size 16 and above is no longer restricted to boring smock dresses, the fashion industry have finally realised that we want stylish clothes too!

Amazing full figured models like Ashley Graham, Iskra Lawrence and Tess Holliday are all taking the fashion industry by storm – Ashley has even been on the cover of Vogue. The plus community is a warm, friendly, body-confident branch of fashion and it’s getting more exciting every day.

My Ashleigh Plus Size page is all about feeling good in the skin you’re in, and finding clothes that make you feel great. I’ve found it a struggle in the past to buy clothes that fit well, look good and are great value for money too. I decided to use my profile as a leading money saver and the fact that I know how hard it is to have this daily struggle, to help others find great fashion, ask questions in our plus community, and have a bit of fun along the way! Like my page here.

Remember, every BODY is beautiful!