Best plus size clothing stores in the UK 2021

Until 10 years ago, the selection of plus-sized pieces available within fashion brands were limited, at best.

With only a small handful of stores that catered to bigger bodies, it seemed that for the longest time, we were subject to the same “safe”, pieces that were designed to hide and flatter our bodies.

Think smock dresses, motif tees, T-shirt dresses and baggy trousers.

For way too long, mainstream fashion has left out those who are a UK size 18 and upwards (despite the UK average being a size 16), with many designers and even high-street stores going no further than

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Marston’s – 2,150 jobs
15 October: Marston’s  – the brewer which owns nearly 1,400 pubs, restaurants, cocktail bars and hotels across the UK – said it would cut 2,150 jobs due to fresh Covid restrictions. The company has more than 14,000 employees. 

Whitbread – 6,000 jobs
22 September: Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre chains, said it would cut 6,000 jobs at its hotels and restaurants, almost one in five of its workforce

Pizza Express – 1,100 jobs
7 September: The restaurant chain confirms the closure of 73 restaurants as part of a rescue restructure deal.

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