For many people, shopping for clothes can trigger a wide variety of emotions (as one Narcity writer explains in her experience trying out Old Navy’s new inclusive line). That’s why we went looking for brands that will make clothing shopping a bit easier for Canadians.
Check out these 16 clothing brands that do a decent job of being inclusive, realistic and body positive.
Details: According to her bio on her website, Lesley Hampton is an “Anishinaabe artist and fashion designer focused on mental health awareness, body positivity and authentic portrayal in fashion, film and media.” Hampton designs plus size clothing that Canadians can purchase on their website or at The Bay.
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Details: Penningtons is a Canadian retail store that offers trendy clothing in a variety of styles in sizes 14 to 32. It specializes in plus size clothing and showcases stunning models in all shapes and sizes.
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Details: Lane Bryant offers tons of stylish clothing in sizes 10 to 40. It started as a maternity brand in 1904 and is currently the largest plus size retailer in the United States. Don’t worry, they ship to Canada and will show you all of their merchandise in Canadian dollars as well.
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Details: From wireless bras to waterproof underwear, Knix is on a mission to help anyone with a bust or period feel comfortable. Their products are cute and functional with a wide range of sizes available.
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Details: We salute Aerie for ignoring heavily edited photos and using real bodies in their ads to normalize the view of things like stretch marks, cellulite, and trendy belly rollers.
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Details: Old Navy has offered a wide range of sizes for a while now, but recently added even more styles to choose from. Most of the items are very affordable, and the brand does a great job using a wide variety of designs on their website and social media.
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Details: If you are looking for stylish sportswear, Adidas has you covered. With sizes up to 4X, you can find all kinds of options whether you are looking for a sports bra or a pair of joggers.
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Dia & Cie
Details: Dia & Co promotes body positivity by offering a wide range of styles and sizes. They have a “try before you buy” policy that will allow you to order up to 10 items to try at home before you commit to your purchase (which is available for most items). They also have a fun quiz on their website that will help you choose the clothes that will suit you the best.
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Details: For soft, comfortable and cozy loungewear in all kinds of sizes, head to Fabletics. We love to see their social media and website filled with images of real people wearing their clothes.
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Details: H&M has a ton of trendy styles in sizes up to 4XL. Their website is very easy to navigate and has a plus size section that will show you how the clothes will look on the included size models. You can discover their novelties here.
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Details: Nasty Gal has a huge selection of stylish clothes in all kinds of sizes. From swimwear to winter jackets, they’re spoiled for choice. They are known for their amazing deals and currently have quite a few items on sale right now!
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Savage X Fenty
Details: If you’re a fan of Rihanna (I mean, who isn’t?), Then you probably already know her body positive lingerie brand. With many sizes featured on models of all genres, sizes and backgrounds, we love what this company does.
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Details: ModCloth sells original, fun and vintage-inspired clothing in a full range of sizes. With a focus on body positivity, female leadership, and size inclusion, Canadians can feel good while shopping online at ModCloth.
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Details: Mango has some super cute clothes that will get you ready for the office this fall, like this stylish trench coat or houndstooth blazer. With sizes up to 4XL, there are so many on-trend pieces that you’ll want to add to your wardrobe ASAP.