Editor’s Pick: River Island Plus

Curves never looked so good

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by Ellen Kerry |

Plus sized clothing ranges have come a long way in the past few years. Gone are the days when searching for an on-trend look in a size bigger than a 16 were just a dream. This season’s drop of curve-friendly pieces are the bomb and River Island’s RI Plus collection is the perfect example of this.

The range is available in sizes 18 – 24 and features printed playsuits, cropped trousers and cute tees as well as the sassiest dresses and co-ords for summer, in cuts and styles to boost and flatter figures.

Here’s our edit of the best of the RI Plus collection available right now.

Printed Playsuit

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Opting for a stretchy one-piece is a common mistake when shopping for a plus size piece. Instead choose something tailored in a comfortable size. This playsuit has shorts long enough to protect from any upper thigh exposure and a high neckline giving it a super classy vibe. Plus, the print is positively screams summer. RI Plus, £30

Striped Midi Dress

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A ribbed midi dress is the easiest thing to throw on during summer. It can be dressed up or down with accessories and requires minimal effort. The darker bands create a clever slimming effect on in important areas like the waist and hips. Top tip: buy in a size up to minimise ruching and invest in some good shape wear undies. RI Plus, £28

Trapeze Vest

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A loose trapeze top is super flattering on curvy frames. The length of this number skims over hips and bums while the hanky hem helps break up the shape. Wear this with a sturdy strapless bra. Big boobs need major support but bra straps would ruin the sexy neckline. RI Plus, £32

Wedding Guest Curve Dresses

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Been invited to a wedding (or four) this year? Searching for the right outfit for your best friend’s nuptials can be tough. We love these RI Plus dresses. The pale pink number with the high-low hem will make the most of shapely pins and bums. The square neckline on the fuchsia lace frock is surprisingly flattering and perfectly acceptable for a church event. Throw on a long line blazer for coverage. RI Plus [pale pink], £50, RI Plus [fuchsia dress], £TBC

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