14 of the best sustainable, plus size-friendly brands to shop for spring

Meaghan Wray
·4 min read

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We're loving these sustainable plus size fashion picks for spring and beyond.
We're loving these sustainable plus size fashion picks for spring and beyond.

If you live in a curvier body, you know how hard it can be to find clothes that you feel good about wearing and buying. A blessing of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major shift towards sustainability and local shopping, and the trend is finally spilling over into plus-size fashion. 

No longer a space dominated by only straight-sized brands, the ethical fashion realm is exploding with all sorts of options for everyone above a size XL — and the options sure don't skimp out on cute, chic and comfortable. From Sotela's beautiful sweater perfect for lounging to Tradlands's '70s-inspired dresses (which you can shop for 15% of with code SPRINGISHERE15) and Girlfriend Collective's bold-hued activewear, curvier women need not trade style for size anymore.

In a range of prices and styles, the Yahoo Lifestyle Canada team has picked out some of the trendiest picks in plus-size sustainable fashion, whether you're lounging on your sofa or taking a dip in the pool.

Dresses

Tradlands Nico Linen Dress

Nico Linen Dress (Photo via Tradlands)
Nico Linen Dress (Photo via Tradlands)

Inspired by the style of the 70s, the Nico Linen Dress comes in six different colours and up to size 5X. Score 15% off with code SPRINGISHERE15.

SHOP IT: Tradlands, $167 with code SPRINGISHERE15 ($197 without code)

Hours New York Willow Dress 2.0

Willow Dress 2.0 (Photo via Hours)
Willow Dress 2.0 (Photo via Hours)

Simple and flattering for all body types.

SHOP IT: Hours New York, $88

Loungewear


Knix Modal Lounge Pant

Modal Lounge Pant (Photo via Knix)
Modal Lounge Pant (Photo via Knix)

Comfortable and breathable, the Canadian brand's lounge pant is made of eco-friendly fabric made from regenerative plants, produced using less water and fewer chemicals.

SHOP IT: Knix, $65

Sotela Rio Sweater

Rio Sweater (Photo via Sotela)
Rio Sweater (Photo via Sotela)

Bell sleeves and a slightly cropped silhouette make this the perfect minimal-meets-chic sweater, made extended sizing and two beautiful colourways.

SHOP IT: Sotela, $149

Denim


Decade Studio Pamela Jeans

Pamela - Porto (Photo via Decade Studio)
Pamela - Porto (Photo via Decade Studio)

This Canadian denim company with their groundbreaking ratio-fit denim, currently offers up to size 38 — however, this spring, they are adding a much-anticipated extended size range to their collection. It's likely to sell out quickly — so get on the list now

SHOP IT: Decade Studio, $243

Universal Standard Etta High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans

Etta High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans (Photo via Universal Standard)
Etta High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans (Photo via Universal Standard)

Classic high-rise, straight jeans up to size 40.

SHOP IT: Universal Standard, $127

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Swimwear


Hackwith Design House Shoulder Tie One Piece

Shoulder Tie One Piece (Photo via Hackwith Design House)
Shoulder Tie One Piece (Photo via Hackwith Design House)

Hackwith Design House uses recycled polyester to design swimwear in a huge range of sizes and styles for everyone.

SHOP IT: Hackwith Design House, $130

Deakin & Blue Plunge High Waister Bikini

Plunge High Waister Bikini (Photo via Deakin & Blue)
Plunge High Waister Bikini (Photo via Deakin & Blue)

The British brand uses a fabric made from recycled fishing net and nylon waste to create their inclusive swimwear.

SHOP IT: Deakin & Blue, C$121 (£70)

Jackets


Levi's Original Trucker Jacket

Original Trucker Jacket (Photo via Levi's)
Original Trucker Jacket (Photo via Levi's)

Made in sizes 1X to 4X, this sustainable cotton jean jacket comes in two amazing colourways and is meant to perfectly age over time.

SHOP IT: Levi's, $79

Big Bud Press Sailor Jacket

Sailor Jacket (Photo via Big Bud Press)
Sailor Jacket (Photo via Big Bud Press)

Each piece is hand-stamped in Los Angeles and uses non-toxic, low-impact dyes and water-based inks.

SHOP IT: Big Bud Press, $110

Tops


Hope and Harvest New Haven Top

New Haven Top (Photo via Hope and Harvest)
New Haven Top (Photo via Hope and Harvest)

This is the perfect top for important Zoom meetings! Hope and Harvest is known for their fair-trade agreements with small factories.

SHOP IT: Hope and Harvest, $23 (originally $89)

One the Plus Side Embroidered Denim Long Sleeve Oversize Tunic

Embroidered Denim Long Sleeve Oversize Tunic (Photo via On the Plus Side)
Embroidered Denim Long Sleeve Oversize Tunic (Photo via On the Plus Side)

Made from eco-friendly and natural fibres, this is the perfect denim tunic to take you into spring.

SHOP IT: On The Plus Side, $119 (originally $129)

Activewear


Girlfriend Collective Midnight FLOAT High-Rise Legging

Midnight FLOAT High-Rise Legging (Photo via Girlfriend Collective)
Midnight FLOAT High-Rise Legging (Photo via Girlfriend Collective)

These feels-like-butter leggings are made from 90% recycled plastic and come in up to size 6XL.

SHOP IT: Girlfriend Collective, $68

MPG Rider Ultra-High Waisted Recycled Nylon Biker Short

Rider Ultra-High Waisted Recycled Nylon Biker Short (Photo via MPG)
Rider Ultra-High Waisted Recycled Nylon Biker Short (Photo via MPG)

Made from recycled nylon, these biker shorts offer 4-way stretch and compression for a snug feeling during your workout.

SHOP IT: MPG, $48

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