Women are glorious. And the best thing of all? We all come in all different shapes and sizes! If you’re blessed with a gorgeous curvy figure here are some of the best places to get plus-sized clothes in Hong Kong.
The fashion industry is becoming increasingly inclusive with the “Curvy” business booming. This sector includes plus-size fashion, bump friendly stylish clothing and curvy mama friendly looks. Whilst every woman has felt that it can be hard to dress a certain part of her body at times, in Hong Kong this can be even harder. Finding sizes in stores that would otherwise be readily available across Europe, USA and other Western countries is tricky. Lots of women in the expat community struggle with where to shop, especially if you have a tall figure or more than a handful cup size up top. However, do not despair, there is more out there than you think, and you are not limited to just shopping from overseas online stores! Here’s where Mamas can shop for plus-sized clothes in Hong Kong.
Undergarments, Underwear And Lingerie For Fuller Figures
The right outfit starts with the right underwear, it is the base that makes everything else look great! Did you know that your bra only lasts 6-12 months? Some brands and bras may last longer than others, but after 6 months or so of repeated wash and wear, bras start to lose their elasticity and change shape. If you have not had a professional bra fitting in the last year, then it’s time to get some expert advice.
The right bra is especially important when you have a more than an average cup size, a beautiful fuller figure, or if your body is going through significant change due to pregnancy (understand breast changes during and after pregnancy and where to get a nursing bras here), postpartum, general menstrual cycle, weight loss and/or gain, and menopause. These can happen to everyone at different times, so remember your body doesn’t stop changing just because you’ve hit puberty. It’s important to find the right fit for you at the right time!
Sheer Lingerie – Chic and everyday A to F cup bras
Sheer Lingerie has your perfect fitting basics or something a little sexier. These ladies are expert Bra fitters, stocking everything from an A cup to an F cup Don’t be shy when going in, they display a limited range (think exquisite French lace alongside everyday essentials), but ask their friendly and knowledgeable staff as their full selection is kept in secret drawers (how very chic!). They also stock maternity bras; support underwear, swimwear (during the Summer season), sleepwear and a full range of accessories – such as nipple covers, stick on bras and lift tape. You are sure to find the right bra for every body and the right accessories for any outfit.
Triumph – Everyday staple underwear with plus-size selections
One of the world’s leaders in lingerie manufacturing, Triumph is a brand that delivers a quality fit and comfort. Hong Kong stores stock a limited range, but all items are also available online. This brand has a range of cuts and colours for every woman to feel comfortable.
Marks and Spencer – Lingerie with UK sizing and maternity options
M&S are a one-stop shop for “Western sizes”. It’s a mamas go-to shop, especially for those blessed with more up top . The only issue is that it sometimes runs out of certain sizes, but don’t worry – if the store doesn’t have your 34E, you can order it online via the UK site and you’ll end up saving a little bit more. Prices start from around $200.
Her Own Words – Comfort meets technology in plus-size underwear
Her Own Words by Regina Miracle is a company where comfort meets technology in underwear. It has the best seamless underwear in Hong Kong, that will give you a smooth, breathable and comfortable feel all day. Sizing goes up to an XL. The sports bras and athleisure are similarly engineered, and even include a front zip closure that makes it super easy when breastfeeding. Some bras go up to a European 90D and 80E.
Ozzie Cozzie Co – Aussie swimwear with a range of plus-sized bras
Ozzie Cozzie Co is a hidden shop in the heart of LKF that is known for the Aussie swimwear range. But did you know they have some great range of bras too? Even a range of sports underwear for “more than a handful”.
Online stores that deliver plus-sized bras and underwear
Curvy Mamas: Plus-Size Women’s Clothes In Hong Kong
No two women are the same size, and the same thing goes for women’s wear. Every store and sizing can be different, but many are now offering a customizing service so that every woman has the perfect fit! Here are some stores we suggest you try for a refreshing look in your wardrobe.
If none of these stores have exactly what you are looking for, then perhaps getting in touch with a local tailor or going on a shopping tour with a Stylist is a great alternative.
Parallel 51 – Capsule wardrobe up to UK size 12
Parallel 51 is a relatively new brand in Hong Kong with London style vibes and effortless quality fabrics. This label is full of beautiful everyday pieces that are comfortable and elegant for any silhouette. Sizes 1-4 (UK size 12, US size 8) available now and more sizes expected later in the year. For the busy Mama they offer a TBYB (try before you buy) service delivered direct to your door, making trying on so simple and easy.
Rue Madame – Parisian plus-size clothes right here in Hong Kong
Rue Madame is a chic store that provides French styles for Hong Kong women. It has several styles that range in size up to an XL and XXL, which provide elegant everyday solutions.
She Creates Stories – On-trend styles for all women up to UK size 20
This online Hong Kong retailer supplies many Australian labels designed to accommodate a variety of women’s shapes such as curvy, breastfeeding, bump friendly and those that are petite and tall. They even have a range of sustainable garments and labels that make for women sized 6-20 (UK). With the freedom of a 14-day return policy, what’s not to love!
Le Bac – Generously sized large clothing items
Philippe Le Bac is a French brand knowing for their beautiful knitwear in cashmere, bamboo and cotton and luxurious silks. Great for any season and make a generously sized large that is comfortable and chic.
UnSpun – Custom-made jeans using 3D scan technology
This LA based startup has now arrived in Hong Kong to give you the best fitting jeans that hug your curves in all the right ways. Make a custom-made pair no matter your shape by use their 3D scan technology. These will get you the perfect fit first time, which is backed by its “We will remake it until you’re happy” policy. Then, choose your fabrics, finishes and silhouette. Best thing is, it’s more environmentally friendly than store bought jeans and they are delivered to your door. Make your online appointment now.
Unspun, 8/F HCode, 45 Pottinger St Central, Hong Kong, www.unspun.oi
Beam Bold – Colourful designs in plus-sizes that can also be custom-made
Beam Bold, and its Hong Kong designer Audra, have a strong sustainable approach to fashion, which is focused on size inclusion. Audra makes her beautiful designs up to a 3XL and will also custom make to any shape and size. If you are someone whose shape tends to fluctuate, Audra even goes into the detail of adding a good seam allowance to her resort collection, so there is plenty of flexibility for alterations. It’s so nice to know that your dress will always fit perfectly! Many of her dresses also make for a chic and fussless maternity outfit for the summer.
Sassy Mama tip: We love the adorable matching sets for mother and daughter!
Seraphine – Celebrity favourite maternity wear up to UK size 18
Seraphine is a UK brand made for the Mama on the go! Whether you are breastfeeding, pregnant or just want something comfortable in a quality material for maternity wear, this is a great brand. It has great event wear, work wear and casual outfits and accessories that anyone would want. Celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Pippa Middleton and Gwen Stefani, just to name a few stylish mamas, have been seen wearing many of their pieces. The full range is available on its website with quick delivery and easy returns, up to an XL or a UK size 18. The Mother Court store in Central also carry some of the range.
Seraphine, Shop G03 Mother Court, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Rd, Central, Hong Kong. Podium 3, IFC mall, Central, Hong Kong SAR China (more locations, see website), www.seraphine.com
Marks And Spencer – Great range of larger size clothing for women
Did you know that Marks And Spencer makes a range of pants in different vertical proportions (not just horizontal sizes)? Some pants are available in a “Long”, “Regular” and “Short” leg size. This means that it has a great cut of pant to work for every woman’s height. Sizes range from a 6 to a 32, with the full range also available online.
Frey – Classic suits made to fit
Looking for some great suiting with a little difference, Frey specializes in classic suiting and a little something different to empower the women of Hong Kong. Most pieces are sized from a European 32-46 with a great range of colours, fabrics and fits for every shape.
Marina Rinaldi – Plus sizes collections, Italian style and quality tailoring
With stores in TST and Causeway Bay Marina is a size inclusive store with Modern styling (owned by the Max Mara Brand). Sizes range from XS to an XXL in a range of smart casual to red carpet ready looks.
Hong Kong is notoriously hard for Curvy Mamas looking for the right fit. So why not try this Facebook group made specifically for women to buy and swap curvy fashion? Pick up a secondhand deal, get some tips or sell on some clothes that are no longer of value to you.
Hong Kong Curvy Fashion Swap And Sell, www.facebook.com
Favourite Online Stores For All Sizes
If you prefer to shop for an extensive variety of plus-size clothes from the comfort of your living room (or office, we won’t judge!) there are many online stores all offering free delivery to Hong Kong. A couple of our favourites are ASOS, Next Direct, Bloomingdales and Zalora.
Larger Sized Ladies Shoes In Hong Kong
When you have feet that are bigger than a European size 41 (UK/US size 8), it can be difficult to find a comfortable pair that give you that perfect movement and fit. Many women in Hong Kong are limited to online purchasing of shoes, which can be limiting and time-consuming. Here are some local stores that provide comfort and style worth trying out.
La French Cut – Custom-made shoes
La French Cut’s shoes are known for their balance between comfort and beauty. Giving customers the ability to choose the heel height they feel most comfortable in, material, style and colour, along with the most elegant cut, it is easy to have the perfect pair of shoes made for every foot and fashion style. You can try on a limited selection at Ionic Mode, Four Seasons Spa, Verde Organic or Jules & Coco. Alternatively, get in touch directly to arrange your own fitting, or visit its website to see when and where the next pop-up event is being held.
Shoe Artistry – Bespoke and custom-made shoes for women and men
Bespoke-made shoes at Shoe Artistry will give you the perfect fit for any foot. Choose from its standard range of sandals, boots and flat shoes. Those with foot problems can even choose to have a 3D printed corrective insole made. They don’t come cheap so you need to be willing to spend $2,800 or more.
Rockport – Larger sized women’s shoes
Rockport makes comfortable shoes in classic styles. Every shoe incorporates an anti-slip grip sole and the latest range also has inner gel supports for all-day comfort. A variety of widths are available (narrow, medium and wide) and sizes range from 5 to 13. This is a great shoe for the woman who is on her feet all day.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 202o by Amanda Leigh Wong and updated in March 2022.