The A-to-Z of Accessories: XL
X is always a tricky letter in any A-to-Z, and my list of accessories was no different. However, there are a growing number of plus size brands that are also offering accessories for bigger waists, hands and feet than most hight street stores do, so I decided to go with XL as a post of its own.
Of course, not all accessories are sized, and so fat fashionistas don’t have to stick to plus size or curve ranges for everything, but it’s always nice to be able to support brands you love by getting the finishing touches for your outfit from them as well as the clothes. Evans has some lovely jewellery in its collection – including rings and bracelets – New Look has some great accessories – including wide fit shoes – and plus size retailers SimplyBe, Yours Clothing and Navabi all have a decent selection of accessories for women who are outside the size range of most high street retailers.
My favourite items that I found on these sites all have a bit of a summer festival vibe going on: the ASOS CURVE Hamsa Purse Waist And Hip Belt (pictured), the Evans summer mixed bead coil bracelet, the M&S wide fit cage block heel sandals in black, and the flat New Look wide fit red suedette lace up sandals. Although, for festivals in the UK, perhaps some Jileon extra-wide fit wellies are a better option!
If you prefer your accessories to make a bolder statement, perhaps look to some of the amazing indie designers out there are the moment. I’d recommend a selection of The Tiny Hobo’s super rad buttons and the Black Heart Creatives’ fat babe necklace. If you have any recommendations for plus size or fat positive accessories, please share them in the comments below.