Love Plus Size Vintage Clothing? 12+ Stores You MUST Shop! + 4 Vintage Inspired Brands

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Today on my blog, I’m sharing where to shop for plus size vintage clothing. Whether you’re super into 1970’s fashion, are a Y2K lover or love vintage fashion from earlier decades (but not vintage values!), then this post is for you!

This post is all about plus size vintage clothing.

Oh hey, bestie! Brianne Huntsman AKA “The Huntswoman” here! I’m so glad you’ve found all my info on where to shop for plus size vintage clothing! This blog post guide is PACKED with info on plus size vintage clothing, and I’m so stoked you’re here! If you have any questions (or recommendations on brands to add!) always feel free to give me a shout via Instagram DM or email! Love ya!

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The Huntswoman

Plus Size Vintage Clothing

Before we get going with my plus size vintage clothing recs, I wanted to share a few of my TOP TIPS when shopping plus size vintage:

  1. Grab a tape measurer! Sizing can vary wildly in the plus size fashion space, and it gets even more… interesting, shall we say, with plus size vintage clothing. I like to get the 120 inch tape measurer from Amazon, and sometimes it’s helpful to grab a friend! (I also like to take a tape measurer when shopping in-store, to make things a bit easier.)
  2. Instagram Lives are your BFF! Many of the plus size vintage clothing brands listed do Instagram Live Sales, and sometimes Facebook Live Sales! It can be a LOT of work to photograph and list plus size vintage clothing online, so a good number of brands do it LIVE! (Plus, it’s super fun to shop live!)
  3. If it doesn’t fit, leave it! I talk about this more in my info on Fat Fancy (#3), but it bears repeating! If a plus size vintage garment is too small, leave it for the next cutie! It’s no fun having a closet with clothes that are too small, and by leaving vintage behind we can all snag pieces we love!

Alrighty, let’s get into the roundup!

#1 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Goldie’s Vintage

I found Goldies Vtg on etsy, and OH MY GOD WHAT A FIND! This plus size vintage store sells vintage clothes from just about every decade, from 1950’s plus size vintage lingerie to 1980’s grunge outfits.

Below, I’ve shared a few outfits from the brand!

Plus Size Vintage Clothing
1970s White Polyester Jumpsuit – Plus Size Vintage
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
90s/Y2K Joanna Plus Brown Button Up Blouse.

Plus Size Vintage Top
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
1960s Psychedelic Botanical Chiffon Shift Dress.

Plus Size Vintage Dress
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s/90s Gene Ewing Bis Bis Skirt Top Set.

Plus Size Vintage Jacket & Skirt

#2 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: More Than Your Average

Next up, we have another new-to-me plus size vintage clothing brand, More Than Your Average. Their product images are STUNNING (I love all of the vibrant colors).

From the brand’s about page: “So, in 2017, Price launched More Than Your Average (MTYA), an online vintage and thrift boutique for women size 12 and up who find it challenging to acquire inspiring pieces in a typical store. MTYA caters to individuals who want to ‘step outside of their comfort zone and embrace their originality.’ Price says, ‘I believe all women should be celebrated through fashion, no matter their size or shape. All women deserve equal access to pieces that empower them every day and also put a smile on their face.'”

#3 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Fat Fancy

Ok, first up on my list is Fat Fancy — a plus size vintage and resale shop in Portland, Oregon! Like many of the brands on my list of plus size vintage clothing options here, Fat Fancy has a BUNCH of ways to check out plus size vintage clothes online, including social media posts, Facebook Live sales, etc.

I went to Fat Fancy’s newest location in Portland, Oregon, this last summer, and I had a BLAST trying on their resale and vintage pieces. (I almost bought a vintage Beth Ditto dress, but it was a size off – so I decided to leave that vintage find for the next babe).

From the owner, Erica: “This November we did move to a new location on Hawthorne Blvd! It is 4 times the amount of space than the previous store on Sandy. Any picture you would like to use is great with us. I’m in the shop tomorrow if you want some other fun options. This month we are starting once a month curated vintage live sales!”

Fat Fancy also has a SUPER FUN TikTok presence, so I highly recommend checking them out!

Plus Size Vintage Clothing
Image c/o Fat Fancy

#4 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Copperhive Vintage

Copperhive Vintage is actually a vintage brand located in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, and I actually interviewed the founder/owner HERE!

Jacqueline (founder/co-owner with her husband) has created a limited line of plus size upcycled fashion for vintage loving babes, as authentic plus size vintage can be pretty hard to find! Jacqueline has a fun and bright aesthetic with cool hipster vibes, and her stuff is just FUN!

Shop plus size upcycled vintage here!

Plus Size Vintage Clothing
“Made by me from vintage fabric.” -Copperhive Vintage
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
Chubby Dust Bunny Handmade Gathered Goosebumps Tunic. 1XL. Recycled Vintage Fabric.

Upcycled Plus Size Vintage Clothing HERE!
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
“Made by me from a vintage wool blanket.”

Plus size vintage and upcycled jacket
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
Made by me from vintage fabric. Made from 1960s cotton/polyester sheet and 1950s embroidered tea towel.

Plus Size Upcycled Dress

#5 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Plus BKLYN

Next up on my list of plus size vintage clothing stores, you *know* I have to talk about PLUS BKLYN! This plus size vintage clothing store does a bunch of online sales (Facebook and Instagram Lives FTW), and their Instagram Stories often have great finds. They also have an online selection of plus size vintage clothing. (If you’re looking for something super specific, I highly recommend sending them a DM!

Plus BKLYN is plus-owned, and founder Alexis Krase has this dreamy and vibrant fat maximalist aesthetic that I adore! I actually interviewed her for my blog here!

The staff at Plus BKLYN really go above and beyond, which is why they also made my list of plus size stylists and the best plus size stores in NYC!

Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
Image c/o Plus BKLYN

#6 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: The Plus Bus

Next up on my list of where to shop for plus size vintage clothing online (and in person!!) is The Plus Bus! This plus size vintage and resale store (co-owned by Marcy Guevara-Prete and Jen Wilder), has been a PILLAR in the plus size fashion community for years, and they’re just the best! I visited their shop in 2018 (ish) in Los Angeles, and the brand has grown a ton!

From the owners, Marcy and Jen: “[The Plus Bus] is LA’s premier destination for plus size fashion size 12 and up. You can find everything from fast fashion to luxury, new with tags to vintage. All are welcome.”

Like many of the other plus size brick and mortar stores in my guide to plus size vintage, The Plus Bus bring plus size vintage clothing (and resale options) to plus size customers all over the United States through Facebook Live sales.

Plus size vintage clothing store - The Plus Bus
Image c/o The Plus Bus
Plus size vintage clothing store - The Plus Bus
Image c/o The Plus Bus
Plus size vintage clothing store - The Plus Bus
Image c/o The Plus Bus

#7 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Heavy Duty Vintage

Next up, a plus size vintage clothing brand you can shop online! Heavy Duty Vintage is based in Seattle, Washington, and they have some great finds!

plus size vintage clothing - 1970's collar
Plus Size Vintage Floral Lace Collar
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Plus Size Vintage – Vintage Cryptid Loungewear Collection
plus size vintage clothing - 1970's collar
Plus Size Vintage – 1970s Plus-Size Boogie Nights Poolside Looks

#8 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Berriez

This next plus size vintage clothing brand is new to me — and IDK how I missed the memo! Berriez is a rad AF brand, bringing vintage-inspired clothing (lots of 90’s and Y2K vibes) to plus size fat fashionistas! They have a really captivating visual aesthetic, and their creative director is killing the game!

From the founder and CEO, Emma Zack: “Berriez is an online boutique specializing in plus size vintage, reworked vintage, and emerging designers. We started by online selling plus size vintage, but soon realized even that was limited – only being able to source vintage pieces up to a modern day 20/22. THis is why we introduced the reworked vintage and emerging designer aspect into our brand, allowing us to offer up to size 5X in certain collections.”

Photos below show models in plus size vintage or reworked vintage! <3333

plus size vintage clothing - two models in reworked vintage
Photographer: Lydia Hudgens
Models: Jaelah Smith and Jerri Prince
plus size vintage clothing - campy photoshoot showing two models in light pink sweaters with big hair and 1980's inspired makeup and a short fat model in a Guy Fieri inspired outfit
Image from “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Drag” editorial for Mildew Magazine.
Models: Jordan Hall, Diana Dash, and Jazzmint Dash
Photographer: Tayler Smith
plus size vintage clothing - model in black checkerboard top with leather mini dress over it that has various foodstuffs painted on it.  On the bottom left-hand corner reads "I love carbs"
Photo from NYFW
Model: Melonee Rembert
Photographer: Tayler Smith

#9 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Nanometer

I found this next aesthetic AF plus size vintage clothing brand on etsy, and I am HERE for their outfit photos and styling! So retro and cool!!

Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s 90s Vtg Black Leather Midi Length Skirt Flare Trumpet Goth Industrial German Leder Plus Size 2X 16 18

Plus Size Vintage Skirt
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s early 90s Vtg Neon Pink Black Swimsuit Romper Playsuit Shorts Skirt Skort Flare Floral Women’s Plus Size One Piece tag 22 2X 3X

Plus Size Vintage Bathing Suit
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s Vtg Rothschild Red & Black Faux Fur Wool Military Inspired Pea Coat Double Breasted Button Mock Collar Plus Size Designer L XL 12 tag 14

Plus Size Vintage Coat
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
“80s Vtg Foiled Gold Liquid Blouse Collared Long Sleeve Club Disco Glam Women’s Plus Size tag 24 2X 3X 4X 20 18”

Plus Size Vintage Gold Top

#10 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Ethical Bodies

I first found this plus size vintage clothing brand on TikTok (PS, you can join me HERE), and I love the updates from shop owner, Maura.

From their website: ” EB you will find a mix of vintage and modern clothing, fun patterns, bright colors, statement pieces, and quality classics that never go out of style.”

Shop plus size vintage clothing here!

plus size vintage clothing

#11 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Morning Glorious

“Classic, mod, retro, boho. Shop MorningGlorious for a wide selection of vintage clothing & accessories. Search XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL within the shop to find your size!”

Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s Blue Colorblock Parka XL, Vintage “Haband For Her” Nylon Crosshatch Winter Coat, Extra Large

Plus Size Vintage Coat
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
“80s Plus Size Beaded Gown XL, Vintage Glam “Della Roufogali” Black Silver Illusion Party Dress, Extra Large”

Plus Size Vintage Gown
Plus Size Vintage Clothing
80s Green Silk Pants XXL 2XL, Vintage Plus Size “Lady CA Sport” Drawstring Waist Streetwear, Extra Extra Large

Plus Size Vintage Drawstring Pants

#12 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: New Nostalgia

New Nostalgia is a vintage shop I came across on etsy, with a some great plus size vintage pieces!

Shop plus size vintage clothing here!

#13 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Two Big Blondes – Vintage & Thrift

Next up, a plus size vintage clothing store (that focuses on resale and thrift finds!) in Seattle. I haven’t made it over to Two Big Blondes (I need to get over there!), and I am really impressed with all of the listings on their online website!!

Shop plus size vintage clothing here.

Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing

Because there aren’t a lot of plus size vintage clothing options in larger sizes (for a few specific and rather appalling reasons), I thought it would also be super helpful to include plus size vintage INSPIRED clothing brands — where you can get that vintage LOOK, in a variety of sizes.

#1 Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing: Unique Vintage

First up on my plus size vintage INSPIRED clothing section, we have Unique Vintage. I am SUCH a fan of this brand (I’ve used their pieces in multiple photoshoots, including this plus size flapper editorial!), and they have plus size vintage-inspired fashion for a variety of decades, from the 1920’s to the 1970’s — and they also have a great selection of plus size rockabilly fashion and plus size 1950’s housewives dresses. We love to appreciate vintage fashion with modern values, can I get an AMEN?!

  • Sizing: Unique Vintage goes up to a size 4X, or about a 24/26

Shop plus size vintage inspired clothing at Unique Vintage here!

Below, I’ve shared a few of my favorite plus size retro inspired outfits from Unique Vintage!

Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This sultry plus size mini dress is crafted in a color blocked knit of an emerald green silhouette and pink yoke, complete with daisy patch pockets. Outfitted with a back zipper.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
A playful vintage inspired flapper dress featuring emerald green mesh that dances with gold sequins over emerald green lining. Outfitted with black fringe dancing from the cap sleeves and tiered skirt while complete with a mid side zipper.

Plus Size Vintage Inspired Outfit HERE
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
“These sensational vintage inspired pants, in collaboration with Betty & Veronica, are crafted in a sturdy fabric for eye-catching charm in black. The banded high waist boasts a V-waist design while the cropped straight legs are outfitted with heart shaped side pockets with sword ‘Smack!’ embroidered on one.”

Plus Size Vintage Inspired Outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
These sensational plus size vintage inspired pants are crafted in a sturdy fabric for eye-catching charm in burgundy red. The banded high waist boasts a ravishing V-waist design accompanying the cropped straight legs.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This plus size jumpsuit is cast in a gorgeous knit fabric boasting a sweet toile scene print of cowboys and horses throughout the mustard yellow backdrop. Boasting a sassy self tie wrap bodice that leads to a classic collar, while the dramatic flare legs drop from the seamed waist and dance at your feet!

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
“A fabulous plus size vintage inspired staple, cast in a gorgeous brown windowpane plaid with threads of red and blue throughout the lightweight woven fabric. Outfitted with a back zipper, suspenders, and side pockets.”

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
These plus size chic pants are crafted in a fabulous black twill and featuring embroidered florals on the side pockets. The high waisted silhouette is secured with a back zipper.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This sultry plus size pencil dress features a delightful white pin dot print throughout a brilliant red backdrop, crafted in a stretch blend for a faux two piece style. Outfitted with heart shaped faux buttons, a belt, and a back zipper.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
“This flirtatious plus size piece is crafted in a marvelous stretch blend that dances with a groovy paisley pattern in shades of green, orange, pink, and purple. The wide scoop neckline is framed by jaw-dropping long angel sleeves, while the sultry short skirt is outfitted with side pockets for modern function!”

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
The Cooper Dress is cast in a sturdy woven fabric boasting a bewitching houndstooth pattern in black and white. Featuring a plunging V-neckline highlighted with a notched white lapel and framed by graceful half sleeves. The seamed waist tops a darling peplum flare for a faux two piece style, while the fabulous pencil skirt hugs your curves.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
“These eye-catching plus size paperboy style pants are crafted in a brushed woven fabric that features a tan plaid pattern throughout the navy blue backdrop. Outfitted with a front zipper, a belt, and side pockets.”

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This cute Unique Vintage dress is crafted in a sturdy black woven with a sultry cutout across the front. Complete with a white western themed belt, short sleeves and printed white stars on the hem.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This romantic plus size wedding dress is crafted in a fabulous faux satin fabric and set in solid ivory. The asymmetrical button front is complete with a high collar framed by short sleeves, complete with side pockets!

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This playful mid-length skirt is a fabulous collaboration with Betty & Veronica, dancing with an all over print of Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead, milkshakes, records, and Riverdale banners throughout the light pink sheer mesh. Outfitted with a back zipper, lining, and side pockets.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
The Lamar Dress is cast in a beautiful green textured velvet. The stunning sweetheart neckline features a sparkling rhinestone faux button. Outfitted with a back zipper and side pockets.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This sweet plus size flare dress is crafted in a knit blend that features a solid brown top and a playful flare skirt that dances with a brown and honey yellow honeycomb pattern in a unique quilted design. Outfitted with a side zipper, a partial button up front, and a charming embroidered honeybee accent on the collar.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
“Steal their hearts, darling! This adorable 1970’s jumpsuit is crafted in burgundy corduroy and features small pink flowers throughout. Boasting a subtle overall dungaree style with faux button up front, shoulder straps, and straight neckline. The waist is cinched with a back zipper while the long legs, accented with pin tucks, drops into a wide leg silhouette!”

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
This radiant plus size jumpsuit is crafted in a solid pink corduroy boasting sequin cherry appliques on the bodice, secured with a front zipper while the three quarter length sleeves drop into button tabs for versatile styling. Complete with matching belt and chest, side and back pockets.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
A charming plus size maxi silhouette crafted in a smooth and lightweight woven fabric that dances with a deco moth print in mint, rust orange, and brown throughout a black backdrop. Outfitted with three-quarter length sleeves that dance with ruffled chiffon-style fabric while a back zipper nips in the empire waist.

Plus size vintage inspired outfit
Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing
They won’t know what hit ’em with this new denim! A dynamite plus size jumpsuit crafted in a lovely light blue denim stretch blend that flatters your feminine form while hugging your curves in all the right places. The straight neckline is framed with adjustable straps. The front is secure with snap buttons, while the back is secured with a zipper, for extra ease. The pleated design spreads throughout the bodice, leading to the legs, ending with a distressed edge.

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#2 Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing: ModCloth

Next up on my list of plus size vintage inspired clothing, obviouslyyyy I have to include ModCloth! This brand has been a staple in many vintage-loving plus size wardrobes over the year!

ModCloth has a lot of 1930’s and 1940’s influences, with the 1970’s making regular appearances.

  • Sizing: ModCloth goes up to a 4X

Shop plus size vintage-inspired clothing here!

Below, I’ve shared some of my fave plus size vintage-inspired looks from ModClothin in 2023:

#3 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: Hot Topic

Ok, I know a lot of people think that Hot Topic is mostly just a place to get alternative, witchy, and goth clothes — but they’re wrong. Hot Topic has been a quiet leader in the plus size fashion space, offering fashionistas clothing that makes a STATEMENT and takes up space.

When shopping for plus size vintage inspired clothing, I recommend shopping their online site — as there’s limited room for stock in-stores. (They sell gifts, jewelry, novelty items, etc, and there are plus size vintage-inspired items in-store, but I’d shop online!)

#4 Plus Size Vintage Clothing: ASOS

I debated including ASOS in this roundup, because they’re not a fashion brand DEDICATED to vintage looks like Unique Vintage of ModCloth, but they often have really fun retro and vintage-inspired plus size fashion pop up on their website — you just have to be willing to look for it!

#5 Plus Size Vintage Inspired Clothing: Pinup Girl Clothing

I love Pinup Girl Clothing, and I have several pieces from this brand! They’re known for more rockabilly and 1950’s style, with some mod and retro looks thrown in. I love that this brand puts lots of STRETCH in their clothing, making it easier to wear than the 100% cotton/satin/etc fabrics of yesteryear!

Shop plus size vintage inspired clothing at PUG here!

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