This is music to my ears or heart emojis in my eyes whatever way you want to look at it. I often find it hard to include everybody in my posts as i personally fall between categories in stores a lot. If i am wearing something from a plus range i am excluding those who fall into the regular category but if i fit into the 18/20 in the regular section then i am excluding a good chunk of plus ladies. I ran a poll on my Insta stories a few weeks back where i asked wheather you guys size wise fall into the plus or regular category. Purely out of interest i asked because i do often wonder. I wasn’t expecting the result to be 50/50 though. While trying to be as inclusive as i can with my posts i suppose i can only share what is available.
You will have noticed that i have been shopping a lot in H&M recently. I have always loved the brand and most of my holiday wardrobe would be from there. Lately though i am finding so much more choice from them and sizing too. I came across a section in their online store awhile back called Extended Sizes. This houses pieces which run from a size 6 right up to a size 24 in the same item. How cool is that? Answer: very! So inclusive and positive that friends can shop the same looks without being excluded based on their size. The section isn’t huge but it is a step in the right direction. I began noticing then the bits in the main range where also available in this sizing range but not included in that section. Lots more choice and main range pieces that went up to a size 24. Lots of great tops for day to day wear , workwear and the old reliable ‘Jeans and a nice top’ tops. Some tailored troysers too which are very on trend at the moment for a smart look. My favourite items where dresses and tunics though that i probably wouldn’t have got into had the sizes been regular scale.
I have been very vocal about my love for online shopping and this is just another one for the pro column. Majority of pieces available in H&M stores only go up to a 16 or Large, Where as online you have access to the full range of sizes. I have put together some looks and ways to wear a selection of the pieces.
H&M Extended Sizes
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I will be keeping an eye on the extension of sizes through pieces on H&M and will be updating as i go. This is another step in the right direction for better size inclusion and body positivity.
* I am lucky enough to be sent/gifted items from brands. This does in no way influence my thoughts or decisions. All opinions are my own. Any clothes i receive i choose myself and am very grateful. I only share things that i really love.