Looking for plus size friendly gender neutral clothing?
As feminine leaning plus size clothing options have continued to increase tenfold, clothing that is more masculine in style but accommodates for a larger body is still hard to find.
We’ve got your back! Below is a list (and growing) community of genderfluid and neutral clothing designers creating clothes for fat and plus-size bodies.
These designers make everything from leather harnesses and statement tee to custom suits and vintage-inspired swimwear so there’s a little something for everybody.
Brands To Shop For Androgynous and Gender Neutral Plus Size Clothing
“SmartGlamour is an affordable, inclusive, and customizable ethical clothing line for people of all shapes, sizes, heights, ages, identities, and styles. We make plus size clothing, straight size clothing, petite clothing, tall clothing, and everything in between and beyond. Every design is available in XXS to 15X and beyond. Every item can be customized to fit any and every body. And everything is made in NYC with love – just for you.”
We love smart Glamour, and take every chance we can to share their incredible clothes made for everyone, and every body!
“When you purchase a Beefcake swimsuit, you’re getting a garment that is printed in small batches, cut, and sewn by people making a living wage in Portland, Oregon. Your order gets packaged up and taken to the post office by me or my fantastic wife. Yes, we’re a tiny company! “
Beefcake Swimwear is a gender-inclusive swimsuit company that creates designs inspired by 1920s swimwear in sizes up to 5x with custom sizing options available!
A self-described, “thoughtful brand’ Pinecone Row’s mission is to: “Use clothing to promote unity through empowering and supporting diverse body types by providing sustainable and technically sound styles that maintain a consistent fit across our wide range of sizes offered. We use clothing to break stereotypes – clothing that gives you space, if you will.”
They offer size options up to 5X!
“There are very few online resources for shopping that specialize in androgynous clothing and even fewer that have a wide array of products and sizes. Up until now, an entire section of the population has been forced to compromise their style and comfort in service of finding clothes that reflect their identity.”
DapperBoi is a queer-owned brand dedicated to creating masculine-of-center clothing options for folks of all genders including shirts, joggers, jeans, and button-ups to name a few! Their sizing goes up to 4x and 5x!
“The fear, oppression, and sheer frustration that comes along with having a fierce sense of style and living in a society stuck in out-dated mindsets where women should embrace feminine “appropriateness” is what keeps HauteButch thriving even on our darkest days. Our foremothers risked incarceration and violence for HauteButch’s ability to create high quality, fashion forward apparel for all members of our community: butches, studs, tomboys, transmen, and androgynous style seekers. “
Haute Butch creates incredible pieces of clothing with size options available up to 5X!
“To us this is something much more than a button-down. It’s about creating something authentic that makes people feel the same way on the outside as they do on the inside.
The Alpha fit button-down is all about the details: a box pleat at the back, a locker loop above, buttoned down at the front collar and even at the back. We’ve added contrasting fabrics to intrigue and a secret pocket to surprise, but most of all we made it in a way to be proud.
We stole it from the boys and made it to fit us. Cheeky, Classic, Strong.”
PDL is an amazing brand that offers beautiful clothing up to a size 20 in shirts (52” chest, 50” waist, 55” hips)
“TomboyX was founded the way many brands are, trying to fill a need that had gone unfilled for far too long. We asked ourselves, “How hard can it be to make good underwear?” And by that we meant underwear that fit regular bodies and fit how we saw ourselves. And underwear that any body could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fell on the size or gender spectrum. “
TomboyX creates clothing, underwear, and swimwear up to size 6X!
“We all know what it’s like to search for clothing. In the retail landscape, we’re often forced to make compromises that make us feel uncomfortable with our clothing and too often ourselves. We welcome our clients to the custom landscape where suits are more than clothing; they’re an accurate expression of who we are. Whether you’ve worn suits for years or never at all, you’ll be in good hands.”
Bindle and Keep offers custom-size suiting for folks of all genders!
Here are 10 plus-size LGBTQIA+-owned brands!
J Aprileo Weighs in On Accessibility of Gender Neutral Plus Size Clothing
J Aprileo of Comfy Fat is a blogger who knows all about this struggle. We interviewed J (who uses they/them pronouns) about what it’s like shopping as a nonbinary plus size babe.
J says their size isn’t carried in any store, which makes shopping online the only option.
And that presents another challenge: J splits their shopping experience evenly between “men’s” and “women’s” stores. Women’s clothing works best for pants and shorts, while the men’s section is better for shirts and jackets.
“I find it strange now to think that people actually believe all bodies should be shaped one certain way if you’re a man or a woman…
Bodies are all so different, how can we assume one type of cut of clothing will fit or FEEL the best?” J Aprileo of Comfy Fat
J points out that gender neutral often leans more masculine than neutral and many of these options are not available in plus sizes.
During my research, I discovered the UK-based brand Gender Free World. They design based on body type. This is such a cool concept, but they only make pieces up to the equivalent of a size US 20.
This list is not only meant to be informational in terms of what already exists but hopefully a call to action for more designers to expand their sizes ranges.
If there’s a designer or brand we missed, definitely let us know in the comments below!
And don’t forget, if you are looking for LGBTQ-owned brands to support (many of who are also gender neutral), we’ve got you covered for that too!
Article Revised by Liz Brinks (2021)
Originally posted 2021-07-06 13:57:33.