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5 of the Best Plus-Size Vintage Clothing Shops to Know on Etsy

Jul 1, 2021

by Sharon Steel

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Call off your search: We’ve rounded up some of the top shops on Etsy for plus-size vintage clothing gems.

Vintage clothing sellers on Etsy truly run the style gamut, curating one-of-a-kind collections built around trends, time periods, and even color palettes. But some of our very favorite retro retailers of the moment? Those out on a mission to make vintage style accessible to all by offering inclusive sizing, and specifically catering to the curvy. It’s a point of pride for many of these plus-size vintage clothing shops, particularly now as the fashion industry’s outdated norms and beauty standards continue to be challenged and dismantled.

On Etsy, where individuality reigns supreme, sellers and shoppers alike are embracing self-expression in every shape and form. To that end, we’ve rounded up five standout shop owners who are changing the game with a wide range of body-positive vintage outfit ideas, from minimalist streetwear to plus-size vintage dresses perfect for a night out on the town. Read on to discover what inspires these expert clothing curators’ enviable sense of style—and to find a new favorite vintage shop of your own.

Party-ready plus-size vintage dresses, period pieces, and throwback swimwear:

Roselein Rarities

Calling all vintage glamour and glitz enthusiasts! Kyana Taillon, founder of Roselein Rarities, has created the most exquisite collection of your dress-up dreams—from mod minis to previously-loved prom dresses and even flirty retro swimwear—and made it available to everyone. “When putting together outfits, I always consider how the wearer will feel in them, and my goal is that they feel confident and sexy,” Kyana explains. To make sure that message comes through in an inclusive way, she photographs each of her plus-size vintage dresses and swimsuits on people with actual curves. “I only showcase outfits on size-appropriate models, because we are not all the same—and that’s the beauty of life!” Kyana says. “I currently have twelve models in a range of sizes and body types. Customers often specifically seek out a particular model based on similar measurements, and feel comfortable relying on the friendly faces they’ve become familiar with.” 

Effortless vintage streetwear with an androgynous bent:

New Nostalgia

Featuring everything from plus-size vintage denim and unisex collared shirts to laid-back matching play sets, the minimalist streetwear pieces available in Jonaye Barnum’s shop New Nostalgia prioritize comfort and practicality—and are a prime example of how to wear vintage with ease. “Breathable, durable, and quality materials such as linen, silk, and rayon draw me in the most,” Jonaye says, adding that despite their comfy nature, her unique jackets, chunky sandals, and dramatic dresses still pack a serious style punch. “I also love to break boundaries in regards to sizes and gender-specific pieces,” Jonaye says. “It’s so fun to turn men’s button-down shirts into mini dresses paired with vintage belts to show some leg, and silky lounge robes into trailing dusters.”

Alternative ‘90s and Y2K apparel with soft witchy vibes:

Bad Moon

“Plus-size vintage clothing is definitely harder to find, but it’s worth the extra effort,” says Kim Epsky, whose shop, Bad Moon, is a veritable rainbow of retro pieces, and a must-see for any dark and moody grunge-lover with a soft spot for dreamy pastels. “It’s very important to me that all bodies can experience that sweet joy of wearing an amazing outfit that makes them feel incredible, all while shopping sustainably,” she says. Kim’s colorful collection of alternative vintage apparel is a gold mine of ‘90s tops and dresses, so expect lots of bold metallics and romantic lace. “I’m always on the hunt for twirl-worthy skirts, ‘90s mini dresses, sequin-covered statement pieces, and darling sheer nightgowns and robes,” Kim says. “I also love anything velvet, and will pick it up no matter the season!”

High-impact hues and notice-me prints:

Jazzy Outfitters

Playfulness and pattern are at the heart of Jesse Riggins’s eclectic, energetic shop Jazzy Outfitters—that and giving new life to great vintage styles sized 12 and up. “Rescuing cute plus-size vintage is the ultimate goal,” Jesse says. “I just love a well constructed garment, you can feel it! They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Her collection is a draw for funky dressers from all walks of life, and features lots of fun florals, polka dots, and ‘80s geometric prints. In addition to brightly colored vintage house dresses and boxy button-downs, a nice sturdy pair of high-waisted vintage jeans is a favorite find—and like many of her other reclaimed pieces, Jesse will often modify them to fit her figure and her desires. “I like to dye them all sorts of wacky colors,” she explains. “I also shorten a lot of dresses, skirts, and tops which totally changes the whole vibe. And I love a crop top!”

Mix-and-match vintage separates with ’90s flair:

The Curvy Elle

When Laurel Teixeira founded The Curvy Elle and began modeling vintage fashions for her shop, it reframed how she perceived her own body—and she knew that was an empowering feeling she wanted to share with other women who identified as plus-sized. “Before I started The Curvy Elle, I noticed many vintage shops and blogs dedicated to ‘normal’ sizes. I was interested in doing something similar with plus-size vintage clothing—and I found that the challenge is what inspired me most of all,” Laurel says. “I love the aesthetic of bygone eras, and mixing and matching contemporary pieces with vintage—all while promoting a positive self-image.” Today, her full-figure-friendly collection includes a treasure trove of vintage floral prints and swishy skirts featured alongside her own vintage-inspired and upcycled designs. “It’s important to be able to adapt vintage fashion to new uses,” she says. “Something that was a nightgown originally might be worn as a dress now. A dress marked a size small that fits a size large may be a fitted plus-size dress today.” 

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1 Featured Comment

  • mrsakarn

    cindy Q. from mrsakarn said 4 years ago Featured

    Thank you for sharing the different etsy stores that have clothes for women of all sizes. Vintage clothing seems to come in smaller sizes , and if you happen to find an item that it is a larger size, you're like, yes, scored!!!!!! They are out there, but not easy to fine. Thank you for making it easy to find them on etsy with listing the stores that have them. CQ

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  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden from TropicalGarden said 4 years ago

    Great vintage selections for plus size women! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Snishka

    Doris Sherley from GiftsbyDorisSherley said 4 years ago

    you look great

  • Kashuen

    Kashuen Collectibles from Kashuen said 4 years ago

    I love these vintage clothing selections. Thanks for sharing.

  • 5wotpsln

    Elena from BetulaPainting said 4 years ago

    I love these vintage clothing shop. Thanks for sharingI

  • infinitlit

    Flair Nouri from FlairPaintings said 4 years ago

    I love the red dress!!! Very simple and elegant :)

  • TreasuredMemoryLane

    Sujata from TreasuredMemoryLane said 4 years ago

    Great vintage selection for curvy style of clothing! Thanks for sharing!

  • beatrizmcdavid

    Beatriz McDavid from AlegriaCollection said 4 years ago

    Great showcase of vintage clothing--for everyone! And congrats, Kyana of RoseleinRarities for the feature!

  • acharasilver

    Achara Patthong from AcharaSilver said 4 years ago

    I love RED !

  • GTDesigns

    renee and gerardo from GTDesigns said 4 years ago

    Awesome curvy-girl fashion! Love those floral patterns with vibrant colors!! Congrats on this sweet feature!!!

  • da2323

    Deborah Adams from ThoughtfulLadies said 4 years ago

    Thank you for this very helpful article!

  • JewelMeShop

    Georgia from JewelMeShop said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing all these great vintage selections!

  • isewcute

    June from isewcute said 4 years ago

    What a fabulous selection! Great to see fun finds that celebrate curves!

  • sophiejuramy

    Sophie Juramy from SophieLadyDeParis said 4 years ago

    Loving those vintage prints! Fantastic selections!

  • mascollected

    Carol from MasCollected said 4 years ago

    Great to see highlighted vintage shops to show vintage clothing can be for EVERY-body. Thank you for the feature Sharon and congratulations to the featured shops and models! Now more than ever, Vintage is about more than individuality; its a statement about consuming more consciously for all of us.

  • traceyghazal

    Tracey Ghazal from VivaTerraVintage said 4 years ago

    Lovely to see vintage represented in a blog post from Etsy! As a vintage curvy girl I found this post particularly appealing!

  • mrsakarn

    cindy Q. from mrsakarn said 4 years ago Featured

    Thank you for sharing the different etsy stores that have clothes for women of all sizes. Vintage clothing seems to come in smaller sizes , and if you happen to find an item that it is a larger size, you're like, yes, scored!!!!!! They are out there, but not easy to fine. Thank you for making it easy to find them on etsy with listing the stores that have them. CQ

  • gilliannorthcott

    Gillian Northcott from esanivintage said 4 years ago

    Excellent idea. Wish I had some curves.

  • yvonnewilliams824

    Yvonne Williams said 4 years ago

    Hello. I would love to see more 40's/50's style dresses for the fuller, curvier woman. It's hard for me to find dresses that l really. I am a size 24-26. Depending on the dress shape. Thanks!

  • naturasilver

    Pardar Chia from NaturaSilver said 4 years ago

    Congrats for your feature! Great concept and love the vintage style

  • SabrinaBJewelry

    Blue Bella Beads from BlueBellaBeads said 4 years ago

    love love love

  • PS1002

    PS1002 from HealthyHemisphere said 4 years ago

    Such a great article! Very nice how the outfits channel all styles in all eras for everyone and anyone!

  • rellyh

    Relly from RelsFindsNapaValley said 4 years ago

    Beautiful trendy selection of clothing.

  • LiaMichel

    LiaMichel from LiaMichel said 4 years ago

    Roselein Rarities has nothing over size "large/XL". That's not plus size, that's regular size. Very disappointing. I'm going to sit over here and feel like a fat cow who doesn't get to have pretty things like the skinny girls do.

  • lewis2131

    Rebeca from SecretDiamonds said 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 4 years ago

    Love the options....Just wish I could pull them off......

  • artofmin

    mj gm from artprintscanada said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop, great you are promoting to curvy girls!!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers from FluffyFlowers said 4 years ago

    What a delight to see these fabulous shops selling vintage plus size clothing. Great job ladies!

  • RandMhandmade

    Renee from RandMhandmade said 4 years ago

    Love all of this!

  • lenakerlin

    lenakerlin said 4 years ago

    I love vintage clothes...

  • lapetitenina

    Marina Palovaara from LaPetiteNina said 4 years ago

    Had to have a look at all of these gorgeous dresses and colorful styles. Stunning inspiration, even though I am not that curvy myself..

  • PruAtelier

    Jeanne B from PruAtelier said 3 years ago

    A great cross section of style and very creative styling!

  • natali1272

    Natalija from PaniNataLiCrochet said 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • tupsjmla

    Magic Ant from magicantshirts said 3 years ago

    Nice!

  • hippiegardenshop

    Pathumwadee Pathumwan from Hippiegardenshop said 3 years ago

    Wow! when passion and talent really come together to shine!

  • m9vdpbib

    Dicola from SincereVintageFinds said 1 year ago

    So happy to discover other plus size focused vintage shops! I also have an Etsy plus size vintage shop. SincereVintageFinds

  • 5shopgirl0

    M M from pHashIONpassION said 77 days ago

    Etsy Administration, Thank you for featuring five vintage shops!!

  • YearsAfter

    Sharon from YearsAfter said 75 days ago

    Gorgeous Clothing and Vintage too! The Patterns and Colors are wonderful! I especially love the Butterfly Dress! Congrats to All!

  • yne1c6aj

    Elena from MobilebabyNext said 74 days ago

    Very beautiful models with curvaceous shapes) Vintage clothing is increasingly occupying my thoughts and wardrobe)

  • 80hqqh5r

    Christina from MovementDesignCo said 73 days ago

    Thank you for sharing this curated list of plus size vintage clothing stores and highlighting body-positive vintage outfit ideas.

  • bijubrill

    Sorina from BijuBrill said 71 days ago

    What I love the most is that waste is reduced, and thus many women have the chance to dress in an unique way.

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    HINDUSTANI WIZARD said 71 days ago

    Excellent

  • tuhb0k3olm4q2a1k

    Mia Flor Halina from MiaCreatesTemplates said 68 days ago

    I love these vintage collections. So stunning! 🤍

  • mendllbp

    Posh Park from PoshPark said 68 days ago

    Wow these are great collections of plus-size vintage clothing.

  • yk5ronzm

    Jodi from GingerBrownVintage said 51 days ago

    Fantastic article featuring talented curators and designers! I'll be checking out some of the plus size vintage shops I hadn't heard of!

  • mae479

    mae from BetsyMaeVintage said 28 days ago

    I’m so glad this blog article is here. I just opened my vintage shop and sell a niche style from the 70s that rarely—if ever— seems to come in larger sizes. My worst fear is finally sourcing inventory that is size inclusive, and having some random size 2 purchase it for the “oversized” look. I have been doing my research, and read an article that featured plus sized women stating this was such a huge issue. It also makes me think about the message of “shopping ethically” not realizing that fast fashion is often the most accessible source for stylish clothing when it comes to curvier women. I’m a huge proponent of avoiding fast fashion, but I avoid getting preachy about it because I know it’s not the easiest option for anyone over a size 14. So I hope there can be more vintage shops liked the ones featured so everyone in every size can have a variety of vintage places to shop. In the meantime, I’m still keeping my eye out for really stylish FF pieces for my own shop.

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    Sheri said 3 days ago

    Love it

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