Plus Size Retro Clothing & Swimwear!


Let’s face it pinups, not all of us are a size 2-10 but those days of it being difficult or nearly impossible to find amazing plus sized clothing are now over thanks to a few amazing brands that are changing the game as we know it!

My inspiration for this post?–All of you gorgeous curvaceous pinup girls out there who don’t know where to even look when it comes to fabulous retro plus sized clothes.

photoshootsMy resource for all things plus sized and perfect? Tess Munster, a BEAUTIFUL & FABULOUS plus sized model who inspires women all over the world to love themselves whatever their size. Let me tell you a little more about this fierce and fabulous lady…Tess has been turned down from modeling gigs, bashed, teased, bullied, and shunned by the most vicious and ruthless kind of people in the world because of her size but continues to turn her troubles into triumphs by living out her dreams as a famous plus sized model and makeup artist in the heart of LA. She is the go-to-model for plus sized brands all over the world, has been featured in countless magazines, and was the face of the TV show called “Heavy” on A&E.  Her fearlessness and achievements continue to challenge society’s standards of women who are over a size 10. She is proof and the perfect example that women of any size, any color, any race, can be someone if they learn to love what makes them different because we are all special in our own very unique way.

I had to include her in this post to inspire many of you who aspire to be as great as Tess. She inspires me and I am a size 2! Thanks to her I discovered all of these amazing plus sized retro brands that offer you the same sexy, sassy, classy, and fun clothes brands offer to the size 2’s and 4’s. If you are looking for great retro clothes for your unique size, look no further, Tess and I have got you covered!


Domino Dollhouse offers plus size girls a variety of clothing, lingerie, and accessories any woman of any style can relate to. If you are into retro clothes, they have got you covered. If you are into the current trends, they have got you covered. They are reasonably priced and carry from 1X-4X making me so jealous that I am a size 2! Here are some DD retro styles I love!

Domino Dahlia Pencil Dress

DARE to be SEEN in a wiggle dress! Embrace and celebrate those curves girl!


Dancing Dame Dress

Swing dresses are a great and easy way to get dressed. You just throw it on with some matching shoes and a purse and you are out the door!


Chloe Party Dress

Evening out on the town? This cocktail dress is fabulous!


Sweetheart Over Bust Corset

Who said plus sized girls couldn’t wear lingerie?! Undergarments are a necessity for any girl of any size especially in certain dresses. Many of which can be also worn in the bedroom ;).

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Jessica Louise is another fabulous shop that offers plus sized clothing too cute for words! If you are fun, flirty, and love cupcakes, bows, and pretty things..this is the place for you! Tess also models for this company and looks adorable in their pieces! They offer dresses, skirts, pants, and shirts and they run up to a size 3X. They are also reasonably priced which is not too shabby!3tessstoreMeow Meow Pink Bows Dress

Tess looks adorable in this Meow Meow pink bow adorned dress and I know you will too!tess1smCupcake Keyhole Solid Top

Love this keyhole top paired with this flirty skirt!


If you are looking for great retro pieces that look FIERCE on those curves you have to go with Curvy Kitten! This puuurrrfect shop offers you great retro statement dresses and separates that will have you feeling sexy as ever! Just look at how these models rock these pinup looks! These pieces run from size 14-32 and are also reasonably priced! Here are my favorites!NellieHalterDress1106_2_blackcherry-1

Nellie Halter Dress

Love these cherry print dresses!LizzieCollarDress1105_1_redcherryprintLizzie Collar Dress

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WERK that leopard skirt!

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This darling polka dot dress looks lovely on this model and will look good on you too!

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 11.18.45 AMBlack Cat Bikinis is an awesome shop that offers all of you busty babes amazing swimsuits for the beach/pool! Their cups go up to a size G and their bottoms go up to a size 6X! I found out about them through Tess as she wears their swimsuits all the time!tumblr_mcofacpZoB1qj6wguo1_500Cherry Bomb

How amazing does Tess look in this swimwear ensemble?!

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This is another great style for the beach! Gotta love leopard!KEENA371_largeMaryanne Bikini

Love this bikini in this picnic print!KEENA198_largeShag Bikini

Love this one too!logoDo you want something a little more retro-modern? Something a little more edgy? Look no further, Cult of California is here to deliver you fierce plus sized pink-lady fashionistas great fashionable pieces for the Rizzo in you! If you are a bad girl on a budget from sizes 8-30, they have got you covered!COCH006_blk_page_largeSequin Sleeve Moto Jacket & Sequin Skirt

Um, how awesome is this outfit? Moto jacket annndd pencil skirt to match? Heaven.COCH005_page_largeHype Velvet Pencil Dress

This peplum dress can be worn modern or pinup depending on your accessories and hair style! I love versatile styles I can wear differently each time!

modemerrI absolutely love Mode Merr. This shop is full of retro goodness and the best pencil skirts. They are not only known for their perfect skirts but the fact that they have plus sizes in everything they carry! Their sizes run up to a size XXXL. That means, their fabulous dresses, skirts, and other separates embrace women of all sizes! They do run a little small so make sure you check their size chart! Here are some of my favorites:vamp-dress-gray-stripe-viewVamp Dress

This dress looks good on everyone! Trust me! I have seen it on the runway in plus sizes, still just as fabulous!

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The perfect skirt comes in all colors and sizes and really does look perfect on everyone!

logo-1There has been a lot of buzz about Beach Bash Beach Wear on my blog lately! It is because they have adorable retro swimsuits! They carry up to a size 4XL and offer a variety of styles fit for a pinup queen! Here are some of my favorites on the website!

I am obsessed with Gardenia and It runs up to a size 3XL!IMG_8786__29291_1335983492_1280_1280-500x500

Midnight Swimsuit

If you want to go with a one piece, the midnight suit is for you! This runs up to a size 4XL!

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Last but not least, my personal favorite is the Tan Lines bikini I am wearing above! This one runs up to a 3XL!

Now tell me..Which one of these retro brands is your favorite?


23 Comments on “Plus Size Retro Clothing & Swimwear!

  1. Nice to know that these designers are thinking about all woman and making it so much easier to shop. Great post.

  2. A word to the wise…Mode Merr clothes run small…I got a top that was marked XXXL and it was more like a Large. 😦

  3. Thanks V.V. for the info im surely gona check out their site! Luv the swimsuits!💋

  4. love this article and tess munster!!!! #effyourbeautystandards

  5. I’m loving the outfits/swimsuits with leopard print on – but to be fair to them all – they all rock their outfits and look bloody amazing.

    Great to know there are people out there catering for all body types… I’ll have to check their shops out!

  6. Bless you Jaz. As I big girl, I always appreciate a post dedicated to us larger gals. The fashion world (that includes retro lines) too often forgets about us or intentionally ignores us ( hello Abercrombie and bitch). I get really excited when I hear about lines that carry cute clothing for my body. I did not know about a single site you mentioned, except for beach bash, and I didn’t know they carried big sizes, I’m excited to check them out.
    I have no shame about my size or shape, while I wouldn’t mind being smaller, I feel beautiful as I am. But as a big girl it is so frustrating trying to find clothes that fit and flatter, I’m too much of a diva to wear what I call punishment clothes.
    You are awesome chica for writing this post. Most times when larger women are celebrated it is by other large women. I love it that as a slimmer woman, you wrote a post celebrating larger woman.
    I was already a huge fan of yours, I now double adore you with an extra helping of awesome sauce.

    • I am 64 with a few health problems but im not going to act like my life is over
      People tell me all the time that I look any where from 3o to 51. No one that age or any overweight lady should give up. Think young and be happy. I still wear my hair down to my waist. I don’t try to act like a teenager.. This is just who I am. I said all that to say this. I agree with everything you said and I too loved all the fashions.. May God bless you and all people who realize that overweight ladies and elderly ladies still have an opinion and and still like to look pretty.. Thank You Rita

  7. Hey there!
    I love your post! It shows that a curvy lady can be so gorgeous! The most important thing to wear is confidence and then all other things just add to your beauty 🙂 I like the bikinis the most and have my own blog about high waist types 🙂 They’re super cute (I have a thing for bikinis). Feel free to check it out at

  8. And lots of plus size pin up and vintage styles to be found at SexyPlus Clothing ( from Bettie Page, Stop Staring and more! xox

  9. Thank you SO much for this list, I’ve been having the worst online shopping day, wading through awful plus size sites, it’s been rough! Your list has given me new spirits and put me back in the mood to shop! Thanks for introducing me to some new shops! 🙂

  10. How do I order of your website… I live everything…I have been searching for flattering clothing.., thank you

  11. I have loved HellBunny clothing for years as the have plus size clothing for the retro/ Vintage enthusiast!!! Now I love love love, Mode Merr & the Curvy Kitten!!! Thank you for putting these great websites up- I’m a size 16 who loves vintage & retro clothing- now I have so much variety!!!!

  12. Oh my these are all so cute! I’m definitely a fan of that Black Cat Shag bikini though I’m not too sure it would fit on me =(. Really cute though!

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