While cities around the world gather to celebrate Pride this month, there is no reason why the celebration of the LGBTQIA + community should end when July 1st rolls around. Traveling and supporting LGBTQIA + people is something you can and should do year-round. If you are a member of the LGBTQIA + community or an ally, an easy way to show support is to trade with LGBTQIA + -owned brands offering plus sizes.
Money speaks and investing your dollars back into LGBTQIA + -owned brands and designers allows these companies to grow, thrive and serve their community, all the while equipping you with some deadly threads.
Knowing that the frustration of finding the perfect queer fashion piece and seeing the largest size offered is only a medium, I wanted to shed light specifically on the LGBTQIA + -owned stores and designers who either offer plus sizes or cater specifically to larger ones. – bodily babes.
LGBTQIA + owned brands that offer multiple sizes
1. Peau de Loup
Founded by Vancouverites Adelle Renaud (she / she) and Erin McLeod (she / she), Peau De Loup “Originally set out to redefine feminine etiquette in women’s clothing by creating functional, well-made, timeless clothing. In the years since the company started its mission, we have expanded to create androgynous style clothing designed for all bodies with curves regardless of gender identity..
Size options go up to a size 20 in shirts (52 “chest, 50” waist, 55 “hips).
2. Gay Pride clothing
Gay Pride Apparel is an LGBTQIA + and Mexican-American owned fire committed to “A mission to create a community of empowered, authentic and proud people around the world, all year round. We achieve this mission through our high quality and ethically manufactured products and by representing almost all identities within the LGBTQIA + community. “
Chromat designer structural lingerie, swimwear, and sportswear for plus size LGBTQIA + people. They are known to be one of them most inclusive brands to show for New York Fashion Week, showcases a line of models that are plus size, transgender, non-binary, over 50 years old, and 72% of their models are colored.
They offer pieces up to a 4X.
4. Queer Gear
Queer Gears mission, “Finding stylish queer-related clothing is a minor struggle compared to the discrimination and isolation that millions of LGBTQIA + members continue to face. Queer Gear is about bringing representation and awareness of this persistent struggle without stereotypes and helping any person show that there is unity in diversity.“
5. Trans Figure Print Co
Transfigurtrykkeriet is a Michigan-based queer-owned LGBTQIA + and size-inclusive printing company. Founded in 2017, founder Bailey and co-founder Riley have worked to create incredible designs rooted in trans pride, including their iconic Gothic design, “Protect Trans Kids.”
6. Pride of Sammy
Pride of Sammy was founded by Sammy (he / she) “to help spread LGBTQIA + pride! All of these designs are custom made by me so you will not find them anywhere else online. I created these t-shirts in response to people in my life who have told me, “you’re just going through a phase,” or “being gay is a choice.” I know I am not alone in these experiences.
I wanted to make sure all t-shirts are produced ethically. Before printing, the t-shirts are purchased wholesale from a 100% no sweatshop and environmentally responsible (WRAP-certified) production facility and are all printed here in the USA.
In the end, my goal was to create pride clothes that you would be proud to wear. ”
Shop Sammy’s designs heresizes go up to 5XL.
7. FLAVNT Streetwear
“FLAVNT Streetwear is an Austin-based independent clothing brand for everyone within and everyone who supports the LGBTQ + community. Starting with the goal of creating clothes that promote self-confidence and pride, FLAVNT is about being familiar with who you are and showing it to the world. We promote this message of self-love and self-confidence through our designs and actions by supporting the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as influencing individual lives through our fundraising initiatives. “
In queer ejet store, they offer sizes up to 4X!
8. Kirrin Finch
Kirrin Finch was founded by Brooklyn-based couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat. Together, they created a brand that “Meets the growing demand for gender-neutral fashion by creating menswear-inspired clothing designed to fit a range of female and non-binary bodies.”
“We challenge the fashion industry’s norms of what’s considered men’s and women’s clothing, and instead focus on creating well – fitting clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident in who you are. Learn more about what makes us to us. “
Their collections are available up to a size 24, with plans to add additional sizes in the future.
9. Tomboy X
If you’ve been looking for lingerie, be sure to give Tomboy X a visit. Tomboy X is created by Fran and Naomi and is a brand that recently launched a capsule collection at Target !!
‘We asked ourselves,’ How hard can it be to make good underwear? ‘ And by that we meant underwear that fits ordinary bodies and fits the way we saw ourselves. And underwear that any body could feel comfortable in, no matter where they fell in size or gender. ”
Tomboy X goes up to a size 6X.
Store Tomboy X here.
10. Black tie Bi
As a proud bisexual, I would be unhappy not to endorse “Black Tie Bi,“A shop owned by bisexual people who in their own words are: “Classic AF with alliteration, puns, finger guns, rhymes and good times. Seriously, but when you shop with us, you help to promote visibility for our entire community. Bi visibility is so important and this store was founded to create fun, unique and interesting designs for bisexual people to show our pride. Whether you want subtle pride or loud and proud designs, there is plenty to choose from. ”
Their sizes go up to 4XL and you can shop their amazing collection here!
This list is not exhaustive, but hopefully it will help you discover some new brands and make you aware of who you support. Rainbow clothing is great, but it’s BETTER to help an LGBTQ – owned business thrive.
Many of these brands also offer Pride monthly discounts and coupons, so don’t forget to follow them on social media and show your support all year round!
Did we miss your favorite LGBTQ-owned brand that offers plus sizes? Tell us in the comments below!