Got curves for days? Check out these size inclusive options for mid and plus-size shopping in Hong Kong.
If you are of a bigger size, you know shopping in Hong Kong can be an absolute nightmare. Not only are people of East Asian ethnicity generally petite compared to folk of Western or South Asian descent, but thin is also the ideal. But with the rise of the body positivity movement, and greater awareness about the perils of fad dieting on mental and physical health, we are finally starting to see greater size representation. Fashion, after all, is for everyone! So if you are looking to buy something cute and trendy, or even prim and proper, check out these shops across Hong Kong that carry mid and plus-size clothes.
Mid and plus-size shopping in Hong Kong
1. Fashion Corner Plus
Makayla Ng founded Fashion Corner Plus out of her own frustration with the death of options for larger sizes in Hong Kong. The ethos of the brand, that beauty has nothing to do with size, is inspiring and relatable. From the fabrics, to the design and cutting, to the actual garment, these clothes are made with voluptuous bodies in mind to help you feel comfortable and confident. Carrying sizes from an M all the way to an 8XL (UK 10 to 28/US 6 to 24), Fashion Corner Plus offers a huge variety for everyone. And if you’re looking for more fashion inspiration, follow #ourcurvystyle on Instagram!
Fashion Corner Plus, Room 216, 2/F, Yick Tai Building, 650-652 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok
2. My Rules Hong Kong
Another homegrown brand, My Rules Hong Kong, was launched by Gloria Tsui Hiu-ming. Tired of the typically loose-fitting or dark-coloured options in plus-size clothing, Gloria is making her own rules instead. Offering fun and flirty clothes for a wide range of sizes (usually L to 3XL), this brand has something for everyone – even an array of underwear and bras. Definitely worth a visit if you’re looking to add something interesting to your wardrobe, My Rules Hong Kong is a great place to shake up your style.
My Rules Hong Kong, Room C1, 8/F, Block 2, Golden Dragon Industrial Centre, 162-170 Tai Lin Pai Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, p. 9612 1107
One of the few menswear-focused stores on the list, XSXXL was founded by John Wu in 2007. Importing the latest men’s fashion in plus-sizes from all around the world, the brand carries popular labels such as X-Five, Wrangler, Stussy, Carhartt, and more. Offering sizes from 2XL to 8XL, XSXXL wants everyone to know that “style has no size”.
XSXXL, Room 913, 9/F, Kwai Cheong Centre, 40-52 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2610 0161
A great option for investment and long-term pieces, LoveIt offers a range of sizes for plus-size bodies. However, if you don’t quite fit the mould (not many of us do!), customisation options are also available. The standard sizes run from UK 2 to 22+ (US 00 to 18+), but you can tailor your fits to flatter your body. Although prices are on the higher end, the fabrics are of high quality and can come in a variety of colours and prints. Styling advice is also offered here, from what undergarments to wear, to what would look good for that first date. Additionally, for those who are struggling with shopping insecurity, LoveIt offers free private shopping sessions with stylists.
LoveIt, 1801, 18/F, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9137 3837
5. Marks & Spencer
You probably already know this, but the Hong Kong staple, Marks & Spencer, has great options for curvy bodies. The in-person store carries up to a UK 18 (already a wider range than most shops in Hong Kong), but the online store even has sizes from UK 6 to 24 (US 2 to 20). It might not be the trendiest of clothes, but you won’t go wrong in terms of quality and comfort.Plus, with many shops across Hong Kong, M&S allows you to easily try things on in person.
Marks & Spencer has locations across Hong Kong.
6. American Eagle
Did you know that you can find a pair of sturdy, reliable, and classic jeans for plus-size bodies right at American Eagle? The brand has been steadily working to diversify and highlight underrepresented voices and faces, expanding its jeans selection to feature the Curvy Jean collection, along with extended sizing for its existing jean styles. The sizing for bottoms ranges from US 000 to 20 for women, and dresses go up to XXXL. Men aren’t left out here either, with bottoms’ sizes going from 26 to 46 inches in the waist. Bonus: larger sizes and the Curvy Jean collection aren’t marked up at all!
American Eagle has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
Although there are some valid criticisms of H&M in relation to fast fashion, this brand is actually relatively inclusive in the sizing department. It stocks sizes from US XXS to 4XL, and even has a dedicated plus sized selection. With classic styles as well as funky branded collections, you can shop up a storm at H&M.
H&M has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
Online options for mid and plus-size shopping in Hong Kong
In addition to in-store shopping, if you are open to shopping online, the options are endless for plus-size clothing in Hong Kong. While shipping fees can add up, you’ll have access to an endless selection of stores worldwide. The Curve and Plus-Size line at ASOS includes clothes that aren’t only trendy and fun, but are also available in sizes from UK 16 to 38. In the men’s section, you’ll find sizes from 2XS to 6XL as well as options for taller folk. Shein also has a Curve and Plus selection, with women’s sizes ranging from 0XL to 5XL, as well as men’s sizing in XXS to 5XL. The prices at ASOS and Shein are truly unbeatable but – like all fast fashion – they also come with quality and ethical issues. But if you’re able and willing to spend a bit more, some of our favourite international plus size shops include: Torrid, Nordstrom’s, and Universal Standard. For men, the selection at Bad Rhino truly can’t be beat!
[This article was originally published in January 2022 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]