Brand News: Updates on our Plus Size Clothing Range

Brand News: Updates on our Plus Size Clothing Range

Size Inclusivity is a Priority for The Sleep Shirt

Updated July 2021

There's a lot going on behind the scenes at The Sleep Shirt and one of our current priorities is to expand our plus size offering and our size range. When first developing PLUS in 2015, The Sleep Shirt team conducted extensive market research, working with a plus-size model on initial fittings and consultations, then having the prototypes tested by two additional plus size fit models to ensure that they were comfortable and the right size. All items in the PLUS range are graded specifically for the plus size figure and are fit on larger bodies before launching to the public.

While we are eager to grow this collection, the development (which involves grading, sampling, and lots of fittings) takes time. We've decided to share our work in progress so you can see what we are working on and when we expect it to be live. This blog post will be updated regularly.

Photo credit: Marielle Terhart

We have also decided to track our progress towards becoming more size inclusive. Below is a list of the number of active SKUs on our website, calculated twice a year. This includes all plus sized items and anything available in sizes XL or larger. 

  • January 1st, 2017: 17 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2017: 19 SKUs
  • January 1st, 2018: 22 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2018: 23 SKUs
  • January 1st, 2019: 27 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2019: 40 SKUs
  • January 1st, 2020: 65 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2020: 90 SKUs
  • January 1st, 2021: 104 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2021: 194 SKUs

Here is the list of items we are going to be launching in an extended size range in the near future.  

    Classic lounge pants up to an XXXXL

    • Shape: Lounge Pant
    • Description: Our best selling pyjama pant with a drawstring waist and elastic back.
    • Size range: Currently available in sizes XS - XXL, we will be adding an XXXL and an XXXXL to this shape.
    • Delivery date: Launched! Shop Plus Size Bottoms.

    Our best selling nightshirts in an X Plus

    • Shape: Short Sleep Shirt and Long Sleep Shirt
    • Description: Our two best selling shapes, these classic nightshirts are the ones that made us famous. 
    • Size range: These two nightshirts are currently available in sizes Petite (short only), One Size and Plus, which accommodates sizes XL to 2X (and some 3X.) We are adding a larger size, called the X Plus, which will comfortably fit sizes 3X and 4X, and may suit some 5X bodies.
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in July 2021.

     

    The prettiest nightgown now up to 4X

    • Shape: Sleeveless Nightie
    • Description: Our two best selling nightie, with a drawstring neckline and a flared body
    • Size range: This nightie is currently available in sizes Petite, One Size, and Plus, which accommodates sizes XL to 2X. We are adding a larger size, called the X Plus, which will comfortably fit sizes 3X and 4X, and will suit some 5X bodies.
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in July 2021.

     

    Two pocket sleep shirt on model and in ecommerce shoot

    A pretty button down tunic or nightshirt

    • Shape: Two Pocket Sleep Shirt
    • Description: This button down piece features a boxy cut, chest pockets and a short, cuffed sleeve
    • Size range: Currently available in Petite and One Size, we will be launching this in a Plus size, which should accommodate sizes XL to 3X
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in October 2021

    The perfect button down shirt, in a plus size

    • Shape: Classic Shirt
    • Description: This oversized button down shirt features a slight cocoon shape and a breast pocket
    • Size range: Currently available in sizes XS-L, this item will soon be available in XL and XXL
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in October 2021

    The Ankle Length Sleep Shirt is coming in a plus size

    • Shape: Ankle Length Sleep Shirt
    • Description: A long nightshirt with a curved hem and a slightly slimmer fit than our classic nightshirts
    • Size range: Currently available in OS, this item will soon be available in PLUS
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in February 2022

    A plus size kaftan with pockets 

    • Shape: Pocket Kaftan 
    • Description: A oversized cocoon silhouette with elbow length sleeves and pockets.
    • Size range: Currently available in OS, this item will soon be available in PLUS
    • Delivery date: This item is expected to be in store in February 2022

    Sleepwear in an extended size range

    Want to shop our plus size range today? Here is a full list of the shapes that are currently available in sizes XL and bigger. Consult our Plus Size Fit Guide for information on our fit.

    If you have any suggestions or feedback about pieces you'd like to see in extended sizes, then please send us an email at info@thesleepshirt.com. Customer feedback drives a great deal of our product development so we love to hear from you.