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 2022

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.

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
  • January 1st, 2022: 284 SKUs
  • July 1st, 2022: 379 SKUs

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

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 style is now live online. Shop X Plus.

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 style is now live online. Shop X Plus.

A boxy, short sleeved pyjama top

  • Shape: Short Sleeve Cropped Sleep Shirt
  • Description: Our best selling pyjama top, this shirt was based on our popular Short Sleep Shirt but we shortened the sleeve and the length.
  • Size Range: Currently available in Petite and One Size, we will be launching this in a Plus size, which will accommodate sizes XL to 2X
  • Delivery Date: 







This style is now live online. Shop plus size tops.

Short Sleeve Cropped Sleep Shirt

A feminine dress with ruffle details

  • Shape: Prairie Dress
  • Description: We wanted a big, comfortable dress that could be worn around the house or as a day dress. The flounce sleeves and ruffle hem make this piece fancy enough to wear out (we recommend adding a slim turtleneck and thick tights) and the loose, flared body means it is comfortable enough to wear curled up on the sofa.
  • Size range: This item is available in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and XX Large. 
  • Delivery date: 
This style is now live online. Shop the Prairie Dress.

    A loose woven linen t-shirt

    • Shape: Woven T-Shirt
    • Description: The woven t-shirt is our new favourite wardrobe staple. With a rounded neckline and a loose fit, it is the perfect day tee or pyjama top.
    • Size range: This item will be available in sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and XX Large.
    • Delivery date: This style is now live online. Shop Woven T-Shirts

      Woven Top

      A pretty summer short in size XXL

      • Shape: Curved Hem Short
      • Description: The Curved Hem Short is a high waisted short with a drawstring front, elastic back waist, side pockets, and a hem that curves upwards at the side seam.
      • Size range: This item is available in sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, and Large, and will soon be available in Extra Large and XX Large.
      • Delivery date: This style is now live online. Shop Curved Hem Shorts

        Curved hem shorts

        A bias cut slip dress up to size 4X 

        • Shape: Long Slip Dress 
        • Description: a bias cut slip dress with adjustable straps
        • Size range: Currently available in XS-L, this shape will soon be available in sizes XS-XXXXL
        • Delivery date: This style is now live online. Shop the Long Slip Dress

        bias cut slip dress, plus size, linen slip dress

           

          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.

          Nightshirts, nighties, kaftans, and dresses

          Tops

          Bottoms

          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.