Plus Size Fit Guide

Plus size clothing, designed for you: our fit guide

When we first started developing PLUS in 2015, we 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.

All of the garment measurements represent the measurements of the actual clothing. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our sizing chart, which includes body measurements.

Our Classic Shirt is the perfect oversized button down, designed to be a nightshirt, a shirt dress, a beach coverup or to be worn with jeans. 

  • Extra Large: bust is 25" (circumference 50"), hip is 28.5" (circumference 57"), front length is 35.25", sleeve length is 25.5"
  • XX Large: bust is 26" (circumference 52"), hip is 29.5" (circumference 59"), front length is 35.75", sleeve length is 25.5"

Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size XL.

The Cuffed Sleeve Shirt is a chic, sleeveless button down shirt that you can wear as pyjamas, with jeans, or paired with a skirt. You can't go wrong with this roomy cut with a dropped shoulder and slight high-low hem

  • Extra Large: bust measurement is 25.5" (circumference 51"), front length is 27.5", hem is 32" (circumference is 64")
  • XX Large: bust measurement is 28" (circumference 56"), front length is 28", hem is 34" (circumference is 68")
  • XXX Large: bust measurement is 29.5" (circumference 59"), front length is 28", hem is 36" (circumference is 72")
  • XXXX Large: bust measurement is 31.5" (circumference 63"), front length is 29", hem is 37.5" (circumference is 75")
Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size XL.

We've taken our classic Sleep Shirt and switched it up with a slightly flared shape. For our Flared Sleep Shirt, the pockets and seam lines make it modern and functional. It's great to wear at home but also works as a dress. 

  • Extra Large: Bust 25.75" (51.5" circumference), sleeve length 19", front length 39.5"
  • XX Large: Bust 27.75" (55.5" circumference), sleeve length 19", front length 40"
Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip.

We thought we'd nailed it with our classic nightshirts, but when we started getting letters from customers begging for modest sleepwear and a floor length nightshirt, we knew it was time to take action. The Full Length Sleep Shirt was an instant hit, for cold-weather customers wanting to cover up in winter, and warm-weather customers looking for something with coverage to wear poolside.

  • Extra Large: Chest width is 24" (circumference 48"), front length is about 54", sleeve length is 19.25", and hem width is 41.5" (circumference 83")
  • XX Large: Chest width is 25.5" (circumference 51"), front length is about 54.25", sleeve length is 19.5", and hem width is 43.75" (circumference 87.5")

Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size XL.

This is our first skirt, so we wanted to design something chic and easy that you can slip on. Plus, it has pockets! With elastic on the back half of the waistband, the House Skirt can stretch comfortably up to 4 inches larger so the skirt can be worn at the natural waist or lower on the hips if desired.

  • Extra Large: waist is 20" relaxed (circumference 40"), length is 29", hem sweep is 45" (circumference 90"). Fits US size 14/16.
  • XX Large: waist is 22" relaxed (circumference 44"), length is 29.5", hem sweep is 47" (circumference 94"). Fits US size 18/20.

Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size XXL.

A modern version of the classic knee-length nightshirt, the Long Sleep Shirt is one of our best selling shapes. This one is long enough that you won't feel uncomfortable wearing it in front of house guests or in-laws.

  • Plus size: chest width is 26" (circumference 52"), high hip width is 32.5" (65" circumference), sleeve length is 23", bicep measurement is 9.5" (circumference 19"), and length at centre back is 45".
  • X Plus size: chest width is 32" (circumference 64"), high hip width is 34" (68" circumference), sleeve length is 23", bicep measurement is 10" (circumference 20"), and length at centre back is 46.5".
  • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market

Plus size cotton nightshirts

Top row: Long Sleep Shirt Plus. Lydia is 5'2", 41.5" bust and 55" hip. Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. Bottom row: Britt is wearing the Long Sleep Shirt X Plus. Britt is 5'8" with a 50" bust and 55" hip.

A full length version of our popular Two Pocket Sleep Shirt, the Long Two Pocket Sleep Shirt is a button up nightshirt features a straight body, high side slits, front pockets, and a cuffed short sleeve. This dramatic shape has a wonderful swing when you walk. 

  • Plus: Chest width is 24.5" (circumference 50"), collar to shoulder is 8.5", and shirt length is 54"
  • This style has a slightly smaller fit than our standard plus size pieces. We recommend you check the measurements.

    We haven't tried to reinvent the wheel with the Lounge Pant – we've just made a classic pyjama pant in a super nice cotton, which is actually something that is quite hard to find. Please note that this pant features an elastic waistband at the back that will comfortably stretch an additional 4 inches.

    • Extra Large: waist is 38", hip is 48.75", side seam is 42.25", inseam is 30".
    • XX Large: waist is 44", hip is 52.75", side seam is 43", inseam is 30.5".
    • XXX Large: waist is 48", hip is 56.75", side seam is 43", inseam is 30.5". 
    • XXXX Large: waist is 52", hip is 60.75", side seam is 43", inseam is 30.5  

    Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the XX Large Lounge Pants.

     

    Our best-selling Lounge Pant now cut into a great pair of shorts. Designed to be worn as is or cuffed, these easy shorts are great for lounging, sleeping, and wearing on hot summer days. More information coming soon.

    The Oversized Kaftan is a loose, comfortable, chic piece you can wear at home, poolside, or even as a dress. This luxury kaftan shape features a wide sleeve and minimal turn-on-turn hem that is simple to shorten if needed. This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market, made to fit loosely and cover sizes XXL to 5X. It's an oversized piece and if you are an XL or small XXL, you may want to opt for the smaller One-Size Oversized Kaftan.

    • PLUS: Chest width is 42.5" (85" circumference), front length is 53.5", sleeve opening is 9.5" (19" circumference"), hem opening is 38" (76" circumference). Ideal for sizes XXL to 5X
    • One Size: Chest width is 32.5" (65" circumference, Front length is 53.5", sleeve opening is 9.5" (19" circumference"), hem opening is 28" (56" circumference). Ideal for sizes XS to XL

    Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip, she is wearing the Plus Size Oversized Kaftan in Giant Blue Stripe on the left. She is wearing the One Size Oversized Kaftan in White Linen on the right.

    When we designed this nightie seven years ago, we immediately know it was going to be a winner. Fast forward to today, and the Sleeveless Nightie is still one of our best sellers. It's easy to wear, comfortable, and feminine but not overly girly.

    • Plus size: chest width is 25" (circumference 50") with adjustable drawstring at back and neckline, strap width is 2", length at centre front is 33", length at centre back is 39", and width at hem is 40.5".
    • X Plus size:  chest width is 30.25" (circumference 60.5") with adjustable drawstring at back and neckline, strap width is 2", length at centre front is 33", length at centre back is 39", and width at hem is 44".
    • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market

    pink cotton plus size nightie

    Top row: Sleeveless Nightie in Plus - Lydia is 5'2", 41.5" bust and 55" hip. Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. Bottom row: Britt is wearing the Sleeveless Nightie in X Plus. Britt is 5'8" with a 50" bust and 55" hip.

    This is our famous nightshirt – the one customers have been buying ever since The Sleep Shirt was founded in 2012. You'll find fans of the Short Sleep Shirt wearing it to bed, when they're lounging around the house, as a day shirt, or even on the beach.

    • Plus size: chest width is 26" (circumference 52"), high hip width is 32.5" (65" circumference), sleeve length is 23", bicep measurement is 9.5" (circumference 19"), and length at centre back is 38".
    • X Plus size: chest width is 32" (circumference 64"), high hip width is 34" (68" circumference), sleeve length is 23", bicep measurement is 10" (circumference 20"), and length at centre back is 39.5".
    • This shape was developed specifically for the plus size market

    Plus size sleepwear, blue and white striped cotton

    Top row: Short Sleep Shirt in Plus - Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip, Lydia is 5'2", 41.5" bust and 55" hip. Bottom row: Britt is wearing the Short Sleep Shirt in X Plus. Britt is 5'8" with a 50" bust and 55" hip.

    You need the Boat Neck T-Shirt in your life. With a chic boat neckline and an elegant three-quarter sleeve, it's a classic shape that works with jeans, skirts, under a blazer, with a cardigan, or with pyjama bottoms.

    • Extra Large: bust is 23" (46" circumference), front length is 26.5", hem circumference is 50.5", sleeve length is 17"
    • XX Large: bust is 24.5" (49" circumference), front length is 27", hem circumference is 53.5", sleeve length is 17.25"

    Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size Extra Large T-Shirt.

    Our version of the Classic T-Shirt has a body that's slim around the bust, loose around the hips, and has a high-low hem that covers the bum. For the fabric, we chose a smooth, medium weight stretch cotton blend that drapes well and doesn't cling.

    • Extra Large: bust is 22.5" (45" circumference), front length is 27.75", hem circumference is 49.5"
    • XX Large: bust is 24" (48" circumference), front length is 28.25", hem circumference is 52.5"

    Model Measurements: Height 5' 9.5", Chest 41", Hips 45", Waist 33". Model is wearing the Extra Large T-Shirt 

    Charlotte, right, is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size Extra Large T-Shirt ." Lydia, left, 5'2", 41.5" bust and hips 55.5". They are wearing size XX Large.

    Our Scoop Neck T-shirt was designed to wear on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and sweaters. It's a wardrobe essential available in both short and long sleeve options. It features a sophisticated scoop neckline with a more fitted bodice than our other T-shirts. This is a wonderful cotton-blend stretch jersey that's medium weight and drapes beautifully – we promise it won't be sheer. 

    • Extra Large: bust is 21" (42" circumference), front length is 27.38", hem sweep is 22" (44" circumference), long sleeve length is 24"
    • XX Large: bust is 22.5" (45" circumference), front length is 27.88", hem sweep is 23.5" (47" circumference), long sleeve length is 24.25"

    Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a size Extra Large T-Shirt in both styles.

    Our customers asked for more button up nightshirts and more pockets, so we delivered. The Two Pocket Sleep Shirt has been popular as a nightshirt, tunic, dress, or beach coverup since it launches a few years ago. 

    • Plus size: chest width is 24.5" (circumference 49"), collar to shoulder is 8.25", and shirt length is 35"
    • This style has a slightly smaller fit than our standard plus size pieces. We recommend you check the measurements.

    Plus size white linen tunic

    Charlotte is 5'10" with a 44" bust and 47" hip. She is wearing a Plus size.

    SIZING CHART

    Use this size chart to determine the right size for you based on your body measurements.

    Plus size sleepwear size chart for The Sleep Shirt

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