Spanish fashion is notoriously small in sizes. So by any plus size woman who has moved into Zara or other major Spanish fashion chains. But that does not mean that there is something delicious to go after when the shopping gene pipes on it whilst on holiday in the South. In fact, the Committee is pretty good in the Catalan capital, and the style is most often with the latest trends – simply because the Spaniards are a people who love fashion and the latest new.
Follow our guide here – but remember as always on the best advice when you holiday shopper in the South: it seems like a great idea for a wild night on the beach, may not work quite well when you come home to the Danish weather. When you go around town and look at the shops, so keep an eye out for the words ‘ tallas grandes ‘ and ask for them – the Spaniards love their own language, as ‘ plus size ‘, you’ll probably not so much with.
C & A
Actually a Dutch chain, but with many shops in Spain. The style is young and unpretentious – with a good eye for the broad trends. Super cheap styles, so perfect for you who travel shopper on a limited budget.
Best buy: Funny T-shirts and pants/jeans
C/Pelai 54 and Avda. Diagonal 208-230
Violeta by Mango
You already know Violeta from Curves Ahead, but here you can actually go into a store and experiment. Always great. There is only a single Magobutik in Barcelona with Violeta on hoops – namely the here below.
Best buy: Casual tops and simple, elegant dresses
Rambla Catalunya 76
An Italian luxury-plus size-brand, there even is the only one who has shown the collection during fashion week in Milan. Elegant, but still for young women – and sumptuous materials. Here you will find both the casual and stylish.
Best buy: Jackets/Blazers, dresses and tops
AV. Diagonal 471 (El Corte Ingles) and AV. Diagonal 617-619 (El Corte Ingles)
Max Mara group plus size-brand, as you also know from Curves Ahead. Expensive and nice and here, you can find the investment pieces that you can use for years. Good to incorporate trends, that is relevant for plus size women. Have both elegant and slightly younger lines.
Best buy: Classics, evening dresses and shoes/boots with space for calves
Paseo de Gracia 23 and AV. Diagonal 617 (El Corte Ingles)
El Corte Inglés
Gigantic department store chain, which is everywhere in Spain and in many places in Barcelona. In the special plus section you will find brands such as Ralph Lauren Woman, Jones New York Woman, Adolfo Domínguez +, Couchel and Síntesis +. Also check out Felina in the lingerie Department.
Placa de Catalunya 14, Avda. Portal de l ‘ Àngel 19-21 and AV. Diagonal 617
Print our sizing guide and take it along on your vacation, so you can find your correct size: size guide
Please also read:
Holiday package: get the most out of the least
Vacation packing: avoid vehicle curls in the trunk
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