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Torrid vs 15ShopStop vs Simply Be vs Fashion To Figure: Plus Size Fashion Compared

Torrid is a good choice if you like dresses from TV and movies such as Star Wars or Marvel dresses. 15ShopStop is the best choice for those looking for deals since all clothing costs under $15. SimplyBE is the right choice if you need more size variation with their 8-28 range. If you’re looking for styles for specific occasions like cocktail parties, Fashion to Figure is the right site for you.
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Torrid — Best Features
Free shipping and returns to all U.S. addresses.
Variety of comic fandom dresses such as for Darth Vader or Black Widow.
Best for: Those looking for special clothing from fandoms.
15ShopStop — Best Features
Nothing on site is over $15 in price.
Up to 15% off first order just for signing up for emails.
Best for: Those looking for more economical plus-size styles.
Simply Be — Best Features
Get dresses, swimwear and other clothing from sizes 8-28.
BE VIP credit card gives you rewards points and other coupons for loyalty.
Best for: Those looking for more range when it comes to size.
Fashion To Figure — Best Features
Get occasion-specific dresses such as for Backyard BBQ or cocktail party.
Matching accessories to go with dresses such as 15-set bangles.
Best for: Plus-size style lovers looking for apparel for certain occasions.
Review

It can be frustrating when not very many stores in person have clothing catered specifically to the plus-size community. The good news is that plenty of sites online do exactly that. Here are a few of the best plus size fashion stores around, including a comparison between them.

Torrid

Torrid sells clothing for women who have sizes between 12 and 28. There are physical stores for this company, but they also full online options including plenty of online exclusives. You can contact them at 866-867-7431 in the U.S. They have phone hours from 6 or 7 am to 7PM PT every day.

Features

  • Free Shipping and Returns to U.S.-As long as the shipping address is in the United States, you can get free shipping on just about any order. You can also return orders for free as well. If you scroll down to the bottom of the main page, you can hit “Returns” under “How Can We Help?” Here, you can hit the “self-serve return form” link to get started. This doesn’t include anything with hygiene concerns like lingerie.
  • Unique Fandom Dresses-You can get fandom dresses at Torrid including a Captain America dress or a Darth Vader dress.
  • Intuitive Search Options-It’s easy to pick size, color, price, customer rating, silhouette and other options to find the dress you want quickly.
  • Haute Cash Coupons-There are often deals called Haute Cash deals which might give you a $25 coupon for every $50 you spend, for example. These are often short term though, so you have to jump on them while they are available.

 

15ShopStop

The approach of this site is to only offer clothing that’s $15 or less. So it’s definitely going to be a good choice if you want to be economical. It’s worth nothing that this applies to single articles of clothing. So sometimes you’ll see 3 dresses for $25, for example. All products are also manufactured in the USA.

Features

  • 10-15% Off for Signing Up- a form for getting a coupon just for signing up will often pop up as soon as you visit the site. You have to copy the coupon code that comes up though in order to get the savings. If you stick around the site for a minute or two without signing up right away, sometimes this coupon will jump to 15%.
  • GeoTrust Seal-You can click on the GeoTrust seal to verify that the Internet security for the site is still good. It’s in the bottom right.
  • Multiple Social Media Contacts-You can connect with 15StopShop through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

 

SimplyBe

SimplyBe has sizes from 8-28, so they are a bit wider reaching than other plus-size options.

Features

  • BE a VIP Rewards Program-You get 1 point for every dollar you spend if you get their VIP card. You get $10 vouchers for every 200 points you spend. You also get $20 vouchers for other things like birthdays and second orders, as well as 15% off coupons for first orders. You have to get their credit card to sign up though.
  • Security Through PCI and Norton-If you’re a stickler for Internet security, then you’ll like to know that SimplyBe has a tier 1 PCI DSS compliance as well as a seal through Norton, although you can’t click on it for verification.
  • PayPal Option-In addition to MasterCard or Visa, you can also pay through PayPal if this is an option you prefer.

 

Fashion to Figure

Fashion to Figure gets reasonably good reviews online for the store’s unique styles. This includes especially dresses for unique occasions.

Features

  • Free Shipping on Orders Over $75- This isn’t as impressive as what Torrid has, but it’s not too bad in terms of the amount you have to spend to not pay for shipping. This is only for the continental U.S.
  • Occasion-specific Dresses-There’s a menu called “Occasions” on the site that lets you choose dresses for occasions such as “cocktail party,” “work week chic,” “Backyard BBQ,” Day to Night” and others.
  • Free Returns-You can also always return clothing for free through the site with a few exceptions.

Head to Head

Pricing

Skater dresses from Torrid such as the Captain America or Darth Vader style go for $48.50. These are often online exclusive.

All the dresses on 15ShopStop are $15 or less. Many of them are $12, and there’s even a 3 dresses for $25 deal as well. An example is the plus size blue maxi dress. This is made of Rayon spandex and goes for $11.

An example of pricing through SimplyBe is the Lace A Line Swing Dress which is $41 or so.

The Valley Crossover blue-green dress from Fashion to Figure is $29. It has a fabric belt and a dress slit.

Features

The “Contact us” link for Torrid is on the bottom of the main site under “How can we help?” You can fill out the email form, and the site says they are around to answer it 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Usually they will respond to you within 24 hours according to the site.

15StopShop has email and phone contacts available right from the main site. There’s no word on when they’re available or how long it takes to get a response, however. The returns for the site have to be within 14 days, and if you want a refund, there’s a $5 charge.

SimplyBe has a number for contacting them every day of the week. It’s 9-77-407-4675. They also have an “email us” link right at the bottom left corner of the site. You can specify for them to call you back through this email if you want. They do returns using a SmartLabel system that comes with your order. It’s $5 to return anything.

Fashion to Figure has free returns. Their contact link is in the bottom left.

Overall, Fashion to Figure and Torrid have the best return policies since this is largely free. Torrid and Fashion to Figure also have the best free shipping options, since shipping through Torrid is free, and Fashion to Figure only makes you spend $75 as opposed to other sites that require more.

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