“I am fat, I am fabulous, and I want to enjoy K-fashion too! Of course, I can buy foreign brands online at places like Shein or head over to Uniqlo, but it’s not the same.” – If you can relate, this article is for you. Here are a few Korean plus size brands that are worth a try.
My Fabulous Size
Before I delve into all of the amazing places I’ve found, please note that my recommendations are based on what works for me and my size. So, it’s only fair you know about me.
My measurements are as follows: Height 161cm (5’3), Bust 115cm (46in) Waist 80cm (32 in), Hip 120 cm (47in).
As a result, my size is US 14 – 20. Korean plus size clothing usually begins at a US size 8. However, if you are curvy, you may need to wear plus size clothes even if you are within the typical Korean size range.
Fat n’ Fab Unisex – Osoondosoon
This online shop is exclusively plus size and uses real plus-size models in their advertising. It’s a small business created by a Korean plus size designer and it shows. The cut and fabrics they use are diverse body shape friendly. They offer casual clothes and non-gender binary options, making them one of my favorite brands when I was a student. They also sell bathing suits – which come in a wider range of sizes than the rest of their catalog. I typically wear a size 2 at this shop.
Fat n’ Fab in Pants – Richmood
Just a 15 minute walk away from Hongdae is my favorite Korean plus size shop. The styles and sizes they offer are diverse. They carry both their own brand and items from other domestic designers. For this shop, I wear a size 2 in tops and 3XL in pants. If you are a US size 22 or under, you have a good chance of being able to find pants here.
Richmood Address: 29-7 Seongmisan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-Gu, Seoul Weekday Hours: 11:00 AM ~ 9:00 PM Weekend Hours: 11:AM ~ 8:00 PM Directions: From Hongdae Station (Line 2) Exit 3 walk straight along the parkway in the center of the main street. At the first break in the park, cross over to the right and follow the street leading away from the park. Turn right at Motunui (you will see a center divider with greenery). Turn left at the large book cafe, you will see Richmood on the left.
Fat n’ Fab in the Office – ChicLine
Overall, this is my favorite Korean plus size online shop. All of their sizing information is extremely accurate. I love everything I’ve bought here. ChicLine sells high-quality clothes at a reasonable price. They focus on semi-formal and professional wear. Additionally, they are one of the few places that sells plus-size modern Hanbok. The size of their clothing ranges from S to XXL. I am at the limit of their sizing, only fitting into XXL skirts and dresses.
Fat n’ Fab in Basics – Spao
Spao is a Korean brand with locations all over Korea. In the Spring of 2021 they began extending their size range, now offering women’s XL and men’s XXL in select styles. I find that sizing at Spao tends to run large and is more in line with North American sizing. I am able to wear their XL wide-leg pants and in most of their tops and Jackets I can wear a size L. Larger sized options are limited. However, spao is a great option if you’re looking for Korean plus size basics.
Fat n’ Fab in Undies – ComfortLAB
ComfortLAB is another Korean plus size brand that actually uses plus-size models to showcase their products. They sell cute and comfy bralettes, sports bras and underwear up to Korean size 120 (XXL) but the material is strechy. The best point is definitely their prices! You can get a bra within the 20 ~30,000 won range.
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