We can’t believe this is Plus Size!

We said it for years before it happened, so when River Island launched RI Plus last year, their plus size high street fashion line, there was no one cheering louder than SLiNK magazine and the line has been such a mega success (thanks to all you lot shopping it) that the plus size offering has extended rapidly to more styles – that look exactly the same as the main range – and to new product ranges such as plus size swimwear, wide fit shoes and plus size lingerie. The thing we love most is that River Island’s, RI plus line constantly has us saying – Oh my, I can’t believe it is plus size. So here are some of our favourite bits available now, that we can’t believe come in plus sizes.

sexy black plus size bra river islandPlus size black lace, racer back, non wired bra £16, River Island

Do you ever remember a time when plus size clothing or lingerie was sexier. When we first launched SLiNK, it was so hard to find sexy plus size lingerie but now it feels like we have turned a corner. With more and more lingerie available above a size 18, this sassy bra gives plus size women the chance to flaunt it.


wide fit black bootsWide Fit over the knee black boots, £75, River Island, RI Plus

We have actually had a massive influx of wide fit over the knee boots – praise the powers in shoes – but we do think these ones are incredibly sexy too! And as the concept of wide fit boots, widely available on the high street is still quite alien, we still can’t quite believe the luck that plus size is on season, on trend and sexy as hell FINALLY! Get them while you can – because, over the knee boots look hot with everything.

plus size leopard print bikiniPlus Size Bikini Top in leopard print with embellishment £20 River Island, RI Plus

The bikini or fatkini as many have coined it has been popular for a good few years now, but it has always been the turn of specialist plus size retailers to offer a selection of plus size swimwear, so we love that this super cute, Ibiza appropriate plus size bikini (matching bottoms available) is out there to buy. And let’s face it, it ticks all the sexy beach boxes – leopard print – yes, embellishment – yes, plunge front – yes! Woohoo – where is our passport?

black plus size mesh bikini swimwearPlus Size Bikini Top in mesh crossover £18, River Island, RI plus, matching bottoms available.

There is always something super sexy about mesh. The see through abilities make it cute and sassy and gives off that street wear / sports luxe vibe and we really like the plus size crop type silhouette of this cut. The white lining also makes it feel really sporty. Oh and it has a super cute and sexy cute out scrappy back too.


plus size band t-shirtsVoodoo print sequin t-shirt, £28, River Island, RI plus

Kate Moss say ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ (seriously have you ever heard of such rubbish) but you can, if you like, steal her style with River Island’s, RI Plus collections of band style t-shirts. We love the sequin trim on this one too, the perfect way to rock a pair of jeans and still keep some high fashion glamour.


So there you have it, our favourite 5 plus size River Island, RI Plus buys that make us think, wow look how far plus size fashion has come and 2017 can only be an improvement!



-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine