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17 Sundays

One of my favourite Australian brands, the basics range from 17 Sundays is perfect for the more laid back exercise type. Easy basics that will take you from a walk with friends to the park with your kids and back again. Seriously, I lived in these shorts all this Summer so far. The thing is, when it comes to cute shorts or lightweight casual basics, plus size is seriously lacking. I hated the unflattering shorts and shapeless tee’s that were available. I think that’s why I love 17 Sundays BASIC so much. Available directly through the 17 Sundays website or via The Iconic.

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Left – Stripe Terry Shorts
Middle – Cropped Track Pants
Right – Black Terry Shorts {gifted}

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Cult of California

This range is a beacon of stylish and sexy work out gear. Sick of black leggings and oversized tee’s? This is for you. When I first started complaining about the lack of options out there for plus size ladies, my friend Liv suggested I check out Cult of California. I wasn’t disappointed, the range is pretty darn funky. And had I not managed to secure a load of items from local brands, I was going to order the crop top and leggings. So if you end up with any of these items, please let me know how you go. But I know that Olivia wouldn’t lead me astray so I’m sure you’ll love them.

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EDIT: Sorry, now closed. 🙁 

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Female for Life

I met the firecracker owner of this Australian brand at Plus Size Fashion Weekend Australia. Mel took the time to showcase her brand and tell us a little about how it started and why it was important for her to start it. The range starts at a size 8 and goes through to a size 22. There is even a range of work out gear for the pregnant ladies. Having seen ladies of all sizes wear the gear myself, I can vouch for their beautiful make and colour range. Dani and Lori are both raving fans of the brand and that my friends, is good enough for me.

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See the entire range here.

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My first love and still my favourite work out brand. I wear the leggings or shirts ALL the time. My sister has the tanks. We love them. I look forward to adding the crop to my collection and a tank or two and the cotton tee’s {which I wear for casual clothes as well as gym wear}. The really fun part is that every season they release some new colours and styles. Fun, fun! If you’re a size 12-24 there will be something to suit your workout style. Seriously. This is my work out brand. Full stop. Highly recommended.

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Left – Collage Tee
Middle Left – Venture Crop
Middle Right –  Venture Jacket
Right – Venture Top 

And that completes my wrap up for active wear recommendations. There are some great Aussie brands doing some awesome things. I hope to see expansions in all the ranges to larger sizes and really encourage all woman, no matter their size to get active and get excited.

And sports bras, don’t even get me started on sports bras. However, Virtu’s recent addition of the crop top had me dancing around my living room. A step in the right direction for sure. Watch this space, I think there will be lots of great things coming up in this market. And of course I’ll keep you posted on them. Next week, where to buy cute plus size t-shirts.