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Where to Find Plus Size Clothes for Children

By Tyffani Benard ; Updated June 13, 2017

Shopping for children's clothing can be a daunting task. When your child is plus-sized, it can be even more difficult to find trendy outfits in the right size and price. In spite of how it may seem, there are options for finding stylish clothes for a plus-sized child. You may have to look a little bit harder, but it will be well worth it when your child loves how she looks in her new clothes.

Check Web

You'll find many online retailers that carry stylish clothing for plus-sized kids, such as macys.com, gap.com and oldnavy.gap.com. As the number of overweight children increases, online retailers are responding faster with more clothing options. These websites recognize that larger children still want to be fashionable. Many offer free or low-cost shipping, and great deals abound. The Children's Plus Size Clothing Retailer Directory provides a short listing of other retailers that carry plus-sizes for kids, but there are many others available. The best part is, you can do all of your shopping in your pj's.

Department Stores

Some department stores have responded to the need for kid's plus-sized clothing better than others. Land's End has a selection of jeans, T-shirts and dresses in larger sizes for children. JC Penny also has an extended-sizes section with many stylish offerings. Even when looking for department stores, the web is your friend. Check for plus sizes on store websites before shopping to avoid wasted trips to the mall.

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Next Size Department

Sometimes it may be appropriate to move on the next size department to find clothes for overweight children. It can be an especially good option for young teenagers to go from girls sizes to juniors. Boys can go from the boys section to the young men's or even the men's department. You will still have to be careful because some looks may be more mature than you want for your child. However, jeans, T-shirts and basics will be plentiful.

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