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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | SIC UK0.009 | Feb 2017

Plus points: Changing consumer preferences and an increase in obesity levels support growth

IBISWorld’s Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Evans Retail Ltd Evans Retail Ltd market share
JD Williams & Company Ltd JD Williams & Company Ltd market share
Yours Clothing Ltd Yours Clothing Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increasingly fashion-conscious consumershave supported significant revenue growth
  • Rising obesity levels in the United Kingdom have supported an increase in the customer base
  • The ongoing rise in the number of obese people is expected to support continued growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry has expanded substantially over the past five years. Whilst many other retail industries have struggled over the past five years, as consumers became more value conscious due to the lingering effects of the economic downturn, the Plus-Sized Women Clothing Stores industry has benefited from increased consumer demand. Key developments over the past five years have been the changing attitudes towards plus-size fashion and the growing customer base. Over the past five years popular celebrities and fashion advertising campaigns have contributed towards changing the perceptions of plus-size women and the fashion options available to them. As a result, plus-size women have increasingly demanded more fashion-forward clothing... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


The bottoms segment consists of trousers, shorts and jeans. This segment is estimated to account for the highest proportion of industry revenue, accounting for an estimated 23.8% of revenue in the current year. Demand from this segment has increased over the past five years. The revival of denim has led to increased demand from this segment. Additionally, as the work environment has become increasingly casual, women have begun opting to wear trousers, shorts and jeans instead of dresses and skirts.

Dresses and skirts

The dresses and skirt segment is estimated to account for 21.6% of industry revenue in the current year. The revenue attributed to this segment has fallen marginally over the past five years. Col.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Level of obesity in the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

    Businesses in this industry retail plus-size women’s clothing, which is designed for women that wear clothes of size 14 and above. The industry only includes firms that cater specifically to plus-size women. The industry also covers firms that operate purely online.

    Industry Products
    Dresses and skirtsBottomsTopsLingerie, sleepwear and swimwearOuterwearActivewear, accessories and otherFootwear
    Industry Activities
    Plus-size women's clothing retailingPlus-size women's accessories retailingPlus-size women's footwear retailing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Level of obesity
  • Real household disposable income
  • World price of cotton
  • Current Performance
  • Filling out
  • Rising obesity
  • Expanding competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating conditions
  • Consumer base
  • Competitive pressures
  • Table: Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Postal & Courier Activities
  • Products & Services
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Tops
  • Lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear
  • Outerwear
  • Footwear
  • Activewear, accessories and other
  • Chart: Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged between 45 and 54
  • Women aged between 35 and 44
  • Women aged between 25 and 34
  • Women aged between 55 and 64
  • Women aged 24 and under
  • Women aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • External Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Evans Retail Ltd
    JD Williams & Company Ltd
    Yours Clothing Ltd
  • Table: Evans Retail Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: JD Williams & Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Yours Clothing Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Body Mass Index (Bmi)
  • A measure of how healthy someone's body size is on the basis of their mass and height.
  • Bricks-And-Mortar
  • Describes a physical shop, distinguishing it from an online shopping portal.
  • Obese
  • A medical condition characterised by excess body fat. People with a BMI of more than 30 are generally classified as obese.

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