The challenge of buying clothes beyond size 14

Christie, 32, who struggled with an eating disorder for most of her 20s, wears a size 26, putting her in the plus-size category. There are a number of brands, including home-grown Australian businesses, catering to plus-size, but overall there is more limited choice, and it is less accessible with most clothing sold exclusively online and at higher prices.

“You go to a wedding and all the fat women are wearing the same dress because all we could do was go to City Chic,” she says.

Lacey-Jade Christie is a body positivity and plus-size fashion influencer who wants to see mainstream brands introduce bigger sizes.

Lacey-Jade Christie is a body positivity and plus-size fashion influencer who wants to see mainstream