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Universal Standard ( has become a favorite brand for many plus-size fashionistas, and for good reason. The online retailer offers chic, well-made pieces in sizes 10 to 28, with prices ranging from $40 to $350.

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And their new program, Universal Fit Liberty, will only strengthen their fanbase. Universal Standard knows that weight fluctuations are totally normal, and that size changes can create an emotional and financial burden.

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Now, if you go up or down a size or two (or more), you can trade in any piece from Universal Standard’s core collection for your new size within a year of purchase—for free.

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 Plus, gently used clothing sent back through the program goes to Dress For Success and First Steps, two charities helping underprivileged women build wardrobes to enter the workforce. Learn more at Universal Standard.

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By Erika W. Smith. 

Photo credit: Universal Standard. 

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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