We’ll let you into a secret… It’s not about us, it’s about you. You are our inspiration. We love what we do, and we love creating pieces you love! 

We draw on design from around the globe, travel, art and culture to passionately create cohesive collections that embody everyday luxury. Our designs are versatile and coordinate across our range to form capsules or slip perfectly into your existing wardrobe. We create timeless pieces for wearers with an effortless sense of style!

The basis of One Six is a well-known, adored English label that has been producing plus-size clothes since 1986. We are dedicated to continuing the legacy of the plus size you have loved for many years. We are pleased to announce that our selection accommodates a variety of sizes, and each piece in the collections has been carefully crafted. Our innovative items are tailored specifically for your curves and are designed to flatter your fuller shape.

Our collections encompass modern classics, vibrant prints, joyful colours and flattering silhouettes. We want a One-Six wearer to be the best versions of themselves they can be and we hope with us you can create a wardrobe that embodies that feeling.

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At the heart of One-Six is our ethical responsibility. We are proud to create garments that transcend seasons and become legacy pieces in your wardrobe. By beautifully crafting our clothing we hope they will last for several lifetimes. We believe in good design not fast fashion.
We are happy to support local industry and keeping our carbon footprint as small as possible. This is why we make as many items as we can here in the UK.

We promise we will never send any clothing to landfill and where possible all our fabric scraps are sent to fibre banks to be recycled.

We also champion washing on a lower temperature as every little change makes a difference!


One six started in 1986 when a fashion designer named Helen Teague founded a company called Big Clothes.

Helen’s mother was a renowned Ghanaian seamstress whose dresses were worn by many, including the wives of presidents. Helen felt the draw of her family’s history in fashion and design.

Helen soon realised that her training as an architect was uniquely helpful when designing clothes, especially plus size clothing. A lot of plus size clothing fails to understand is the concept of plus size proportions. Helen understood plus size bodies and how to shape a flat fabric round the curves.

She identified as far back 1986 that nearly half of the UK female population wore a size 16 and above and they were under-catered for. 

In order to avoid the mistakes of many plus size clothing companies at that time, Helen developed an architectural formula to cover a variety of shapes that plus size women come in. 

This brilliant concept gave birth to the forerunner of One-Six. Helen introduced 6 sizes, which then became the 1-6 sizing system, the system that inspired our company’s name. See below our size chart.

  • Size 1 suits anyone from size 16-20 (Bust – 42; Hip – 44)
  • Size 2 suits anyone from size 20-24 (Bust – 46; Hip – 48)
  • Size 3 suits anyone from size 24-28 (Bust – 50; Hip – 52)
  • Size 4 suits anyone from size 28-32 (Bust – 54; Hip – 56)
  • Size 5 suits anyone from size 32-36 (Bust – 58; Hip – 60)
  • Size 6 suits anyone from size 36-42 (Bust – 66; Hip – 70)

Even though Helen Teague is now enjoying her well-earned retirement, we worked closely with her for many years to gain an exceptional understanding her unique 1-6 sizing system. We are now able to combine this with our own know-how of the fashion industry. It is a combination that will continue to create much-loved, beautifully made clothes that make you feel amazing. That’s a One-Six Promise!


As we make so many of our styles in the UK we are in the unique position to be able to offer  a ‘SUITS YOU” service where we can shorten the leg on trousers using exactly the same premium finish as if you had bought it just like that. 

We also offer an “exclusive order” service where possible. Have we run out of the size or print you wanted? Contact us and we can see if we are able to make one just for you! It will be pending fabric availability but we hate to see our clients disappointed to rest assured if we can make it, you can have it!

We are also able to shorten most tops and dresses with just a few exceptions.

If you have an enquiry about purchasing any of our items Please feel free to message us at [email protected] 

Please note we require a minimum length changer of 4cm to allow for hemming.

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