A PLUS-size clothes store is set to open in Basingstoke.

This month, Taking Shape is launching its 17th store for larger-sized women, and it will open in Festival Place on June 19. 

The retailer, which uses the motto ‘Celebrate Your Curves’, is currently opening up a store every week in UK high streets, and has also launched an online website.

The company was set up 28 years ago and has more than 130 stores in Australia and New Zealand.

Described as fashionable clothing with personality, the shop sells work, weekend, evening and active wear along with accessories, in sizes 14 to 26.

Alla Buinowicz, managing director of Taking Shape, said: “We’re excited to have arrived on the UK high street and into such a strong plus-size fashion market. We believe that there is a great demand here for both our garments and commitment to providing a unique and caring shopping experience.”