High Street name, River Island, is the latest retailer to switch on to home shopping, with the launch of its first mail-order catalogue offering its clothes by post.

The high street store launches the 32-page glossy "Delivered", featuring womenswear for spring/summer, on February 19.

There will be four editions of Delivered a year. An exciting development is that the garments are aimed at all shapes and sizes.

A new size 18 has been added to the Delivered collection, along with options for petite sizes and shorter lengths.

A spokesman for River Island said: "We recognised a need to offer stylish clothes for real women.

"We continue to produce excellent quality clothes, accessories and footwear at incredibly affordable prices, now with the added convenience of delivering your purchase to your door."

River Island joins the ranks of other retailers offering mail-order, such as the Next Directory and Tesco Direct.

By Deborah Bowyer