Shopping for Clothes as a Plus Size

Shopping for Clothes as a Plus Size

When you are a standard height and weight you are overwhelmed with clothing options as a plus sized person, you’re choices are much more limited.  Not finding or wearing clothes that fit properly can shatter your confidence.  Shopping may not be a lot of fun either if you don’t have as much selection as you like.  Consequently you end up with an undefined style.  Instead of bright colors you end up with a wardrobe full of black clothes because it’s easier and “black is slimming”.  Shopping for clothes as a plus sized person isn’t easy.

There are plenty of women who can’t find the right clothes and don’t know how to make the right clothing choices for their body types.  They get sad, discouraged and self-conscious, but with the right clothes you can enjoy the way you look and feel confident.  First, you can look great with the right clothes and looking good makes you feel incredibly confident.  Here are some do’s and don’ts for dressing when you are a plus size.

Let’s start with the don’ts:

  • Don’t wear clothes that are too big or too small
  • Don’t wear clothes that do nothing for your shape or make you look shapeless
  • Don’t keep clothes hanging in your closet that don’t fit
  • Stop wearing black and only black

Now let’s look at the do’s

Start with the fit – Start with clothes that actually fit, not too small or too baggy. Clothes that fit properly can accentuate your best features and you can use them to hit what you don’t like.

Clean out your closet – A cluttered and messy wardrobe filled with clothes that don’t fit does you know favors.  Stop hanging onto old clothes that don’t fit for sentimental reasons, donate them to charity.

Pick clothes that work for you – You need clothes that flatter your silhouette and baggy clothes don’t flatter anyone’s shape.  Get some clothes that are structured for your body type.  Here is a video on picking clothes for your body type.

Don’t be afraid of color – Don’t be afraid of drawing attention to yourself.  You will look fantastic in color, if you’re still not convinced then use color as part of your accessories before you jump into a brightly colored outfit.

Don’t be afraid of having a good wardrobe no matter your size, there are plenty of stores that have some incredibly trendy fashions that will fit any body type.  Embrace your curves and be bold.

4 Advantages to Buying Clothes Online

4 Advantages to Buying Clothes Online

Modern women are finding it easier than ever to shop for clothes, and anything else they want online.  There are some challenges when buying clothes from an online store, but despite that, online shopping is hugely popular.  More than half of shoppers prefer online shopping to heading into a brick and mortar store.  Online shopping is here to stay and here are some of the reasons why.

Stores Never Close

One of the biggest perks of online shopping is the fact that stores never close.  If you work shift work or get stuck at the office late you can still go shopping when you want.  Don’t feel like dragging your kids to the mall or have a million other things to do, you’re not alone.  In fact most women are in that exact position so if it easier for you then feel free to do your shopping on your lunch hour, on the commute to work or at 2 am.

Choice and Variety

The internet gives you access to stores from all over the world.  See a pair of shoes that you love in London, that’s no problem at all they can still be yours with the click of a mouse. Need formal wear for an event this weekend there is an online store that has you covered.  There are formal outfits, casual outfits and something to suit any style at all.  If you are into vintage or gothic styles and there is nothing local to you to find the clothes you want, the internet will.


Not only do you have the chance to go shopping at 2am and you can do it from anywhere you like but with smartphones and mobile responsive sites you have access to the internet from everywhere.  When it comes time to do your Christmas shopping and the prospect of heading into a crowded shopping mall makes you want to curl up into a ball, you can totally avoid all that.  Get into your pajamas and grab your laptop and you can get all your shopping done in one afternoon.

Not only is online shopping super convenient there are some great bargains to be had out there.  Online stores offer some amazing sales because they don’t have to pay for having a storefront and they can get customers from all over the world.  This is a perfect way to save money on your own wardrobe and any holiday shopping you need to do.

Reviews and Feedback

If you are skeptical about buying anything online you do have the chance to check what other buyers have said.  You can go to third party review sites that allow you to post and check reviews concerning the retailer or the product you want to buy.