A Guide To Shopping For Plus-Size Clothing

By Nitika on February 2, 2022

For some, retail therapy is the best way to destress, while others despise spending their spare time in a mall. And shopping becomes even more challenging when it comes to plus-size clothing. It’s no secret that there are significantly fewer options for plus-sized fashion.

If you struggle to find fashionable clothing in your size, here are some things to keep in mind.

Create a Vision Board

Besides limited options, plus-size clothing also tends to be significantly more expensive. Rather than wasting your money on something just because it fits you, we suggest creating a fashion vision board. Pin styles, silhouettes, decades, and colour palettes that you want to add to your wardrobe.

Explore Online Stores

Typically brick-and-mortar stores don’t carry sizes beyond 2XL. Luckily, you have access to a plethora of online stores! From Half Full Curve to Lea Clothing Co, there are several brands offering chic plus-size clothing.

Focus on Foundational Pieces

Investing in basics is a must regardless of the size you wear. We urge you to focus on certain essentials such as a pair of black leggings, a pair of blue jeans, a well-fitting coat, a pair of ankle boots, white sneakers and so on.

Invest in High-Quality Lingerie

Ill-fitting undergarments will make your clothes look awkward. So don’t hesitate to splurge on high-quality lingerie. Also, wearing shapewear can further make your outfits look seamless.

Don’t Forget Accessories

Accessories can jazz up even the simplest of outfits. Even if you don’t like experimenting with your clothing, a quirky bag or a pair of funky earrings can give your outfit an extra oomph. Moreover, accessories are usually easier to shop for.

Shop Beyond Women’s Section

Why gender clothes? It’s time to venture out of the women’s section and check out the men’s section. Plaid button-down shirts, graphic t-shirts and denim jackets are some options you should browse.

Visit factory Outlets

As previously mentioned, plus-size options are usually priced high. If you are on a budget, head over to factory outlets where you can buy heavily discounted clothing.

Find a Tailor

Just because something is your size doesn’t mean it will fit you perfectly. That’s why it’s important to get your clothes tailored by a professional. Even slight alterations can make a major difference.

If you are skilled at sewing, why not make your own clothing? You can easily find sewing patterns on Etsy and Patreon. There’s nothing like a custom ‘fit.

Though more and more brands are becoming inclusive, we still have a long way to go. Hopefully, the aforementioned tips help you feel excited to get dressed every morning!

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