Let’s talk about clothes for the plus size senorita, shall we? Being overweight and wanting to wear nice clothes can be a real challenge and a pricey one at that. More fabric= more money. I like to think I dress pretty cutely despite my size. I wanted to share some tips for fellow women out there like myself.
I am currently losing weight but I am still wayyyy plus size. So let me give you some places I like to frequent.
I usually stick to these places: fashion bug/lane bryant, the avenue, rainbow, Ashley Stewart,and old navy the most. There are other stores that carry plus size clothes out there but they’re really expensive. Shit, Lane Bryant is super expensive but I buy on the sales racks or if they mail me a coupon. Same for some of Fashion Bug’s stuff. Now, Fashion Bug and I have a serious love/hate relationship. Some of their stuff is way frumpy and I have a bone to pick with their shirt lengths. They are far too short some of the time!
A great example of a LOVE is this shirt :
(that’s my great, gorgeous, (and make up talented) friend Kim on the right)
You can’t see the full shirt but it has great coloring, a cool print, and the neckline is a plastic chain-like necklace attached to the shirt. It’s a tank top and I pair it with a half cardigan usually.
I am able to find pieces on their sale racks often and make it work. Now, it’s the season for warmer clothes but what is on the sale racks are tank tops and tees. What I do is buy adorable tank tops and spend the bigger bucks on like a cover up (not that big of bucks though!) The cover ups are usually a long sleeved flowy thing like:
They work well and can become staples for your colder months. This way you can spend WAYY less money. That black cover up thingy you can wear with tons of different tank tops underneath and it transforms your outfits. Especially if you wear different accessories with it. I get cheap accessories at Forever 21 or Beauty Supply stores. (The ones that have no real name but you can buy great shit for your hair and get dollar earrings too!)
My favorite store for color is Ashley Stewart. Their stuff can be more on the pricier side but their blouses are GORGEOUS.
Just because we’re big doesn’t mean ya gotta shy away from color.
My favorite shirt from there is this blue one:
It looks a little unflattering because of the way i’m sitting. But i love the colors and how it looks like a painting. I wore it with a fashion bug zebra print cami underneath. That cami is my FAVORITE. I wear it all the time. Now that pairing was for an 80’s party so I just wanted to be colorful and crazy. A
Honorable mentions for where you can get plus size clothes are Forever 21 and maternity stores/sections. That’s right. Maternity! Before I get into that I wanted to talk about forever 21. Their sizes are plus JUNIOR. Similar to DEB. If you’re in the 22/24 or 26/28 sizes you’d probably want to shy away from Forever 21. They only reason I mention them is because you can find cool oversized cardigans and things like that. I bought a little grey shrug from there that has diamonds on the shoulders and that works well. I also bought a green beaded top from there and it fit fine. It’s all about looking.
Now, Maternity. I can fit in some xl maternity clothes no joke. It all depends on the material. I have 3 maternity shirts and no one can tell that’s what they are. Just check out the sections and experiment.
I hope these tips are helpful for you. I know there are other sites like torrid but torrid is RIDICULOUSLY PRICED. Seriously, a t shirt for 30 bucks? Hell to the nah. I shop online SOMETIMES. Usually for old navy. I save my money from shopping online by using ebates.
That site is literally amazing. You sign up for the site (use that link above so you can get free five bucks!) and then you search for the store you wanna shop on and get a percentage back. It’s usally just 8% or something. They have coupons on there as well you can use to save money too. I am all about a bargain even though I am a totes mcgotes shopaholic.
SO thats that. This post was not sponsored or anything. I just wanted to help my fellow plus size divas. That button for ebates is part of their tell a friend program but I don’t get anything unless you sign up and buy something. So happy shopping!