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The Stigma of Plus Size Clothing

There is no doubt that the fashion industry has embraced plus size clothing during the last several years. It was once taboo to produce a plus size line, but now designers are racing to create their own. More and more women are also developing their own personal styles and enjoying the new world of fashion that has been opened to them. Sadly, there is still a bit of stigma around the term “plus size” that can affect some women.

Separating women into the “normal” and “plus” sized categories seems unnecessary to some folks. After all, can’t all of the sizes just be considered normal? Although this is one argument, more women are concerned about the advent of plus sizes for younger children. It could be difficult for a 10, 11, or 12 year old girl to shop in the plus size section and then be teased or singled out by her friends.

Obviously, debates of this nature are complex and multi-faceted. What is truly important is that, regardless of what they are called, designers continue to create stylish, flattering clothing for women of all sizes. For now, that means plus size clothing. If that title changes at some point, hopefully it will be in response to the greater acceptance by society of women of all shapes and sizes.

Casual Plus Size Clothing Options Online

When you search for plus size clothing on Google, do you know what you find? A lot of nice stores, most of which are focused on younger women’s styles. And that means lots of trendy outfits the fashion world loves today, but is sure to hate tomorrow. What about casual plus size clothing? What happened to the classic styles for more mature women?

As a woman ages, she becomes wise, experienced, balanced. But she never loses her sense of fashion. So, even though she might want to move past the trend chasing habits of her 20’s, she is not ready to throw on grandma’s moo-moo either.

Casual plus size clothing is perfect for women in their 40’s and 50’s that have beautiful bodies and a keen sense of style. Many designers are now offering mature plus size clothing for women online. So if the stores you find when you search for plus size clothing are not getting you the results you want, try adding “casual”. You just might love what you find.

Winter Boots for Casual Plus Size Clothing

Boots are a staple of any winter wardrobe. When you have to deal with snow, sleet, and cold, you want a nice pair of casual boots you can count on. Dressy boots are important too, but you need a pair of classic styled winter boots that will look great with your casual plus size clothing all season long. Here are some ideas for how to choose the right pair.

What is the weather like in your area? If you get little or no snow, ankle high boots should be fine. But if you will have to hoof it through the snow rather often, opt for mid-calf or knee boots. My preference is a simple black knee boot. They are warm, match just about every outfit, and keep my feet safe from the wet and snow.

Don’t forget to make sure your boots are waterproof and have good traction for walking in the snow, ice, and rain. Insulated boots are the best for cold climates. If you have a hard time finding the right boots in your size, try shopping online. That way you can find the perfect winter boots to fit your casual plus size clothing.

Plus Size Tops That Fit Around The Hip

Recently I was looking through my closet, trying to find something new to wear, and I stumbled upon a blouse that I hadn’t worn in ages. It was a gorgeous color, and I couldn’t for the life of me remember why I had stuffed this great blouse so far back in the closet. But I remembered the moment I tried it on. It fits great around the arms and chest, but it is way too tight in the hips. And that does not work for me.

It got me thinking about what features I look for in comfortable and casual plus size clothing. Because a nice outfit is about a lot more than just a pretty print. If I don’t feel comfortable, I don’t look comfortable. So I’ve taken this recent blouse discovery as a sign, from now on I will be sure to check the way my blouses fit around the hips before I buy them.

I got online and started checking out some of my favorite online clothing stores, and I was thrilled to see that designers have taken the hip fit into consideration on their new designs. Mature plus size clothing for women has to combine the right classic and casual style with a comfortable fit. If you’ve had a hard time finding tops that fit well around the hip, try shopping online using your measurements and online sizing charts to find the perfect fit for you.

Casual Plus Size Dresses

I used to have a terrible time finding plus size clothing casual dresses that would look nice at a formal occasion without being too dressy or uncomfortable. It seems like a lot of designers focus on making a stylish dress and forget all about comfort. But fortunately there are still some great designers out there making plus size clothing for real women.

I recently came across exactly what I wanted, a simple black dress that is comfortable and dressy without being overly formal. It’s everything I want from middle age plus size clothing; the straps are wide enough to comfortably cover bra straps and it has a gorgeous heart shaped neckline. The little elastic band at the armholes makes this dress super comfortable.

I love my casual plus size clothing, but I want to have a nice dress for more formal occasions too. My new plus size dress is perfect. When you are shopping for women’s plus size clothing, make sure you find styles that are both casual and comfortable.

Color Themes For Plus Size Clothing For Travel

If you have trouble figuring out what clothes to bring with you when you travel, trust me, you are not alone. Packing can be frustrating, especially if you arrive at your destination just to realize you wish you had brought a different blouse or dress with you. But if you take some time to plan out your outfits before you start filling up the suitcase, you’ll find that packing doesn’t have to be all that difficult.

I like to choose a color theme for my plus size travel clothing. That doesn’t mean that I’ll be wearing the same outfit day in and out. But it does mean that I can bring a few easy to match bottoms, like some black or khaki pants, and them combine them with several different tops. I love blue and green, so I usually stick to them when I travel. With a couple of colorful tank tops, blouses, and jackets, I’m all set for a great vacation!

Before you start packing for your next trip, take a look through your closet and see what color themes you could go with. It’s always best to choose separates that will combine with lots of different plus size clothing. And if you want to get some nice new pants or tops for your next trip, check out plus size women’s clothing stores online; they have lots of great options and will deliver your new clothes right to your home.

Here is a list of color combinations that look great together and you might want to consider.  If you have any color matches that you think are also exceptional please let us know.  Just comment below.

1. Classic:  black, white and gold

2. Safe bet:  black, white, black

3. Coral, turquoise and white

4. Gold, turquoise and coral

5. Khaki, black and white

6. Khaki and black

7. Royal blue or navy and black and khaki

Plus Size Women’s Clothing Fabrics and Prints

I recently went shopping with some friends and was thrilled to find lots of clothing in my size. It wasn’t hard at all to put together a cute new outfit. But shopping got me thinking about all the different fabrics and prints designers use. Which are best for plus size clothing? Here are some basic tips.

The huge no-no for fabrics is anything obviously clingy. I want to show off my curves, but clingy clothes grab onto my problem places all too easily. Heavier fabrics like cotton and canvas are definitely a good option. As far as prints go, they need to be proportional; big prints are OK, but there is such a thing as too big too. Stripes can be work great, horizontal or vertical. But you need to know your body and choose styles that match; horizontal stripes are best on pear shaped women who want to draw attention to their top half.

I like having lots of options, and I don’t believe in limited my wardrobe to just a couple fabrics or prints. You should try out lots of different styles and find what looks and feels good for you. Thanks to the Internet, it’s really easy to shop for plus size clothing. Designers that work exclusively with plus size women’s clothing have done a great job creating comfortable and flattering outfits.

Plus Size Clothing For Professional Women

All women want to look and feel great no matter where they are, including the office. But plus size women often have a hard time finding business attire that is comfortable and stylish. And some women end up settling for something that looks good but is totally uncomfortable for a long day at work. If you know where to shop and have a little patience, though, you can find outfits that look fantastic while still managing to stay comfortable throughout the workday.

Probably the most important part of your outfit, as far as comfort is concerned at least, is your shoes. Walking around the office all day in stilettos isn’t going to feel great, so save those for special occasions, like business meetings, when you want to dress up a little more than usual. A chunky heel or similar mid-range pump is best for most days at the office. They look great and offer plenty of support so your feet won’t be sore at the end of the day.

Of course, your shoes are only one part of a comfortable and stylish outfit. Plus size clothing comes in all kinds of different styles, so you shouldn’t have trouble getting together some great looks for work. If you shop online, you’ll be able to see even more styles of plus size clothing than you can in local boutiques.

Shopping For Plus Size Clothing Isn’t Easy!

I don’t think many people without curves realize just how expensive it can be to buy clothing when you’re full-figured. For one thing, there are less stores that carry plus size clothing for women, so you have to travel more to shop at fewer places. Also—and this may seem like a no-brainer—but the clothes require more fabric, and that often means a higher price tag. Most of my friends like to go out shopping together and sometimes I join them. I wish more stores carried both plus size clothing and non-plus size, so that we could shop together when I do.

Fashion Week For Plus Size Women

With all the recent talk about how more humans are become overweight year after year, it might be a surprise to learn that plus size clothing has held a piece of the clothing market for almost 100 years. And still, it’s only 17 percent of the entire women’s clothing market. I was happy to hear that someone named Gwen DeVoe has founded “Full-Figured Fashion Week” in hopes of bringing our plight to light in the eyes of mass retailers. It seems like every time I watch a reality show these days, someone is at fashion week in New York. There are NO curves on those runways!

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