Trends-Fashion-Fit: Dress Accordingly to your Body Type

Whoever grew up with the words “honey, don’t forget to pick out a trendy outfit for school today” or “Lisa, review your Vogue before class”.   Who starts a trend?  A trendy person?  There are lots of trends:  food, yoga, apps, wine and of course my favorite fashion.  Coco Channel truly had some of these best quotes pertaining to fashion, like:

That says it All for me.

  • Be you
  • Be your own trend

Especially when it comes to plus size clothing.  You can combine trends in small amounts but the most important is to know your body type first.  Take a look into the mirror.  What is reflected back you?  Is your body type any of these:

  • apple,
  • pear or
  • hourglass

Every women has a certain body type which is unique and beautiful.  Street clothing trends do not feature sizing for women over a size 14 and in fact definitely not over size 16.   That is the truth.  However they are catching up with women’s plus size clothing companies like Kiyonna. (Lane Bryant dances around trends and Macy’s sizing stops at a 2x.  I will not even discuss Express!)  Often when a skinny-trendy-fashion is introduced it does not translate so well into plus sized clothes.  The designers do not understand our proportions.  WE DO NOT GET WIDER! OUR SHOULDERS and NECKS DON’T INCREASE IN THICKNESS AND WIDTH!

I am not going to tell you what to wear for your body type; instead this is a lecture to discover clothing that fits and accentuates your best features.  If you are a pear you have a bit of a waist and curves about the hips.  If you are an apple celebrate your body shape, because you have curves!  Now here is the secret:  the best plus size clothing you can purchase and wear is the one that looks best on you.  Let the skinny’s spend their monies on fashion that is meant to go out of style.  Instead you will always be in fashion because you have set the trend.

Now go out there and show them!  Build a clothing collection that is YOU!

Smart Plus Size Clothing for the Office

You always want to look your very best in office plus size clothing. But the sad reality is that some department stores and clothing boutiques seem to be stuck in the past. It can be hard to find smart, professional plus size clothing in sizes 18 and up. Even if you can find some outfits in your size at local stores, chances are the styles are not what you are looking for.

Thanks to online retailers and modern designers, however, it is now easier than ever before to find great professional outfits in plus sizes. Consider the following suggestions for putting together a gorgeous and impressive wardrobe for the office.

Plus Size Clothing

Stick to the Classics

Classic plus size clothing pieces look great in the office. They do not have to be trendy or particularly stunning; they get their great looks from simple colors and fashions that never go out of style. Neutrals look great, such as a white blouse under a grey business jacket with pants or a skirt. You can also use colors like black, navy, or brown. Do not be afraid to add a splash of color with a vibrant blouse or bright accessories in your favorite hue.

Office Plus Size Clothing

Stay Comfortable

You can look great in your office plus size clothing while still feeling cool and comfortable all day long. Tunic tops are a nice option since they are flattering to many body shapes but are not too tight or restricting to be comfortable. They look fantastic with skirts and dress slacks so you can mix and match them to create several different outfits.

Professional Plus Size Clothing

If you are having trouble creating the plus size clothing professional wardrobe you want, try shopping at some new online retailers to find unique fashions that fit your taste. That way you can make some lovely work ensembles that will impress co-workers, clients, and managers.

New Women’s Plus Size Clothing Ideas for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to rethink your plus size clothing wardrobe and add some lovely new color and life to your outfits. After the dark and dreary days of winter it feels great to get out lighter, brighter blouses and let spring inspire your style. There are three great ways to get a whole new look this spring.

New Color

Some women shy away from big size bright colors and light pastels. There is still the unnecessary stereotype that plus size clothing has to be black or at the very least made in dull colors. Reject those outdated ideas – bring new color into your spring wardrobe.

If you are looking to get inspired by the season, go for a floral theme. Let the blooming flowers all around you create the perfect color palette for your new spring style.

Freshen up your outfits and create a clean, bright style by complementing pastel tops with white pants and skirts. Brightly colored skirts look great too; they can liven up an outfit and create a gorgeous ensemble that is perfect for spring.

Plus Size Clothing for Spring

Plus Size Clothing for Spring

New Accessories

Bring the bright, clean look of spring to your accessories too. Chunky necklaces, bracelets, and rings in spring colors are perfect for complementing even a casual outfit. If a spring day gets a little chilly, add a pastel colored scarf to your outfit; it’s a simple accessory that does a lot to dress up your look.

Women's Plus Size Clothing with Spring Accesories

Women's Plus Size Clothing with Spring Accessories

New Style

Tunic tops look great for spring. They coordinate perfectly with cool, flowing skirts for a warm weather style that is sure to get you lots of complements. Celebrate the season by getting out of your heavy winter wear and into lightweight spring attire that makes you look fabulous.

Spring-Inspired Plus Size Clothing

Spring-Inspired Plus Size Clothing

What changes will you be making to your plus size clothing wardrobe this spring? Have you found new women’s plus size clothing designs featuring pastels or floral prints? Please let us know in the comments section.

Building your Women’s Plus Size Clothing Collection

When starting a clothing collection it is best to start simple and basic.  Yes, I know you have heard that before but it is true.  Basic and simple are the classic foundations for any plus size clothing collection.  What you will need is a simple black top, black tank, black shirt (button down with collar and a scoop or V neckline) and black pants.  Next the same in white:  plus size top, blouse, tank or cami, pant and skirt.  You want to select clothing that does not have any frills.  What I mean by this – no ruffles, no pleats, no unusual tucks or turns in the fabric.  You want a clean line.  I am not talking about a potato sack look or a box shape.  I would look for basic arm and body construction.  I recommend having several types of sleeve shirts: cap, short sleeve, elbow length, 3/4 sleeve and cuff length.  Including a selection of many sleeve lengths allows you to coordinate other clothes for different events.

When you have your basic clothing collection purchased in both black and white here is the next step:

  • try them on one by one
  • mix and match white tops with black bottoms
  • mix and match black tops with white bottoms
  • coordinate ALL black tops and bottoms
  • coordinate ALL white tops and bottoms
  • take photos of yourself wearing different combinations
  • take photos yourself with coordinating shoes
  • take photos of yourself matching earrings and necklaces

Taking pictures of yourself wearing the clothing with shoes and accessories will help you remember.  I know that many times I am in a hurry and my head is blocked as to what to where.  I use my pictures of myself to remind me of combinations I really liked.  This will be useful.  Do not hesitate!

When you have done ALL this, guess what?  It is time to add color to your plus size clothing collection.

Check out Generous Fashions and Comfort in Fashion for classic and basic women’s clothes.

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 for Summer Travel

Summer is almost here, and many folks are already busy making their plans for this season’s vacation. While taking some time off is always enjoyable, planning and packing can be stressful. Here are some tips for preparing a suitcase full of casual plus size clothing for summer travel.

Lightweight: Summer style should be light, cool, and relaxed – especially when you are on vacation! So bring light cotton, linen, and jersey tops that won’t weigh you down. This will also help you with the second tip…

Pack Light: Traveling is much easier when you make an effort to pack light. This is easy if you bring a few plus size separates that can be mixed and matched to create several outfits. For example, bring a skirt to wear with some of your casual tops. Pack a dressy cover-up that matches one of your tops and now you’ve created a formal outfit – and you only had to pack one extra piece!

Pack Easy: Pack items that are easy to launder and don’t require ironing. That way you won’t be stuck searching for an iron in your hotel room. Casual plus size clothing that is easy to care for also tends to be lightweight, so you can check off the second tip, too.

Adding Spring Color to Your Office Plus Size Clothing

Spring is officially here, with its bright, beautiful colors and warm, breezy weather.  There’s so much to love about this delightful season!  And part of it is the lighter, cooler, more colorful fashion options.  Even when you are working indoors during the sunny spring days, you can still bring a splash of spring color to your office plus size clothing.

Colorful Tops. You might want to keep to more conservative colors at the office, depending on the dress code and general setting of the workplace.  But even in a very professional setting, you can use colorful, yet dress, blouses and jackets to update your outfits for spring.  Try plus size tunics in light greens, subtle pinks, and calm blues.  Depending on the season you certainly can add some edgy colors.  For example some tasteful shades of reds and pinks during the Valentines Day’s celebration.  When July 4th arrives spark up your clothing colleciton with some red, white and blue.  You can add a chain three strand necklace with r-w-b or a sash or scarf.  Even more simple is a handbag.  You can twist red, white and blue ribbons for liberty.

Spring Accessories. Colorful accessories help you add the feel of Spring to your outfit in an understated, but still gorgeous, way.  Beaded necklaces and bracelets in bright colors look fantastic.  Or use a bright belt to break up darker colors in your office plus size clothing.  Usually, muted or understated colors are the best.  Some choices for color accents might be turquoise, paisley, coral, honey bee yellow and pastel pink.  Of course adding any gold jewelry to these color combinations will look amazing.

Do you have any great ideas for adding Spring color to your office wardrobe?  Any interesting online stores that offer a wonderful selection of inexpensive jewelry?  We love to here from our readers so like us know!

Advantages of Choosing Wholesale Women’s Plus Size Clothing in the USA

There are hundreds of options online when you search for wholesale plus size clothing.  But it is important to consider a variety of options and find the provider that is best for you.  How can you do that?  By choosing one with great customer service and that offers wholesale women’s plus size clothing in the USA.

Many internationally based wholesale companies are promoting their products for low prices online.  While some may offer great deals, it can also be hard to determine the quality of these garments.  And customer service and delivery confirmation from international wholesalers can become complicated.

Wholesale women’s plus size clothing in the USA is much easier to manage.  These companies are found in the USA, so getting in touch with their customer service departments is easy.  You do not have to wait long for your shipments to arrive either, since they are shipped nationally and can be tracked easily.

Finding Unique Wholesale Clothing for Plus Size Women

There are many providers of wholesale clothing online, but it can be hard to choose a good source of wholesale clothing for plus size women.  Many designers and manufacturers are new to the world of plus size fashion, so they may still be figuring out how to size and style their garments for curvy women.  And you no doubt want to find trendy, yet unique pieces when searching for wholesale offers.  How can you go about choosing a wholesale provider?

The great thing about shopping for wholesale deals online is that you can do so from the comfort of your home and office.  And you can (and should) take your time.  So review several different wholesale providers to find out what special offers they are featuring now.  Make an effort to find honest reviews of wholesalers too so you can get an idea of the quality of their service and products.  Also ask lots of questions, for example:

1. What is your opening order requirements?

2.  What are the costs for shipping?

3.  Can I order directly from your Clearance rack?

4.  Do you offer additional discounts if I order in volume?

5.  Do you have net 30 plus credit card?

6.  If I order 2 or more months in advance can I make a deposit and pay on delivery?

7.  What is your return policy for wholesale orders?

8.  Can I exchange a garment that has not been selling for something more popular?

9.  Can I exchange sizes if I find that a particular size is doing better?

10.  Do you have someone on staff that is experience with the line and can direct to the best sellers?

Many online clothing stores featuring casual plus size clothing also have wholesale and drop shipping programs.  If you find a store with nice designs, ask them about wholesale clothing for plus size women.  Lots of wholesale deals are available at 50% retail prices or even more.

Casual Plus Size Clothing for Holiday Travel

Happy Holidays from Generous Fashions!

All around the world, thousands of people are getting ready for their holiday travel plans.  By train, plane, and car, relatives travel hundreds of miles to be together with their family during this special season.  The holidays are an exciting and memorable time for you to relax with your friends and relatives.  But before you can get to that relaxing time, you may run into a stressful task: packing for your trip.  What casual plus size clothing is best to bring along for holiday travel?

Keep It Simple

Over-packing is not a good thing; it will leave you stressed before, during, and after your trip.  Keeping your travel attire simple and stylish is ideal.  Plus size separates will help you do that.  Bring a few basic bottoms – your most comfortable pants and skirts – and mix and match them with some simple separates.  With just a few tops and bottoms, you can create several great outfits for your trip.   Pack some solid color pants (or 1-skirt).  Mostly likely you will have a pair of black pants, if not,  you should go ahead and purchase a pair.  Black pants as you know will go with everything and if you get a stain its easy to wash.  If you also have a navy pair of pants that is good too.  Try to say away from white color tops and pants while on vacation, unless you know you can get them cleaned.

Keep It Low-Maintenance

You don’t want to spend your whole holiday laundering and ironing finicky garments.  If you pack wrinkle resistant and wrinkle free items, you will be much more relaxed during your time with family.  Less time ironing means more time with the people you love, which is always a good thing.

Don’t let your clothing become an obstacle to a great holiday trip.  Pack simple, low-maintenance casual plus size clothing.  You’re sure to have a lovely holiday!

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