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Shoe is a Shoe is an Accessory: Match Your Tops

You just got invited to meet friends at TGIF for Happy Hour.  You go through your clothing collection and find the right top.  You pick your basic pant or skirt to match and bingo you are ready to go!  NOPE.  You forgot to look down.  Yes, you feet are also part of your wardrobe.  Please do not forget them.

Being a plus size 3x woman I always choose my tops, shirts and blouses first before I buy shoes.  I do this because its hard to fit the right fit for my size.  When I do find it and make the purchase then next step is to wash it.  If it still fits after washing then its part of my top drawer!  But I am not finished there.  Just finding the right shirt needs to have the right shoe.  If you are a shoe lover like me this can be really fun.  There is so much on the internet that one can really get lost.  I often find Pinterest a great way to start my hunt for coordinating shoes.

On a recent web browsing I discovered the shoe category at Etsy.com.  They have a nice selection from vintage to bridal.  In fact you can have a custom handmade shoe in the color of your choice.  For those you spend less than 30 minutes a week online I am listing a shoe artisan that you may find as a shoe resource.  Ginger the owner of 2dye4designs will work with you.  Simple.  Just message her and tell Ginger which colors you want to match with your new top, shirt, blouse or dress.  Her shoes are cotton.  They are made with love and sunshine!  The price for custom flat shoes is affordable, too.  My tip here is to try to match as many clothes as possible for one unique hand painted design.  If you can do this you will save a bundle and have less of a hassle when making a shoe selection.

Remember finding shoes should be fun.  Take your time and enjoy the discovery.

Comfortable Plus Size Tops For Fall

The summer went flying by and now here we are in autumn once again. The cold and breezy days mean it’s time to wear some warmer outfits. But a chilly morning can change into a warm and sunny day so easily. That’s why I’m all about comfortable and versatile fashions for this fall. I like plus size tops that are easy to mix and match depending on the weather.

One of my favorite new tops for this fall is 3/4 sleeve button up front blouse. It has a warm brown color with a stylish black print. I love the 3/4 sleeve; it’s just warm enough for most autumn days. And if it’s a little chillier than usual, I can layer it over a tank top too. The print makes this blouse look fantastic with ebony jewelry, which just happens to be my favorite.

I believe that whether you’re running errands, going out to a special event, or working at the office plus size clothing should be comfortable and stylish. Thankfully, some designers agree and have really outdone themselves, creating fantastic mature plus size clothing for women that is both comfortable and versatile for this fall. By layering your outfits and using some stylish accessories and jewelry, you can create fantastic fall outfits that are sure to get you noticed no matter where you go.

New Arrivals: Women’s Plus Size Tops

Just In, New Arrivals, What’s New and Hey, look at me I am here!  I love shopping or at least browsing the internet for women’s clothes, accessories, shoes and handbags.  I usually start at products that are New or have “Just Arrived”.  I especially do this when I am a frequent browser on a specific clothing store for big sizes.  This is a great way to discover new trends (not to say I follow trends but its always an eye-opener for me what other women are purchasing).  It is also a location to discover fabrics and basic styles.  Most clothing designers tend to use their classic pattern and adjust it.  The alteration can be at the neckline, sleeve or the body of the blouse.  I love to see their current ideas and of course will I like it (and will it fit!)

New Arrivals will be priced at full cost.  Usually, new clothes will be limited in sizes and their quantities.  Sometimes I buy a full retail price, especially if I really LOVE it and got to have it.  But like most women, I love a sale and discount.  I have found if I sign up for the online store’s Newsletter you can get a coupon at sign-up.  Sometimes their coupon is sent to you right away or it will come in their weekly or monthly eNews.  Here is a sign-up eNews site that you will get a coupon code about 48 hours after you sign up.  In fact,  they tend to send discounts up to 15% off any garments, which includes New Arrivals.

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When you go to Fashion Fulfillment’s Newsletter you have to choose. You have the choice of either Generous Fashions for Comfort in Fashion.  I find that Generous Fashions have more sales throughout the month, so I have signed up with them.  However, I have bookmarked Comfort in Fashion so I can go to the site whenever I have time.

Are there any women’s online clothing stores for big sizes that have New Items that you like?  Let me know.  I love to file a great find!

Women’s Plus Size Clothing: Sale, Discounts, Coupons

I love a sale!  At the moment,  www.comfortinfashion.com is offering a “Welcome” coupon.  It is pretty simple.  Just go to the website, browse their women’s plus size clothing, add to your cart and when checking out enter the code:  goodgoing

Your total purchase will be subtracted by 15%.  This is great!  You save on shipping and more.  Even better if you order $150 or more Comfort in Fashion offers free shipping within the USA.  And!  You can get the 15% off your first order.  That is a good deal.

Not too many plus size clothing stores for larger women always offer a newcomers discounts.  I think it is a pretty good idea to get the questionable buyer to purchase.  Often I can be on a fence about a website, especially when it comes to clothing and electronics.  I prefer to have sales and discounts on my first order rather than a coupon for my next purchase.  (Geez, how do I know when my next purchase is going to happen?  I tend to live from paycheck to paycheck!  And like most people, I believe, I already know what I will do with those monies!)

Besides Comfort in Fashions “Welcome Coupon” they have other sales.  If you go to their website there is a category Clearance.  Their Clearance is a very serious deep women’s clothing discounts.  Most of the tops, blouses and shirts are $24.95, as well as their separates, tunics and cotton jackets.  The price is great.  Of course their sizes and quantities are limited they usually have something in my size.  (I am a 3x with a bit of chest and need more room at the hip.)  This is also a great way to try their clothing.  Remember, this is a clearance category and garments are non-returnable.  In addition, they cannot be exchange.  But, heck for $24.95 its worth it.

I love to hear about other sales, discounts and coupons for big sizes.  Let me know what you have found!  Happy Shopping.

All in details

It is Saturday and I am dreading a BBQ on Sunday because my very judgmental and vocal mother-in-law is going to be there.

Ever since I joined the family, she has always thought it was OK to comment on every piece of my plus size wardrobe.  I wouldn’t mind so much, except her taste is very flamboyant – she is into big floral prints and bold colors and I am much more conservative.  I always prefer classic and simple plus size clothing.

While I like to dress well, I know that “less is more” and it is all in the details for women’s plus size clothing.

That’s why I love to shop at generousfashions.com or comfortinfashion.com.   I love their stylish pieces that are so well made and the prices are so reasonable.

For every day casual or dressy pieces and everything in between, they are my “go to” source for plus size clothing.  Their items really fit my shape.

It is going to be challenging and the temperature is forecast to be 90 degrees, so it has to be just right. A quick check of my wardrobe and I know the perfect piece for a BBQ with my mother-in-law – a V-neck with butterfly sleeves accented with crinkle print sleeves and bottom band and stitched neckline.  It is classic and simple in stunning lilac, but has just enough pizzazz in the printed trim to make it perfect for a fun summer afternoon BBQ and it is machine washable 100% viscose.

I don’t know what my mother-in-law is going to have to talk about now!  This top has all the details that she loves while fitting into my style taste as well. Ha!  I can’t wait now.  She is going to be so surprised that she may be speechless for a change!  I’m looking forward to a great day.

Is Black your color? – when, where, why

You may have heard announcements at different times by the fashion industry in women’s plus size clothing that red or pink or blue is the new black however the old black is still very much with us. It’s simple and practical for casual clothing and is always elegant at a party.

Black has always been connected with glamour. It works at most occasions and goes with most skin tones and hair colors. There is a school of thought that says that black is “draining”, particularly as you get older. This common belief might explain why older women frequently wear pastels and if they wear black, they accessorize it with a casual colorful scarf at the neck. Maybe it’s because black doesn’t reflect light and lacks some illuminating property that other colors have.  It’s more about if you choose a dramatic look or a soft one, not whether you look drained or not.

Is black the boring option in plus size women’s clothing?  Designers don’t think so – black is the dominant color in most collections both in winter and summer.  There are twice as many black pieces than blue and five or six times more than brown or grey. Black has long been thought of as slimming, especially in big size fashion, but actually black makes clothing draw back and isolates the face, so it emphasizes individuality.

Has black become the lazy translation for “stylish”?  Is it evading the entire concern of expressing oneself through what one chooses to wear?  Dressing in colors can be time-consuming and complicated —there are too many variables particularly with accessories.

Of course, as with all matters of plus size clothing, a lot depends on the individual, but bright pink, orange or electric blue can be far more draining to a fair complexion than the lowly, poor old black.

Choosing Sleeve Styles for Your Plus Size Clothing

Plus size clothing options in local boutiques and department stores tend to be rather abysmal. But have you shopped online for women’s plus size clothing recently? If so, you have found the massive array of options now available. You can find dresses, skirts, pants, blouses, and accessories in just about any size thanks to modern designers and easy to use online stores.

With all those big size options, however, comes a perplexing question that some women may not have asked themselves before. What sleeve style is most flattering for you?

Women's Plus Size Clothing

Just like the cut of your blouse and its color or print will affect how you look, the style of sleeves it features will also influence your appearance. When choosing which sleeve styles you will add to your wardrobe, keep the following tips in mind.

Cap Sleeves

These very short sleeves just barely come over the shoulder at the upper arm. Vertical slanted cap sleeves tend to be more flattering with plus size clothing since they can elongate the arms and draw attention to the chest. If your figure is flattered by this fit, by all means, choose cap sleeves.

Sleeveless

Going sleeveless with your women’s plus size clothing looks and feels fantastic. This is a great look for summer when you head out of the house on a warm day. They are also nice during the spring and fall when the daytime temperature can be warm but you want to add a sweater or cover up for cooler evenings.

Long Sleeves

Long sleeve styles tend to be a bit elegant and look great with dress attire. Long sleeve button-up blouses, jackets, and cover-ups all combine nicely with simple short sleeve tops and tank tops to create a stylish and dressy ensemble.

3/4 Sleeves

For most women, both casual plus size clothing and dressy outfits that feature ¾ sleeves are very stylish and flattering. They draw attention to your waist and chest without being too warm or too cool. This type of sleeve is a great addition to any wardrobe.

Plus Size Clothing in 3/4 Sleeve

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.

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