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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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