Friday, June 11, 2010
Trendy Plus-Size Clothing! Where can YOU shop?
Once you find somewhere that sells clothing in your size the fun starts. Now keep in mind this very important point – take a chance! Fashion isn’t just about what is stylish right now, it’s about classic lines, colors and items that FIT you the way you want them to!
I understand that many retailers are only selling items in larger or extended sizes online only (the why is another discussion entirely), but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to blacks and grays or cardigans and baggy shirts. Take a chance and worst case - return it! I’ll link to some strategies for shopping online but in the meantime start looking at these places which carry beautiful clothing in our sizes!!!
One thing to remember is this – in plus-size clothing you don’t always get what you pay for. Many retailers take advantage of using cheaper, thinner material so mind some classic guideline when purchasing clothing. Most well known designers sell extended sizes. If you’ve never ordered plus size clothing online try to stay to clean lines, classic styles and basics. As you get more and more comfortable with the retailer you’ll feel more confident trying other styles, cuts, colors and fits.
Below is a list of plus-size retailers that don’t break the bank along with their links. They are alphabetized below. A higher-end fashion list will be given later this week. If you’ve purchased clothing from the retailers below feel free to share your thoughts. These are a few of my favorites but there are tons out there. I tell people to start at places like T.J. Max, Ross, Marshalls and Gabes when trying something new. Hell – I’ve gotten some nice things from GoodWill too!!!
$ - Least Expensive
$$ Alloy – http://www.alloy.com
$$$ Ashley Stewart - http://www.ashleystewart.com
$$ B&Lu - http://www.bandlu.com
$ Deb – http://www.debshops.com
$$ Faith21 by Forever21 - http://www.forever21.com
$$ Gap – http://www.gap.com
$$$ Lane Bryant - http://www.lanebryant.com
$$$ Macy’s - http://www.macys.com
$ Old Navy – http://www.oldnavy.com
$$$ Torrid – http://www.torrid.com
$$ WetSeal – http://www.wetseal.com