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Tips For Finding Women's Clothing in Plus Sizes

Published at 03/25/2012 23:58:42


People come in all different shapes and sizes. Women, in particular, are pickier about what they wear and, unfortunately, many plus-size women think that they cannot wear fashionable clothing because there is nothing available to them. This may seem true if you are not shopping in the right stores. It is very possible for any plus-size woman to wear fashionable clothing and look great all the time, you just need to know where to find this clothing and what you are looking for to best suit your needs. Below are some tried and true tips to help plus-size ladies find women plus sizes clothing that will then look great, so they can feel comfortable in anything they wear.

Step 1

The first thing you should do before you start searching for women plus sizes clothing is take note of your measurements. With the help of a friend and some measuring tape, determine what size you are so it will be easier to find clothing that fits you the way it should.

Step 2

When it comes to women’s plus-size clothing, you need to find a store that either specializes in those sizes or carries clothing lines that do. Typical clothing stores at the mall sell mass produced merchandize that barely fits anyone properly let alone someone who is plus size. At the very least, there may be one or two stores in an average mall that have the type of clothing you are looking for. Women’s plus-size clothing is more available in retail stores in the downtown area of any city or in specialty clothing stores that are not located in the mall. Look online or in your local phonebook to locate where these stores are in your city or town.

Step 3

Once you located stores that carry women’s plus sizes clothing in your area, get the help of a trusted friend to come with you while you shop. It is always a good idea to have someone there with you to give you an honest opinion on how the clothing fits you. You can also get the opinion of a trusted employee at the store who can also help you find something that will give you the best fit and looks best on you.

Step 4

Make sure any clothing you decide to buy is not too loose to make you look sloppy and not too tight to make you look like you are squeezing into it. Black is a color known for its slimming properties and horizontal stripes are known to make anyone look bigger.

Step 5

Some women tend to look for women’s plus sizes clothing in smaller sizes hoping they will fit into and than when they are simply able to get it on, will buy it even if it does not fit properly. This could be for one of two reasons; it may make her feel better about herself if she can get into a smaller size or she may buy it to fit into it better in the future after she loses that weight she was meaning to lose. It is always best to buy for the present and buy what fits best at that time.  Women’s plus sizes clothing is made to fit right as long as you buy the right size for your body.


It will take a bit of research and shopping around but, in the end, it will all be worth it when you find some women’s plus sizes clothing that fits you right and compliments your figure instead of just fitting.

Sources and Citations

Women’s plus sizes clothing is available in many places and there are numerous brands and styles available to suit every women of every age, shape and size.