Monday, May 05, 2014

Curvy Girl Fashion

Shopping Guide


 Finding on-trend, hip, plus-size fashion can be a challenge, especially in the rural area I live.  I want to dress nicely just like the next girl, but sometimes it seems like finding an outfit for my curvy frame is almost as easy as making lemonade from a watermelon. 


It can be frustrating to walk into a store, seeing all the uber cute clothes in the enormous misses' and junior's sections, then walking to the plus-size section that is maybe half the size and picking through five racks that hold jeans that belonged to the 1990's and shirts and sweaters that your grandma would wear.  It's almost like department store executives got together and said, "You know the plus-size section?  Let's make it really small and out of style so that those gals don't have a choice but to go on a diet to find something to wear. Mwahhahahah!" (maniacal laugh)

Ok, so that's probably not what they are doing, but it feels like it sometimes.  I mean, all I want to do is wear clothing that is flattering,  well made,  and is on point with current trends. You feel me?

Sometimes, I've had to look a little harder, search a little longer, but the avenues to find trendy, boutique-style clothes are out there.  And I wanted to share them with you today. You know.....just in case you just walked out of a department store empty handed again and are looking for some new places to shop.  I'm looking out for you, here!


Torrid
Torrid is the place to get fashion forward plus size clothing.  You can just about find anything you need from casual to dressy.  I have ordered from Torrid and loved the quality and style!  In need of a new swimsuit?  Go check their selection out. Right now everything is BOGO 50% off, even on clearance items using promo code SUNNY50. Sizes 12-28. 


Maurices

Maurices is my go-to place for casual clothing.  We have these stores locally, so it is a lot easier to drop-in there and check out what they have.  Also, they have an even bigger selection online. Online only right now everything is BOGO 50% off using promo code ALLBOGOMAY14.  


Blondellamy'Dean

If the boutique style clothes are what you are looking for, then Blondellamy'Dean is just for you! You can find anything from patterned leggings, palazzo pants, piko tops, and the prettiest dresses around!  Shop online or if you are in South Alabama, go check out the store in Dothan.  Sizes 10 and up. 


I got this adorable orange top at Blondellamy'Dean!  So comfortable and flattering. 

Gwynnie Bee 
Want to try it before you buy it?  Then Gwynnie Bee is for you! Fill your virtual closet and items are shipped to you to try, wear, and send back when you are done with them with the option to buy if you want as well.  You can try it free for 30 days.  Sizes 10-32.

A couple of other places that are more well-known are Lane Bryant and TJ Maxx.  You could always try there, as well. 

Do you have any other sites/stores you shop at for Plus Size clothing? Please do share in the comments below. I am always on the lookout for something new!



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