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Plus Size Fashion: 4 Shopping Tips To Reduce Shopping Frustration

Whether you shop online or offline I am sure you can agree with me in saying, shopping can be extremely frustrating if you don’t have a plan. If you are a emotional shopper, then you probably are starting to hyperventilate just thinking about going to the store! For plus size women shopping has become so frustrating that it has fueled the multi-billion dollar plus size online shopping phenomenon, but it has created its on set of problems.

Even with the popularity of shopping for clothes online and the positive direction plus size fashion has been heading in there are still a few things you should keep in mind to make your time online not only benefit your purse but your blood pressure. Most readers will instantly recognize these tips from previous posts. For new readers, this post is meant to put the tips into context so you can refer back to them whenever you need them.


Trendy Winona Hi-Lo Wrap Dress, Grey (Womens Plus Size)

Plus Size Fashion Tips

  1. Measure your body – I have said this one and will continue to repeat it no matter what. MEASURE YOURSELF! If you have your measurements then no matter what merchant you shop at then you will know that Fashion to Figure sizes run small while IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel runs a bit big.  Armed with this knowledge you can get the perfect fit the first time.
  2. Know your power color – Your power color is the color that looks good on you regardless as to the style or cut.  To find your power color place different colors next to your face while looking in the mirror.  The color that brings out your eyes and makes your skin look radiant opposed to washed out and dull is the color for you.
  3. Shop for your shape – Whether you are straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, inverted triangle, oval, or diamond, shopping for cuts and styles that fit your shape will make your time shopping easier.  This is also when you need to think about the areas you want to emphasize and the areas you do not feel so confident displaying.
  4. Ignore the size tag – The size tag is not meant for you anyway. If you are using your measurements and shape this number will be irrelevant considering every designer uses a different size fit model ensuring every style will fit you different depending on the measurements used to create it.

Honestly, there are dozens of other tips that can be added to this list, but when I went back and looked at past posts these are the ones that came up the most.  One other thing that can be added to to the shopping tips is re-measure yourself if your weight increase up or down by more than ten pounds.  While this won’t make much of a difference when it comes to your clothes, it will make a vast difference when it comes to your bra.

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