Being a plus size woman in today’s world now depends on how you look at it — either it’s a blessing or a curse. Blessing because you are now in an era where plus size fashion is getting more exposure, more options and more competitive with the regular size designs. Curse because as […]
Being a plus size woman in today’s world now depends on how you look at it — either it’s a blessing or a curse. Blessing because you are now in an era where plus size fashion is getting more exposure, more options and more competitive with the regular size designs. Curse because as much as we are happy with all of this progress, we are still in a journey towards that time when there are as many options for plus size women as there are for the regular ones. So for now we ask the question— how do you shop as a plus in a regular size (fashion) world? Here are some tips!
#1 Depending on the fabric and design, some regular sizes can actually fit plus sizes.
Your favorite white shirt is in US 16 and your crisp, white button down is US 20 — how can you skip two clothing sizes in just a span of pushing one hanger away from the other in your closet?
Truth is, your clothing size will vary depending on fabric and design. Some fabrics and designs are more stretchable and body adaptable than the others. So don’t get discouraged in going to stores that offer regular sizes. You will never actually know until you try the pieces.
#2 Fashion stores may have varying measurements for their clothing sizes.
The truth is out. Despite the fact that there are standard measurements for each clothing size, not all manufacturers produce it the exact same way. Remember that clothes, even with machines, are still created by a team of people. Human error (or correction) can still lead to varying products and sizes.
To add, some clothing lines have numerous manufacturers for each clothing piece or accessory that they carry. You will really never know if one of their US 8 is the same with everything else. Chances are, it can be the same clothing size, but it could be less or more. So again, the key is to try and only “fit for the best”!
#3 Learn to ask for their biggest size, as it is usually hidden away.
Truth is, a store only have limited space and as bad as it is, they only usually display the smallest size, so that they can display more of their merchandise. The bigger sizes are usually hidden until they are asked for. So go ahead and ask for it. You will never know!
The summer is here, and so is our need to wear clothes that are light, pleasant on the skin and most importantly, that allow us to feel fabulous and in style. With such a wide range of options available for the plus size niche this season, it would be a shame to trap yourself in baggy black clothes all summer, wouldn’t it?
Today we are going to be talking about how wearing light colors can be flattering for all sizes and why a fabulous white dress can be ten times better than an, albeit flattering, black t-shirt. There’s this myth going around that unless your figure is top-model perfect you can’t wear any light color, especially during the summer but the truth is that the issue of unflattering clothes rarely lies with the color of the outfits. It’s all a matter of knowing which cuts fit you best, finding the fabrics you are comfortable in and the outfits that best hug your body and style.
Tips and Tricks for Wearing White This Summer
• If your skin is naturally dark or tanned than white is definitely the color for you; if you are fairly light-toned make sure to choose ivory, beige and other colors that will contrast a little with the tones of your skin
• Don’t why away for wearing all-white, it actually looks amazing if you find the best cut for your body
• Make sure to have at least one white pencil skirt in your wardrobe – it goes well with every piece of clothing and with any style, from office to parties on the beach
• Be careful at what you wear underneath your white outfit – you might think that white lingerie is perfect for the job but actually the contract it forms with the color of your skin will be visible if your outfit is a little bit see-through so make sure to always choose nude lingerie
• Always choose natural fibers and clothes that fit your silhouette – you can even tailor them if you think you need it, it is always better than walking around in clothes that are too lose or too tight
• If you don’t like see-through white clothes, make sure to keep it up in the light before buying it so that you can see if it is opaque or not (this actually works great will all colors).
Our White Suggestion for the summer of 2016
Since 2016 is all about natural-looking outfits but also about being playful and having fun with a splash of color we’ve decided to recommend you the Lane Bryant Fit & Flare Dress in White with geometrical colored brushstroke print. Why this dress? Because it has everything you need from a comfortable yet stylish summer dress: adequate size that allows you to move around the city in whichever direction you want (you can even wear it while biking), soft natural fabric, flattering cut, t satisfies your desire of white but also matches your playful nature with the colored print. Wear it with flat sandals, a large white shopper bag and oversized sunglasses for wandering around the city or with silver high heels and a stylish clutch for the evening.
Planning on taking a trip and want to take as little clothes as possible? This dress is the perfect choice to have with you on vacation as its versatility can help you in more than one occasion so if you are shopping for your holiday don’t forget to try it out.
When it comes to accessories, modern fashion trends have taught us a very important lesson: forget about being ordinary, forget about being in-sync with a trend you don’t even follow, be yourself and let your personality lead the way. And isn’t this one of the greatest fashion lessons we’ve learned in a while?
The best thing about accessorizing and the major role it now plays in our day-to-day lives is that you can not only say a lot about yourself with the accessories you are choosing, but also can revive an outfit by simply adding a new accessory. And in terms of accessories, we all know that watches will remain the stars of the industry, which is why we are going to talk about a watch that will embellish your outfits and boost your confidence.
The Sidney Series Maple & Rose Gold Watch
This beautifully crafted watch is more than just an accessory: it is a piece that speaks about style, simplicity, naturalness, and the magic of materials and the mesmerizing entanglement of textures. You don’t have to spend hours looking at it to see that its lines, shapes, textures and materials blend together in such a beautiful manner.
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Beauty Rituals: Original Lovin’ Scrub for a Perfect Skin
More and more women are turning to natural cosmetics as an alternative to traditional products that, although contain a few natural ingredients, don’t offer that organic feel, nor do they care for the skin in a way that is undamaging and in accordance with nature.
Following this exquisite trend of the natural and organic cosmetic products I have decided to address the issue of one products that, up until recently, it has either been a synthetic product or something we would come up with in the comfort of your homes: the scrub.
Whether you are having issues with your skin or just want to keep it as healthy as ever, you surely know by now that scrubbing plays an essential role in the beautification process. Without it your skin would not be able to regenerate as fast as it does, would not be able to absorb the lotions, potions and oils you are treating it with and, most importantly, would not be able to fight with the effects of time as effectively as it does when accompanies by a good scrub.
When it comes to summer outfits, the general consent is that you can never have too many gorgeous dresses, too many eye-catching shoes or too many figure-flattering pencil skirts. But as much as we all love summer clothes of all shapes and sizes, nothing says summer shopping like searching for those perfect-with-all-situations dresses. From long to short, from white to colorful, from elegant to funky, there is something about summer dresses that has wanting more.
Today, we are going to show you a dress that will make you the queen of summer, whether you are on a seaside, at an office party or simply enjoying a free weekend around town: the Drama Sleeve Palm Print Dress from Lane Bryant.
What is it about this dress that has me so excited?
You mean aside from those gorgeous sleeves, the bold print and the excellent cut? In terms of summer dresses, this one conquers all the tops by being so versatile and stunning. Usually, when you say versatility you think of an outfit that is so plain that it can go well with any accessory, but this dress is so much more than a plain summer dress. This is a statement saying that you are here to enjoy your summer, and you are going to do it looking fabulous, confident and one of a kind.