High Street Shopping for plus size clothing can be a frustrating experience. There are only a handful of shops that are dedicated to curvier women, most high streets shops have token plus size sections which generally aren’t very inspiring.
The main problem with shopping for plus size clothing on the high street is the options available. In the past, plus size clothes have tended to be drab, loose clothes intended to hide the larger figure rather than celebrate those curves!
Fashion didn’t come into it, but times are changing. Nowadays more high street retailers do offer plus size clothing ranges but there is usually a limited selection, and what is available seems to be larger versions of existing items.
This is a common mistake that clothing retailers often make. Just because you’re plus size does not mean that a dress made for a size 10 figure will work as well in size 18.
Comfortable and stylish plus size lingerie can be difficult to find in the high street simply because many stores don’t offer large cup and chest sizes or styles that flatter fuller busts. It’s also a little dispiriting to try on plus size lingerie and other garments in a high street shop.
The mirrors and lighting are usually far from flattering at the best of times and if you’re self-conscious it can be difficult to ask for assistance, leaving you tempted to rush out with the first thing you try, or just give up altogether!
However, when it comes to buying plus size lingerie and other clothing, the situation is improving. There are fashionable and well-made clothes and lingerie for curvier ladies out there, and there is a more relaxing and enjoyable way to buy them. Online!
Online shopping has so many advantages for women in search of plus size clothing. There are a wide selection of online stores aimed at plus size and curvier women and many of these have taken care to provide ranges that cater for lots of different body shapes.
You’ll be able to find plus size clothing in petite and tall versions, for example, and most online stores will have a wider range of sizes than on the high street. Online retailers who cater especially for curvier figures understand.
Online specialists ensure their plus size ranges are tailored to fit curvy figures, keeping styles fashionable but well suited to your figure. Specialist plus size retailers will tail styles to ensure the designs suit curvy women.
Styles with high waistbands and longer line tops are often seen in online ranges. Ensure the range is made from natural, breathable fabric to ensure garments are light and cool. It’s important to ensure your lingerie is designed for a fuller bust. Support is everything for curvy girls and well fitting underwear can really make or break an outfit.
Shopping online is a more pleasant experience – you can take your time, browse a wide range of items in the privacy of your own home, and sidestep those awful dressing room mirrors! If you’re buying plus size lingerie, you can try it on at home, and you can always return it if it doesn’t fit.
This is much more dignified and relaxed than struggling with bra straps in a noisy shop. Actually, that applies to everything that you’ll buy online. In the peace and quiet of your own home, it will be easier to judge what you like, what suits you and which garments you prefer out of your shopping haul.
You’re more likely to choose clothes that you really feel confident in, rather than feeling pressurised to buy something – anything! – in a shop just to avoid going home empty-handed. Some online stores operate a free exchange and returns policy to encourage home shoppers to feel confident in their purchases.
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