Don’t get me wrong, plus size fashion has come a long way since years ago when we were limited to a handful of stores to shop for our clothing. Now we have thriving plus size stores such as Torrid, Ashley, Stewart, Lane Bryant and the wonderful world of online shopping! However, there are still those popular stores that have amazing pieces that still don’t offer choices for plus sized ladies. Bebe, Express, True Religion, Ed Hardy, Abercrombie and Fitch, H&M, Lucky Brand, and the list goes on. These designers have all made huge statements on the fashion scene or are known for selling great clothing at an affordable price.
Speaking personally, I know what it’s like to go into a store and see so many cute clothes and sift through the entire rack hoping that I see my size only to find out that they stop at size 12.
For a while I felt like I was out of the loop of what was hot in fashion simply because the clothes weren’t offered in my size. Something I realized though is that by feeling this way, you are letting the brand dictate your style, which is a major faux pas in collecting pieces for your wardrobe.
First of all, when you find a top, dress, pant, skirt, short, etc. that is only offered in smaller sizes at one store, there will always be a store that will sell that same article of clothing (maybe not the exact design) in your size.
Secondly, when forming your wardrobe, your style choices should be based on your outwardly expressions and not on what a certain brand is labeling as new and hot. Remember divas, your style is 100% self-produced. Nothing about what you wear should be dictated from others, even if that person has built an empire off of fashion. You are the only one that knows your fashion better than anyone else.
So please ladies, never be discouraged from finding out that a store does not carry your size, but be empowered to know that your style is one that was accomplished through true determination.