The designation of plus size is used to describe women's apparel ranging from size 12 and up. While this is the
official definition many people consider plus size women's clothes to start at size 16 in the United States.
Plus Size Womens ClothesRegardless of how you define the term plus size, you should know there are plenty of appealing fashion choices available in this category. The first thing any woman should know when shopping for clothing is that confidence is everything. You should feel good about every item of clothing you own regardless of your size.
One aspect of having confidence in your body and your clothes is comfort.
You can't feel confident if you are uncomfortable. And even if you could, no one likes feeling uncomfortable. Luckily there are lots of fashion choices that offer comfort while retaining style.
There is a certain stereotype associated with comfortable plus size apparel and there is no bigger enemies than the muumuu dress and/or the shapeless housecoat.
So please do not consider either of these items when shopping for comfortable plus sized apparel unless you want to look like you're wearing a tent.
A better option for plus size ladies seeking comfortable style would be a pair of flat front denim jeans, slacks or even lounge pants paired with a coordinating top. Avoid the temptation to drown yourself in baggy T-shirts and choose more form fitting pieces with a hint of stretch. You don't want any item of clothing to be skin tight but you do want some defining lines.
Oversized T-shirts and baggy pants can make any woman of any size look like a sack of potatoes. Another thing to consider when shopping for clothing are the details. Figure out what your most flattering colors are and buy items in those shades.
Don't shy away from bright colors or prints, but do use them in moderation and pair them with neutral tones for a good balance.
Most every department store has a plus size women's clothes section. The problem is that you may not find the amount of selection that you want. This is where specialty plus size boutiques come in handy.
Perhaps the most well-known of all plus size clothing stores in the U.S. is Lane Bryant. This store sells sizes ranging from 14 to 28 in all kinds of great styles. There are casual tops and bottoms, dresses, suits, maternity wear, swimwear, lingerie and more.
You can shop at one of the many store locations or online.