Shopping at any size can be difficult. However, as a plus-size woman, the hardest part is finding something chic.
There is nothing more frustrating than:
- Shapeless Garments
- Scratchy Low-Quality Fabric
- Prints that look like something you would have worn in elementary school
- Glitter, sequins and sparkles that scream disco queen
My personal preference is solid colors, limited prints (I prefer a splash of them here and there in accessories or trim), and I need quality fabric. I am tough on my clothes. I also like pieces that transition from day to night easily.
I was driving myself crazy shopping at large department stores. I couldn't fit in boutique clothes that would help make my outfit a bit more individualized. So what did I do? I turned to Etsy. Here are my top 5 picks.
- It was easy to fall in love with this shop. First of all, the colors are spot on. They can easily transition into nearly all seasons. Out of all the pieces, the expertly draped long sleeved tunic in beige is absolutely perfect with black leggings. The raw edges and crisp fabric keep it looking expensive without being overly fussy. Sizes range XS-XL but there is always the option to request a custom order just for you!
4) Mayaan Paz
- The vibrant sapphire blue maxi dress is so pretty it will just about make anyone single-tear cry. The breath taking shade looks amazing on all skin tones. The simple, sleek details in the back set you apart from the sea of maxi dresses in the department stores. Oh, and you don't know your size? Just send your measurements and get that dress to fit you perfectly!
3) B & A
- Bow & Arrow Custom Tailored Jeans solve the jean shopping conundrum. Offering a selection of high-waisted, play shorts and beautiful denim dresses; this brand does it right. We love the one-of-a-kind feel, especially with one of the most versatile fabrics out there.
- Custom without an extra charge? We love it. The swinging skirts add a little more fun to your look. The unique maxi dress with a looser fit and pockets in Deep Blue is one of our top picks.
- Our #1 pick for designs for any size for good reason! Maria Severyna uses exceptionally high quality fabric. The black lambskin leather motorcycle with jersey jacket is perfection. The sleeves are stretchy, the fabric is beautifully draped and it looks like you spent thousands on a custom jacket. This is a piece that looks amazing over anything from a cute dress to black leggings and a t-shirt. Her entire shop features the most beautifully draped items that compliment any figure. Custom sizing is an option! As is working directly with the designer on fabric choices!
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Written by Lindsay MacKinnon