Having a plus-sized body and being in fashion are no longer mutually exclusive, like they were in earlier times. Now, most stores offer clothing selections for plus-sized people. You can choose until your heart's content with the various designs and colors available. Unfortunately, plus-sized fashion and reasonable prices can often times be mutually exclusive. The former doesn't have to rule out the latter, though, as long as you know where to find plus-sized fashion discounts.
- Shopping can be one click away, through the Internet. Various sites offer clothing for plus-sized people, with very affordable prices. You can visit sites like eBay for great deals. You can also consider networking sites, where there are entrepreneurs selling their own creations.
Remember however, that you will also be paying for shipping expenses, so include that in your expected expenses when shopping online. Another downside to Internet shopping is that you can't try the clothes on before buying them. You can't check the fabric, either, and see if it's according to your liking. Ask the person you're buying from if there's a no-return and no-exchange policy.
- Check out catalogs, like those being given by Macy's. These catalogs often have clothes with discounted prices, and many of them come in plus-sizes. Again, you might have to account for shipping expenses, so include these in your budget. You can check out department stores like WalMart. Department stores have plus-sized clothing sections, but be prepared to possibly pay more for the clothes. They may not offer too much variety in designs, too.
- Be on the lookout for clearance and end-of-season sales. Stores will be bringing out old clothes and their prices will surely be much more affordable. You must have patience, though. It might mean hours of thumbing through racks and racks of clothing before you find the right clothes for you. It'll be worth it in the end, don't worry.
- Visit second-hand shops in your area, they might have exactly what you need. When choosing clothes from a second-hand shop, make sure they're of good quality and watch out for stains that cannot be removed.
- If you have a friend who's also plus-sized, ask her for tips. Chances are, she might have good ideas on where to shop and you can go together to check out those places.
- You can save on money further by buying just a few pieces of clothing and then splurging on accessories, like belts and fashion pins. Accessorizing is one sure way of being in fashion and being unique, without burning a big hole through your wallet.