Life & Reflections

Life & Reflections
Life and Reflections





Shopping to your best advantage

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It can be disheartening shopping for plus size clothing. It can be even more frightening to shop for plus size swimwear.

Women are constantly barraged with how we are "supposed" to look - through magazines, movies, TV and the internet. Style and fashion is thrown at us and can make us larger women feel inadequate. However, being plus sized should not make you feel bad about yourself. We are all individuals and are supposed to be different. How can you accentuate your natural, beautiful curves?

What's your budget?
Are you shopping for casual, business or play? Check your budget and see exactly what you have to work with before you get into the car or surf the web to shop. Decide how much you want to spend per outfit. This helps you decide how many outfits you can fit into your budget, complete with accessories.  If you are buying clothes online, you should make sure that the store you use has a good return or exchange policy. You don't want to get stuck with something that you cannot wear.

If you are shopping for summer swimwear, try Always For Me - a plus size clothing store devoted to making women look their best in their own skin. Always shop for your actual size. Buying clothes that are baggy can make you look like a sloppy dresser who doesn't care what she looks like. Likewise, wearing clothing that is too small is not only uncomfortable, but looks poorly as well. Vertical lines can make you look taller as well as slimmer, so keep them in mind as you shop. 

Black is a popular color in clothing, but try to intersperse bold colors on your clothes as well. You want to be noticed instead of hidden in the corner. Popular trends can be great, but they are definitely not for every form. Make sure that the clothing you choose is for how it looks on "you", not how it looks on everyone else. 

Bras and other undergarments are very important. You must make sure that you have not only the right size, but ones that offer a slimming effect. They will help accentuate your outfits and make you feel much better about what you wear. Lingerie can make you feel amazing about yourself, so indulge. Every woman wants to feel sexy and we all are in our own ways. So buy those silky sexy lingerie outfits that make you feel like a million dollars. 

Don't forget to accessorize! Accessories can make an outfit really pop.  Many regular stores do not have plus size belts and such, so you might want to order those online. Changing your hair style can make you feel great as well, so make sure to visit the salon and find the perfect cut that accentuates your features and your chosen style.


  1. You make so many good points! Esepcaily about the undergarments! lol. So true!


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  3. Haha I use to be a goth back in the day so I was ALL about black now I embrace the color! Fun blog following on Bloglovin.

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