Today I wanted to share with you something a little different! I rave on about all of our fabulous curvy brands quite regularly, but to be honest they only cover about 75% of my wardrobe. You see, over the years I have had the (challenge) privilege of shopping for a body that has ranged between a size 14 and a size 20. Call me odd, but the challenge has actually always appealed to me. Maybe its the thrill of the chase or the idea that I could land a piece that no one else my size will be wearing, who knows, but it works! With me regularly achieving compliments to how I dressed differently to other curvy girls, which is of course how my blogging story came to fruition.
Being that my love for shopping and styling started years before the launch of any young plus size brands, I always put my early shopping success down to being one small fact, pushing myself to shop outside of my comfort zone. I persevered, I endured and conquered with these brands that technically cater to our smaller counterparts. Still to this day at a size 14/16 in plus brands (16/18 in regular sizing) my wardrobe boasts tagged sizes ranging from 10’s to 20’s!
So what does it mean to shop outside you comfort zone? Well, truthfully i only have one rule, to ignore the size label and always first look at a garments cut and fabrication. Of course I have also built up a few other Dos and Don’ts over the years, which is what I wanted to share with you today. This by no means saying goodbye to our plus size stores, but perhaps will enable you to have a few extra options and honestly, who doesn’t love a little variety?