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Tips on Shopping if you are Plus Size

Do you ever feel like you can't find anything to wear when you go shopping? You're not alone. Many women over 40 who are plus size feel the same way. In this blog post, we'll give you some tips on how to shop for clothing that looks great on you. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Start by knowing your body type

I have a fun quiz that can help in this area.  Got to the QUIZ to find your body type

2. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles

Some women find that their best look is a little bit different from what the average person might expect and this can be true for any style, not just one specific type. You may enjoy experimenting with different looks as you grow into your own skin!
A lot of people assume larger sizes don’t work because they're “not fashionable or figure flattering, but there's so much more to it than meets the eye.  Keep an open mind and try it on.


3. Shop at small stores that cater to plus size women

Finding a small boutique where the Owner and/or Designer works directly with you will lead to more personalized items.


4. Embrace your curves

Every woman has curves!  There are so many different ways to embrace them  If you're not sure what kind of shapes they might make for a piece, then just go with the flow. One thing's for certain: no matter how confident or self-conscious we feel about our bodies in this society - there will always be an option out there somewhere if only one person sees value in another way; even if it seems counterintuitive at first glance.


5. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and beautiful

The way you feel about yourself should never change, so make sure to wear clothes that give off a positive vibe.


6. Accessorize to add personality to your outfits

You can accessorize to give your outfit that certain something and make it more personal. If you want a little bling, go with jewelry or statement earrings!  Maybe go for the shoes!  I know that is my obsession.  A good pair of shoes can brighten my whole day.

If you're in the market for plus size clothing, it can be difficult to find great options that are stylish and age appropriate. This is especially true when you get into your 40s. It's not uncommon for retailers to cater exclusively to younger shoppers or only offer up a few basic pieces of each style in an XL before they go out of stock. But there are some stores worth checking out if you want more variety without breaking the bank! What is your experience with shopping for plus size clothes over 40? Comment below and share what has worked well for you so we can help other women like yourself who may need guidance on where to shop beyond Target!

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