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Debate: Trendy or Classic Plus Size Clothing?

There are many ways that we as shoppers approach this problem. When it comes to what to wear, our heartstrings are tugged at by the hot print worn on the runway, or a new line that came out at our favorite store. The debate remains, however: should we buy trendy or classic plus size clothing? The fact of the matter is that there are pros and cons to both.

The Price is Right

In an economy like ours, it’s incredibly important to get the most for our money. For this reason, many will sway to classic pieces that will get a lot of use. This is a smart tip for anyone who is trying to conserve cash—but could lead to us feeling our wardrobes getting tired or boring.

A Fountain of Youth

Trendy clothing certainly brings out vitality in our wardrobes—which can have a great effect on our levels of confidence and energy. At times, however, that fountain of youth can lead to spending appropriate for a fountain of cash. Further, excessively unique or funky items can wane in popularity just as quickly as they were rushed in.

A Happy Medium

The saying goes all things in moderation, and the real advice is to purchase what you really love and feel most confident wearing. Having a base of classic plus size clothing will ensure that everything you wear will be “in fashion,” and can be dressed up with some unique accessories. A trendy purchase every now and again is certainly okay, as long as it doesn’t stray too far from your comfort zone and is really “you.”


Stephen, Your Designer

“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen


  1. Plus Size Pretty
    June 14, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Every time I go shopping I’m confronted by the trendy or classic plus size clothing question. And regrettably often the decision does boil down to one of affordability.

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