There are few things as frustrating as a great outfit that doesn’t quite fit right. I really can’t stand having a blouse with the perfect color or print, but that is uncomfortable, clingy, or feels awkward to wear. Getting the right fit is so important when you’re shopping for any outfits, whether they are casual, formal, or office plus size clothing. So what can you do to find the perfect fit?
If you’re shopping in a boutique shop or a department store, the obvious answer is to try on the clothing before you buy it. But don’t forget to walk around a bit to see how the garment feels. If it’s a blouse, think about what you might wear it with. You might want to find a separate or jacket in the store that you can try it on with to see how it combines with other colors and styles. That will give you a much better idea of the fit.
Finding the right fit can be a little more difficult when you shop online, but it is far from impossible. Most online stores have excellent sizing charts you can use to figure out which size is right for you. If you feel like you fall between two sizes or you aren’t sure which size to get for another reason, you can always email the store’s customer service department. They can help you find a fantastic fit for your casual plus size clothing.
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