It seems like some designers and clothing stores still haven’t figured out that plus size women are not all the same. We each have our personal style. We each have unique body shapes. Our tastes differ and we want to have lots of options when we go out shopping for new outfits.
I am glad to see that younger women can now find lots of trendy styles in plus sizes. I wish that had been the case when I was their age. But now that I’m older, I find myself shopping at stores that feature mature plus size clothing for women, not the latest trends. I still want to feel comfortable and look great in my outfits, I’m just not trying to be on the cutting edge of fashion anymore.
I used to do a lot of shopping in boutique stores, but I’ve found that most of them cater to a younger crowd. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the availability of nice outfits for younger ladies, but those aren’t for me. I’ve been doing most of my shopping online, and I am happy to say that many Web based stores have an excellent selection of middle age plus size clothing for women that I love.
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