Mix and Matching – economical, great for travel, on the go….. just collect the basic

What to bring and what to leave behind?  Before a vacation try to whittle down your big size wardrobes to just a handful of pieces – a versatile, carry-on plus size clothing wardrobe is an absolute must for the full figured fashionista.

Here are our favorite tips for packing your women’s plus size clothing light:

Make a list and check it twice. Using a packing list will make sure you not only cut down on big size items to bring, but also remember to bring underwear (by the way – you’ll never forget underwear twice).

Don’t pack plus size clothing items you wouldn’t use at home. First-timers often make the mistake of thinking they are traveling to another planet and pack far too many items. A good rule of thumb is if you don’t need it at home, you don’t need it while traveling.

Roll large bulky items, but leave the rest alone. It’s an old wives’ tale that you should roll everything in your bag, and the reason is you have to keep rolling your plus size clothing up throughout your entire trip. Not only is this a pain, it doesn’t actually save much space. To save yourself the headache, you’d be better off leaving out a few items out, and packing things that don’t wrinkle easily.

Use unique luggage or luggage tags to help keep track of your bag and if you do end up in baggage claim, you’ll see your fabulous  bag or cute luggage tags coming from afar rather than elbowing people out of the way to check every bag that goes by.

Skirts and tanks – You can basically live in these for several days. Look for skirts that hit the knee or fall no more than three inches above. Our Forgiving Stretchy Skirt has a comfortable waistband designed to be flexible for your shape and coordinates perfectly with tanks and Open Shoulder tops. Plus size clothing that is beautifully simplistic.

Since black is both slimming and matches every color, a black skirt is a staple.  As for the top, stick with wide shoulder straps (better for bigger busts) like our Open Shoulder Scoop Neck – great plus size clothing with a soft, stretch feel.

Go with a color scheme. Orange Red comes very close to being magically flattering on everyone.

A great way to save space in your bag is to limit the number of unnecessary repeats of women’s plus size clothing items so you can mix and match everything in your bag. The color scheme should revolve around a pair of well thought-out travel shoes. While traveling, use your accessories, to add bold patterns and save the matching shoe routine for home.

Our Color Mixer Tank is a great Spring/Summer tank. This versatile piece will take you through the summer and into the Fall/Winter under a jacket. Soft and comfortable plus size clothing in a 10% spandex blend perfect with our forgiving stretchy little black skirt!

Don’t board your plane without a big size day-to-night look. Wear this fuss-free number while sightseeing in the afternoon and, later, while sipping wine at a bistro! Look for a lightweight outfit, preferably in a solid fabric, like our Open Shoulder Scoop Neck paired with our Forgiving Stretchy Skirt — so adorable that you’ll be tempted to plan your holiday around it.

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your top holiday plus size looks at  Bon voyage!



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

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