Apple Shape goes to Bangkok: Choosing Clothes for the Heat
I am packing early for my trip to Bangkok! I never have been to that part of Asia and I am looking forward to this trip. Asia is hot! And during this time of year it is especially hot. From what I have read it is better to go out early in the morning come back at 2 pm. It is best to take a nap for a couple hours during the heat. After 5 pm and on seems to be the time to venture back out in the city and later into the night markets.
Ok I am shopper. I love to shop actually. Shopping for me does not mean that I always make a purchase. Shopping is also browsing and negotiating. I do not mind heckling over a price. It’s fun and in fact it’s a cultural tradition to not accept the first price. I probably will not find much in plus size clothing for a 3x woman but I am sure I will find some great fabrics for scarves and having custom made tops, shirts and blouses.
I discovered while I was packing I do have some nice tops and cardigans to pack for my trip. As an apple shape I need fit everywhere!
- A fuller face and neck
- Broader shoulders
- Fuller Chest
- larger and not so defined waist
- our hips are narrow
- our buttocks is a bit flat
- we do have nice legs
So now you got my point or at least an idea of my shape. This is the figure that is going to hot humid Bangkok. Some friends say I am crazy as a big size woman to travel to a hot country but I don’t agree. I have some super light prima cotton tops that are not see through and I own a button front. I am coordinating my cotton superfine tank tee with a short sleeve cotton shirt to wear at night or just alone. My arm muscles which are about 19″ will show but I really do not care. At more formal locations I have a tunic cardigan that is open in the front and will cover all the greatness at my hips and tummy.
So this is my list:
- sleeveless tanks that are at least 32″ long for a 3x
- superfine tees with cap sleeves in cotton knit
- tunic tops in prima cotton but not sheer
- tunic jackets with push-up sleeves in cotton slub knit
- and spending money for jewelery, fabric, shawls and whatever I just do not need but adore!!!
Have any of my readers been to Asia? Love to hear from 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