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03-03-2013, 03:13 AM
I dress somewhat casually and some of the guides I've read suggest more tailored looks for plus sized women. I really dislike tailored clothes (my mom was very fond of that look, I am not her) Are there any style guides like Tim Gunn's guide to style or Lucky Magazine's style guide? Any web sites that explore this? Any blogs? I'm looking for something that is hip and contemporary.

03-17-2013, 09:42 PM
I never found a definitive list online or in book form, but I developed most of my plus style from watching a few journaling communities in the middle 00s targeted toward fatshionistas - young plus-sized women who had keen eyes for trendy, fun and relaxed styles. I also took cues from watching old episodes of What Not To Wear... I am a pretty big fan of not so much full-on tailored clothing, but 'classics', I suppose. When I was plus sized, I was really big on labels like Jones New York, American Rag, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, etc - and they have pretty decent basics you can mix with the more fun tops/skirts/shorts from other retailers.

The best advice I have is to take looks you like from the non-plus world and translate them to fit your activities/lifestyle/comfort. And if you find any good guides on your tours online or offline, I hope you'll let us know! :) I'm interested in in the new fashions for the plus sized public, even though I've become a regular-sized girl - it's all so much better than what I was accustomed to as a teenager and young adult!

03-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Maybe check out websites for torrid or lane Bryant

03-19-2013, 03:54 PM
Got some good stuff for you here

http://www.gabifresh.com/ It's a plus sized style blog

For inspiration and suggestions for plus-size fashion brands

http://girlwithcurves.com/ This girl rocks!





03-19-2013, 04:11 PM

Loved this site, thank you!! I love when there are plus sized women in the clothing so you can imagine what you'd look like. I wish I could wear a tunic with leggings like the ladies on this site do, so pretty!