Ask any plus-size woman, especially a stylish one, and she’ll tell you how difficult it is finding trendy clothing to match her style and flavor. Target is one store that has had stylish plus-size clothing for some time now, and so has H&M…[kind of]. H&M goes up to about a size X-Large, but sometimes those XL sizes fit like a Large.
ASOS.com and Forever21, two of my favorite stores, have hopped on the bandwagon and now carry extended sizes too! ASOS CURVE goes up to a WOMEN’S US size 22 (UK size 26), and Faith21 (Forever21’s plus-size brand) carries up to a size 3XL. I think it’s fantastic. I mean, why should curvier/plus-size women be so heavily restricted to the stores they can shop in, or the types of things they can wear?
I went grocery shopping at Super Walmart the other day with a friend of mine, and I was so annoyed when we walked into the plus-size section and she picked up this big shiny yellow tent-looking thing and had the nerve to say “Oh look. Isn’t this cute?!”. I said “absolutely NOT!”. Her next comment to me was “Well, what else am I suppose to wear?”. — Now that’s just sad…the fact that she feels forced to wear unflattering things just because they’re her size. And, I know so many other women feel the same way. SMH. So, now all the thicker and curvier sistas don’t have to shop in places that only have muumuus and ugly ass saggy jeans in the plus-size department!
ASOS CURVE Cage Shoulder Zip Back Top $59.18 – This ASOS cage shoulder top is the perfect alternative to Rihanna’s edgy FUNKTIONAL dress she wore a few months back. I know some of us don’t favor our legs so much, so you can look as edgy as Rihanna, yet still be you. Pair this funky top with full-length black leggings, a tough pair of heels, and some seriously cool jewelry…of course not too much or nothing over-the-top, as the shirt’s detail is already enough.
Look good and feel good showing off your curves in these great styles from ASOS CURVE.
1. ASOS CURVE Printed Fitted Waist Dress $50.73
2. ASOS CURVE Stripe Linen Boyfriend Jacket $101.45
3. ASOS CURVE Dip Dye Fringe Bandeau $67.64
4. ASOS CURVE Wired Ruffle One Shoulder Tunic Dress $67.64
Faith21 Marilyn Kiss Tank $19.80 – This Faith21 top is very “on-trend”. Curvy sistas get a little added edge with a mesh insert back, for under $2o!
Faith21 Mesh Back Tunic $17.80 – Mesh insert looks are very popular right now. I love that this one still covers up the problem areas (i.e. the arms and middle/lower back area), yet still keeps you looking good.