Feel sexy in plus size lingerie!
Dressing for success begins with sensible and stylish plus size business wear.
Whether it’s jeans, shorts, or summer dresses, there’s a plus size style for you!
Clothing that not only makes you feel good, but is also comfortable is vital for elevating confidence and this is never more true than when it comes to plus size active wear. Exercise of any kind requires a wide range of movement from bending, to jumping, to squatting and to many other ways apart from those required of your typical day-to-day activity. It can be difficult for anyone to find good exercise gear, but for plus sized women, it can sometimes almost seem impossible.
Clothes shopping can be frustrating enough for curvier women, but combined with the self-consciousness about exercising in public, in can be downright intimidating when shopping for exercise and workout clothing. Clothing manufacturers often seem to only know how to make either tiny clothing for anorexic super models or the shapeless tent-like designs for larger gals. The problem with many styles of plus size active wear is that they are just a larger version of smaller designs. Revealing tops and skin tight shorts may not be the look you’re after when at your local fitness club. What’s required are re imagined designs that work with a larger women’s body to hit the goals mentioned above regarding comfort and style.
Appropriately made plus size exercise tops will be cut fuller to accommodate a fuller breast size and wider back. They must have enough room across the shoulders, in the arms and in the armpits so they do not bind or feel constricting. They should also be long enough to not fly up when the arms are raised. A midriff-revealing top may not be what you bargained for. Women in general should invest in a supportive athletic bra. This is especially important for bustier gals. Keeping movement minimized will make workouts more comfortable and the “girls” a lot happier! Non-sports bras are often not supportive enough and are made from materials that are too warm to be comfortable during exercise. You are going to be working up a sweat aren’t you?
To prevent the discomfort of constant thigh chafing and to ward off “shorts creep,” exercise pants and shorts will need to be correctly sized. For plus size yoga pants it is important to find ones that are cut wide enough so they don’t pinch your hips and thighs.
Shop for plus size gym shorts that are longer than regular gym-shorts. This will avoid the discomfort of having them bunch up between your thighs. Drawstrings are also an important feature. You can cinch up the pants or shorts using the drawstring while you lose weight from all that exercise you’ll be getting.
Material is important to consider. A body that is heavier will require more energy to perform the same work as a smaller one. Burning extra energy forces the body to increase the level of cooling it provides, a process known as thermoregulation. This means bigger bodies produce more sweat than normal. You can probably relate. As a result, quality plus size active wear should be made of a wicking material. This type of fabric will remove moisture from the skin and draw it to the surface of the fabric, which in turn allows moisture to evaporate quickly so your skin and clothing remain dry.
Manufactures of athletic clothing have become much more aware of the needs of their plus size clientele and are creating a lot of wonderful workout clothes for fuller and curvier women. With all these options available today, there’s really no excuse not to find comfortable and stylish active wear in your size. And that means there’s absolutely no excuse to not get out there and get active in style and confidence!
Dressing up in costume is a fun way to let your personal style run wild. Halloween is the peak season for costume shopping and just because you wear a plus size doesn’t mean you’re limited in your costumes choices. Today savvy clothing and specialty stores have begun paying attention to the needs of plus size women and this extends to offering plus size Halloween costumes.
When shopping for a plus size costume, give yourself adequate time to choose a costume and outfitting it with the necessary accessories. You can give yourself a head start by following the suggestions below:
• What’s your theme? — Unless the party you’re invited to is based around a theme, you’re free to choose whatever theme suits your mood. Do you want funny, scary, historical, or sexy? There are even plus size couples costumes available.
If you can’t decide, then just browse through the many clever plus size adult costumes available on-line. If you already have an idea for a costume, then you’re more than likely to find it with a little searching.
• Available sizes — plus size costumes are available in most of the women’s plus sizes. Some costume styles top out at a size 18 while others are only available in sizes 18-24. However, many are available from 1X to 4X, which should accommodate many plus size shoppers.
• Don’t forget the accessories — a pirate needs a sword and a witch needs a broom, but don’t assume these essential accessories are included in the base price of a costume. So be sure to see which items are included and which are sold separately. Some items like sunglasses will need to be purchased elsewhere.
• Remember the practical side — evenings in late October, when most Halloween parties are held, can be somewhat cold in northern climates. So be sure your outerwear will fit comfortably over your costume.
A beer keg or whoopee cushion costume will require a more creative approach to keeping warm. A better idea is to make arrangements with the host/hostess to let you change into your costume after you arrive at the party.
If you’re going with a sexier look that exposes a lot of skin, then a pair of stockings may be an additional accessory you’d like to consider.
• Safety First – the goal of any party is to have fun, but please take the time to prevent carelessness from ruining your fun. Avoid costumes made from highly flammable material such as paper and don’t add anything such as cotton balls to your costume. All it takes is to wave this material near a candle to set off a tragic accident. And it goes without saying, never drink and drive!
Preparing for a Halloween or themed costume party takes a little extra effort and planning, but if you approach it with creativity and the right spirit, you’ll guarantee yourself a wonderful time!
As summer and warmer weather draws closer, thoughts begin to turn to beach vacations and weekends beside the pool. These thoughts also come into play during the winter months when many people jet off to warmer climates or sail off on cruises to escape the harsh winter.
This all of course means getting out the bathing suits and poolside clothing. However, for many people, in particular plus size women, putting on skin-reveling swimwear can be a daunting prospect. Getting over this fear is twofold: taking pride in your body and taking confidence from the wealth of plus size women’s swimwear available today.
Actually, once you take some time to browse the catalogs of on-line plus size women’s swimwear and get inspired by the slimming and tasteful designs, a lot of the hesitation will disappear. The range of selections from a wide variety of on-line retailers is nothing short of amazing! Plus size women’s swimwear styles range from one-piece suits, swim skirts, tankinis, and even plus size women’s bikinis.
Most Popular Plus Size Swim Styles
The main challenge is to select a suit that works for you. Below are some guidelines to help you select the best plus size swimsuit that will complement your shape and your personal style:
*Know your body type – not all plus size women have the same shape. Don’t confuse plus size with one size fits all “large clothing”. Get an idea of which parts of your figure you want to accentuate and which parts you would like to quietly draw attention away from. Not all plus size women have large thighs. If you have shapely legs, then by all means, don’t be afraid to go with a higher cut suit. Conversely, if you would like to conceal your upper things, then there are plenty of options to choose from such as swim skirts and sarongs.
*Go up in size – when sizing plus size swimwear, it’s generally a good idea to go up a size if your measurements are between sizes. Go with your largest size measurements when ordering. For example, if you have a size 1X bust and size 2X hips, then order a size 2X swimsuit.
*Try a Tankini on for size – a tankini is a great concept for women who want a 2-piece swimsuit, but don’t want to reveal as much as a bikini does.
*Accessorize – for a woman, a swimsuit is more than just a garment for taking a dip in the pool. It truly is a fashion item; no different really than a dress or casual wear. So it only follows that some accessorizing is in order. Use your imagination and try necklaces and bracelets to complement your suit. Tying up your hair with a colorful scarf is another option. Also consider an elegant caftan to wear over your swimsuit. This works great for pool parties and on cruises.
*Go Hi-Tech with the latest fabrics – many plus size women’s swimwear is structured with linings and materials to provide both support as well as a slimming effect. Blends of nylon and Spandex provide resiliency and comfort. Swimsuits made from Chloroban are quick drying and resist the harsh, fabric destroying effects of chlorine. This is a smart choice if you swim laps in over-chlorinated pools and are tired of replacing your swimsuits every season because they’ve disintegrated.
So with a little bit of browsing at on-line retailers of plus size women’s swimwear you should be able to find swimwear that is both comfortable and great looking. The challenging part won’t be trying to find a swimsuit that you like, but rather trying to decide from so many choices. So here’s one last tip when shopping for plus size swimwear – with so many affordable suits to choose from, why not pick up more than one!
Formal wear for social events, prom, mother of the bride or your own wedding!
Hitting the slopes in style!