“I want to wear red, but it scares me to stand out!” I’ve been designing clothing for women – specifically in plus sizes – for decades. And this common refrain about wearing red…
Culture is trending more casual than ever before. Men and women used to dress up just to go downtown and do their shopping. Now – at least in some parts of the world – it’s not at all unusual to see folks shopping in their pajamas…
Fashion is about self-expression. You choose outfits that appeal to you. You desire that your clothes say something significant to the world around you.
Fashion should be – and is – for everyone. The idea that only the youngest, thinnest women deserve all the style attention is dead wrong. And thankfully, there are more options available to women of all ages, sizes, and shapes than ever before.
Your sense of fashion is like fine wine. It’s really catching its stride when you hit your 50s.
That’s true for plus size women, too. If you’re in your 50s now, you may have struggled with negativity about your body all your life.
Plus-sized women often deal with a barrage of unsolicited advice. Opinions on what to wear, what not to wear, the right colors, the wrong colors, unacceptable styles and cuts, etc. Even when those suggestions come with the best intentions, they can be downright insulting…
Shopping for plus size clothing in most retail stores is a less than enjoyable experience.
Your options are limited. You have to shop in the back of the store in the hidden, tucked away plus size department. And then you must deal with the salespeople who are not too friendly in many cases.
Life is always throwing some new challenge at you. Fortunately, the older you get, the better you become at adapting to changing circumstances. Women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s face a unique set of challenges for sure…
As a woman over 50, finding your fit in the fashion world can be a major struggle. This is especially true for plus size women.