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Finding Fashionable Plus-Sized Clothing

Dec 18, 2007
Fashionable plus-sized clothing is in high demand, as more and more plus-sized women look to follow fashionable trends. However, there is a tendency for clothing retailers and manufacturers to cater for only smaller sizes in fashionable items, which can cause major problems for plus size women buying clothes. It seems strange, given there is a market for plus sized clothes in store, that many retailers simply refuse to supply anything over medium sizes.

Finding plus-sized clothing which is fashionable can be a real problem. The vast majority of clothing available in plus-sizes is designed for an older audience, and is less fashionable than the garments available in smaller sizes. Unfortunately, this renders young plus-sized women incapable of finding stylish garments that are available to their peers.

One way round this problem can be by shopping online. As is frequently the case, the Internet covers the niche markets the major retailers leave behind, which can be very profitable in the long run. There are numerous websites which specialize in clothing for plus sizes, and these often also offer free delivery on substantial orders, meaning that you can benefit from discounts on retail prices, as well as fashionable clothing that can't be found elsewhere.

Alternatively, if you require an outfit for a special occasion, such as a ball gown or bridesmaid dress, it may be a consideration to have it hand made. A hand made dress to your specification and measurements is something you can't buy in any shop, and the fact that you are guaranteed a perfect fit increases the value of the garment substantially. Additionally, if you provide the materials, you may find having a garment hand made isn't much more expensive than retailed garments, and on top of that, you're benefiting from far greater quality, in a size that would otherwise be unavailable in most shops.

Plus-sized clothing creates a headache for many women, who end up choosing clothing from catalogues and websites to fit their needs. Unfortunately this is pushing many plus-size women away from the shopping malls and into their homes to buy clothing, which is bound to have a knock on effect on trade in the long run. It seems counter intuitive for retailers to fail to stock larger sizes, given that with such high demand, it is clear women would benefit overall. Until retailers see sense however, larger sizes will continue to be the exception rather than the rule.
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Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles on many topics including Arts , Beauty , and Shopping
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