“The plus-size clothing business accounts for only 18 percent of total revenue in the women’s apparel industry, even though 64 percent of American women are overweight. Designers shy away from making clothes considered plus-size because doing so is just difficult.” – Amy Odell
Needless to say, I have received a number of inquires on “plus-size” trendy fashion finds that aren’t bleeding the wallet dry.
I’ve been a plus size women in my past but nothing stopped me from making sure I was always dressed with many of the hottest fashion trends but I did notice that some of the “plus-size” stores (I prefer the name ‘voluptuous’ oh better yet ‘curvy’) were a bit on the hmmm expensive side and didn’t really offer me the better of the cutest styles that ‘fit-me’ but were still young and vibrant.
Recently, I reviewed 2 stores and their online sites Forever + Plus Size (which is inside of Forever21 stores) and H & M + Plus Size (inside of H & M stores).
Forever + Plus Size merchandise currently reaches up to a size 20 or “3X” for some items and H&M+ Size carries sizes from14-24.
(Little background on H &M)
• Swedish multinational retail-clothing company
• Known for its fast-fashion clothing offerings for women, men, teenagers and children
• Clothing collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garçons, Matthew Williamson, Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin, Versace and in the Fall 2012 Japanese Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo and Maison Martin Margiela
• American chain of clothing retailers with branches in major cities in the nationally and internationally
• Offers in trend clothing and accessories for young women, men, and girls at low quality, affordable prices
Now, I believe that adding specific pieces such as (ie: a blazer, trendy blouse, skinny waist belt, thick waist belt, nice pair of a colored pant, hot pair of stretch jeans, a cute tank/camisole, pair of flats, pair of pumps, sexy high heels, gorgeous evening dress, and accessories) interchangeably to your wardrobe this season will keep your personal style fresh, updated and remember accessories!!! Stack your bracelets, grab a pair of “DVBS SpikenStone” hoop earrings , statement ring, or an awesome new body jewelry! Now with out further adieu here are some photos and links to some really great pieces and HOT prices from both stores. – Happy Shopping!
(Btw: if it should matter…(and I hope it does) I prefer Forever 21 + Plus Size, the colors, not too mention they have all the latest trending colors and prints!)
H & M + Plus Size
*UNFORTUNATELY H & M HASN’T STARTED OFFERING ONLINE SHOPPING VIA THEIR SITE AS YET*
H&M + Top $9.95
H&M+ Dress $29.95
H&M + Top $34.95
H&M + Top $24.95
H&M + Blouse $24.95
H&M + Pants $24.95 – 5 pocket-slim
H&M + Top $24.95
H&M + Pants $24.95
Straw Hat $17.95-H&M
Forever 21 + Plus Size
*BY CLICKING ON ANY OF THESE PHOTOS YOU CAN PURCHASE VIA FOREVER 21’S ONLINE SHOPPING SITE*
Forever 21 + Plus Size
Forever 21 + Static print jumpsuit
Pintucked Neon Dress $22.80
Striped French Love Top $15.80
Abstract Print Strapless Jumpsuit $24.80
Destroyed Leopard Colored Denim Shorts $19.80
Leopard Pencil Skirt $14.80
Cuffed Polka Dot Jacket $29.80
Colorblock Curve Stitch Skirt $17.80
Contrast High-Low Top $19.80
Colored Skinny Jeans $22.80
Pintucked Neon Bodycon Skirt $11.80
Tie-Dye Swim Cover-Up $27.80
Colored Destroyed Skinny Jeans $27.80 *TOP CHOICE*
Ribbon Trimmed Straw Fedora-$6.50-Forever21
Sequined Beret $8.80-Forever21
Oversized Envelope Clutch $19.80-Forever21
Pointed Patent Pumps $36.80-Forever21 *Nude a must in your closet!
Embellished Clutch $24.80-Forever21
Metallic Wedge Sandals $29.80-Forever21
Rhinestone Studded Loafers $29.80-Forever21 *Also comes in black
Okay, I think I out more then enough pieces that you can coordinate your wardrobe with what you already have! *Neons, animal prints, colorblocking, rompers and jumpers these are trends that are definitely attractive and popular. Remember everything isn’t always for everybody, just because you like it doesn’t necessarily mean it works with your body type. Learn your body type, I’m sure you’ll begin or continue loving your own personal fashion style. Try new things in moderation (ex: leopard print everything is NOT hot its definitely <). To all my curvacious trendsetting DivaBoos, keep rocking the best you inside and out! *Muah! 😉
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