Womens Large Size Clothing
Is Easier to Find
When You Know Where to Look

Womens large size clothing is getting easier to find as designers, pattern makers and women’s clothing manufacturers are waking up to the fact that many women are “plus size”. In 1996, Suzan Nedfeldt stated, “At least 35 million women in the United States--one in three--wear a size 14 or over.” No doubt that number has increased over the years.

But these days, it doesn’t matter if you live in New York where there are greater opportunities to shop for plus size clothes or you’re an ample sized woman who lives in rural America...here are your answers to where to find just about any type of womens large size clothing.

Who are the Stylists for Voluptuous Women?

Ashley Falcon

Marcy Guevara

Who Designs Plus Size Designer Clothing?

Anne Klein (up to size 16)
Baby Phat (up to 3x)
Calvin Klein
Dana Buchman
Ed Hardy
Eileen Fisher
Ellen Tracy
Evan Picone
Jones of New York
Juicy Couture
Lafayette 148
Liz Claiborne
Marina Rinaldi
Michael Kors

Monif C.

Ralph Lauren
Seven Jeans
Vera Wang (wedding gowns)
Yuliya Raquel

Which Department Stores Sell Large Size Clothing for Women?

JC Penney
Lord & Taylor
Saks Fifth Avenue

Shopping Strategies that Work

Before you head out to the department store to find the perfect piece(s). Here are a few pointers from Susan Nanfeldt, author of Plus Style (fyi...even though it addresses womens large size clothing, this is a fantastic book for women of every size who want to learn to how to best dress their body):

* Shop with a plan: know what type of item you want and your price range (but always buy the best quality you can afford). If you haven’t got a plan, read Chapter 12 of Nanfeldt’s book.

* Shop only when rested and prepared--keep you cool under pressure. Drink lots of water. It keeps you awake and refreshed.

* Only buy things that you love and that are absolutely perfect for your needs.

* Shop alone and use the salespeople efficiently.

* Think outfit, not garment.

* No punishments! Agree to not criticize yourself for the day. Avoid making faces, real or imagined, at yourself in the mirror, or thinking about how much you dislike certain body parts, etc. Suspend self-negativity for just one day.

What are the Specialty Stores for Plus Size Womans Clothing?

Ashley Stewart
August Max Woman

Catherines Plus Size Clothing

Dress Barn Woman
Fashion Bug Plus
Jessica London
Lane Bryant
Talbots Woman

Torrid Plus Size Clothing

Woman's World

Where Are the Online Boutiques and Websites for Voluptuous Women?

Eloquii.com by The Limited

Igigi.com (designer clothes sizes 12-32)


Where Do You Shop for Plus Styles?
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