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Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing big size oversized tops

Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing big size oversized tops

An oversized top can be so relaxing, casual and has undeniable comfort value.  This year, oversized tops are everywhere.  Some have a high-low hem with the front being shorter and the rear longer.  They come in everything from floral prints to studs.  The best thing about the trend is that you can put them with shorts, trousers, jeans or a skirt and you are instantly pulled together.   But, there are some reasons to make sure you follow the style rules in your women’s plus size clothing to really rock in an oversized top.


Don’t be scared to mix loose over long. Try a straight-lined skirt at a calf length and the overall oversized look will still keep its polish.

A knot can bring a casual clothing feeling to the extra-long length of an oversized top.  Some tees come with tied-up ends, or do it yourself.  Choose a slimmer bottom to balance the bulk on top.

Belt it—the simplest way to create a feminine shape with a plus size clothing oversized top is to add a belt at your natural waist.  Just be sure to wear a high-waist bottom to avoid those awkward halfway-midriff-baring moments.


Don’t get lost in tented fabrics and loose fits – you can wear the oversized look in plus size women’s clothing without sacrificing any shape, style, or sex appeal. Don’t buy oversized tops that are bigger than the size you normally wear.  You do not want the shoulder seams down at your elbows.   Women’s plus size women’s clothing without proper tailoring are almost always going to make your body appear larger than it really is.

Plus Size Petites should avoid oversized tops that go below the hip. Shorter body frames can look even shorter with overly long plus size tops, jackets and sweaters. Tops that go below the hip on a petite figure will shorten the look of the legs.  A top or jacket that stops just at the hip bone will elongate the look.

Professional stylists plus size women’s clothing are against an entire outfit of all one pattern with no solid color to break it up (unless it is a dress).  If you want to include a patterned oversized top in your big size wardrobe, pick only one patterned clothing item per outfit.

Plus Size Clothing with Various Sleeve Styles

One of the greatest things about plus size clothing and fashion in general is that even small changes to an outfit can make a big difference. Take sleeve style, for instance. You can change the look and feel of your favorite women’s plus size clothing outfits just by changing the sleeve style of the top you wear. Of course, it is important to realize how your sleeves affect your style and to figure out which style is most flattering to your personal figure.

Short sleeves look great during the spring and summer. They are comfortable and cool during the day but still offer some coverage in the evening. It is easy to add a sweater or cover-up to a big size top if you happen to catch a chill at night. Short sleeves usually fall between the upper arm and elbow, so this is where they will naturally draw the eye.

Short Sleeve Plus Size Clothing

Long sleeves are a bit more formal and offer more coverage if you do not want to show your arms. There are various types of long sleeves, including bell sleeves that widen out towards the wrist. These can create a slimming effect for your arms. If you want a formal plus size clothing look, long sleeves are often a nice choice.

Perhaps the most popular sleeve style for women’s plus size clothing is the ¾ sleeve. They are comfortable all year round and are flattering to most body shapes. Use ¾ sleeves to draw the eye to your waist.

Women's Plus Size Clothing with 3/4 Sleeve

Part of what is great about the modern fashion world is that you can find big size clothing in all styles. If you want to add some fresh new looks to your wardrobe, consider getting plus size clothing tops that feature a variety of different sleeve lengths and styles.

What’s the Scoop? Necklines for Plus Sizes

What’s the scoop?  Well that could mean – what is the news?, what flavor ice cream you like? or what’s is a scoop neckline.  I am going to be talking about Scoop necklines and that is my flavor of my news.  You know I do like a button-down collar shirt.  I find it classic and simple.  I can go anywhere with it.  I can also leave it unbutton and use it as a separate.  However this kind of neckline for plus size clothing is not very sexy or feminine.  What do you think?  Have you reached in your closet and selected a collar button-down shirt?  And then to your amazement or better judgement you said “NO” …… this is not right for this event.  So you turned to a scoop neckline?  I hope so because most plus size women have lovely necklines.  So why not show it off?

Scoop necklines can be dramatic or simple.  Depending on the event you are dressing for and the style of the plus size top — please choose correctly.  You don’t want to go to church with a deep and wide scoop neckline.  Most of the congregation will think you are competing for the pastor’s wife or even better a vote on the church board!  No.  Wear a higher scoop neckline and not too far away from the center of your shoulder.  I tend to like a length from the top of the collar to the bottom of the scoop to be about 7 1/2″.  Depending on your chest, if you are a bit gifted their and are a 2x or more maybe go for a 9 1/2″ neckline length.

Here are examples of 2 scoop necklines.  One the left is a higher case scoop neckline and on the right (designed by Generous Fashions) we see a lower case scoop neckline.  Both have their advantages.  Try to remember how you want to present yourself at the event you are attending.  It is so easy to make a fashion mistake.

Now go out there and find a scoop neckline that suits you best.  Let me know how you did!

Casual Plus Size Clothing at the Beach

Summer is quickly approaching and it is nearly beach season! A relaxing day at the beach is a great way to unwind after a hectic week. And it offers you a chance to show off some of your most stylish casual plus size clothing, too.

Plus size beach covers can be found in a variety of different styles. Some are extremely casual and just designed to be used at the beach. But others are more versatile and can be worn over a tank top to create a light and cool casual outfit. If you want to walk from the beach to the boardwalk, restaurant, or shopping center, these versatile covers are perfect.

Light caftan tops are also very comfortable and stylish over a swimsuit. Coordinate the colors to create a casual plus size clothing ensemble that will look amazing at the beach, or anywhere else your summer travels take you!

Popular Wholesale Clothing for Plus Size Women this Spring

Women everywhere are updating their seasonal wardrobes with bright and beautiful spring fashions. This time of year, as the weather warms up, the days get longer, and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to ditch the heavy jackets of the winter months in favor of lighter, cooler styles. Here are some of the wholesale clothing for plus size women styles that are sure to be popular this spring.

Tunics. Plus size tunics are great because they look nice with many body shapes. They have comfortable, open sleeves that keep the arms cool. Open necklines are stylish, cool, and flattering. And longer tunics help extend the figure which creates a slimming effect while still showing off feminine curves.

Covers. Lightweight plus size covers are great for spring. They feature bright, seasonal colors and are easy to layer over a simple black tank top. For spring, wholesale clothing for plus size women with wide sleeves and open fronts are best.

Window Shopping Online for Casual Plus Size Clothing

Window shopping online? Is that possible? Not only is it possible, you probably do it more than you realize. In fact, the Internet is the perfect place to do all the window shopping your heart desires. And when you’re through, you’ll have the chance to get some awesome deals on casual plus size clothing.

Online stores make window shopping easy. Most have great front pages that display their latest fashions and most popular options. And instead of seeing a mannequin and imagining how a real person might look, you can see real live models. That helps you get a better idea of how plus size tops and bottoms will fit.

Window shopping is free at the mall, but there’s nothing as comfortable as window shopping online. You can sit in front of the computer and relax, browsing one store after another at your leisure. There are no salespeople to avoid either. When you find casual plus size clothing you like at a good price, it’s easy to make your purchase too.

Plus Size Clothing For Office Parties

The holidays are right around the corner. For most people, this is the busiest time of year. Lots of friends and family to visit and spend time with. Gifts to buy, decorations to set up, parties to both plan and attend. And most people will attend at least one office part this season. These can be lots of fun, or more than a little disastrous, depending on how things go. But, regardless of whether or not the party-planning committee does a good job, you can look great by choosing a comfortable and casual outfit.

Parties are for relaxing and having a fun time with friends and co-workers, so make sure your outfit fits the part. Start with a simple tank top or blouse that you can layer over. Add a great plus size jacket or cover up. I like the simplicity and style of button up blouses too. You can completely change your look just by layering them over a complimentary colored tank top and unbuttoning the blouse. I love colorful tops at parties; they add such a festive feel.

No matter where you’ll be attending parties this season, be it at a friend’s house or in the office plus size clothing that is casual and comfortable is definitely the way to go. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in local stores, you are definitely not alone. That’s why Internet clothing retailers have become so popular. Try shopping online; you can find plus size clothing casual styles perfect for this season’s festivities.

Simple Tank Tops Start Gorgeous Outfits

I was looking at my closet the other day, wondering why I felt like I had nothing to wear. Because it simply can’t be true, especially since my closet seems to be overflowing with clothes. But then I figured it out. I’ve got lots of great button up blouses, jackets, sweaters, and cover-ups. But I don’t have enough simple tank tops to coordinate them with. I was so surprised to find that something as simple as a plus size tank top was what my wardrobe was missing.

After I thought about it for a while, though, it makes complete sense. Sure, a dressy jacket with a stylish print looks fantastic, but it won’t work without a complimentary tank top underneath. So I got online and started checking out some of my options. I was happy to find classic style tank tops that are light and comfortable. Now I have a few more of these basic casual plus size clothing pieces that I was so desperately missing before.

Even though black may seem like the most obvious color to buy a tank top in, I found some other nice colors that I know will layer well with my jackets and blouses. If you want to add some classic tanks to your wardrobe, take a look at your cover-ups and jackets and choose tank tops in colors that will coordinate well. They may be simple and easily overlooked, but layering the right tank with a dressy jacket can create a middle age plus size clothing style that will turn heads no matter where you go.

Plus Size Tops For Any Season

Time goes by so fast; I can’t believe it’s already fall! I may not be a New York fashion expert, but I do like to update my wardrobe with the seasons. When I looked at my closet and realized it’s still full of summer styles, I realized it’s time to get my outfits a little more up-to-date. But when I took the time to go through my tops, I found that lots of them will look great during the fall and winter seasons too.

You probably have lots of tops that, combined with the right bottoms and accessories, can look gorgeous all year long. For example, I have one purple button up blouse whose floral print is fabulous with white pants during the summer. But I realized that those colors will also look fantastic with black pants, giving it a whole new look. For chilly days, I can add a scarf to create a totally new outfit. I love the versatility of this top!

Plus size tops that look fantastic year round are easy to coordinate with jackets, pants, and accessories to create new outfits for any season. Adding a simple jacket or cover up to a blouse you love is a great way to keep warm on a cold day. I love versatile and casual plus size clothing that I can mix and match to make lots of unique styles.

Say No To Shapeless Plus Size Clothing!

Lots of larger women seem to have given up on finding gorgeous new outfits and have just settled for shapeless clothing – how sad! Women of all shapes and sizes deserve to look and feel beautiful. You can find plus size clothing that makes you look fantastic no matter what body shape you are. Apple shape women usually have a hard time finding clothes to flatter their features. If you’re an apple, why not try layering some light fabrics, like a cotton tank top under a button down jacket or blouse? Plus size jackets that come down to your hip line are best to draw the eye away from trouble spots and highlight your most gorgeous features.

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