When you are shopping for plus-size tops, you can feel like you have limited places to choose from. Local stores may not carry your size, and the quality on offer is not always the best either. When it comes to finding and buying plus-size tops, you want to follow these top tips to ensure you succeed on every shopping trip.
Using a Specialist
A specialist retailer will know what you want out of your plus-size clothing and tops. They will know what sizes to stock, and they will most certainly carry your size in stock. If you do not use a specialist, you will struggle to find your size in the pattern or design you want. You also run the risk of paying more too, as prices can vary in the ranges and sizes offered. When looking at specialists, you need to look at those that have a positive reputation, brand, and following. Checking out a brand or store’s social media pages will help you see whether they are the brand or store for you or not!
Getting the Perfect Style for Your Figure
Not all styles will suit you or complement your best features. You need to always try and find flattering clothes and styles that accentuate your best assets. For example, flattering plus size tops will always look much better than poorly fitted tops that will leave you feeling drab. Not all styles will look good on you, and you should start establishing which styles look fabulous on you and which ones do not. When it comes to establishing the styles that work for you, it comes down to trial and error. For instance, you might find that long sleeve tops flatter you more than short sleeves or spaghetti sleeve tops do.
When you are buying tops, you need to look at as you can often find that some brands and stores are online only. When you are shopping online, you need to be certain which fits suit you and what colors suit you too. If you end up buying tops that you dislike or that you feel look terrible on yourself, it may dent your self-confidence. When shopping online, try to use a site that shows you plenty of photos of the top when it is being worn. This way, you can visualize what it will feel like (and look like) on you.
Checking out Sizing and Fit
Whether you are shopping online or in a physical store, you have to remember that sizing may vary slightly from one place to the next. As well as looking at the sizing, you are always best to look at measurements too. Whether you measure in inches or in centimeters, you will find that you can see if the sizing of a top is going to work for you or not. It is always worth checking your measurements and sizings before committing to purchase as what may be a 14 or 16 in one store, maybe a 1XL in another.