How to Save Money on Plus Sized Clothing
Plus sized clothing can often come with a larger price tag. On top of that, you are often left to feel like you have very little when it comes to trendy or fashionable options without spending a lot. Here are some tips to feel confident and in style without running out and spending a lot.
Look online. Some of the best deals for plus sized clothing can be found on websites like eBay, Overstock and Amazon. If you live in an area that has limited selection as far as plus sized clothing goes, online shopping can be a great tool. Just be sure to take and read the measurements section of the sites as plus sized clothes really vary on fittings.
Check out the local thrift store. You would be amazed at what you can find there. I have found brand names things there for low prices and even new with tags. A lot of the time, people donate their plus sized clothing as they lose weight, so there seems to be some great things in that particular section.
Think outside the box and buy maternity tops and pants. There are some maternity style of tops that are more like empire waist styles and don’t look like maternity tops, specifically. Also, many maternity tops like tanks tops are longer so they cover better. For pants, some don’t have the panel and just have the elastic waist.
Sign up for emails from your favorite plus sized stores. Stores like Deb’s have sales almost weekly on items and you can often get them 50-75% off, even when the clothing is in season! Also, make sure to follow these stores on social media for great sales events.
Shop discount boutique sites like Jane, Zulily and so on. You will find more expensive fashion on sale for really low prices and they give you email alerts when they are running new sales, have new clothing in stock and special sale days.
Pay more for something that wears out quicker for you. Since plus sized clothing often tends to take a beating because curvy means something different for every body type and manufactures make their clothing for a general plus sized style, it makes sense to figure out where you need to spend more money for something that will last. For instance, if your jeans wear out in the thigh area pretty quickly, be sure to buy more expensive jeans that may last longer. This doesn’t mean you will have to run out and pay full price, but make sure to stock up when sales happen.
Look for clothing at outlet style stores like Ross Dress For Less. There is usually a great selection of plus sized clothing that comes from higher end retailers like Macy’s and Bloomingdales. You can often find some really great pieces at stores like this. Also, if you have one available, don’t be afraid to shop in the store’s own off the rack stores. I have found some great stuff at Off the Rack by Nordstrom’s.
Have some basic pieces like leggings, camisoles and tanks. These can be added to shirts that are too short and can make a dress that is too short into a tunic top.