Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How to wear a pencil skirt with plus-size curves


Chic outfit with a pencil skirt

A pencil skirt is only for slim women? No way! Because even girls with feminine curves look really stylish in them. That's how it works...

One sees pencil skirts in many variations. Classic in the office in a black and white combination, casual in jersey fabric and a light oversize sweater or as a chic evening look in leather for the next cocktail party. Everyone has something for themselves. BUT: Maybe not the lightest skirt for plus-size women.

And this is how the Pencil Skirt is combined:

I opted for an everyday look with a loose print that could also be worn to go out to dinner. The skirt is a bit older and from H&M. But pencil skirts with flower prints are everywhere right now. To show you the print, I decided to just stick the top in. However, to hide my back view a bit, I wore a light black kimono (also from H&M).

My tip: If you want to wear it a little looser, you can combine the look with sandals instead of heels. I left out some accessories. To be honest: I'm not that type of person who is too hung up on chains and the like. The beautiful flower prints were enough for me. I hope you like the outfit!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This plus-size ad is just plain offensive

 Oversized dresses, baggy trousers and dark colors

For too long it was difficult for plus size women to buy something nice to wear. There is now a large market for plus-size clothing. Now an Asian ad for plus-size fashion is shocking with impossible images.

Obesity is no longer a problem. On the contrary: women stand by their curves and plus size is no longer a reason to hide. Models like Tess Holliday show how it is: Obesity is quite normal in our society. You can stand by it however you like. An Asian advertisement for plus sizes, however, spans the spectrum.

Take: A woman of normal weight, oversized stretch trousers and tuck them into one of the trouser legs for advertising purposes . The perhaps unintended message is obvious: A thin woman fits twice in her pants.

For a company looking to sell plus size pants, that might not be exactly the right message. Certainly there are ways to present the oversized trousers in a more appealing and less discriminatory way.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

8 reasons why plus-size shoppers don't have it so easy after all

 Curvy women are wonderful and certainly don't need to hide. Unfortunately, this still doesn't apply everywhere when it comes to shopping. Too expensive, too little selection or unfriendly saleswomen. These are just a few of the problems plus size shoppers struggle with.

1. The looks of the other women: You go into a shop that has a plus-size department. And although you know of course that you don't fit into a 38, you still have a look around. And then suddenly they are there: the looks of the other women. And you know exactly what they're thinking: "You don't like that anyway". Don't let that intimidate you, because sometimes there are oversized pieces here too that can look great on women with more curves too.

2. No choice: a huge department for jeans, underwear or basics - that is quite normal for the big fashion chains. But the plus-size department is always a bit out of the way in a dark corner in the basement. You feel a bit pushed away.

3. Too high prices: With many mail order companies it is still the case that the larger the sizes, the higher the prices. More money for more fabric? It's not customer-friendly.

4. Too small changing rooms: Fortunately, this is no longer the case in many shops. But it's not fun to take half the curtain with your bum just because you would like to see the garment from behind.

5. The shoe problem: Many chains now offer plus-size fashion. But what is usually neglected is the shoes. They are usually much too tight. And buying boots is out of the question if you have a thicker calf.

6. Unfriendly saleswomen: No shoes or trousers fit and then the saleswoman becomes unfriendly and lets you clearly feel that it is basically your fault that nothing fits you. Only one thing helps: let's get out of the store.

7. The plus-size models are always too thin: in the online shops, most plus-size models can hardly be distinguished from normal models. So why not just present something that can be bought in size 52 on a size 52 model.

8. Not everything that is trendy also works: cropped jeans, mom jeans or Roman sandals? Some items of clothing may come in plus sizes, but a curvy woman might not want to wear them. But why should I? You don't have to go along with every trend.