I’m just your average size 22-24 woman. I love block colours and glitter and, if I’m honest, this time of year makes me a little anxious.
As an extroverted introvert I find the parties overwhelming – all of the hugs are a little unnecessary, but more than that – if I don’t have at least two weeks notice, it’s virtually impossible for me to find something to wear.
I am the queen of online shopping. I have my go to brands, I know the fit of their clothes, my size, the delivery time and with the help of AfterPay I usually have my wardrobe sorted well in advance but December has me shook.
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Last minute invites, changes in weather and life in general have me scrambling outside of my usual online haunts to the IRL shopping experience. I feel a little vulnerable and out of my comfort zone.
Where do people go for last minute buys that are funky for us curvy babes?
I had no idea… but I was going to find out. Last weekend I hit up my local shopping centre to see if I could find the perfect summer dress for women above a size 22.
Hopefully my experiences will help you as you search for the perfect dress to fit your plus size frame.
Note: Sizes vary from store to store so I tried to find dresses that fit my body rather than sticking to one size. The number on the tag is just that, a number. Don’t hold onto it.
Also, I’ve rated the cost of these dresses using dollar signs. So ranging from $ for cheap, to $$$ for exxy.
I think I speak for every plus size babe in Australia when I say ‘Cotton On put your plus size range in store. Please. I want to shop!’
Cotton On has some beautiful patterns and their plus size range is actually great, I just wish that I was able to get my hands on it in store. Anyone else hate buying things online the first time? We need to try things on.
I went into Cotton On knowing that the chances of me finding anything off the rack was going to be slim to none but I went in determined and came out with this little black find.