Plus sized women can be trendy!

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As a plus sized lady, it is difficult to find fashionable clothes that enhance my figure. Historically the only plus size retailer on the high street was Evans and although providing fashionable clothes for larger ladies was the complete ethos of the company, in recent years I have to admit that their clothes have disappointed me. The prices have slowly crept up as the quality has lessened. Maybe it's a matter of personal taste but I can't say I'm overly keen on the styles or range Evans has to offer.

I have a real mixture of styles that I tend to stick to and seek out to find. First and foremost, I love the gothic look. It's a look that has stuck with me since my teenage years, but is so difficult to find clothes in my size that represent this 'look'. Black really is a good look! In my hunt scouring the web two gothic plus size retailers really stand out for me: Moonmaiden Gothic Clothing and Dangerous FX. They specialise in alternative clothing with Dangerous FX offering specific styles up to size 30 and with Moonmaiden they custom make each item to your size. Such lovely people at Moonmaiden and the free shipping to the UK is also a huge bonus.

Being plus sized, I quickly learnt that perhaps wearing black in the summer wasn't a wise choice! Over the years I have gradually introduced more colour into my wardrobe. For summer wear, I absolutely love the Joe Brown's range for Simply Be. Perhaps a little on the pricey side for my liking but the colours are usually so vibrant and the clothes are very casual and relaxed, perfect for summer.

Another plus size retailer I would like to mention is Yours Clothing. What started off as an online only retailer, their shops are popping up all over the country bringing trendy plus sized clothes back to the high street. Yours Clothing offers a fantastic range of everyday and partywear and the prices are attractive too. The fits and styles of their clothes really flatter the larger lady and they always produce clothes in line with current trends. I love their sleepwear range as well, with cosy onesies to lounge around the house in. 

For years I  had resigned myself to dressing like a middle aged woman, wearing frumpy, ill fitting clothes as these were the only ones available. These retailers have enabled me to feel fashionable for the first time ever! Being plus sized need no longer hold you back from keeping up with fashion trends!
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