When clothes fit, you can comfortably and confidently wear a much wider variety of styles.
Clothes that fit right are more comfortable to ear. They give you room to walk, to sit down easily and comfortably, and to stretch and bend over without constriction or embarrassing gaping.
Clothes that fit well also last longer because there is less stress on the fabric and the seams than in clothes that are too tight.
Before you shop or have clothes made for you, look in the mirror and identify your body shape.
So I went to Old Navy, eager to see how the experience would feel. As a plus size customer, would I feel welcome--basically, would I feel accepted and normal? I had seen their new ad campaign emphasizing an inclusive "BodEquality" look stating that all sizes would be sold together in the store. I wondered what that would look like.
They were true to their word. All clothes were arranged size 0-28, 0-4X on the same racks. It made shopping so easy!
When I made my selections and took them to try on, I didn't get treated any different than anyone else and the sizes rang true-to-size.
I made several choices, but also left several to be re-sorted back into stock, and I didn't get any bad feelings about leaving some behind.
In the past, Lane Bryant was the only plus-sized shop n town, but now, many stores cater to plus size clothing. H&M, ASOS, Mango, JC Penney and Old Navy are several of these.
Old Navy recently announced a change. They're calling it "BODEQUALITY." The tag says it all:
"Your size got even better. All women's styles are now in sizes 0-30, xs-4X, with no difference in price no special sections."
Women's plus-sized apparel market was valued at $28.9 billion in 2019, and is projected to top out at $46.6 billion in 2021. About an eighth of the clothing offered online is for the plus-size market.