Choosing Plus Size Dresses Online (with @Macys & @TorridFashion #PSPstyle)

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When it comes to shopping online, sometimes its hard to tell what will look good on you. With shipping fees, I really want to make sure I get it right the first time. I enjoy shopping and trying things on, I’ll put on dresses in different cuts/styles to learn what I like and what I don’t. Overtime I’ve developed a bit of a sixth sense when it comes to looking at an outfit and determining 1.) How it will look on me and 2.) What size I should get. Here are two of my most recent online purchases, below you can see how they look on the model and how they look on me.

I’m loving all of the floral prints coming out this season. This is my Cinco de Mayo outfit (it was *just* warm enough to pull this off with Gladiator Sandals) I spotted this floral/polka dot dress on the Torrid.com site and got it in what I thought was my size. It fit, but I wish I would have ordered it a size down, the flowy waist area allows for more room in the tummy area, but I felt like the bust could have been tighter. Oh, and for those of you wondering how I manage to go bare legged without chaffing issues, I swipe Gold Bond Anti Chafe Balm on my inner thighs and I’m good to go!

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This dress I found on the Macy’s site, I ordered it in both pink and black because its such a classic cut, they’re now selling it in tangerine and turquoise too! I read the reviews on this dress and ordered it a size down, I’m really  glad I did. It fit perfectly… the only tweaking I had to do was in the bust, the cross body effect left wayyyy too much room for The Twins to pop out, so I took a needle and thread and tacked it. The model has a smaller chest than I do though, so if you’re built like her you shouldn’t have a problem. macysmodelcece

 

Shop the looks below!

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  • JayFay

    That floral Torrid dress looks so much better on you than on the model! And I love it with the sandals – they’re adorable and I kind of want them, but I generally avoid buying shoes made by brands for whom shoes are an afterthought/add-on. I’m hard on my feet so they need all the support and quality they can get!

    Like you, I think I’m developing a sixth sense about how things will fit. I just tried Gwynnie Bee and ordered two Eloquii dresses – one in a 24W, which fits perfectly, and one in a 22W, which fits pretty nicely but could be even a bit more snug to define my waist (or lack thereof). I knew that in a sheath I’d need more room (hence the 24) and in the flowier dress, I could get away with a smaller size. Takes years of trial-and-error to figure this out!

    • thebiggirlblog

      Awww thanks :-D
      I feel like the Avenue shoes do well… I live in NYC walking 24/7 and they last me the whole summer!

      • JayFay

        And they’re comfortable?

        • thebiggirlblog

          YUP!

  • superb

    You look amazing in that floral dress! That style is perfect for you!

  • Makeupthug

    Hi CeCe,
    I love your blog, and I am happy I found it. I too am a plus size diva. Sometimes I feel like I dont fit in anywhere. I mean I am not a size 7 or 9. So I identify myself as plus size (which I am), but I hear a lot of mess from girlfriends. They dont appreciate me calling myself that. My friends are bigger than I am , and when they get dressed to go out they always turn heads. I mean they gets down in the fashion department. I also can do a lil something with fashion, but my main passion is makeup. I am a size 12 and can fit some 11′s whenever I can find an 11. My friends really get mad at me for calling myself plus size. I thought we were suppose to support each other. It just really gets me down. I love your fashion sense. I also have a blog its not fashion, just makeup. However, I just did a post about 2013 trends for plus size. I just wanted to ask you have you ever purchased anything for fashion to figure? I think they are great and trendy. They have a site http://www.fashiontofigure.com. I would love to get your thoughts on their clothing if you have tried them.

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