Thursday, September 11, 2014

Curves Around the World: Straight Sizes Only

Hey Everyone!
Sorry I've been gone for awhile, I haven't been feeling well and decided to take a break from social media all together and just rest. I'm feeling better now but I'm still feel a bit sick right now but I'm pushing myself to do this because I feel bad for neglecting the blog and following behind in Curves Around the world themes. So today's theme is straight sizes only and what we are suppose to do is take an outfit that is in straight sizes and remake. I do feel as plus size person we do this everyday and I honestly couldn't find an outfit to inspire me do so I decided to interpret it differently, I decided to do an outfit wearing straight sizes only!
So I've seen a few plus size bloggers who have blogged about shopping straight sizes and this is something that I didn't before because I had a phobia from when I was younger. I remember before forever 21 had a plus sizes going in the dressing room with a bunch of clothes and none of them fitting and it made me feel so horrible. But now I think I know what to look for when trying looking at clothing that are straight sizes only. 
{Skirt: Target} {Tank: Old Navy}
So when shopping straight sizes one of the things I look for is does it stretch. The bandeau skirt that I'm wearing is a large but it has a stretch to it which allows it to fit someone that is not necessarily a large. The same thing goes for the tank, its a large but because it has a good stretch it fits me. 
{Kimono: Cotton On}
Another thing I look for is the size of the garment, the kimono that I'm wearing is a large but it looked big enough to fit me. One of the reasons I think it worked is that it's an open in the front and it's easier to fit different body sizes. Another thing that this could work for is a vest, for example an oversized open vest should be able to fit different body types. So for these items things might be intended to fit loosely or another way but it might fit you differently then intended but its OK. So as long as you feel comfortable in the piece of clothing and you like how it feels, then go for it and wear it. 
{Shoes: LoveD} {necklace: Macy's}
My last tip for anyone shopping straight sizes is try it on, you never know how something is going to fit unless you try it on. I know, you might be like how I was and had a phobia of trying on things but remember that it's OK if it doesn't fit you. Think of it as maybe it wasn't meant to be, that's how I like to to think of it. Plus you never know what things might actually fit you, so try it on, you never know until you try it! 
So do any of you shop straight sizes? And if you do what are some of your tips? I would love to know. Thanks for reading everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :) 

Now don't forget to check out the other wonderful ladies from "Curves Around the World" and don't forget to show them some love. 

Aislynn from Denmark - Aislynn's World
Kate from Australia - Sparkles and Lace
Helen from England - Everyone Should Sparkle
Thulie from South Africa - Thick Fit and Fabulous 
Olivia from Singapore - Curves Become Her
Jennifer from Germany - Dressing These Curves

XOXO ~ Nina ~
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  1. love your outfit dear =) new post in my blog =)

  2. I really like the cardigan/throwover. I love the pattern of it.

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    1. Thanks Aki, yeah I love the pattern of it too! :)

  3. Love the shade of that Eggplant colored skirt Nina! I absolutely shop straight sizes all the time, and I often try on pieces that I think won't fit because like you mentioned, ya just never know!!

    1. Thanks Joi and yeah I just recently started doing it and it's true you never know the great things that will actually look great on you! :)

  4. i had no idea you were sick!! i hope you're feeling better soon. i also had no idea non-plus clothes were called straight sizes! looking lovely as ALWAYS!

    1. Yeah, i was for awhile and yeah that's what they are called, and thanks Elle! :)

  5. You look gorgeous in your outfit Nina, and your skirt is something i want to wear <3

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    1. Thanks Sarah, the skirt is something I think would look great on everyone! :)

  6. Hope you are feeling better! Being sick sucks tremendously! :-/

    As for the outfit, it's really cute and I love the way that you interpreted the assignment. I'm a big fan of oversized kimono/cocoon style sweaters, so I REALLY love the one you're wearing, as well as the tassel necklace. The purple skirt adds a fun pop of color. Great look!


    1. Thanks Cassie, yeah being sick really does suck but I'm feeling lots better now. :)

  7. This look is so fabulous. The palette is perfect on you and so perfect for fall. Plus you're wearing one of my new favorite things: a lariat necklace! I wear straight sizes as well, usually from Anthropologie. I used to shop at Anthropologie and Lane Bryant almost exclusively, but blogging has opened me up to so many other brands, especially plus-size brands. I don't buy nearly as many straight-sized pieces as I used to, simply because I have more plus-size options that I know will fit.

    Your tips for trying straight size items are ones I use as well, especially looking for pieces with stretch. I love fit-and-flare silhouettes, and if the waist is elasticized, it usually guarantees a pretty good fit, even in a large or XL. You're also spot-on when you say to try on. Sometimes it's really disappointing to be in the fitting room when nothing fits, but other times you're pleasantly surprised. This happens to me in Anthro all the time. You know I'm always cheering you on to go try out Anthropologie!

    <3 Liz


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