Shopping as a plus-size woman is tricky. Finding clothes that comfortably fit is like finding the Holy Grail. Maybe easier. But there are a few places that work for me.
I'm a fan of Lane Bryant. They have great underwear and bras, and the clothes are fabulous. It's a little more expensive, but they offer lots of incentives, sometimes even more if you have the store credit card. Sometimes, I have trouble with their shirts that are more fitted because my fluffiness is not exactly reflected in my cup size, but otherwise I can usually find classic pieces that I can wear more than one season. (Which pays off in the end.)
Recently, I also discovered Tommy Hilfiger's plus size line. Again, expensive, but if you can wait until they go on sale, totally worth it. I like the Hope Boot Cut Jeans, and I have a dress that I always get compliments on (and managed to snag for half price at the end of the season at Macy's!). Otherwise, I am not really a label girl. It's definitely more about fit. (Though I do have a thing for Coach purses...)
My other go-to places are Old Navy, Kohl's, Target, and Maurices. These are mainly places that I get staples, like tanks and tees because their quality isn't always excellent, but I sometimes will score a deal on something else. Last winter, I got a beautiful coat at Old Navy at 50% off and I am already looking forward to wearing this winter. I wish that I had a few cute boutiques or something special to share with you here, but my area is a little more rural, so that's difficult. Also, ordering clothes online is an issue because I have to try everything on, and sending or taking stuff back can be a huge hassle.Getting fancier things usually requires a shopping trip to the "big city," which probably only happens once a year or so. Maybe some of you out there in the blog world will give me a little inspiration for my next trip!