Dressing for Less

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As we all know, at times it seems as if plus size women pay more for clothing.  Finding a deal or cute budget items is not always easy. Now, I'm a strong believer that you get what you pay for and a $15 dress won't last you very long. However, every once in a while a girl wants to find something cheap aka affordable and the options for us are at times are limited.

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For my recent vacation to France I wanted to pick up a few dresses that were easy to throw on and go. But because I wanted to save all of my money for my trip I wasn't looking to break the bank. So in my journey I stopped off at a few of my favorite budget friendly stores including Forever 21, Rainbows, Marshals and Ross Dress for Less and I found several great options.

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While shopping for my budget friendly options I kept the following thoughts in mind:

  • Stay open-minded – Try to stay open about what you are looking for. If you enter with too narrow of a view, you might not find anything.
  • Try everything one – Sizing can vary drastically store to store and the day before you leave is not when you want to find out something doesn't fit.
  • Take note of the fabric and how the item will wear – Buttons and zippers on budget garments are typically not the best so take note of items such as these that will "cheapen" your look.
  • Experiment – When something costs $15 – why not experiment with a new style or a funky print.
  • Block off enough time – Yes, budget shopping means you need to look for deals and often visit several stores. Give yourself time to find the items you are looking for.

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So ladies, what are some of your favorite budget friendly plus size stores?

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This dress was purchased at Ross Dress for Less. Unfortunately, it is not available online.

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  • mandi walls
    July 28, 2016 at 8:45 am

    I've never had much luck at Marshall's or Ross. Are any of their locations better than others? THAT DRESS IS SO CUTE BTW.

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      August 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      I went to the Ross in Maryland. It takes patience and often times many visits. πŸ™

  • Gladys
    July 28, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Love this dress, looks great on you

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      August 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks!! :*