The number of plus-size women in America (and the world) is actually increasing and yet the number of plus-size apparel sales are going down. Is it because of the bad economy or is it because of the current trends?
Lisa Orkin Emmanuel, an Associated Press Writer, dishes on the declining sales in the plus-size market…
The American waistline may be expanding, but plus-size shoppers are tightening their belts.
People just aren’t buying plus-size clothing at the rate they used to. Apparel in general — being a discretionary purchase — is suffering because of the economy, but plus-size has been particularly hard hit.
According to the NPD Group, a market research company, the overall women’s apparel business is down about 5 percent and plus-size is down almost 10 percent from the 12 months ending in May 2009 compared to the same time the year before.
It’s hard to account for the dip at a time when more than half of American women are estimated to wear plus-sizes, generally considered size 14 and up, but analysts have some theories.
Article via Yahoo News
Do you think it’s really the economy or is it because the plus-size market has less to offer the bigger fashionistas? Regardless, you can find fashionable plus size clothes at many online retailers like Forever21.com ‘s new plus-size line Faith 21 as well as Torrid.com who specializes in fashions for young women who wear sizes 12 to 26.
You can also find great deals and coupon codes at LaneBryant.com who prides themselves in having plus-size clothing for women who shop for style, not just size!
Even though plus sizes are very much in demand right now, I frequently forget to post about fashionable plus sized clothing. I’m sorry! While I try to offer a little bit for everyone, I can’t make everyone happy all the time. If you’re looking for more fashionable plus size clothes, check out Fashionista Plus and The Curvy Fashionista. Both blogs are dedicated to bigger gals who want to look great! You can also visit Plus Size Clothing for Me which offers fashion tips for full figured women. Also, be sure to check out the Plus Size Swimwear at Swimsuitsforall.com.
If you are a plus sized fashionista, please leave a comment and let me know where you shop and what you look for when it comes to stylish clothes.