Being plus size isn't an excuse not to wear a certain style or trend you like. I have learned there is always an alternative you can find in any size and budget. Years ago I use to post on the blog a feature called Plus Size Universe, where I basically find styles in my size (plus size) as an alternative to straight size fashion. I think its time to bring Plus Size Universe back, not only will it feature styles in plus sizes, but at budget friendly prices. There is so many choices now in plus size fashion, you don't have sacrifice style because of your size or budget. You can look fabulous no matter what size you wear or how much money you have.
I was flipping through my fave magazines current issue, and saw this gingham shirt-dress. Lucky magazine is calling gingham the print of the season, with spring just around the corner I am ready to show off my legs and toes. I immediately loved this look, shirt dresses are a favorite of mine, they can be very flattery and versatile. I love the classy look of the dress, but with the black and white print its an instant update in style. Adding a few pops of color with this years color of the year (Marsala) platform sandals and orange bag makes it more modern.
|+Size Universe: Dress - eShakti, Shoes - Forever21, Bag - LastCall|
Here is my plus size version of the outfit seen in Lucky Magazine. As you can see from the total the Lucky version is a whopping $3165 for the entire look. Who has that kinda money to spend on one outfit. I certainly don't want to spend my whole paycheck on this outfit. Well no need to worry I found an alternative outfit for any size and budget. A online retailer called eShakit has this gingham shirtdress for only $60! One thing I love about eShakti is you can customize your dress, making it shorter or longer and also with the length of the sleeves. They also carry sizes from XS to 6X so they have something for every shape. I also found an additional gingham dress for those who want a fashion bargain for only $30 here. Platform sandals are from Forever21 and will be cute with jeans as well as this outfit. Satchel adds a freshness with a bright orange and can also be paired with jeans and other outfits. As you can see the total for my version is only $160. Not only can every one find this outfit in their size, but it also fits everyone's budget!