Thinking Outside the Size Box

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I have a friend who once asked me, when I was having so much trying to find something that fit, why I keep shopping at “Jr.” stores.

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It’s not that I shop just at junior stores, cuz I don’t…I shop EVERYWHERE. I’ll try ANYTHING to find Just the Right Thing. Jr stores, “mature” stores, plus size sections, straight size sections, thrift stores, vintage shops, etc.

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This kimono is from the straight size section of Forever 21. It doesn’t close in front…but it doesn’t need to!

Think about how you’re going to wear an item:

  • If it doesn’t need to button or close in some way in the front, you can go with a smaller size than you typically wear.
  • Certain shapes, like swing and trapeze dresses, are roomier than a shift or fit’n’flare, so you can maybe get away with a smaller size there.
  • A knit fabric with stretch can cover a lot of territory, so give a straight size a try.

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Try not to limit yourself to only shopping in certain kinds of stores or certain sections…always make at least a quick check of the other areas…you never know what you might find!

What I’m Wearing:

Many thanks to my wonderful daughter who spent this day with me and stepped in as photographer as needed. xoxo



4 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Size Box

  1. I think that was me.. Lol. There was a context, which was you seemed really frustrated with not finding quality items that fit, and for those of us above 25 years old, it’s hard to find that in juniors stores.


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