Whether you're heading to your favorite boutique, settling down for an online-shopping binge, or simply browsing the shops for nothing in particular, you know that as a plus-size fashion shopper, you may not have as many choices as your straight-size sisters. Though the dig might be harder, there are ways to quickly suss out whether a piece is made with quality in mind, or just dollar signs.
After more than 30 years spent working in plus-size production, I've acquired insider expertise on what details signify quality construction and design — and I'm sharing them ahead. It's not about dressing "thin," or simply settling for whatever items flatter your figure. It's about knowing what details to look for in an item, so when you put it on, you'll think, Oh yeah, I look goooood. Well, prepare to be thinking that a lot.