by Amy Pusey
(last updated September 7, 2020)
Parents of plus-size teenagers know the heartache they feel when their child cannot fit into the trendy clothes popular with their teenager peers. Trips to the mall intended to be fun excursions to buy clothes for the new school year become painful reminders to your teens that there is one big difference between them and other kids their age. Despite the fact the average clothing size of our children has been steadily increasing over the last decade, store-front retailers are slow to meet the growing demand for the plus-size teenager.
However, online stores and catalog businesses are now paying attention and making their own efforts to corner the plus-size market. Online vendors gaining in popularity for the selections they offer and for carrying larger junior sizes, include:
One factor you should help your teen take into consideration is that designers' sizing charts can greatly vary, and where one girls' designer's size 16 fits perfectly, another's size 18 may be too snug in all the wrong places. Do not let your teen despair over nonconformity in sizing within the fashion industry. Instead, take exact body measurements and use them as a guide to finding clothes offering a perfect fit. Boys usually do just need to be concerned with waist, inseam, and chest measurements. Some fashion tips to consider when searching to purchase plus-size clothes and accessories are:
Above all else, the most important element of a successful shopping trip is that you find clothes that reflect your personality, youth, and simply make you feel good about yourself.
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