Know more about plus size womens clothes

Back to school shopping can cost a fortune, plus size womens clothes but making a budget and buying things on sale can seriously save you a ton of money! Read expert tips on how to save on back to school must-haves here!

Amy E. Goodman, the Senior Lifestyle Editor atzulily, recommends the following steps for back to school shopping:”GET ORGANIZED: Assess what your child already has and what still fits before shopping. Clean out your closets and make piles for donations, consignment, and hand-me-downs. Put together a checklist so you donrsquo;t forget any of the necessities. Make it fun and get your kids involved! My children find bumping up their wardrobes an endlessly exciting prospect. When I tell them we can only get new school clothes when they sift through and donate last yearrsquo;s duds, their closets get cleared out quickly! Go through last yearrsquo;s backpacks and find which folders can be reinforced with decorative tapes, which pencils can be re-sharpened, and which erasers are still erasable repurpose for this yearrsquo;s supplies!”

“CREATE A BUDGET: Before you start shopping all the summer sales, create a budget. Set a realistic spending limit before shopping and look for the best deals to help stay within that budget.SHOP ONLINE: Sites like zulily offer parents a wide variety of back-to-school essentials for kids, including clothes, shoes, accessories, supplies and toys, at incredible prices. You can find everything your kid needs (and more!) all in one place and save money at the same time.”

“MAKE IT A GAME: While you shop,  teach kids about value: retail versus sale prices. Turn a 40% off banner into a math equation: make them figure it out! When they understand that saving $4 is the equivalent of the cost of their favorite box of cereal or that $8 could actually buy them that pair of shorts theyrsquo;ve been coveting, they begin to join you on your quest for seeking affordable items.”

STOCKPILE THE SALES: When you find something your child loves and needs each year for school at a great price, be sure to buy a few extra. For clothing, consider buying in larger sizes. Stay organized by placing them in labeled bins. Next year, yoursquo;ll be able to quickly pull out bins of new clothes when you are cleaning out the closet to avoid buying duplicates.”

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A quick guide to bridal lingerie

What goes on behind the ‘visible’ is just as important during a wedding. Wearing the right lingerie is not just important for when it is going to be visible on your wedding night. Through the wedding, you need to ensure you’re wearing the right kind of lingerie, which is comfortable for you and doesn’t allow for any visible straps, lumps, or lines.

Ensure you choose nude coloured lingerie so it isn’t visible though any of your dresses. If you’re wearing white, then wear white lingerie. Ensure that the blouse has strap holders on the shoulders to keep the bra straps in place. Any underwear you wear has to be seamless.

This is one of the most important parts as it is very easy for a part of the bra to be visible. If you’re wearing a backless or a very low back blouse or kurta, you need to either have transparent straps or wear silicon cups. The best way though will be to have in built cups with your dress. If you aren’t wearing low back dress, a T shirt bra that has no seams on the cups is a good option, but make sure that it is in your perfect size.

If you’re wearing a flowing garment like an A line kurta or a skirt – basically garments that aren’t body hugging at your hips – then you don’t need to worry on what underwear to wear. But if you’re wearing anything form fitting, you have to ensure it isn’t visible through the fabric of the dress. If the dress is made of a heavy material which hides anything inside, you might be safe with any kind of underwear, but thin materials or sheer fabrics will make it difficult to hide. Palazzos and such garments make boy shorts a safe bet. Wear a low waist brief if you’re wearing the lehenga or the bottom at the point where you wear low waist jeans. A regular brief is the best for saris and lehengas though, as they shape your hips properly and keep them firmly in place.

For your anarkalis, lehengas with long kurtas squeem waist cincher or any of the dresses you’ll wear where your stomach isn’t visible, opt for the full body shapewear that will conceal tummy, hips and thighs, smoothening down any problem areas. So if you haven’t managed to get that little excess fat down, the shapewear will hide it all


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Asda launch clothing line for breast cancer patients

A charity and supermarket have teamed up to provide a range of nightwear for breast cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Care have squeem waist cincher partnered up with Asda George to create a line of affordable nightwear for those receiving or recovering from treatment.

Believed to be the first of its kind, the sleepwear has a lot of features tailored towards those undergoing or recovering from treatment.

Asda George worked closely with the charity and women who had been affected by breast cancer to design the line.

Features include tops with open backs to allow access for tubes during treatment; inner mesh supports for prosthetic breasts and adjustable ties on waistbands for extra comfort while scarring heals.

Samia al Qadhi, chief executive of Breast Cancer Care, said: “Breast cancer changes everything, especially your body. Surgery scars or losing a breast can affect how a woman feels about herself.

“Women can feel nervous about shopping for new bras after these physical changes and many are concerned about wearing the right bra so it can be daunting to know where to start.”

Asda George will also be launching a clothing, underwear and swimwear line for breast cancer patients.

Ms Qadhi added: “This range of underwear, swimwear and sleepwear could make all the difference and may help many women to regain their confidence.”

A donation from the Tickled Pink range at Asda George will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

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lame clothes that shrink on dryer’s relaxing nature

Q: What is the science squee mwaist cincher behind cotton T-shirts shrinking in the dryer?

A: You may have heard that if you measure your height when you wake up and again when you go to bed, the results would differ by about a half an inch. Just the stress of daily gravity compresses the discs in our spine, forcing fluid out. As we sleep, the discs reabsorb the fluid, plumping up for another day.

Similarly, it’s a stress-relaxation cycle that can shrink your T-shirts, only the process occurs in reverse and generally can’t be undone. Sai Janani Gansean at the University of California-San Francisco explains:

Your T-shirt is cloth woven from threads that themselves have been made from cotton fibers. These fibers are long molecular chains linked end-to-end by hydrogen bonds.

As these fibers are spun into thread and the thread into cloth, the fibers get stretched. So when we buy the shirt, it’s at its most stretched-out state. The bonds holding everything together are, in human terms, stressed out.

Just as you jump in a sauna to relax, putting the T-shirt into hot, agitated water and then a hot dryer relieves the stress on the hydrogen bonds. The molecular chains return to their original size, and your T-shirt shrinks.

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Modern-Day Shapewear Sucks, but Vintage Shapewear Rules

A few weeks ago, I asked a bunch of my coworkers if they would participate in a pretty rude experiment: squeeze their bodies into different styles of shapewear and tell me about how it made them feel.

To the surprise of no one, most of my colleagues did not like having their flesh and insides squished into stretchy fabric for more than an hour. Alanna said her shorts-shapewear “successfully smoothed my tummy but only because they displaced the fat elsewhere, brimming over the top and peeping out the bottom.” Meredith said that she found herself “halfway through the day, slumped in the office bathroom, unwilling to pull my shapewear back up.”

Of her control top tights, Cheryl offered: “I am certain they somehow impede your intestines from doing what needs to happen, though I have no medical evidence for this. I was in such agony by the end of the day that I didn’t have the guts (sorry) to try the other items, like this high-waisted contour thong.” And of her shapewear shorts, Laura said: “The fabric rolled up at the thighs and down at the ribcage when I did shapewear-forbidden activities like sit, breathe, or generally move.”

Lastly, Stephanie told me she “avoided going to the bathroom because getting them off and on was such a challenge.” I personally was concerned we were all going to get UTIs.

The initial plan was to run everyone’s reviews about what they liked and didn’t like, but the one I personally found the most helpful came from Annemarie, who’s really into shopping for and wearing vintage clothing. Her takeaway: Modern-day shapewear sucks, but vintage shapewear actually rules.

Here, I’ll let her convince you on the merits of longline bras, girdles, and corsets, and why they’re better than modern-day shapewear:

Last week, the Racked shopping team struggled and pulled ourselves into a variety of shapewear. Mini shorts, contouring leggings, and long tank tops in shades of beige and nude and made out of rubber band-like materials. None of the pieces looked beautiful, and none of them made us feel beautiful.

In fact, battling and fighting the rolled-up top of the contouring leggings, I started crying from being so uncomfortable and feeling so ugly squished into this skintight material. This is the story of modern shapewear.

I’m not a stranger to shapewear. I wear a longline bra most days, a girdle when I wear a dress, and a corset on the days between. These luxurious items were costly and are made of lace and ribbons, and I take care of them. I take caution in the stores I buy them from, often preferring overseas indie brands with good customer track records. And I store all these items in a drawer by themselves.

When I’m shopping for these items, it’s impossible to go to your local Macy’s or department store to find the right stuff. Fit is super important here, and you need to go to someone who has long-lasting experience in shapewear. What Katie Did is a great starting spot as it has a wide variety of options and price points that won’t scare away newcomers (corsets are pricey!), and no one is better than Rago for longline bras and girdles, including pieces with stay-up clips

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The Better-Than-squee mwaist cincher You Can Still Breathe In

It all started with a simple pair of pants. We posted about this suspiciously flattering pair a little while back and the response was so enthusiastic, it got us thinking: Why not sniff out the most flattering things across a bevy of categories, from the most skin-enhancing light bulb to the brightening eye drops to the shapewear designed for all sizes? Welcome to Flattering Week on the Strategist.

If you’ve ever worn Spanx, you know that the nylon and spandex compression undergarments can squish your guts and/or reshape your body into practically unnatural proportions. As someone whose job it is to know about shaping undergarments (I’m a Hollywood costume designer), I was convinced there had to be a better way.

One day, as I was perusing one of the many blogs I read, I discovered the undergarments known as Undersummers — stretchy, nonbinding underwear that creates a comfortable, slinky fabric barrier for your lower half. Much like traditional shapewear, the Undersummers banish panty lines and create a smooth, unbroken silhouette beneath clothes. Unlike shapewear, it won’t contort your lumps into uncomfortable shapes (and create that dreaded spillover where the shapewear ends). Where Spanx aims to banish bumps with the fabric equivalent of a steel vise, Undersummers gently work with your body’s shape. They’re like a turned-up version of granny panties–slash–boy shorts (note the high tummy) that slim, rather than choke, in all the right places.

The V-cut waist works well on pear-shaped hips (or anyone who has any sort of belly, really, as it runs from a size small to a four extra-large), and it keeps the shorts in place without the use of tight, uncomfortably binding elastic. Even better, they’ve done away with the usual seam that runs along the inside of the thigh — instead cleverly placing it down the front of the leg to further avoid chafing.

Speaking of chafing, that’s another added benefit as the weather warms up. Undersummers are the perfect answer to thighs that touch (body-positive bloggers call it a savior for the irritation known as “chub rub”), which — let’s be honest — afflict basically all of us who aren’t genetic mutants. For years, the not-so-great solution to thigh chafing has been to slather your legs with diaper-rash cream, but Undersummers create a silky layer that eliminates the problem without the gloopy mess.

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