For holdouts who don’t like shopping online: It’s time to get over your hesitation.
I get why you’re nervous, I really do. Some websites are truly awful. Every ask someone where she got a great new piece of clothing and then sit there, astounded, because the website she refers to is just a little … well … cheesy-looking? So cheesy, that without this vote of confidence (and your own eyes), you’d never buy something from said website?
That’s how I felt about this site, for plus-size clothes. The clothes and styling are just eh. So I have passed until now, despite seeing the always-fabulous image consultant Catherine Schuller wearing a dress I liked from the site back in the spring.
But recently I needed some new clothes and couldn’t find a lot I liked at the price point I wanted (read: inexpensive). So I tried this one, and I really like it. It’s got plenty of great colors in it, including both brown and black. I wore it this weekend with brown textured tights and brown boots and this necklace. I might wear it to a client meeting with a teal camisole underneath and a long, belted cardigan. Or it could be dressed up with heels.
My point: Whatever your size, try to buy from new sources. Not everything will be to your liking, but that’s why most online stores have a return policy.
(Ketura Persellin is an image consultant and personal shopper in Washington, DC, and surrounding suburbs. She’ll help you get rid of those 15-year-old jeans and find you an alternative to your college sweatshirt. Find out more here.)