Not are clothes created equal. Style expert, Meredith Shaw shares her shopping tips in her curve edition of save or splurge. From blazers to body-con dresses, shop the looks below.
There are so many great options for workout wear. We love brands like Old Navy and Walmart for quality and inexpensive options. With a range of sizes and fits, save on essentials like matching sets and denim jackets to stay chic and comfortable all season long.
SHOP: PowerSoft Cropped Long-Sleeve Top; $16 at Old Navy | High-Waisted PowerSoft Hidden Pocket 7/8 Length Leggings; $20 at Old Navy | Cut-Off Classic Non-Stretch Jean Jacket; $20 at Old Navy | Slouchy Sherpa Zip Jacket; $54.99 at Old Navy | High-Waisted PowerSoft 7/8 Length Joggers; $20 at Old Navy | George Plus Printed Full-Zip French Terry Hoodie; $25 at Walmart | George Plus French Terry Jogger; $20 at Walmart
A blazer is a great piece to invest in because finding the proportions for your body is so key. Look for unique fabrics and patterns like leather and houndstooth to stand out in the crowd. Opt for curve-hugging one-button and double-breasted options to keep it comfortable and chic.
We say save on dresses, especially when it comes to those easy throw-on options. Go for a more shapeless look to get more bang for your buck. Look for the little details, like ruched sleeves and corseting features, to make more of a statement. Consignment stores like Consign Your Curves are also a great alternative when shopping for dresses.
SHOP: Gathered Sequined Dress; $74.99 at H&M
Whenever you’re shopping for bodycon options, whether it’s a two-piece set or a dress, you want to spend a little bit more because the fabric has to fit right on your body. Think of heavier knits and jersey materials.