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Ask Susan! – How to Stay Fresh and Cool During a Plus Size Summer

Summertime means its time to get up and go. This is no time to let your weight, dress size or shirt size keep you home! And, it’s tough to have “grand style” when you’re hot, uncomfortable and your feet hurt. So, no matter where you decide to go or how long you plan to stay, here’s how to have a plus size summer where you stay cool, fresh and comfortable in your rounded body. Read More

Hot Weather 911: Cool Summer Plus Size Dressing

When the thermometer hits the 80s, 90s and 100s of summer, we face the summer plus size dressing “Cover Up Question” … What’s the least I can wear to stay cool and still be covered up?

10 Tips for Summer Plus Size Dressing

Before you punish yourself with another “overdressed” summer, let’s consider a few thoughts of how to dress cool and not be self-conscious when leaving the house! Read More

Plus Size Travel: 10 Tips for Better Trips

Traveling under any circumstance can be trying; but, plus size travel can be downright disheartening.

Challenges of Plus Size Travel

Plus size travel can be difficult for several reasons:

  • Seating may be uncomfortable…or worse yet, it may not be structurally safe. (Breaking a chair can be really embarrassing!)
  • Activities might be restricted…either by your preferences (“I don’t think I would look good doing that”) or by weight or size restrictions (“The weight limit for this ride is 250 pounds.”).
  • Spontaneity is not possible…you need to do a lot of pre-planning to make sure that you will “fit” in your vacation.

But, don’t give up. Travel can be fun. And, it can be easy. You just need to plan ahead, do a little research, ask a lot of questions and don’t be afraid to step up and do what is necessary for you to have a good time. Read More