Category Archives: Plus Size Living

Big and Tall Bike

Where to Find Big and Tall Bikes

Finding sturdy big and tall bikes can be very hard if you don’t know where to shop or what features to look for. The adult bikes at most bike retailers are only designed for small to medium adults – typically up to about 200 or 250 pounds. Whether they are big retailers or smaller bike stores, most bike retailers tend to inventory bikes with frames, wheels and brakes which are not designed for larger weight or taller passengers. Read More

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Big and Tall Recliner: Shopping Tips

Shopping for a big and tall recliner with extra width, extra length and lots of stability can be difficult:

  • Weight capacity – Some retailers only sell recliners designed to hold a person who weighs 250 pounds or less.
  • Description – Some recliners may be sold as “oversized;” but, this only refers to the seat width, not the weight capacity or the fully reclined length.
  • Length – Some recliners may hold more weight; but, a tall person will also need a recliner that has a taller back and a longer length when fully reclined.
  • Delivery time – Some retailers can order a sturdy recliner designed to hold someone who weighs up to 500 pounds; however, they require a special order that may take months to deliver.

Several of the big name recliner companies are now making and stocking recliners which are perfect for the larger or taller person. Prices tend to be cheaper online; so, our editors recommend checking them out in a retail store environment and then ordering your recliner online. Read More

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Plus Size Holiday Tips: 15 Hacks for Surviving the Holidays

Looking for ways to keep your self-esteem and grand style in the stress-filled last months of the year? Here are a few plus size holiday tips to get you, your self-esteem and your style, through the holidays:

Plus Size Holiday Tips to Survive in Style

Avoid Stress

Family challenges – Set practical objectives for family gatherings. You can’t solve 20 years of family problems in one dinner conversation. When Uncle Harry harasses you about your weight, tell him “Thanks for caring” and then change the subject. Holiday airline travel – Make airline traveling more comfortable by reserving an aisle seat. Avoid the back row of the plane (the seats don’t recline.) Take your own airline

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