Plus Size Style

Why You Should Shop for Clothes With a Friend

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While we often have better selection online with clothes shopping, especially if you are plus size, I still would rather go to a store and try on my clothes before buying. What is even better is when I shop for clothes with a close friend. There is something about having someone who knows you and your style that makes buying clothes so much more easier and fun!


Luckily for me, I get to shop with one of my oldest friends a lot more these days. Since moving back to the midwest, one of my besties and I got to reconnect. She and I actually live less than a mile from each other now. We have been friends for over 20 years, and she still ends up with a lot of my old clothes in her closet…and sometimes I get some of her goods too!

While she and I have very different styles, sometimes it is just nice to shop her closet or shop with her for a different perspective or even a bit of a change in style. I have always been a bit more edgy when it comes to my fashion choices while she stays more on the conservative side. However, when we get together, we make a great style team.

The other week, she and I needed to blow off steam, and one of our favorite local boutiques, Love Thy Curves, was having an outfit contest. She and I both picked fun outfits, and I actually chose some things that I normally would not have chosen. Needless to say, I loved the top so much I bought it. Love Thy Curves is a consignment boutique for plus size, and they carry a wide variety of styles. I found this cute twofer top with infinity scarf from CJ Banks there and fell in love. Honestly, I have never been to a CJ Banks store, and I always assumed they wouldn’t have anything there for me. I think I might have to take a look now as I do like this top A LOT.

We paired our looks with designer purses, and while neither of us bought the purses we chose for the pictures, I did help my friend choose a cute new purse in a bright pink!

Shopping with a friend isn’t just therapeutic though. Shopping with the right friend can save you from an impulse buy or choosing something that you later decide you hate but don’t want to bother taking back so it sits in the back of your closet for the next three years before going to the Salvation Army with the tags still attached. (Yes, that was a really long and run on sentence there). I tend to spend less shopping with a friend and end up loving my choices a lot more. While I have gotten better about it, I sometimes still have the impulse to buy things just because it is on sale. Having a voice of reason saves me from that.

So what do you think of our looks? Also, do you have someone to take shopping? As always, I would love to hear from you! Also, if you want to see more of my thoughts on this, check me out on Instagram where most of the action is!



  1. Kate
    February 21, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I especially love your shoes.

    I hate shopping with friends but still love shopping with my mom! ?

    • Prissy Missy Doll
      February 21, 2019 at 11:10 pm

      My mom always hated shopping, but I loved shopping with my grandmas. 🙂

  2. Anna
    February 22, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I always go shopping with my mom cos she has great taste and is honest about my choices ?

    You both look great and could you show us a picture of the bright pink purse you helped to choose for you friend, please? You have inspired me to add some pink into my wardrobe ♥

    Love Anna xo

  3. Elizabeth Miller
    February 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I love shopping with a friend. They always give a different perspective to what you see.

  4. Sarah L
    February 27, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I shop very infrequently and just want to get in, find what I’m looking for and get out.

  5. Alison Sukys
    February 27, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    You both look so stylish! I love to go with my friend Sarah. She and I have similar taste and she’s always honest with me!

  6. Dana Rodriguez
    March 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Love the outfits. I like shopping with a friend because they will give you their honest opinion!

  7. Calvin
    March 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    A second pair of eyes to help out is always welcome.

  8. Natalie
    March 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I like shopping with my friends because they push me behind what I am comfortable with in regards to clothing selection.

  9. Marisela Zuniga
    March 2, 2019 at 4:39 am

    It’s fun shopping with a friend, they sometimes find something that you wouldn’t expect to like and you end up loving it

  10. Emily
    March 4, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Yes!!! It is the best!!!

  11. Sharon Rooney
    April 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I love going shopping with my friend. She will always tell me if something looks good or if it’s not for me. We both search the sales racks in each others sizes to see if there is something that the other would be interest in.

  12. Nancy
    July 6, 2019 at 1:59 am

    It helps to get a different perspective.

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