Many plus size clothing brands can be expensive, specially for high fashion look a like pieces. I, like many others, cannot afford many fabulous fashions. However I don't let that keep me from looking fabulous. I stretch my small budget very far to accommodate my needs and wants. Here are a few tricks of the trade.
Thrifting is very popular in the plus size world. Being that we have limited options you can find really cool pieces for really cheap prices. The best thrift stores are going to be in areas that are more expensive to live in. Think fancy suburbs and similar areas to score amazing pieces. Make sure you look for any defects, stains, etc.
Stores Like CW Price, Ross, Burlington Coat Factory
These stores fall between thrift stores and stores like Marshalls. They carry unused items and some are brand name and some are not. There prices can be as low as thrift stores, which is a plus. I've gotten a lot of Ashley Stewart work pants from CW Price. Just make sure you look for any defects, stains, etc.
Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Khols
Revamping New Clothes From Your Own Closet
Finding items you don't wear anymore and doctoring them up is a great way to save money. Remove the sleeves off a top or turn pants into shorts. That is a very easy and cheap way to get new items. Don't worry you don't have to be a seamstress to do this. Sewing stores have great items like fabric tape to help you along your way.