Gone are times when the fashion industry was inclined towards petite women. Today, plus size women have enough choices in terms of brands and labels, if not more. However, before you shop for plus-size clothing, we have a few tips right below for your help.
Dress Your Size!
That's the most important rule for any woman, regardless of her shape and current weight. You have to wear something that fits you perfectly. Keep in mind that you cannot hide your body forever, but yes, it is possible to mask the extra pounds. Nevertheless, make sure that you choose a size that fits you. The best idea is to buy two sizes at the same time. You can keep the one that fits you for your current closet, and the other one can inspire you to get leaner.
Wear Your Age!
Yes, that's right! If you are just 29, you don't need to dress like 35, just because of your weight. Fashion is all about balancing comfort and style, and it is important to experiment. Try to wear clothes that flatter your body, irrespective of your age. Nothing is off-limits for any lady out there. The only thing you need is confidence in your own style, and if you have that, everything will look as good as expected.
If you are looking for more choices in plus size dresses for women , it's best to check online. There are some amazing brands on the web, and some of them ship in all parts of the globe. Instead of choosing a name that makes regular clothes, it is wise to choose a brand that understands and reflect the needs of plus-sized women. You will find more options in prints, sizes, and styles, depending on your requirements.
Follow the Rules!
Some fashion rules are forever. If you love wearing stripes, vertical stripes will look better than horizontal ones. Also, thinner stripes will make you look leaner than big and broad lines. You also need to try darker colors, especially for the evenings. For those who are not fond of black for that leaning effect, navy blue and shades of dark green are the next best options. You also need to try new prints. Smaller prints will surely look better, but again, there are no hard norms to follow in this regard.
Be Open to Ideas!
Follow the leading fashion blogs and websites to find new ideas on plus-size fashion. The trends change every season, so you will find something new to suit your personal style. Experts and fashion gurus advise on trying seasonal ideas because you will find more options. It is also a nice thought to think of classics. Basically, you need to have the right essentials for work and casual days, and once you have the basics, you can keep buying new stuff that meets your fashion demands.
Some women just don't have petite frames, but that should never really hamper fashion choices. Take a check online and we promise you will find enough for every other day!
One of the most common questions about retractable awnings is "Can it handle rain?" And, depending on the climate of the customer, the rain question is quickly followed by questions about whether retractable awnings can handle snow, strong winds, sleet and other atmospheric conditions.
The most accurate answer, is it depends. It depends mainly on the type and severity of the weather. The good news is that retractable awnings have options to respond to almost any weather condition.
Why Weather Affects Retractable Awnings
Anything outdoors is subject to some kind of exposure to weather; when looking at retractable awning options, part of the decision lies in determining what the options are for responding to weather.
Fixed awnings, canopies, and gazebos are fixed in place. The fabric is stretched taut across the frame and supported by stanchions. This inflexibility is what makes them vulnerable: sun damage wears out the fabric, the frames become weather-beaten and weak. The posts and frames offer limited support against wind, though it leaves the fabric more vulnerable to the weight of snow and rain.
Retractable awnings are fixed in place only at the base; their support is from tension springs in the arms of the retractable awning. High-quality frames are lightweight aluminum, which is strong and durable. However, because they aren't supported externally, anything that puts heavy stress on the frame - like heavy weight or sharp movements - can potentially cause damage.
Retractable awnings have a significant advantage, though. Fixed canopies simply wear out after exposure to weather; retractable awnings can retract into a hood and be protected.
The Impact of Rain and Snow
The biggest danger of both rain and snow is the weight. Very light precipitation - drizzle, fog, a very light dusting of snow - doesn't have enough heft to damage a high-quality retractable awning when it's extended. But steady rainfall or snow can cause problems.
Rain has the biggest impact on the fabric. The rainwater pools on the fabric and, over time, causes the fabric to stretch, sag, and possibly tear. There are two ways to prevent damage from rain:
o Adjust the pitch of the arms, so that the angle of the retractable awning can be made steep enough to cause the water to run off.
o Use a rain sensor which, when the retractable awning has a motor, will automatically retract the retractable awning when it begins to rain.
Snow impacts retractable awnings differently than rain. Snow and ice tends to build up, layer on layer. Along with putting stress on the fabric, snow and ice can put enough weight on the retractable awning frame to bend and damage the lateral arms and the mounting (torsion/square) bar.
There isn't a "snow sensor," but having a motor with an indoor switch or radio remote control makes it easy and comfortable to retract the awning even in cold weather.
The Impact of Wind and Motion
Good quality retractable awnings are designed and tested to withstand winds up to 35mph, so almost any day is safe. The rule of thumb is this: if it's too windy to sit outside, it's too windy for the retractable awning to be extended. However, wind gusts can be a hidden danger. Sudden, sharp wind shears can cause immediate damage to retractable awnings, twisting and wrenching the frame.
There are sensors for both types of wind. A standard wind sensor measures the current wind speed and retracts the retractable awning when it gets above a certain user-defined point. A motion sensor can detect abrupt movements, something common as a storm kicks up. Both sensors recheck wind conditions, so the retractable awning can be automatically extended as soon as it is safe.
Design Makes a Difference
The shape of the retractable awning makes a difference in how well it handles the elements. Traditional awning styles are flatter, with a taut stretch of fabric between arms (called lateral-arm). Dome retractable awnings, however, are steep, rounded, and closer to the building (due to shorter projections), providing good run off and protection from precipitation as well as making them more resistant to winds. Dome retractable awnings are ideal for windows, doors, and walkways.
The key part is, assess your climate. Do you get heavy rains? Does snow linger or melt off? Is there a lot of wind or storms? With a motor and the appropriate sensors, retractable awnings can be safe in any climate.