Plus size travelers are slowly but steadily settling into a great space in the travel world. We are learning to find unique solutions and we are also being represented better than ever. While we will always have to nudge things along, we have started making use of our travel opportunities in a more effective way. Reasons for this range from better representation in social media, celebrity headlines and stronger, more dependable resources. Let’s dig in fellow travel junkies!
Plus size in the news
We are in love with Lizzo at the Met Gala and everything else she’s attending! Christian Serriano is styling her and while we might not be able to pull off some of those looks, we love her courage and we love her love for life.
Muriel’s Wedding with Toni Collette is a great throw back flick from down under that features a plus sized lead struggling with the mean girls. With music from Abba, it’s a can’t miss feel good movie.
Hallmark’s Romance In Style features the plus size fashion world. It’s got a lot of expected language and labels but it fits the Hallmark mold. Baby steps.
You’re in control
Being active while plus size is not inconceivable, we’ve done plenty over the past few months and we’re super happy about that. Give yourself the grace to at least try what’s out there and feel proud of your efforts.
Public transportation can be a thing but it can also not be a huge deal just plan accordingly. Take the time to google what trains, busses, ferries and waiting areas look like at your destination. There are plenty of images to help you know whether or not you’ll be comfortable.
There is a trend for plus size people to use cruises to experience travel. This can solve a lot of potential hiccups. With plenty of choices and plenty of accessibility, cruising can help anyone see the world with the right kind of support.
Sources for your travel needs
Use your Tripit app to note plus size stores at your destination just in case you need a little wardrobe help. We just bookmarked this one for Poland so we know which store is close to our stay. Ulla Popkin
Have you seen BloomChic on TikTok? The clothes are far from quality and it is a deal that’s too good to be true!! 0/10
We are still on the jumpsuit bandwagon and don’t see a time in the future when we won’t be. Be sure to double check the size and the way it drapes on you then enjoy the comfort!! Conversely, we are true fans of the two-piece bathing suit. You can still cover up but it’s much easier to get in and out!
Another clothing fail came from ASOS. Their plus size cargo pants at $40 plus SH were far too big and bulky!!! Instead, we highly recommend the leopard raincoat from Joules.
Plussizetoo.com is an entire plus size travel website that’s starting to expand into group travel. Their first trip? Bali!!
We’ve learned over time that we can spare a few luggage pounds and some packing space by not bringing a regular handbag but, instead, buy something we love or something that will work in the meantime overseas. By no means will this ever mean a fanny pack. Ever.