Plus Size Vintage Style Halloween Costumes

The 31st of October, eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day, time for trick-a-treating, jack-o-lanterns, 'haunting' missions, and best of all, Halloween costume parties
From little kids to the ‘young at heart’ adults, this is a festive season that many look forward to every single year.

The popularity of costume parties knows no bounds! Filled with merrymakers dressed as witches, ghosts, vampires, queens, countesses, skeletons, parlour maids, Victorian and Gothic women, sorceresses, heroines, corpse brides’ and popular fiction characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland.

And the plus size woman is not left out of the ‘pranking’ party fun.

Today’s voluptuous woman has a wide choice of Halloween costumes beyond her imagination. True, costuming for Halloween parties only became popular in the United States roughly a century ago, and the first mass-produced costumes appeared in the 1930s, but vintage inspired party costumes for All Hallows’ Day (Halloween) made exclusively for full-bodied women didn’t become an ‘item’ until recent years.
Now, there is absolutely no need to shy away from joining in the fun because you think you won’t find high-quality Halloween outfits you can get all ‘dolled up’ in.

With vintage inspired Halloween apparel, you can show-off your curves in a superheroine costume, a Marie Antoinette ensemble, a fallen angel outfit, a flapper dress, or a sexy witch vintage-inspired garb.

Plus Size Lingerie for 'Big Girls’

Finding unique lingerie for plus size women in shops around many localities is not that easy. Yes, they do carry undergarments for the full-bodied woman, but many of the ones you’ll find may not be feminine and sexy enough for many of today’s proudly big girls out there.

Vintage Inspired Plus Size Intimates Online

Now when it comes to vintage inspired lingerie, it becomes much more difficult to find, that is if you can find them at all.

Vintage inspired lingerie is not your usual panties, bras, and simple camisole tops. They are certainly more than that. Not dowdy, somewhat plain, and old-fashioned like . . . yes! Granny pants and frumpy brassieres!

It’s not news that many plus size women seek better and attractive underwear online. As some feel slightly uncomfortable rummaging through the racks and shelves of lingerie at their local shopping malls, other will not be ‘caught dead’ seeking the help of shop attendants, some who snicker behind your back or roll their eyes as soon as you turn to look somewhere else simply because you are looking for something more sensual, stylish or utterly suggestive.

Hips & Curves Full Figure Lingerie, Apparel, Costumes, Hosiery and Accessories

Buying plus size intimates online helps lots of women just like you who absolutely hate having to go out into there, facing skinny and svelte shop attendants, especially when they try to give you advice without really being aware of your needs, or worries of good fitting pieces.

There are specialised online lingerie stores that cater exclusively to the full bodied curvaceous women of style. They understand that intimate wear should not only be special, they must make you feel special; both you and your partner.

How Do You Ensure You Get the Perfect Fitting Lingerie?

For plus size women who wish to order online for the first time, this may put you in a dilemma but don’t worry. If you are searching for lingerie from an online store, first ensure it’s from a reputable site that caters exclusively to plus size women.

If it’s a good site, it’ll provide detailed and well thought-out measurement charts. The site should also include a guide that’ll show you how to take the right measurements.

If you are unsure about taking your own measurements properly, ask a member of the family or a friend to help you out. Yes, it can get quite tricky trying to measure your own body all by yourself.

Try to be honest with your measurements. Some of us tend to wish we are an inch or a bit less than what we read on the measuring tape . . . wanting to give measurements that we desire to be.

That’s quite natural for some and understandable too. But as a bold and confident plus size woman, it is most certain that you won’t.

So take the time to take proper measurements following the store’s guide; this way, you’ll minimise the chances of getting lingerie that doesn't fit you perfectly.

Happy lingerie shopping!

Further Reading:

Stylish Moccasin Footwear

Moccasin footwear is a true classic; never really going out of style but appearing in one stylish form or another and it still remains a favourite, even to this day.

What started off as footwear to serve as protection for the feet against rocks, stones, thorns, and the like, including the harsh cold weather, is now a trendy fashion accessory.
Modern Moccasin Footwear
Moccasins for women have been trendy for decades, and today, these traditional shoes and boots have been modernised for comfort and style. They are still worn by many men, women and children, sometimes as everyday wear, but most times to make a fashion statement.

Traditional Moccasins

Made primarily from the softest of leather back in the early days of Native Americans, moccasin shoes were constructed with a piece of deer skin ‘tacked’ together with a seam running from the leg down to the toe. But as comfort became a factor to reckon with, its design included an additional panel of deerskin which gave it a definitive shape of modern footwear.

While in the past many associated moccasins with just boots, today you’ll find other variations of moccasins with their signature whip stitch detail as shoes, slippers, loafers, and even moccasin Uggs.

Because they are made from deerskin, moccasins are soft and very comfortable and the majority of colours available to buy still remain that beautiful tan or light brown deerskin colour.

Whether they are ankle boots, full boots, shoes, or slippers, the style can be worn all year round, one of the reasons they’ve still retained a ‘subtle’ place in the fashion accessory industry.

Features of Moccasin Shoes

Features of authentic moccasin footwear include:
  • Deerskin (or suede) interior and outer lining
  • Adjustable corded rear panel (some variations)
  • Pull-cord design
  • Whip stitch detail
  • Rubber outer sole
  • Tassels (fringe)
  • Symbols, inscriptions, and tattoo like embellishments

Moccasins Inscriptions and Symbols, What Do They Mean?

It has been said that the decorations on the early moccasin footwear . . . those patterns and symbols gave spiritual protection to its wearer. The inscriptions were meant to remind the wearer of sacred events, places, beings, or teachings. Interestingly, these symbols were made to face the wearer and not the viewer.

Not many of us knew that! In fact, most of us who love wearing them hardly noticed where the inscriptions faced (or didn’t face!)

Motifs, patterns, and symbols include beaded vintage themes, animal sketches and modern tattoo patterning and they all depict many different interpretations.

Today’s Stylish Moccasin Footwear

Today, moccasin footwear has taken a new dimension in all aspects. They are modern, chic, casual, formal, trendy, and sporty; you name it, you got it! All in a vast range of colours, styles and colour/material combinations!

Choose from a wide range of women's moccasins
Materials used for this vast range (aside deerskin) includes textiles, faux leather, cow hide, patent, suede, leatherette, air-meshed leather, etc. . . . some in combinations of two different materials and sometimes more.

Further Reading:
Five Women's Classy Boots - 'To Die For'
Descriptive names used today that are primarily based on moccasin designs include loafers, slip-on loafers, flat heel boats, flat heel booties, square-toe flats, etc...
Choose from a range of moccasin booties for women