One of my personal tips for successful online shopping is to know your fabrics. Knowledge of fabrics will allow you to gauge the fit of a garment, allow you to pick the best size, and give you a good idea on what you will be getting in the mail.
Before I was a plus-size woman, I was a plus-size teen and before that I was a pleasantly plump little girl. Growing up, my shopping sprees were reduced to the women's department because retailers had not grasped the concept of age-appropriate plus-size clothing.
Recently, I was featured on Fashion Bomb. Now, I'm very aware of Fashion Bomb's readers and how they react to the plus size fashion bomb of the day. The audacity that a fat girl might love herself and try to show off in some cute outfits. But in the words of Beyonce: "I love haters."