One of my favorite tricks in the book is buying every size.
To me, sizes don't define me.
I can wear everything from a XS-XL.
The trick is how you wear it!
This dress is from Rue 21 and is a XL.
But you wouldn't guess that on first glance right?
Check this out:
You can make two cute darts in the back using safety pins!
This is how I borrow my friends clothing, my moms or when I just MUST have a dress even though it doesn't fit.
Safety Pin darts are easy and quick!
All you have to do is inside out your shirt or dress. Pinch two sections near the waist line and pin!
Inside it back out and there you have it! Try it on and edit it accordingly!
((If you have more time and own the dress *the one I am wearing I am borrowing* you can sew the darts in so they are forever!))
Hope this encourages you to look past your size range in the stores this summer :)