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deschatsrouge
post Aug 7 2008, 12:28 AM
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I couldn't wear that dress, my boobs are huge. The ruffles would make it look like I'm trying to cover two elephants on my chest with a sheet.


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post Aug 6 2008, 01:02 PM
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What do we think? I have this pair of lace-up oxfords that'll look great with it.


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Divala
post Jul 19 2008, 11:45 AM
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Candycane_girl, I believe the W means "women's" as opposed to "ladies," which means they're made to fit a fuller, say, size 16 than the 16 you'll find in the ladies department. I don't understand why they still use the W for sizes upward of 18, though, since you can't find that size in the ladies department.


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post Jul 19 2008, 11:35 AM
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What does the W mean in the sizes?
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crinoline
post Jul 19 2008, 09:49 AM
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*sneaks in* Hi girlies! This Boutique has some cute stuff, and a big sale right now. happy shopping!


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thirtiesgirl
post Jul 16 2008, 01:57 PM
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Check this link, Foot Traffic.com. They might have what you're looking for. They have stripey ones, too.


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candycane_girl
post Jul 15 2008, 11:47 PM
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Would anyone happen to know where to get opaque tights in varying colours? I hate trying to look for plus size hosiery. Even Torrid doesn't have much selection.
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thirtiesgirl
post Jul 11 2008, 09:40 PM
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Oh, VERY cute dresses! I love them all, but I have to say, that bombshell wiggle dress is the most! I could so rock that dress! ...Ok, I was planning my next splurge to be Fluevog shoes, but maybe I'll save those for later and buy the dress.


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post Jul 11 2008, 09:27 PM
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thirtiesgirl- another great designer with retro inspired dresses in (well fitting!) plus sizes is Donna Ricco. You can buy her stuff online or at Nordstrom.
Some cute retro examples are this gorgeous halter and this bombshell wiggle dress. My Mom recently got this one in black with white polka dots, it is dynamite on her curves, and the back detail is sooo sexy!
good luck vintage-hunting!


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Divala
post Jul 11 2008, 03:20 PM
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The first thing I thought of when I got my khakis was him going "that crotch is insane!" That's what Michael Kors will always be in my head, a funny orange queen who screams "insane crotches!"

I don't understand rigid tags on flimsy fabrics, either, especially when they could just as easily print the info on the inside like they've been doing with t-shirts lately.



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auralpoison
post Jul 11 2008, 09:17 AM
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I look at the Michael Michael Kors stuff, but for some reason I can't seem to fall in love with anything that great bitchy orange queen has designed.


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pinkpoodle
post Jul 11 2008, 09:09 AM
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I think I know what black shirt you're talking about, diva. You looked awesome in that shirt!! I haven't had much luck ordering clothes online, either. I'm just grateful that we have the stores here. If my size isn't at the store, then I'll sometimes order it online.

Michael Kors has great plus size stuff. There's this MK denim structured jacket at Nordstrom that I want but it's over a $100 right now. I'm not usually a denim-jacket person, but this one is really cute. You could wear it with heels.

That's funny about the tag thing, damona, because I just saw a bigger girl today wearing a cute shirt, except the big navy Lane Bryant tag was hanging out. I wanted to tuck it in for her so badly, but I figured it would be weird to do on the street. Damn tags. Why would they put a rigid tag on a soft fashion top? It always flips out.


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damona
post Jul 10 2008, 03:05 PM
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i get most of my stuff from fashion bug or wal-mart. or thrift stores. lane bryant is where i go when i need something "dressy" like last year for my grandma's funeral i got a black skirt and blue and black top there. i'm wearing an ankle length pale-pink dress at the moment that i found at salvation army. it's super cool and comfy. i don't like shopping at wal-mart, but they're pretty cheap. it's not the greatest quality, that's for sure! they do have great pj's in plus sizes tho, i will give them that much. i don't shop online since i don't have any credit cards.

i used to try to cut out or hide tags or not fess up if it was from a "fat" store, but screw it, it's pretty obvious i ain't no size 8.


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Divala
post Jul 10 2008, 11:37 AM
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I've ordered a couple things off SizeAppeal. One of them was a pretty cool black going-out shirt with a cutout to show the top of my cleavage. I sure wish I hadn't outgrown it. The other is this awful purple peasanty thing that doesn't fit, has hanging stitches all over it, and is made of the crappiest tissue cotton I've ever seen. I'll probably never order from them again. I've got lousy luck ordering clothes online.

I ordered from Torrid once, probably 5 years ago. I had to bring every single thing I bought, except maybe a pair of undies, back to the store. It was all complete crap. Poodle and I bought matching skirts there a few years ago for Halloween costumes, which weren't bad, but I'd never buy from them again. That, and I have to dress like a grown-up, so I can't get away with cheap goth clothes anymore.

LB isn't my favorite, but I've found a few good things there recently. They're good for basics, and that's about it.

The plus-size store I'm loving on right now is Avenue. They've got a few locations in the TC metro area, and probably half my wardrobe is from there. They make normal clothes that you can wear to work in an office and the quality has mostly been really good thus far. I always go to them first when I need new shirts.

I think I have maybe 3 items of clothing from Nordstrom. I'm actually wearing one of them now, a pair of Michael Kors khakis I got on sale for more than I've ever paid for pants before in my life. They're comfy and cute, though, so I can justify it. I wish they'd bring their prices down, but I guess that's what Dayton's is for.


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post Jul 10 2008, 10:11 AM
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Size appeal is a bit too trendy for me. I like a more classic look. Either that, or I like something really vampy and vintage-looking. Mode Merr's return policy sucks, because the items are made to order. Fortunately, the girl made the skirt using my exact measurements (which have expanded since!). When I wore that thing out to a show, I could feel everyone looking at me probably because my look was so unusual and, on top of that, I'm fat!! The audacity!!

I'm willing to pay full price for an item as long as it fits and looks great. I wish Nordstrom wasn't so flippin' expensive, because they have great stuff on their website. Macy's ain't bad, but it's still a bit pricey for me. Torrid and LB are overpriced considering their quality. Ah well, it's better than wearing moo-moos.


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auralpoison
post Jul 9 2008, 11:23 PM
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I've only ordered from Torrid once & that was for a pair of underpants & they fit just fine, so no drama. The only site I ever say absolutely stay away from is Sizeappeal. If I wanted swapmeet clothes, I'd go to a swapmeet.


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post Jul 9 2008, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE(pinkpoodle @ Jul 9 2008, 02:54 PM) *
thirties, have you checked out Mode Merr? They have great vintage-looking stuff there. It's mostly 50's pin-up girlish. I have a pencil skirt and a peasant blouse from there. It makes me look like a pulp siren. I love it!! Not cheap though.

I have seen the Mode Merr website (which I discovered through their ads in Bust!). I love the clothes there, but as I work in education, I have to dress a little on the conservative side, so I haven't shopped there yet. For going out clothes, though, their stuff is perfect. ...Right now I have everything I need when it comes to going out, but the second I think of something else I want to add to my wardrobe, I'm definitely shopping on their site.

I don't mean to be a hater now, but I'm going to make a complaint about Torrid. Actually, a couple of them. One, I really dislike the return policies on their website. I feel they're waaayyy to stringent with the no returns on clearance items policy, and I really dislike all the hoops you have to jump through when you can return an item. You have to e-mail their website, wait for them to e-mail you back with the RA number and the return label, which you then have to print out and tape down on the return package. I've never had to do that much work when returning an item from any other online site. They usually include the return label in the package, often pre-paid, so all you have to do is put the item you want to return back in the package, affix the return label and drop it in a UPS pick-up box.

I also think Torrid way overprices their non-sale items. I find that a lot of their clothes are cheaply made, and I can find similar styles at the inexpensive Korean-owned mall stores like Mode Plus, Tempest, and Plus Size Dress-Up. And they don't cost me a fortune. As much as I love supporting stores that support the plus sized girl, I try to avoid shopping at Torrid.


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post Jul 9 2008, 04:58 PM
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If I say I don't know where something came from it's cos I don't want some other bitch walkin' around in my shirt. That being said, outside of one bra & a single shirt, I have no LB. The intarwebs is a treasure trove of big girl clothes.


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post Jul 9 2008, 03:37 PM
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thirties, have you checked out Mode Merr? They have great vintage-looking stuff there. It's mostly 50's pin-up girlish. I have a pencil skirt and a peasant blouse from there. It makes me look like a pulp siren. I love it!! Not cheap though.

I read this great entry about Lane Bryant on Big Fat Deal. I'm sure most of you can relate!!


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thirtiesgirl
post Jul 8 2008, 12:25 PM
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Oh geez, I'm such a fashion victim clothes horse, so this is the thread for me. Shopping?? No problem! I do a lot of it at Old Navy, too, particularly their plus sizes on the website (I'm glad they didn't get rid of them entirely!). I often shop JCPenney, as well. Some of their newer fashion lines in plus sizes have cute tops, like a.n.a. ('a new approach') with kind of a retro feel (which works for me, being a thirtiesgirl and all). For pants, I tend to stick to their career pants and twills with subtle striping, plaids or interesting takes on solid standards, like weird shades of olive-grey, grey-khaki, navy, tan, etc. I try to think 'Katherine Hepburn in African Queen' when I'm shopping for more casual pants. And like AP, I loves me some accessories: a funky bag, scarf, sunglasses, and SHOES... oh. my. god. - SHOES! Can we just say that a girl can never have too many shoes? At least this one can't. I'm literally running out of room in my apartment. I'm going to need a shoe intervention soon.

Thanks for the link to the Ballyhoo site, crinoline. I love vintage, but rarely find items in my size. I love that this site includes bust and waist sizes on the garments. I'll keep checking to see when they get new items. More shopping for me. Wheee!


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