I totally agree about Torrid-- vampiress777 you should definately check the site out. It was started by a really cool goth girl who worked for Dic kies (one of my company's clients) and she got fed up and started her own cool line of clothes for goth/punk plus size girls
well i guess we all always look cute because most of us shop at torrid!!! it's a store for bbw that does'nt make you feel like all you can wear are tents nothing cute or sexy. so if you have'nt checked it it check out the web site and look for a store near you!!!!!
My gosh I love Torrid too. I am over in Australia and buy online from torrid probably every few months (the credit card doesn't like it)!
In Aus we have 1626 and Beme which have clothes for 16-26.(Although a lot are more for the mature lady like my great gran, but have the occasional nice piece and fantastic plus size jewellry). Or a great place I like to shop over here is Chain Reaction as they go up to a size 26 and still have fashionable clothing that doesn't look like something my gran would wear. :)
All of this is why I learned to sew MANY years ago! When I REALLY want something totally new to wear, I look in stores and online to find styles I like. Then I shop for patterns of them and fabrics I like. No more "old lady" fabrics & prints for me! I can also tailor the garments to fit me better (ie longer in the torso, etc). It's what works for me.
For clothes off the rack, try Avenue - they go to size 30-32 in the store and higher online. They have a pretty good mix of dressy and casual.
I totally agree! If I had any talent whatsoever, I would become a plus sized fashion designer. Who told the fashion industry that we wanted to wear moo-moo's all the time?? And why do so many plus-sized clothes come in only one shape...paper bag?? Don't the more volumptuous, more beautiful women come in as many sizes as our emaciated counterparts??
Could it be another way for culture to keep us down? No, no, that's just my paranoia leaking in.... I mean, I always notice that when I look great, I really feel great. I hate that I had such a hard time finding clothes to look great in. But now.....look out world!! LOL
Plus size clothing in England is absolutely a complete nightmare!!!!
There are currently 3 high street shops which cater for BBW, and then it depends on the size of the town you live in as to wether they stock the larger clothe range! lol. It truely is outrageous!. As nice as it is to shop online or via mail order it just aint the same as going into town and having a good shop!
i LOOOVEEEE torrid!!! i refused to go on holiday to the USA unless there was one nearby (spent $400... oopsie) but a warning if ordering off the site - i ordered about ?100 worth of clothes and was charged ?50 for delivery off Royal Mail (made-up charges n all that rubbish) once it got here - all beacuse they had a label on the box sayin the value of the items =\
I only have one word to say (although I'll certainly say a few more).......it's Torrid. www.torrid.com. It seems to be an answer to this forum about womens clothes. They are plus sized women's clothes being modeled by plus size women. I have spent more money in there then I like to admit! It's not too expensive and the sizes are concurrent with most others, they don't run too big or too small. I woill recommend them until the day I die. Hope this helps!! :)
Thanks for all your tips ladies. Normally when Im looking for clothes I prefer not to do the catalog thing, but wanted to give it a try. But honestly I prefer going and trying on clothes since I try to hide certain parts of my body (aka my belly)and not all clothes are flattering on me. But would love to see some sexier clothes with nicer materials for us lovely larges. I am also in search of some cute and thinning looking bathing suits that dont go all the way up my back and neck. And I am soooo tired of wearing black.
Hehehe,well for guys:
try King Size Direct,they have a website,and awsome formalAND casual clothes and accessories and fit any size really,I would know,I looked through my brothers catalog,saw an awsome pair of camo pants,had to have em,I wear lots of guy clothes,kind of a tom boy hehe :)
I go to Lane Bryant,I'm a goth so its a little hard finding stuff I'd wear,but have found some neat stuff I love so far,just glad my folks can pay for it,cuz its exspensive......gosh dang $16 undies hehe.I get those gift checks every so often for Lane Bryant,its worth it.
I also make my own clothes.
On topic,yes I hate seeing stores and magazine ads,and online shops for plus sizes and seeing the 125 lb girl in a size 6 lol.I still cant believe they consider a size 12 and plus size!.
You know guys, I have been thinking this same thing for a long time. I have some contacts in the entertianment industry, so I might see what I can do. Lane Bryant has been a big step in decent clothing for girls our size, but it still is a little bit too dressy for the most part. If you want to dress down and be comfortable, there's little you can chose from. Also, not to mention the prices! I feel like I have to sell my soul everytime I shop there! The only reason they do that is because Lane Bryant realizes it's really the only store we can go to for clothes other than mumu's.
this post makes me chuckle... because it's something that i think every BBW and BHM come in tact with.. ive seen the line of clothes for the BHM.. t-shirts and dress pants made for the BHM.. like cmonnnnn... ive gone into numerous stores that are for the BBW however, u go the rack of the really cool jeans, "gawd dernnit only up to a size 14" "well why cant they make hip huggers for the BBW that isnt strecth pants trying to spice it up with a doily looking pattern", "why cant that make that really cool shirt for my size, must i be a size 2".. so many things fly through my head at + size stores, only because they still dont cater to the + size lady , and yeah, the ugly prints?? they make our clothes look like maternity clothes or clothes my great g-ma would wear at the age of 90!!! *just shakes my head*
Omg this is so true. I went into 3 of our local western wear stores and the the biggest size rockies(jeans no back pockets)that are designed and not a plain jane is 15. i put up such a stink about it they told me to write the management im tired of ugly clothes. So i buy black and dress it up
Ohh what a true post. Models in say Lane Bryant catalog are MAYBE a size 10 if that. For a clothing store that caters to bigger woman that is ridiculous. You ever see those huge mumu dresses on these little ladies? Its laughable that its stylish! lol