today I went into one of the affiliates listed on this site and was a bit upset.. I was looking at the plus sized clothing, but have you noticed that the models wearing these clothes that we are supposed to buy are all skinny women.. that really irked me... Do these advertisers really think that I would want to buy something that looks good on a thin woman, i want to see how it would look on a woman more my size... What do you all think? And if so is there anyway we can contact these dumb advertisers to let them know we want real women wearing our clothes in ads... What do you think?
I've loved clothes & fashion since I was little, but it was hard for me to find clothes in my size growing up and then I was told: just take what you can get. But now, there's such great stores like: Citi Trends, Cato, Its Fashion, The Avenue, Ann Taylor, Ashley Stewart, Torrid, and there's another great online site for the plus-size fashion mavens...has anyone ever heard of Igigi?? Not only do they have cute, stylish clothes, they actually have full-figured and beautiful models modeling them...with smiles on their faces!
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I used to work for the Avenue which is a plus size womens store. And they had an advertisement with their skinny model on the front and the touch up was not done righ6t. You could see how the shirt was pinned so it looked like it would fit. My gosh!! On another note some women like the loud flower prints, weird animal prints and such. Some of things we would get at the Avenue made me cringe, but then they were some of the things that sold the fastest.
Theres a store "Torrid" that has goth clothes and even indie rock looks. I like their clothes better than i do Lane Bryant. Torrid has more character in their clothing. But they are pricey. B and Lu. com is a plus size website that have cute young clothes. I think targeting stores like Target, WalMart, Kmart for cute plus size clothing would be a big benefit. I said my peace.
I absolutely hate shopping for clothes because it's so hard to find anything that's not zebra print or looks like a hot-air balloon fell on me. In high school, and now in college, it's hard to dress like a young adult, I always have to wear clothes that make me look older than I am and I hate it! I like to play around with fashions and I've decided that if I ever become rich I will start my own line of clothing that's flattering, and use only BBW models. No barbies allowed.
Hey girl, I totally agree with you. I have said the same thing everytime I look at a Lane Bryant or Romans catalog. I can't understand it for the life of me. I think we should really write them.
I mean how would they like to see a plus size model in a Victoria's Secret or Newport News catalog. It just makes no sense!
Hey Vampire Have you seen Torrid That store is really cool. But I totally agree Why on Earth is it SO HARD to put a plus sized model in clothes ment for bigger people, I mean its not like we're hard to find
OOO...I'm all fired up now! lol...what can i say, I'm a red-head! *go figure* but really, when i go to the mall with a bunch of my friends who aren't plus-sized, we walk by all these teenie-bopper stores that have "regular" clothes in them, then you come to someplace like, "DEBB", "Land Bryant, or "Torrid" and they're labeled with a BIG FAT sign that says, "PLUS SIZE CLOTHES FOR THE PLUS SIZED WOMAN!" or something along those lines...damn it that makes me so mad! You don't see "regular" clothing stores labeled with "anorexic clothes for the anorexic woman" Why can't we be treated the SAME way without singling us out? Or..."JUNIOR PLUS" off in its own section of the store...it should be looked at as an act of discrimination, really....
I forgot to say....why must we pay 4 times MORE than some of the "regular" clothing stores that cater to itty bitty women? They have huge sales where you can buy shirts for ten bucks, pants for twenty, etc! Why must plus size clothing stores be subject to extremley high prices??? Are we limited to shop at second hand stores where most of the plus sized clothing has been there since the early 80's??
I'd like to say that "plus size" doesn't mean the sizing stops at size 14! HELLO! "plus size" should go as "plus" as needed! Even the plus-sized clothing makers are limiting their sizes to those who are still smaller than the agerage plus-sized woman! GEEZ!
Hey, where I live we have lots of plus size stores. To name a few, Ashley Stewart, caters to the plus size ladies (size 14 & up) and Avenue. Avenue costs a little more but both of these stores have from dressy to casual clothes in a variety of styles. These stores even make you think that you are thinner than what you really are because their sizes run kind of big. And the whole store is for plus size. We also have other stores that have plus size sections and they carry very trendy styles. By the way I live in Detroit.
I agree 100%! I'd love to see some models weighing 250-300 and up to show how clothes really fit.
My problem is not necessarily lack of stores to go to. I just have such a funny shape that shopping is a nightmare! I'm 2 sizes smaller on the bottom than I am on top, I have NO waist, hips or booty (how can this BE - I mean, I'm a Black girl for heaven's sake!;) ROFL!), and a big tummy. I'm limited to separates because dresses look like tents on me, and 2-pcs are either too small on top or too large on the bottom.
My legs are my best feature, so I wish more stores carried pants with a little more tailored look to them. I like regular or straight-legged pants, but since I'm forced to shop for pants that fit my thick waist without cutting off my circulation, the pants legs are usually way too wide. :(
I used to hate shopping until I recently discovered Avenue. Finally, some feminine looking stylish separates to choose from! I agree that whoever keeps putting out stuff with the loud patterns and florals and ruffles needs to be stopped! What's THAT about? They must be thinking that if the eye is distracted enough by the garishness of the outfit, the viewer may not notice the size of the person wearing said garments. NOT! Ok, I am NOT Mimi from the Drew Carey show, so designers, if you're listening, please just stop it! :)
BTW, if anyone is into se-xy lingerie, I recommend lingerieatlarge or hipsandcurves. Both have very nice (and naughty) things and go up to size 6x. I bought a cute little santa teddy a couple Xmases ago. It came with a white feather boa, I added a hat, black thigh-high stockings, and black patent leather heels --- Oh baby, was santa good to my man THAT year! ;) LOL!!
Oh I am so glad that others think the same way I do. It is so hard to find good clothing. One of the problems I have found is not all brands are the same as in same size is not the same. A 26W will fit with one brand and then another brand it will either be to big are to small. So I hate to shop online and with catalogs, for that reason.
I sincerely think that Old Navy has taken some great strides in accomodating plus-size women. By creating an entire line specifically for women like us, I think that they've really opened the doors. I no longer have to walk into that store, worrying about picking through the scant selection of "extended sizes" based on a size eight. You can get some real super clearance bargains too, both in-store and on-line. And they have some *CUTE* stuff. I recommend it, though I'm slightly addicted.
I work for The Avenue. Personally i think the clothes there are horrible. However the Bootcut stretch jeans are nice. They fit nice around the tush area. The bra's are so-so and the Cheeky Panties are so cute! I wouldnt buy really anything else there except the items I mentioned above. Oh the 1 pair of Cloudwalkers Boots i own are pretty sweet. But other then that i wouldnt bother shopping there. Alot of the items are frumpy and shapeless. You would do much better wearing a potato sack. xo
I'm new to this site and think that all of you are so funny and so RIGHT about the issue of plus size clothes.
I am actually thinking of starting up a clothing line (online) that caters to teens and women. Clothes that are nothing like Lane! I hate that I have to shop at the same store that my mom shops at. I think that we all deserve to dress our age and look fabulous doing so - haha - so if any of you have any ideas or certain types of clothing that you would like to see in your size - please tell me - i really think that we not only need better clothes - but totally deserve it!