Does Anyone Have Trouble Finding Cute Plus Size Clothing Online?

Stacy M. - Plus size fashion
Canada
March 12, 2009 5:03pm CST
I have noticed two huge problems within the plus size clothing industry that gets my blood boiling. One-the selection of fashion forward and current styles are slim to none and two-the sizing usually stops at about a 3x. What about those curvy divas that go up to a 5 or 6x? Are they simply SOL?What do you think? Do any of you know of Plus Size Sites that have a good range of styles and sizes? I know of one super trendy spot. Check out www.swakdesigns.com
5 responses
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I have issues with buying clothes myself. I have to buy larger on top than on bottom, and finding something that fits on top, and on the bottom at the same store is hard as can be. My bust is alot larger than my waist and lower half. I found that I like this site, www.bcoutlet.com. They go up to the larger sizes that you were inquiring about. Wal-mart is also starting to carry larger sizes as well. Not sure if you live close to a Cato, or Fashion Bug, they carry some very nice trendy clothes.
• United States
13 Mar 09
I am not sure how old you are, but maybe this site will be good: http://www.daisymaze.com
• United States
13 Mar 09
Thank you for the web site tip. I too am a big girl. I use Romans and Lane Bryant and sometimes the Catherines Stores. I have the most problem with things being too short. The calalogs seem to cater to people that are 4" 11" or almost 6ft tall. I know that it is not true. Most blouse lengths is 28" which does not even cover my belly button. The next length is 36" which goes to my knees. The selection of things 30-31" is slim. Everything now seems to be empire waistline or things with gathers around the bust and a wide skirt. Makes a big girl look pregnant. At 53 I am not planning on going there. The other thing I find is you pay more for bigger sizes and the quality of the fabric on so many items is awful at best. It looks great in the store, but after it is washed it shrinks like crazy or looks like a rag. Did you know that when you are a big girl that you neck is always huge or your wrists are as big as your thighs. Things are just not in proportion. I am looking forward to checking out the new site.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
Hi Stacey, It must be a real let down to be stuck without any resource to cute fashions for the 5 or 6X plus size. I'd be hauling out the sewing machine at that point. Cloths are fun and should be fun to wear, regardless of size. I see what you mean about the Cuteness factor. I have read that Macy's has a good selection at affordable prices but the sizes I have seen for cloths I have looked at only go to 4X. There maybe 5-6X but one would have to look further or just call them and ask. Here are answers to a similar question. You would have to research the suggestions in order to see if the 5 and 6X are being offered: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070510122051AASQmyR I see on EBay a website that caters to 5 and 6X clothing: http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270338594260&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr12_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=270337394375&itemcount=12&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&usedrule2=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m183&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D7 and http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360135551364&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr12_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=270337394375&itemcount=12&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&usedrule2=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m183&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D7 If you scroll down you will see clothing offered in 5-6X: http://www.pasazz.net/blog/index.php This website may be of help also: http://www.curvyqt.com/ Additionally: http://www.figuresque.com/Plus-Size-Tops-4X-6X/Sexy-Teal-Wrap-Top.html Pajamas and Night Gowns (blog): http://plussizeonly.blogspot.com/2008/10/heres-whats-in-stock-right-now.html This site is cool because you can shop by size: http://www.alight.com/index.html This site may also be helpful: http://www.pasazz.net/ Hope this helps.
@dleannad (98)
• United States
13 Mar 09
My problem is I'm 5'4 and have a small chest. They think all plus sized women are 6 foot tall and big busted. I have a terrible time finding clothes. There is a store called dots that carry clothes up to 24 and they are inexpensive and trendy.