No Clothing Section that Fits My Needs

United States
January 10, 2007 10:26pm CST
I went to the mall with my husband tonight and it was really frustrating. The teen clothes are too tiny, the misses clothes look too old, and I can't find clothes that feel like they are right for me. I like casual things so I can't shop in the dressier section. I guess what I am looking for are tshirts that don't have goofy prints on the front and jeans that aren't too low. The only place I feel comfortable shopping is Old Navy. Am I alone or do others have this problem?
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@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I feel your pain! I've had some luck at JC Penny and Old navy, too, but I mostly shop at Goodwill. I can find great stuff there that fits and for cheap. The clothes that are being made today all seem to be under the impression that all women are shaped the way, and we all want to dress in tight, cute clothing or like we're in our forties. I've found amazing jeans at Goodwill - I have a pair on now, the waist rests above my hips and they're snug but not too tight and the perfect length. And for just five bucks! They're Liz Clayborne. So yeah, if you can, try Goodwill. You might be surprised at what you can find.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
Sigh, I wish I had luck at Goodwill. Every time I go in there I leave with a bag full of clothes for my husband and nothing for myself. The women's clothes go quick around here at goodwill and other second hand stores. I forgot about Penny's...I've found a few things there as well.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
Oh, that's too bad! I love Goodwill so much. But the good clothes do go quick!
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@Lovely_Lady (1524)
• United States
11 Jan 07
You're not alone at all. I get the same problem too when it comes to shopping. I'm really picky about what I get and wear. Most of the time I end up getting them but never wear them. I guess they're just to be there and so I know that I did got something. lolz... Okay, so I like to waste money. No, seriously I don't. At the time of buying it, it was so nice and I fall in love with it but later, it's a different story. Man, us ladies are just sometimes too picky and hard on ourself... lolz.... I do alot of shopping at Old Navy myself. I love the clothes there. I'm more of a sophisicated person and like to look like a business lady everywhere I go.
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I do have a problem finding clother that fit properly also. I am short with hips. LOL For some reason, designers think that short women do not have hips. So, to get something that fits in length, it ends up being snug in the butt. If I get something a little bit looser, the pant legs end up dragging and I look like I just shrunk 3 or 4 inches. What is wrong is being small, short, AND have hips? OK...I got a booty too. But that goes along with the hips. ha ha
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I am in the same boat as you. I normally end up shopping at Target, Buckle, or Ambercrombie & Fitch. I dress casual at home and go to work in jeans so I need a lot of casual clothing. It takes me forevr to find any clothes. Some misses clothing is too big and Jr's clothing starts looking silly the closer you get to thrity. Try Target because they normally have a wide variety of clothing to choose from. They always have V-neck and round neck t-shirts that are cheap ($7-8 or less) that last forever.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
well i have that problem too. i'm a short person and sometimes some clothes are to big for me or too small. i usually try to find something thats just right for me but i don't seem to find them all the time. just like i have that problem with shoes. i'm a size 6 or 6 1/2 and when i go to the store, i have trouble finding those size for me in the shoes that i like but they always seem to be out of that size. so its no luck for me in that department too.
• United States
11 Jan 07
i didnt realise so many women have this problem,i thought i was the only one.i can always find a great pair of jeans at target and i love torrid for stylish tops and jackets.they have a great size selection.mervyns has plus size juniors and they have a huge selection of casual clothes.
@anja31 (708)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
I never had the problem with it, but my mom does. I know who are you feeling right know. Your are not the only one who has this problem.
@anja31 (708)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
I never had the problem with it, but my mom does. I know who are you feeling right know. Your are not the only one who has this problem.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I'm the same way. I'm 5 foot nothing and weigh 110 lbs and teen clothing is my size but definately not my style and misses clothing does look like its for little old ladies. I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and my hips so I have trouble finding jeans that fit right without needing a belt and I'm so short most clothing I have to hem. I like the clothing in Old Navy but got fed up with them bugging me with the "can I help you" every time I went in being asked the same thing 10 times before screaming "I'm fully capable of shopping on my own." Also the music they play drives me up the wall. I found Steve and Barry's and stopped shopping every where else. You can't beat the price... Nothing over $11 and all the jeans come in all styles...low rise, regular, boot leg,ect and they come in short, regular, and long pant legs...No more hemming my jeans. They have all kind of cute t'shirts and only $7 each and sometimes less. I just went to one sale they had and got a bunch for only $2.00 each. Do you have one in your area? If so I would check them out if I were you.
• United States
12 Jan 07
i found that the kids section ends at like 20 for pants and the adults start at 30 and im like right in between
• United States
12 Jan 07
Have we all gone crazy? Sewing machines are easily accessible, yard sales, second hand stores and such. You can sew your own clothes and make a better fit than any of the other places combined. We wern't born with a growth manuel in our hand, we are all different and company's have to go with the majority to make money. If we don't fit in the norm, then it is definitely hard to find items we can wear. The patterns available are wonderful, and with a little alteration one way or the other you can have a perfect fit. Ladies, we can sew our own clothes, our own blankets, our children's clothes, husband's clothes, home accessories, and anything we need. We are strong and gifted if we will just acknowledge the talent we were given from God. He wants us to prosper and be happy, and if you can save money and look good at the same time, we will prosper and be happy. Our grandmothers made all their own clothes, quilts, and the doilies on the tables along with table cloths, placemats and napkins. Some of these are worth hundreds of dollars today. Why not make a wonderful memory for tomorrow today.
• Egypt
12 Jan 07
You are just like me,when I decide that I want to buy some new clothes I go to the malls and shocked...there are nothing fits with my style then I decide to go back home. My friends accuse me that I trapped into a certain period of time because of my clothes -which are not too old- but I can't help it.I just say I AM WHAT I AM
• Australia
11 Jan 07
I'm a tiny person so none of the clothes I like ever fit me. I hate to go to the kids section just to find something that fits me. Not only that I look real young
@drmt57 (295)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i have a bigger problem, i am extra tall and even in the tall section it is hard for me to find pants long enough, blouses a sweater with sleeves long enough to fit me.if i want something really nice i have to go to the tall girl store and i have to pay much more money for it, i feel as though tall people are penalized for being tall.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I have this same problem. I'm 23 and still can fit into juniors however i'm a size 13 and 5 foot. I cannot find anything to fit my size and my height, it's very fustrating. I shop at Old Navy for the most party. I also shop at Express and The Limited, expensive they are but those two stores seem to be better fitted for me in every aspect.
• United States
11 Jan 07
I would recommend some specialty stores, like Lane Bryant. They have a lot of cute sweaters and shirts in bigger, better fitting sizes. There's nothing worse than a bigger person trying to pull off tiny, tight clothes. Also, the Gap has some larger sizes as well. I also really like Target, both women's and junior's sections have a large range of sizes and they have a lot of great basics.
• United States
11 Jan 07
YES!!!!!!! I have 2 children and I am struggling with the weight!!! Before I got pregnant with my first child, I was wearing clothes from the teen section. Then, after I lost a major majority of the weight(I gained 70 pounds), I found that my body was completely different and I could not wear those clothes any longer. So, I had to start shopping at the misses dept. Everything went alright for 2 years when I finaly found something that I could wear. Then I got pregnant again. I am struggling to loose the last 10 pounds of the 30 I gained from this one. The styles have changed so much in a year that I cannot find anything at all no matter how hard I look. It makes me get so frustrated that I storm out of the store crying which drives my husband crazy! I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM!!!!! Everything is too low cut, the shirts look like dresses, and all the jeans are whitewashed and spandexy and way too expensive. You mentioned Old navy, so I might try them. The closest one is an hour and a half away from where I live, but if you are having the same problem I am having then the trip is well worth it. I need to get out of the house anyway! Thanks!!!
• India
11 Jan 07
Yah its a problem finding a perfect fitting Readymade clothes. But i still wear them as i also don't like clothes made by tailors...eventhough they fit very well. Readymade clothes have a grace of their own and definitely a brand name has some quality. I face problems with jeans..being large in length..i need them to be altered..no choice afterall. Shirts and t-shirts fit well to me.
@meeshee1 (188)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I know what you mean! I also love casual clothes, but I also love the junior's style stuff a lot, too. Sometimes it fits me well, and others it doesn't. It seems like you can never go wrong with Old Navy though! :)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I know how you feel. I shop a lot at Old Navy and the Rugged wearhouse. I don't like the jeans that are too low cause I can't stand my panties to show and you can't find many jeans anymore that aren't too low. And I also have the problem of finding ones I like then they are too long for me cause I'm only 5'4". And also when I wear shorts in the summer it's hard to find ones that don't go all the way up to my butt. LOL
• United States
11 Jan 07
i'm 28 yrs old but when shopping time im on the kids section as i can fit the size 12 jeans on with the exact length & waist line & so with the other blouses & shirts too. i can grab some other items at juniors also but majority on kids department still! more so with my shoes that i will also go for size 5 or if nothing really fits on i'll go directly to kids area.