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My new reccomendations:

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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post

Just found this site


ASOS.com ? The Online Fashion Store
They have a cute plus line from what I can see. I believe they are UK based but they ship internationally and the shipping isnt that bad.



Yes. Shop either us.asos.com or asos.com and you'll see different offers for both pages CURVE collections.

 

Eshakti http://eshakti.com/ They make a style of clothing S-3X and also make cusomized versions of what they sell to customers (add sleeves, increase bust, decrease bottom, etc.

 

Forever 21's Plus Line http://www.forever21.com/category.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=faith_main&Page=1 The line is really good now, but my only complaint is their bottoms are still coming alittle small or either some chick beat me to the pair of 20 sizes!

I managed to get this cool faux leather skirt in 20 recently!

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We Love Colors http://welovecolors.com/Shop/PlusSizedHosiery.htm For colored tights and things

 

Yours http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/ Just wow, alot of variety

 

Alighthttp://www.alight.com/index.html  I mostly look for dresses but there are other things

post #62 of 216

Thought I revisit this thread since it's been dead for over a year. So many places have popped up in plus size fashion!

 

I would like to recant all good ravings about Yours clothing. If you give an item a negative review they WILL NOT post it! I can't have that.

Their return policy wasn't grand and neither was their quality.

 

Now the love of my life for the past year has been CityChicOnline! Australia is one lucky girl! I wish CC would plant brick and mortar stores all over the US and give Torrid a run for it's money! You are paying for quality with CC! Plus FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS! Of course they're making up for it in the price of the item, but if you can get it on sale you're golden!

 

I bought a cotton dress from Torrid this year for $58 and it wasn't even lined! You can go to Forever 21 and get any dress with a lining! I feel like with Torrid I can only really shop there if the clearance is on clearance because then I'm getting what the clothing is actually worth and paying a fair price for the quality.

post #63 of 216

Got this amazing disco diva maxi and jacket from CC recently.

 

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Spoke too soon! They just sent an email that they're doing 30% off sitewide!

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I love that disco diva dress, and the moto coat. 

 

Just to throw in here, I recently ordered from ASOS, and have been very happy with my items. A year ago I had an order go very awry (it checked in to a shipping facility an hour & a half away and hadn't arrived a month later), but this order went fantastic. I don't know if they always do it, but they were offering free 2 day US shipping over $150- and their clothes are cute enough that total gets there fast.  It arrived quick, and everything measured true to chart.  I will say I have bigger legs and a smaller waist. I loved the design of their pleated leggings so I ordered in black & oxblood. They have some give and are fine in the legs but a bit big at the waist. Nothing I can't live with, it's just hard to fit around bottom heaviness. I also got the midi body-conscious dress in black & blue. For such a simple dress, it's eye catching. I had so many compliments on the blue one over the weekend. I will fuss and say a lot of time it seems the curve items aren't as "selected items" as regular sizing when it comes to their sales. The do have sales, and coupons often though.  I know the thread is US based but they got it here fast for a UK shop.  Anyone ever ordered with Dorothy Perkins? Love how classic the pieces there are, curious on quality.

 

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Pleated-Leggings/z8nvh/?iid=2691335&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Purple&mporgp=L0FTT1MtQ3VydmUvQVNPUy1DVVJWRS1FeGNsdXNpdmUtUGxlYXRlZC1MZWdnaW5ncy9Qcm9kLw..

 

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Body-Conscious-Tank-Dress-In-Midi-Length/yfhaa/?iid=2421314&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Black&mporgp=L0FTT1MtQ3VydmUvQVNPUy1DVVJWRS1FeGNsdXNpdmUtQm9keWNvbi1WZXN0LURyZXNzLUluLU1pZGktTGVuZ3RoL1Byb2Qv

 

I haven't really shopped at Torrid in a few years. Tops here & there. I became frustrated with quality as well as fit. My weight is everywhere, but I do not have as much of a lower pooch as I do bottom so a lot of jeans look like a parachute in the stomach. I also think they aren't so size conscious for a plus shop.  From what I've seen most bras end up running a 40dd at largest. That isn't exactly big and there aren't a shortage of gals with a chest.  It'd be nice if companies started seeing cup sizes over D's/DD's.  I don't find their shoes to be exactly wide width often either. My feet are chubby & wide so I often wear a 10 that needs a bit of stretching. If I have less weight on me I can get down to an 8.5/9 but their shoes don't really cater to a chubby foot. I haven't had luck with calf sizes in their boots.

 

Being almost 30 I run in to guilt issues with F21, but I do love them. Especially the things being put out lately. A lot of blazers, black/white or tan/black color palettes, studded things. I'm lucky enough to have a massive F21 shop in town that does have a good plus section (I don't think + is as all stores).

 

One of my most favorite retailers is Pinupgirlclothing.com.  I am a 2x in their sizing, and they recently started rolling out dresses in 3x/4x.  Very classy, but costly. I splurge here and there on them, but I wear the things I buy often.  They also have a community pinupgirlstyle.com where people post new or gently used items at a discount for resale.  ModeMerr.com is another shop that does some pinup plus items.  They sometimes customize, and will have coupons at key sale times of the year.  I've shopped through Alloy.com since highschool, recently got some trouser pants and tops that I love. I do think they skirt a line with age appropriate the closer to 30 I get with some things.  Victoria's Secret clothing is nice, again can be costly but they ALWAYS have coupons.  Their size range is limited to about a 16/18. Dresses often have a good bit of stretch, and with the over size sweater trend it almost adds a size to their chart.  I do 98% of my clothing purchases online because it's just hard for me to find items I like. I like funky or edgy, but also classic. I do patterns but not a bunch of crazy prints, and some shops (at least in my area) just go over kill with it.  I keep a surplus of staple items like pencil skirts, and dresses- mainly because those still fit when I fluctuate a size here or there. 

post #66 of 216
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Originally Posted by nextolastsong View Post

I love that disco diva dress, and the moto coat. 

Thank you, I love the dress and like the coat alot.

 

ASOS

I know the thread is US based but they got it here fast for a UK shop. 

Technically CC is from Australia lol. And Yours is directly from the UK. So It's totally ok if we talk about any plus size fashion retailer!

 

Anyone ever ordered with Dorothy Perkins?

I'm curious about this as well! They do have good looking things! I just feel it comes too small for me. :(

 

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Pleated-Leggings/z8nvh/?iid=2691335&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Purple&mporgp=L0FTT1MtQ3VydmUvQVNPUy1DVVJWRS1FeGNsdXNpdmUtUGxlYXRlZC1MZWdnaW5ncy9Qcm9kLw..

 

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-CURVE-Exclusive-Body-Conscious-Tank-Dress-In-Midi-Length/yfhaa/?iid=2421314&cid=9577&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Black&mporgp=L0FTT1MtQ3VydmUvQVNPUy1DVVJWRS1FeGNsdXNpdmUtQm9keWNvbi1WZXN0LURyZXNzLUluLU1pZGktTGVuZ3RoL1Byb2Qv

 

These were very cute! And you're right, ASOS, selects so-so pieces during a sale.

 

Torrid

Yeah, quality is ratchet.It's like shopping at Ross. And I feel the ideas they have for clothing are more miss then hit.

 

Being almost 30 I run in to guilt issues with F21, but I do love them

Don't sweat it, you don't look it. Plus there are some women I've seen who need to snap out of their mid-life crisis in there.

 

pinupgirlclothing.com

 

You must be loaded! I love their clothing but I view it from afar. lol It's some very good stuff I hear, so good Torrid sells dresses from them occasionally.

 

 ModeMerr.com is another shop that does some pinup plus items.  They sometimes customize, and will have coupons at key sale times of the year.

ModeMerr is crazy! I love the keyhole tops!

They sound like eShakti.com. They're based in Seattle and you can buy the clothing in a factory size or customize it for a fee.

 

Alloy.com

I tried with them :/

 

Victoria's Secret clothing

Would never imagine they had clothing that went that high! VS tries with all it's might to distance itself with average to plus sized women and girls anyway.

The Limited recently worked with Blogger Gabbi of GabbiFresh to create Eloquii. I'm having a hard time finding anything that jumps out at me and that doesn't read business wear or seem like a seen-it-before gimmicky top. Although they kinda got me thinking about this scuba dress. I wanted one ever since TULLE put out a cute one a couple years ago.

 

I do 98% of my clothing purchases online because it's just hard for me to find items I like.

I completely understand and do the same thing. I want to stand out in a fashionably memorable way. Plus size clothing can be so cookie-cutter and off trend . It doesn't always have to be made of some cheap, stretchy fabric either. I think I hate the quality the most. That's what I can't stand about fans of Torrid. Their allegiance strictly to it is embarrassing in the age of the internet. There are posts by tons of plus bloggers who have shopped elsewhere too but the mindset still sticks to Torrid. I remember getting into it with two pesky girls on Torrid's FB about the number of online retailers and plus sections that offer better quality and one was so rude to suggest I was "poor" and should go shop at Walmart if I couldn't afford Torrid. I was making a point for the quality of what plus size women/girls are paying for their clothes and how that effects the future of plus size fashion; people want to live in blissful ignorance! The plus size market has been around like maybe 10-12 years? Yet women still do not get what they buy is counted as "please give me more" to a retailer, so if you keep buying crap they will never improve quality.

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I loving these tops from ModeMerr.com! Thanks for the shout out! Beautiful pinup styles there!

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Then here's that Scuba Dress from Eloquii I was talking about.

http://www.eloquii.com/Floral-Scuba-Sheath-Dress/23303043,default,pd.html

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Ugh before I forget, I shopped with SimplyBe.com recently. They're based out of the UK. Not the best experience.

 

What first?:

  • Pretty expensive
  • When they have a sale and ask you to enter a code, you can only enter it once on your account. So if you decide later in the day that you want to purchase more, you can't use the coupon again.
  • Quality varies and photos aren't that accurate
  • Whatever you order comes directly from the UK. So if you wish to return it it's going back to a warehouse in the UK. They do have return labels.
  • They have a US based customer call center but seriously no US warehouse? What's the point?
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So I have an H&M that just opened on Black Friday just an hour away from me. I have yet to visit but I know H&M has been experimenting with Plus Size Clothing very, very slowly. Apparently this year is the first time they put H&M + clothing in US stores (without an announcement about I might add). I just checked for any plus clothing online and there are 2 basic shirts up there in the plus section. :/ You can't even order them. Anyone had a taste of H&M +?

 

 

http://www.hm.com/us/subdepartment/LADIES?Nr=4294928449

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Hey I'd really like to rev up this thread! I'm going to post some pieces from my plus size closet! I'd love it if others did too! It would be a really good way to learn what's out there, who makes it, and where to get it. smiles.gif
 

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So I have an H&M that just opened on Black Friday just an hour away from me. I have yet to visit but I know H&M has been experimenting with Plus Size Clothing very, very slowly. Apparently this year is the first time they put H&M + clothing in US stores (without an announcement about I might add). I just checked for any plus clothing online and there are 2 basic shirts up there in the plus section. :/ You can't even order them. Anyone had a taste of H&M +?


http://www.hm.com/us/subdepartment/LADIES?Nr=4294928449

I use to have 2 H&M dresses one a 12 one a 14. I think the only reason I managed in to them was because they were intended to be a slightly oversized cut. I've gone to shops in Atlanta, only one with an offensively small plus department. A lot of the product was basics or business casual. It makes me fussy because there is such on point fashion items in regular sizing that it feels the plus department was just put in to make someone feel like they did the right thing. There are enough companies doing plus on trend I'm ok with not giving them my money.

A PS on pinupgirl and modemerr. Keep them on Facebook, they'll do discount codes! PUG is costly (it hurts me every time I buy right in the wallet!), but the quality is impeccable. Out of everything I've bought over 8 years, I've either sold my pieces or worn them until I need to replace them (fabric discoloration issues- armpit/neck line areas common stuff!). I have not had an issue with 3 wears and something rips or frays. For that reason, and the style I will continue buying from them when possible. They have a steep return policy which would normally make me fussy, but truth is I've maybe returned items from 2 orders. They're really spot on and the community is helpful too.

Not US but Lady V London also does classic vintage dress cuts in great patterns. Not the cheapest dresses but they're great about sales you just have to stalk them smiles.gif
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Anyone shopped Fashion to Figure?

Lord NYC and NJ you're so lucky!

http://www.fashiontofigure.com/#
 

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Anyone shopped Fashion to Figure?

Lord NYC and NJ you're so lucky!

http://www.fashiontofigure.com/#
 

They have stores in the NY/NJ area? I'll be checking this one out in Feb then.

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They have stores in the NY/NJ area? I'll be checking this one out in Feb then.


Yep, they have 3. And now they're moving into Maryland!

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If anyone like petticoats and pinup or just plain indie produced pin-up mainstream clothing I hear good things about dominodollhouse. I've only ever bought and return the velvet biker jacket and bought an over-sized blue blouse with giant white polkadots.


Edited by Goat Goat Etc. - 12/29/12 at 2:54pm
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Wow! Apparently London had its first Plus Size Fashion Week(end) earlier this December! They'll be having another event February 15th & 16th!

http://www.lpsfw.com/

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Anyone shopped this indie start up Mynt 1792? I heard they've been at Plus Size Fashion Week in the USA multiple times and have a good rep with pants and jackets.

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Any fashion blogs anyone subscribes to? So far I'm subbed to:

http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com/

http://fromthereztothecity.blogspot.com/

http://www.fashionhayley.com/

http://fat-aus.com/

http://www.gabifresh.com/


Edited by Goat Goat Etc. - 1/3/13 at 3:02pm
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Anyone fashion blogs anyone subscribes to? So far I'm subbed to:

http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com/

http://fromthereztothecity.blogspot.com/

http://www.fashionhayley.com/

http://fat-aus.com/

http://www.gabifresh.com/

Check out fuller figure fuller bust. I follow her on Facebook mostly but there's a blog too! She reviews a lot of undergarments, but also does blogging with some lines that have extended sizes.

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If you are looking for a plus sized blogger I would LOVE to suggest girlwithcurves. trust me you will love it!

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Check out fuller figure fuller bust. I follow her on Facebook mostly but there's a blog too! She reviews a lot of undergarments, but also does blogging with some lines that have extended sizes.


Oh I like her! Vavavoom!

post #83 of 216

Forgot to throw out the obvious, please check out Plus Size Model Magazine!

http://www.facebook.com/plusmodelmag?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

 

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GabbiFresh just rec'd her. Not bad!

http://www.margieplus.com/

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Wow it's been a hot minute! So I found out about this last minute so if the leg of the tour skipped you, sorry.

Full Figured Fashion Week 2013 is currently doing a casting call!

This Sunday I'll be trying out in San Antonio, TX! If's you're 5'8" and over and a size 14-20 you qualify to try out!

More info: http://fffweek.com/2013/casting
 

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Lane Bryant !!! a very nice plus size brand with almost all types of fashion :)

post #87 of 216

Omg! I made it!

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Then here's that Scuba Dress from Eloquii I was talking about.

http://www.eloquii.com/Floral-Scuba-Sheath-Dress/23303043,default,pd.html


Omg! This dress went on MEGA SALE! From $100 something to $38.99 now!

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No wonder my dress was on sale Eloquii is going out of business!

http://racked.com/archives/2013/03/29/the-limited-shutters-that-plussized-fashion-line-you-didnt-even-know-they-had.php
 

Just a reason to grab what you can while you still can. I'm heading to the site now!!! 

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