Sucks. I went shopping for the umpteenth time in Houston for clothes because I wear the same thing week after week. This time I went to a place called Fashion Bug that has clothes for regular and plus sized women. The website made the clothes look young, attractive and a good possibility for me. It looked much better than clothes that I had seen in Macy’s and Catherine’s which have predominantly overly large clothes with huge prints on them = ick for me. I went in and saw some of the clothes I liked–a purple sweater a green sparkle top and some black dress pants I would need for work. Then I put them on, and it was a travesty. I do not understand why plus sized clothes are made so long! It turns a possibly attractive shirt into a mumu and with me getting back my curves, the last thing I want to do is cover them up. And sadly I am still in a zone where I can’t fit into regular sized clothes, I just right above it. So fricken irritating!!!
Here is a piece of advice for clothing designers for plus sized women–we like our curves! Stop trying to cover them up! Maybe society doesn’t approve of plus sized people, but the serious lack of good clothing for us is almost discriminatory. I look good in certain clothes, ones that stop at my waist, not my thighs. Ones that are snug enough to show off my curves, not cover me up like mumu. It’s frustrating. It makes me feel defeated and unattractive.
Another thing that is frustrating is that the only place that has truly attractive clothes is Lane Bryant and the cost of those clothes are ridiculous! A t-shirt is $50? That is made out of thin material? I don’t think so. $25, sure, but double that? No thanks.
I hope to go to Canada in a few weeks and hit Reitman’s, they were my main place to get clothes before. If anyone has any places they shop that are figure-flattering for a plus sized girl, not 60 year old woman, I would love to know. I need all the help I can get!