Plus Size Clothes

Discussion in 'Retail Therapy' started by mybodyisacage, 28 January 2013.

  1. mybodyisacage

    mybodyisacage Well-Known Member

    I pretty much live in Evans, Dorothy Perkins and New Look inspire.

    Recently Ive been reading lots of blogs about larger sized bras and plus sized fashion and I have had my eyes opened to a whole world of online shopping I never knew existed!

    Alot of it is way more expensive than I can afford (being a student!) but I have just fallen in love with ASOS Curve and Forever 21+

    I want to buy everything! My only gripe is the only access I have to these brands is online and there is a lot of faff trying to work out what size you will come up and having to send things back!

    Any advice on how ASOS curve compares to new look or evans would be much appreciated!!

    WEEEEE happy shopping ladies!

  2. mybodyisacage

    mybodyisacage Well-Known Member

    I saw a dress on simply be that I love but I have no idea what size to go for, so I compared my measurements with a sizing chart and according to them I should be in a 26-30 depending on the measurement! That is crazy! In other shops Im mostly in 20s, 22 in smaller sized shops and trousers.

    I know I am 20 in Evans so I thought I would compare my measurements to their size chart - I am baffled

    Granted these measurements are from about 5lbs ago - but that really cant make too much of a difference.

    bust - 130cm
    waist - 123cm
    Hips - 139 cm

    according to these measurements and Evans size guide I should be in a 26-28 when the 20 fits me perfectly!!

    I am so super confused! maybe I just took the measurements drastically wrong...
  3. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    hi mybody

    i think at the moment the clothes say one size when you measure them there never right simply be or terrible for this i order 2 sizes and send the other one back best way and evans well there just getting on my wick at the min and yours clothing (cheaper and more trendy for the young ones than evans i wouls say are very good with there sizes love there clothes and they wash and iron well to

  4. mybodyisacage

    mybodyisacage Well-Known Member

    Hey Chezz,

    I ended up ordering some things from Yours and I absolutely loved everything they sent me! I had to send a couple bits back as they came up big for me but I was dead impressed by the quality and value of their clothes!

    Now I know they exist, Im really jealous of anyone who lives by a shop! lol The only shops in the south are around London and I live further south than that! lol But online shopping will have to do for now! :p
  5. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    oh yes i love them i have meadowhall and i have one a train ride away so yes im lucky but i think there is more on line than in the shops i love there stuff i really do saying that i like my charity shops to i think well if im not going to be in them long why pay loads of money for them apart from my jeans i like the bootcut ones from evans like a pair off gloves and asda george they have some nice cheap clothes to
  6. MissAmyMarie

    MissAmyMarie Well-Known Member

    Asos curve are really good sizes so I'd go for the size you usually wear. Sending stuff back is easy too, you just literally take it to the post office in the bag that it was sent in with the sticker that's inside slapped on it. It's free to send back and you usually get a refund after a week xx
  7. mybodyisacage

    mybodyisacage Well-Known Member

    ahh yeah chezz I can understand that, I try not to spend too much. I like asda too, find some good bits there. I also like sainsburys range of clothes, not everything is nice, but picked up some bits that I have loved and worn to death!

    MissAmyMarie - I have looked at curve, and seen things I liked, but it is that bit more expensive and as Im coming down the sizes dont want to spend too much. I think if I had an event to go to, I would definitely look there for a dress, so many beautiful things! Must resist for now tho!
  8. MissAmyMarie

    MissAmyMarie Well-Known Member

    See I find asos quite cheap but then I'm not a student and am a compulsive spender haha. I saw an advert for fashion world, never shopped there so don't know what it's like but looks around the same prices as New Look xx
  9. mybodyisacage

    mybodyisacage Well-Known Member

    ohhh yeah Ive seen that site before, liked that too!

    I think its because Ive always gone for quantity over quality. I really like to have options, which means I dont get to spend as much on each item. I look forward to getting back into work tho so I can treat myself!
  10. MissAmyMarie

    MissAmyMarie Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. I was always between an 18/20 so was hard for me to find clothes. I always just went for what fit rather than what I actually liked but bought loads so I had variety. It's nice to finally be able to wear clothes that I love. I still do spend far too much though xx
  11. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    i keep saying to myself no more clothes but it just does not work that way lololol
  12. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    I love Yours too! I wish we had a store, typically our easiest to get to (train!) is meadowhall and that's almost 70 miles away.

    If you ever get up to Skeggy it's well worth a look as they have a clearance store there. Haven't been personally - will do soon! :)
  13. chezz

    chezz walk walk walk

    i love them them i like to look on line to it gives evans a run for there money i love charity shops to x x x

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