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What is with the lack of appropriate attire for evening ware lately in certain sizes? I understand they are trying to cater to club kids but once you get past say a size 11 in adult they seem to get shorter and tighter or go the opposite direction and look like a short mumu with no form. For a country that is said to have such a high obesity problem, it would seem that there would be more availability in the big and tall range rather than trying to make a dress that is the size of a shirt. It is one thing if you wanted to dress that way but one should not be forced to do so from lack of anything appropriate. Also. given that for quite a few lines a size 12 is 2x it would seem that they would prefer larger women to be naked.

Do you think designers are out of touch with the general public?

by on Aug. 30, 2013 at 2:35 AM
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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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I gain weight around my middle easily. I have nice legs and arms. So, I do not mind shorts and skirt but tops kill me.  I am not a fan of the muffin top and I don't want my shirt riding up when I raise my arms or stop right were my fat roll ends...lol

GLWerth
by Gina on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

If you're willing to spend the money, try either of these!

http://www.igigi.com/

http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Dresses.html

From Kiyonna I have the retro glam lace dress with red under black, it looks amazing! They are also great with returns, so you can try a few things and return what you don't want.


Quoting stormcris:

Neither of those stores had anything either for evening wear for homecoming. We were shopping for my daughter who is 6'.

Quoting lga1965:

 I guess you need to shop at JC Penney or Macy's,for two examples.

You won't find what you need at "Forever 21". LOL.

 



 

stormcris
by Christy on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

I will have her check those out.

Quoting GLWerth:

If you're willing to spend the money, try either of these!

http://www.igigi.com/

http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Dresses.html

From Kiyonna I have the retro glam lace dress with red under black, it looks amazing! They are also great with returns, so you can try a few things and return what you don't want.


Quoting stormcris:

Neither of those stores had anything either for evening wear for homecoming. We were shopping for my daughter who is 6'.

Quoting lga1965:

 I guess you need to shop at JC Penney or Macy's,for two examples.

You won't find what you need at "Forever 21". LOL.

 





GLWerth
by Gina on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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Have her take a look at this too....they will even customize (like add length).

http://www.eshakti.com/


Quoting stormcris:

I will have her check those out.

Quoting GLWerth:

If you're willing to spend the money, try either of these!

http://www.igigi.com/

http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Dresses.html

From Kiyonna I have the retro glam lace dress with red under black, it looks amazing! They are also great with returns, so you can try a few things and return what you don't want.

 

Quoting stormcris:

Neither of those stores had anything either for evening wear for homecoming. We were shopping for my daughter who is 6'.

Quoting lga1965:

 I guess you need to shop at JC Penney or Macy's,for two examples.

You won't find what you need at "Forever 21". LOL.

 


 

 



 

stormcris
by Christy on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:57 AM

That's great! I see they have the 50s retro look available. She really likes that style.

Quoting GLWerth:

Have her take a look at this too....they will even customize (like add length).

http://www.eshakti.com/


Quoting stormcris:

I will have her check those out.

Quoting GLWerth:

If you're willing to spend the money, try either of these!

http://www.igigi.com/

http://www.kiyonna.com/plus-size-clothing/Dresses.html

From Kiyonna I have the retro glam lace dress with red under black, it looks amazing! They are also great with returns, so you can try a few things and return what you don't want.


Quoting stormcris:

Neither of those stores had anything either for evening wear for homecoming. We were shopping for my daughter who is 6'.

Quoting lga1965:

 I guess you need to shop at JC Penney or Macy's,for two examples.

You won't find what you need at "Forever 21". LOL.

 








Sisteract
by Whoopie on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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We always had  to have things tailored for my very tiny daughter-

Quoting GloryDaze:

I have found the opposite problem when my daughters and I have been out shopping for clothes.  I am often frustrated in department stores because I'll spot a cute top,slacks, or sundress and when I get closer to the rack and flip through the hangers I notice it doesn't come in a size smaller than 12 (I'm a size 6). 

It was extrememly frustrating to even hunt around several high end bridal/prom boutiques a few years ago when my daughters were preparing for their proms.  They are a size 2 and yet the stores carried no prom dresses smaller than a size 6 and even those racks were sparse, but the stores had tons of racks filled with dresses in sizes 10 through 22X.  We had to pick a style and pay extra to have it special made in a much smaller cut. 

I thought that was so odd because all of my overweight friends complain that they have to get their things in a special cut or that they can't find anything good because they basically experience what you have, but I have to say that in my personal experience I feel the clothing stores are starting to cater more toward the obese.  We even noticed in the mall that the store manikins are plus sized and while I agree that there should be plus sized manikins I'm also thinking 'hey, keep the smaller shaped manikins too because there are still a few of us petite women out there.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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I am no help, OP.

My daughter and I are vertically challenged-

I am a size 8 or 6 depending.

My girl is a 2-

We usually buy petites.

I like skirts because I have a very long waist and dresses sometimes do not fit my bodice right-

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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I am no help. DD & myself are heavy chested, so all of our clothes have to be 2pieced and very hard to find shirts without looking like you should be working on a street corner.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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Find a designer whose styles you like and find some items that fit comfortably and then stick with that designer as long as you can- that is what we do. I am the person that generally shops in the same place and buys the same brands all of the time. I just found this little one of a kind dress shop in downtown that has beautiful clothes- I am hoping to do a little shopping there soon.

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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I've noticed the more expensive the designer, the larger the size. If I buy a pair of shorts at Target, I have to buy a size 8-10. The other day I bought a pair of Lily Pulitzer golf shorts and they were a size 4. 

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