Hello My Plus-Size Sisters!
I hope everyone
had is having a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Even though it’s only been a few days since the launch, we’ve already got a reader request for information! Here’s the question:
“I’m in that in-between size, where the true plus-size clothes are too big, but the extra-larges at a lot of ‘regular stores’ are too small. Can you tell me which stores carry 14/16s that are really 14/16s?”
Ah yes. The horrors of vanity sizing have often tripped up a full-figured fashionista in her quest to create the perfect ensemble. While this is an excellent question . . . it’s one that I have no clue how to answer because most “straight-size” stores don’t carry anything in my size. Shoot, it’s been many years since I’ve gone to Express or The Limited to do anything other than shop for accessories. (Speaking of The Limited, I was absolutely delighted to learn that The Limited is launching a new plus-size line called Eloquii in October. The line will only be available online *semi-side-eye* but it’s encouraging to see more mainstream retailers branching out into plus-size apparel. In this way, the Limited will be joining Old Navy and Forever 21, the latter of which actually DOES carry its plus-size clothes at select stores. I guess folks are starting to learn that our money is just as green as everyone else’s! But I digress . . . .)
So, because I don’t have the information to answer this question myself, I’m tossing this out to you, dear readers. (To quote the wonderful Afrobella, “Readers! I have readers! Yay!!!”)
Which mainstream retailers carry clothes that go up to a REAL size 14/16?
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