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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2010, 09:29:38 AM »
Next and H&M are nice!  This is a great post!

H&M is nice, but, they don't seem to have anything that's really comfy if you're a bigger girl. I've tried many, many times when I was in the States, because I love their styles. Their biggest size there was a 14 in trousers, and I could never get those on. Unless, the store I used to go to (in Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego) doesn't have a plus size section(or didn't when I went, at least), which would make perfect sense, since that part of town is over run with skinny beautiful women. Does anyone know if the H&Ms here have a plus size section, though? And yeah, Next is kinda nice, I can live with it. :D
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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2010, 09:32:06 AM »
H&M does still carry 18+ sizes but they aren't signposted in the store (at least in Coventry they aren't).  Go to the ladies area and ask someone for the H&M BB section. 
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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2010, 09:47:10 AM »
H&M does still carry 18+ sizes but they aren't signposted in the store (at least in Coventry they aren't).  Go to the ladies area and ask someone for the H&M BB section. 

H&M plus size is pretty awful, overpriced basics which are cut on the small size and normally hugely boring, none of the fun lovely stuff you get in their regular range.
I used to get the odd business suit from them.

ASOS curve has got to be one of the best things that's happened to plus size clothing in years
http://www.asos.com/Women/Curve---Sizes-20-26/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=9577

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There's also  - http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk/

Wallis and Monsoon also go up to a 22, Wallis do vanity sizing so you'll be at least 1 size smaller in their range

http://www.monsoon.co.uk/

Wallis
http://www.wallis.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?storeId=12557&catalogId=33058




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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2010, 10:22:57 AM »
I found a nice plum knitted dress in H&M a couple weeks ago that I really liked but couldn't justify.  They do have less but I've found them ok for skirts, tshirts, blouses, knit trousers.  In fact I wore a skirt from them to a wedding on Saturday.
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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2010, 10:45:25 AM »
I found a nice plum knitted dress in H&M a couple weeks ago that I really liked but couldn't justify.  They do have less but I've found them ok for skirts, tshirts, blouses, knit trousers.  In fact I wore a skirt from them to a wedding on Saturday.

I bought that dress in Germany on Wednesday!

I just find most of the things they do so old-people and basic, which is fine if you want basics, but loads of places do basics, I wan the fun flirty fashionable stuff they do in their main range.


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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2010, 06:56:30 PM »
I bought that dress in Germany on Wednesday!

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I guess I'm mainly looking for basics when I'm shopping.  I have to wear black trousers for work and I go through so many!
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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2010, 10:51:00 PM »
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I guess I'm mainly looking for basics when I'm shopping.  I have to wear black trousers for work and I go through so many!

I wouldn't be, I probably look like a giant plum on stick legs :)

I think their basics are great actually, but do you find them a bit on the small size? Although saying that the purple dress is a bit bigger than expected.

I have a silly job which requires only to turn up,  you could wear a chicken suit and no one would blink an eye so I'm not often on the look out for basics.

I'm quite into my plus size fashion blogs at the moment, which have given me loads of confidence to try different things and wear more fun stuff. I got a really thin flirty chiffon skirt from ASOS curve that I never would have worn otherwise, and absolutely love it up.


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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2010, 05:24:16 PM »
What fashion blogs do you look at?  The only one I'm familiar with is Fatshionista.
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Re: Finding Plus Size Clothing
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2010, 05:37:17 PM »
Fat nurse - www.fat-nurse.com
Cupcake clothing www.cupcakesclothes.blogspot.com
Pocket Rocket www.pocketrocketfashion.com/
Oh the places you'll go! - http://boombands.blogspot.com/

To name a couple!



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Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2010, 04:08:49 PM »
Sorry did not know where this would fit on the forums. Anyone know where to get NICE, well made and shaply fitting size 16+ clothing in the UK? I use Laura Ashley a bit but can't find any nice workwear.
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Re: Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2010, 04:10:56 PM »
Monsoon is good, but the styles can be hit and miss.  You could try the department stores, john rocha for example goes up to size 22.
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Re: Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2010, 05:53:32 PM »
Next are always good for work wear and go up in their main range as well as having a plus size range.

http://www.next.co.uk/shopping/women-plus-size-collections/workwear/1/

I used to get all my work wear from Anna Scholz when I had a serious job if you want actual designer wear. I used to wear a lot of simple cashmere dresses and wrap dresses with jackets.
http://www.annascholz.com/
 
Or order pencil dresses  like this from monif C
http://www.monifc.com/plus-size-clothes/ivana-ruffle-plus-size-dress-black.html

ASOS curve isn't great for suiting, but they have some flexible items you could wear for work like this -
http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Curve-Plus-Size-Wide-Leg-Flannel-Trousers-With-Braces/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1340539&cid=9577&Rf900=1612&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Grey

and the fit/fabrics are normally pretty good, definitely not cheap like Evans.

Windsmoor goes up to a 24 and they have suiting, they can be expensive but the quality is good

http://www.windsmoor.co.uk/en/pinstripe-jacket-11774

John Lewis stocks Chesca which goes up to a 24  they have suiting etc  -
http://www.johnlewis.com/Search/Search.aspx?SearchTerm=chesca&OM-PageNumber=2&OM-SortOrder=0

Wallis does a lot of suiting at about a bit better than average quality and they have vanity sizing so you'll be  a size or two smaller than you normally are -
http://www.wallis.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogNavigationSearchResultCmd?catalogId=33058&storeId=12557&langId=-1&viewAllFlag=false&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=209308&parent_categoryId=209166&beginIndex=1&pageSize=20






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Re: Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2010, 10:37:57 AM »
Evans is really good..I used to not like them thinking they had old ladies clothes but they have changed their clothes and they have some nice stuff..

You can go to simplybe.co.uk

Also I have gotten some really nice stuff at Asda
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Re: Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2010, 10:45:37 AM »
ASDA has released their new MODA range that now goes up to size 24 and some of it is quite nice, especially for smart workwear. I've also found some very nice things at New Look and they go up to size 26.
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Re: Plus size designer clothing
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2010, 11:31:12 AM »
I used to by some of my stuff from Ann Harvey, Evans & Simplybe...




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