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Old 10-10-2007, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Can you imagine how much money could be made if someone would just do up and down stripes? Those horizontal stripes are awful for almost all women.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:52 PM
 
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Right on, fat sisters!
I would be naked without Talbots. They have plus sizees, AND a great selection of pants and jackets in petite plus (I still have to have pants and jeans hemmed, though). The only thing I do not like is their insistence on using a nylon/rayon knit for a lot of tops that feels creepy, picks easily and rapidly becomes shapless. I always prefer natural fabrics. Oh, and I wish they had more selections in their stores...many times I order at the store for reduced shipping charges...it's not fair that I have to order and pay shipping and the misses sizes have more selection...also, not every one of their stores carries plus and plus petite.
Jessica London-looks great in the catalog, but sizes are never true and quality is simply awful. I usually end up shipping everything back.
Back when Mode magazine was publishing, sizes, styles and quality went up...but now there is less selection and quality is much poorer.
One of the most UNFAIR stores is Target. LOTS of cute designer clothes, cheap. Plus sizes=seriously ugly, poor-fitting, thin fabric, mis-seamed with very little selection.
I Love Talbots!
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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Can you imagine how much money could be made if someone would just do up and down stripes? Those horizontal stripes are awful for almost all women.
Ya know when I was anorexic stick thin I still did not like them. I think they are unflattering!
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:10 AM
 
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Your question is "Plus size clothes--why is the quality SO bad?"


My answer is


Because I haven't come out with my line yet

Don't get me wrong, I want to be able design for every size, but when I hear things like this, it keeps me focused one of the reasons I went into fashion to begin with. Sure it will cost more to produce clothes simply because it will take more fabric, but there is a need for them. I guess the industry thinks that if they produce poorer quality, more-expensive, fashionably impaired clothing Americans will get skinnier !


Have you guys checked out Monifc.com? She is a designer I haven't seen her selection lately but she seems to understand the need for women of a "certain size" to feel good and look good for a decent price. Also skorch.com is geared towards plus size women and has a list of places to go for cute clothes as well.

Hearing the frustrations make me so mad but then I channel into something positive.



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I'm not talking moo-moos or aprons...I mean clothes like shirts, blouses, dresses, whatever.

I have been plus size (on the low end) for years but finding NICE clothes in natural fibers that don't break the bank is very difficult.

Recently I had to go get a few things and it took me forever. I wound up at Kmart buying a few items from the Jackelyn Smith collection.

Where do you plus ladies buy your clothes? What are your thoughts on quality?
Personally I hate artificial fabrics like polyester and so on.

I order from Woman Within (Lane Bryant) sometimes and they have a good choice of casual things but often it's hard to buy this way (if it doesn't fit you have to reship it back...).

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Old 10-11-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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I did not know that Talbots had plus sizes!!!! I just went online and ordered a few things:-) They are opening a new store right down the street so I hope I am happy with the new stuff I ordered......I would love to find another option for my body frame!!!
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Ditto about CJ Banks sale rack's. I need tall pants and just scored a couple of pairs that fit for about $14.95@.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:09 AM
 
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Look for Evan Picon, JH Collectibles, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfinger. All of those brands have very good quality plus sized clothing. They can be found at stores such as Macy's and Carson's...mid range department stores. They are good quality and stylish. I think suff at Kohl's and Walmart is lame. I just bough a great suit at Carson's (JH Collectibles) for work with a great blouse for $175. It's a nice fabric and cut well. The Macy's ad Carson's house brands are good too.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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I get frustrated, becuase I would love to go out and buy a cute outfit for my Mom and I cant because most of the stuff looks bad, so I end up getting her jewlery or something,
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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Default ladies have no fear

Plus Size Clothing For Curves! (http://www.venusdivamag.com/Pages/plus-size-clothing.asp - broken link)
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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Your question is "Plus size clothes--why is the quality SO bad?"


My answer is


Because I haven't come out with my line yet

Don't get me wrong, I want to be able design for every size, but when I hear things like this, it keeps me focused one of the reasons I went into fashion to begin with. Sure it will cost more to produce clothes simply because it will take more fabric, but there is a need for them. I guess the industry thinks that if they produce poorer quality, more-expensive, fashionably impaired clothing Americans will get skinnier !


Have you guys checked out Monifc.com? She is a designer I haven't seen her selection lately but she seems to understand the need for women of a "certain size" to feel good and look good for a decent price. Also skorch.com is geared towards plus size women and has a list of places to go for cute clothes as well.

Hearing the frustrations make me so mad but then I channel into something positive.

Monifc.com.....I personally thought everything was BEYOND hideous..I guess to each his own!
The lin skorch.com...it is some music web-site.
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