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Old 04-16-2008, 09:31 PM
 
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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I agree with all of you,my problem is I'm too petite and jeans and pants are the worst. They will fit everywhere and be dragging on the ground or the length and everywhere else will fit but the waist will be huge and the waist are cut so low you feel as if your giving a peep show everytime you sit down.
Now you know why I prefer dresses!

You ladies aren't giving this gal from the boonies any hope at all! It's bad enough that I only get to the city about once a year to do any shopping, but even in the city, my selections are very limited compared to yours. I don't know whether to wail in despair or smile secretly because so many others feel my pain.

Twenty-five body types?!?!?! We're doomed!
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: California
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Now you know why I prefer dresses!

You ladies aren't giving this gal from the boonies any hope at all! It's bad enough that I only get to the city about once a year to do any shopping, but even in the city, my selections are very limited compared to yours. I don't know whether to wail in despair or smile secretly because so many others feel my pain.

Twenty-five body types?!?!?! We're doomed!
Where would that be that would be that far from shopping,and why?
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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Where would that be that would be that far from shopping,and why?
I'm in a remote Alaskan village because this is where dh's job has taken us. My village doesn't have any roads connecting it to anywhere, so the only way to reach me is by plane. The really adventurous can come by boat, ski, dogsled, snow mobile, or by foot; obviously these options are only available for part of the year.

One of the things I missed when I first moved to Alaska was the availability of good shopping for women's clothing. It hasn't changed much in 17 years. I've gotten quite adept at internet shopping, though, but it's really inconvenient when it comes to clothes.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I'm in a remote Alaskan village... I've gotten quite adept at internet shopping, though, but it's really inconvenient when it comes to clothes.
I guess you're familiar with Coldwater Creek? One of my co-workers just loves that brand, and she's always well put together. She orders from the catalog. The colors are not really what works on me the best, but the clothing styles are quite flattering and attractive.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I have the opposite problem, I have to try on 20 pairs of pants before I can find one that's long enough.
My best advice: take your small child shopping with you! Joke!
My five year old pulled the most awesome blazer off the rack for me and it was 10 times better than the 8 I pulled out! It's the only one that made it home.
I think Marshalls and TJ Maxx are a great alternative if Ann Taylor is too pricey. But I love them all!
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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It is over 3+ hours round trip drive for me to the nearest 'big' city. Only a
Wal-Mart nearby and I refuse to do any serious clothes buying there. Being a Realtor does require that I dress accordingly to the property that I may be showing. Even tho' I have lost many, many pounds, I still need to say good bye to about another 12-15. I detest clothes shopping. Especially for tops of any type. The sleeves for summer clothes are ridiculous.

If there was a seamstress nearby I would prefer to haave my 'big people' clothes altered. They were bought at Dillards, Macy's and other dress shops 10-12 years ago. I love the styles, but they are way too big now. I'm putting them on a yard sale soon.

Hi Gretchen!!! Glad to see that you found this part of CD. And I totally agree with this thread.
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