Posted on August 25, 2014
Tired of walking into stores only to find out the largest size they carry in the super cute outfit you’re eyeing is a 10? Annoyed that some stores carry plus size “lines” that are only available online, as though having you buying their stuff in-store would simply be TOO MUCH for them to handle? Ugh. I really don’t blame you/us. It’s tough out there for a girl with a butt/boobs/tummy/whatever. Which is weird because hello, Curves are IN. Unfortunately for us there are only a handful of clothing stores in this city that are aware of this.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve found an adorable vintage dress, only to pull it off the rack and discover I’d have to use a tub and a half of Crisco to squeeze my hips into it. Shopping for vintage clothing as a curvy women is HARD (unless you don’t mind most stores selection of vintage muumuus – thanks for thinking of us, Vintage stores!). This is the place to go for your fashionable plus size Vintage needs. You can buy
their clothes online, or book an appointment to come into the studio to shop. Swanky!
Your Big Sister’s Closet
This store carries size 12 and up, Your Big Sister’s Closet was created so that “all the curvy girls who can’t fit into their sisters’ (or friends’) clothes will have a place to find clothes that will make them look just as fierce (if not, fiercer!) than their smaller stylish counterparts.” With an empowering mandate like that, you’re bound to find clothes that make you feel great both inside and out. I am especially a fan of the super hot dresses in this store.
When shopping in Marina Rinaldi, it’s important to note that this store was the first store to create and sell designer fashion to women of larger sizes. This trailblazing company is committed to custom sizing and high quality clothing that makes the wearer look fantastic. The price point is on the higher-end of the scale, but the pieces are well-made. Why not lightly pepper your cheap trendy pieces with some high-end classics? It’s called building an adult wardrobe, OKAY?