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I may be fat, but I deserve nice clothes!

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#1 bmee


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Well doesn't the title just say it all!

I am fat. That's how I consider myself. Please don't think for a second that I am talking about anyone else other than myself. I'm about 165cm and between size 20 and 22. I stupidly wore pants too tight when I was growing up and have this very defined 2 rolls of fat with a line around my waist. Probably too much information but we like to share here right?

I was walking through myer the other night and not only did they have a really outdated and horrible selection of oversized shirts that were typically not age appropriate for me (29) but they were tops worth between $89 and $219. I was horrified!

Typically I don't purchase overally expensive clothes, but not cheap either. I'm just starting to find that I cannot walk into any particular shop for my fat backside and just buy something nice. I'm really starting to get sick of it.

So that brings me here. Firstly for a rant but mostly for advice. Does anyone know of anywhere I can purchase some nice clothes for work and going out?

Please?! Lol.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

Check out the websites stylingyou.com.au and danimezza.com They're both plus sized ladies and always find nice clothes.

Target have just released a new plus sized range as well which might be worth a look smile.gif

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

Oh bmee, i totally hear you x

For the last few days I thought I'd find myself a nice summer dress for the day DH gets into Sydney (on Saturday).. there will be media there etc, so I didn't want to look like a fat frump. I died when I went to Myers this afternoon (only a local, not the major one in the CBD) .. it's just horrid, isn't it. sad.gif

I'm keen to look at the sites SEA has mentioned - what about 1626 - is that a Katies brand? Does that have anything reasonable for work etc?

The other option is to find some larger women photos - maybe just google for some pics, and find yourself a good tailor?

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:30 AM

Surprisingly I recently bought 3 lovely dresses from Big W with the most expensive being $25!
Two are sleeveless which I'm not a fan of but I got a short sleeve red cardigan from Suzanne Grey that is perfect for them (both black and white dresses).

Autograph often has nice stuff and Katie's does a xxl I think which is quite generous.
I also got a few nice tops in Kmart.

I find being larger (I'm a size 20 but nearly 6 foot tall) I have to shop around and scour shops more. It is annoying but there are nice things to be found.
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

What about City Chic?
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

I have some bigger friends rave about Asos, but whenever I go online, I can only find the expensive stuff, so I'm not sure.

Another blog to add to it all is sugercoatit.com - she's just released an eBook about dressing well on a budget.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

Totally understand. I range between a 22 and a 26 depending on where I am shopping and it drives me insane.

City Chic but unless on sale the costs are ridiculous.

Myer I find some good bargains... I only buy from their mark down section and have bought some beautiful Basque dresses (I pretty much live in dresses and leggings/tights) Pretty much every Myer has a plus size reduced rack up the back of their plus size section and you can find some great things. My fav dress I picked up for $20 when it was originally almost $200.

Big W I will sometimes find something but yeah they are cheap but the quality generally is as well.
Same goes for Best and Less but I do get some great things from there.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

I get quite a lot of nice stuff from Next. They go up to size 26 in a lot of their range. It's mail/internet order only, but returns are hassle free. Link below: http://au.nextdirect.com/en/women-plus

#9 bmee


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:43 AM

Thank you all so so much for your advice. I had a pretty good feeling that I would need to jump online for my best options, but with last minute things, sometimes time isn't an option.

I have used city chic (either factory direct or during sales), crossroads, big w (however I don't ever find anything other than plain t's here), asos (which sell really nice stuff but watch the sizing as in my opinion it's huge).

Will have a look at the places you have all suggested. Perhaps if you come across something new we can share it here :-)

Any luck with purchasing overseas via online?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:06 PM

My go to overseas + size store is Torrid.com

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Hi Ladies

I just saw an article that there is a Chrissie Swan range for sizes 18 - 28 being released with B!g VV. Some really nice looking pieces, I'm hoping to pick up a piece or two for my Mum.

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