||[Jul. 29th, 2012|08:39 pm]
Hello lovely people!|
I'm looking for recommendations for places to buy plus-size (16+) clothes for ladies.
Because I am BORED of everything in Evans and M&S. Nothing wrong with their stuff but they've been my mainstay for a couple of years and it's time to branch out.
I'm interested in anything from high-end department stores to market stalls - I'm in London, for reference. Online retailers also welcome.
As something of a recovering goth, I'd be particularly interested to hear about alternative fashion stockists, but places that sell work-wear are also useful.
2012-07-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know, but I'll be watching this post because, goddamn, Evans makes some overpriced, poorly constructed crap.
I'm an 18/20. I buy from ASOS (they also do a curve range for 20+), Monsoon, style369.com & forever21 plus rang.
I buy stuff off eBay. It can be a bit hit or miss, but I've had some nice stuff off there - things you wouldn't see in the High Street.
I second Ebay - you can specify your size and style.
have you seen the Rogers + Rogers range from Matalan?
Not a recommendation, more a note of who to avoid. I find New Looks Inspire section to be very cheap and poorly made. I bought some shorts from there recently, and noticed the first time I put them on that the zip wasn't fully stiched in. After a few hours of wear, the zip ripped out entirely. Sadly, I was outwith the returns period.
As for alternative clothing (and as a recovering goth myself) I find that sadly a lot of stuff is made really small, but it depends on your size and proportions.
I second the recommendation for fatshionista
, there is also a sales community on LJ, fatshionxchange
that might be worth checking out =]
You should actually be able to return something like that at any point - the Sale of Goods Act says that goods have to be of a decent standard and fit for use, and if they fell apart on only a couple of wearing, they aren't. It doesn't have to be within a particular period, and you don't need proof of purchase.
Yeah. It is probably easier for a company like New Look where they only sell New Look products.
I was just going to say this, too. I exchanged a pair of gloves at New Look 4 months after I bought them because they fell apart, and when I bought some boots there, the bloke on the till told me to bring them back if they ever leak (of course, this was after I told him I was trying boots from New Look after Primark boots leaked on me)
My girlfriend thelma_viaduct
on here quite a lot, from what I gather, it's all sizes and all sorts of clothes but cheap, second hand prices!
I recently took my Mum to a Bon Marche store because she couldn't find any shorts she liked in Marks. She wanted shorts that were short, but not too short.
Anyway, whilst it strikes me as a kind of old lady shop in some of the clothes they sold, they did have a good range of clothes that were fairly cheap, so it might be worth a look if you've got one near you.
I like the plus size stuff in Dorothy Perkins. Next's not bad either, though they don't tend to have as much size 18/20 stuff (at least, our local one doesn't, you might have better luck in London). Also Monsoon, though they're pretty pricey.
Yours do pretty decent stuff. yoursclothing.co.uk
ASDA goes up to about 24 with many items including cute underwear.
Asda/George can be alright; as a 22/24 on top and 26/28 on the bottom however all I can get from there is tops, so I can't comment on their trouser range. Never had an issue with the quality of their tops however.
Seconded re New Look; the things I have bought recently from there haven't been all that well made unfortunately.
I will be keeping an eye on this post for any further suggestions as I too am bored of Evans' poor made, expensive options; thanks all for the input so far :-)
Edited at 2012-07-30 09:02 pm (UTC)