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Plus-Size fashion [Jul. 29th, 2012|08:39 pm]
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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.

Thank you!

[User Picture]From: 67
2012-07-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
you should try fatshionista!
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[User Picture]From: diana_molloy
2012-07-29 08:22 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: velum_cado
2012-07-29 08:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know, but I'll be watching this post because, goddamn, Evans makes some overpriced, poorly constructed crap.
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[User Picture]From: diana_molloy
2012-07-29 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm an 18/20. I buy from ASOS (they also do a curve range for 20+), Monsoon, style369.com & forever21 plus rang.
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[User Picture]From: phoebesmum
2012-07-29 08:50 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sophia8
2012-07-30 09:03 am (UTC)
I second Ebay - you can specify your size and style.
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[User Picture]From: wolfette
2012-07-29 09:16 pm (UTC)
have you seen the Rogers + Rogers range from Matalan?
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[User Picture]From: xx_hb_uk_xx
2012-07-29 09:16 pm (UTC)
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 =]
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[User Picture]From: biascut
2012-07-30 11:03 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: radiantsoul
2012-07-30 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It is probably easier for a company like New Look where they only sell New Look products.
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[User Picture]From: annaonthemoon
2012-07-31 09:00 pm (UTC)
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)
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[User Picture]From: jeffthelion
2012-07-29 10:12 pm (UTC)
My girlfriend thelma_viaduct uses thriftstoreuk on here quite a lot, from what I gather, it's all sizes and all sorts of clothes but cheap, second hand prices!
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[User Picture]From: balthaser
2012-07-29 10:34 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: madzilla
2012-07-30 01:05 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: sigillumdiabol
2012-07-30 10:04 am (UTC)
Yours do pretty decent stuff. yoursclothing.co.uk
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[User Picture]From: hotclaws
2012-07-30 06:36 pm (UTC)
ASDA goes up to about 24 with many items including cute underwear.
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[User Picture]From: upsydownsy
2012-07-30 09:01 pm (UTC)
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)
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