Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Challenges of Plus-Size Shopping

I love beautiful clothes! When a pair of jeans fit just right or a sweater is the perfect length it makes you feel amazing; however, when you are plus-size shopping is a challenge.

My style is very classic, I don't like a lot of bold prints or designs and it seems that's all people think you should wear if you are over a size 14. If Ann Taylor, JCrew & Banana Republic (to name a few) where to extend their sizes to include the plus size world I guarantee you their sales would double in the first season. Until they come to their senses and offer these sizes I will continue to purchase my hair accessories and the occasional piece of jewelry from their stores. Thankfully, Talbots offers the exact same line in plus size as they do in the misses section more than half of my wardrobe is from Talbots.

Recently I discovered a designer in San Fransico, igigi by Yuliya Raquel, that designs only for sizes 12 and up, her dresses are beautiful and very affordable. I will be wearing one of her dresses this weekend to a Valentine's dinner.

Neiman Marcus is another one of my favorite places to shop. They have a great selection of Eileen Fisher and Joan Vass, two of my favorites, and they run sales all the time. I buy most of my shoes here too.

I love Lily Pulitzer but she doesn't love me, LOL! I really like her shoes and tote bags, too cute!

Where are your favorite places to shop?


Jen Watts said...

I love Lilly also Michelle! If I ever conquer my dream and open a clothing store you better believe I'll carry all sizes! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Kathy said...

Are you wearing that black dress in the picture this week-end? I love it! you'll be gorgeous, whatever you are wearing! Have fun!

Connie said...

Thanks for the tip on Talbots!

Kristi said...

I LOVE that black dress! I also love to shop Talbots....especially the outlet at Hamburg.