NYC-Filter - Please help an mid-30's 'in-betweenie' find cute, attractive and stylish clothes for her unusual body!
August 29, 2011 5:12 PM Subscribe
I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating!
posted by carmenghia to shopping (21 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
In addition, I am 5'11" and have a fairly large chest. Most of my height is in my torso and I find that when skirts and dresses do fit, they tend to be very short, or their darts and seams are all in the wrong place for my body.
I am looking to find places in NYC where I can find good quality dresses, skirts, and blouses. (Though if you do know of a place that has great jeans, please tell me!)
I've spent some money getting pieces tailored that I love, but I find it increasingly difficult to even shop for clothes in the city. I do find that Brooklyn Industries sometimes will fit me - they seem to be generous in their sizing. I also have had some luck with The Gap for basics. Places like Topshop and H&M are out completely.
I only tend toward mainstream retailers because of my extreme difficulty in clothes shopping - my preference is to shop smaller shops, and more interesting designers. And while I have spent a lot of time looking, there hasn't been a designer that made clothes that fit me.
I tend to do a lot of online shopping, but it would be nice to have a few places that I could actually have a better than 50% chance of going in and making a purchase. Sometimes I need to buy something at the last minute, and it has created more anxiety than a simple shopping trip should!
I'm not concerned so much with price, as I am quality and fit.
I live in Brooklyn, but have no problem traveling in the boroughs. I've been to re/dress for their wonderful vintage, but would love to find a store where I can buy modern and stylish pieces.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.