Women's clothing stores. Aaaaauuuugggh?
April 22, 2012 5:33 PM Subscribe
I need clothes. Clothing stores are making this really difficult for me nowadays. Where do you shop?
posted by dekathelon to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
The granddaddy of un-Googleable questions.
My clothes have gone from "fits weird, but wearable" to "ugh, I could pull my jeans down without unbuttoning them if I wanted to." Winter was fine - I've got basics - but my summer wardrobe is dismal. I clearly just need different clothes.
Problem is, when I try to shop, I spend hours and end up with nothing that fits me. My go-to stores seemed to have devolved into fast-fashion crud in the past few years, even large department stores have nothing, and I'm sort of starting to blame it on designers. I'm sick of ridiculous drawstring waists on dresses, or ridiculous built-in belts, or super-thin or sheer material or sack dresses or various other things that don't flatter me.
So I'm putting it to you, people, rather than ads or luck of the draw - where have you had luck clothes shopping these days?
(Data on me: Early 20s; woman; casual to business-casual work dress code; petite; pear shape. Would prefer to stay away from places like Topshop/Forever 21/etc, both for moral reasons and because I tend to look better in more tailored stuff. This isn't to say I have a ton of money, though, because I really don't.)