Classic like Madewell, not classic like Ann Taylor
July 20, 2012 2:57 PM Subscribe
I like clothes that are simple, clean, classic, but still young. Un-fussy dresses, casual skirts, cute jackets, well-cut t-shirts. My dream wardrobe would come from Madewell and Uniqlo. Unfortunately, I'm a 14-16 US, 18-20 UK, so they're both out of the question.
posted by cilantro to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (17 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
I manage to cobble together a fairly decent wardrobe from the top size range of Gap, with some of the less-hideous options from ASOS Curve thrown in, but it's not good enough.
I hate: most prints (unless they are particularly beautiful), weird cuts (MULLET SKIRTS, WTF?), anything drapey or baggy, and leggings. That covers most "plus size" lines, sadly. I have a bizarre apple-shaped figure (46 bust, 37 waist, 34 hip) that makes trousers and jeans impossible - seriously, don't even try - but I've managed to come across some stretchy, trousery jeggings that work with hip-length-or-longer tops. For the most part, though, I like full or a-line skirts with cute tuck-in-able tops, and all kinds of dresses. The only absolute no-nos for dresses are skin-tight or dropped waist.
So..where should I shop? Online is great, stores are OK too. I'm in the UK, but I'll be in the states (TN-KY-OH) for two weeks in August.