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Plus-size lingerie shopping, Amazon Prime edition

I have an unexpected getaway of the sort where I'd like to bring some lingerie. For speed and convenience's sake, I'm hoping to buy a few pieces on Amazon, Prime-eligible so they arrive in time. I'm having trouble deciphering the sizing since brands seem to do things differently (plus Amazon's search is so bad). I'm hoping someone can help me find something sexy for my size 24, bra size 40G body. More within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2017 - 7 answers

Hidden Wedding Dresses

I took the dive into wedding planning and tried on dresses. It was fun, but everything felt pretty formal (and really expensive). I have seen interesting and more budget friendly dresses at places like Modcloth and so now I wonder: what other companies or stores carry wedding dresses? [more inside]
posted by thefang on Nov 29, 2016 - 31 answers

Help me replace my peacoat

I have a wonderful peacoat with a hood that I have worn out (it is threadbare and beyond care). I've been searching for a replacement for the past 5 winters and can't find one that meets my specs. Does my jacket exist anywhere or should I have it made? [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Oct 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me make that fun swoosh-squoosh noise when I walk.

As it is finally cooling off in our area, I am in need of new corduroy pants. I am a plus size, petite (long torso, short legs) curvy (small waist, but hippy) woman. However, where I'm even more of a special snowflake is that I'm a child of the 90s, so this skinny pant/legging popularity is pure torture for me. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Oct 24, 2016 - 8 answers

Plus size women's clothing

Seems it's been awhile since anyone asked about clothing web sites for us big girls. I'm a 22-24, 2x, and just want some new ideas for my wardrobe. I'm not asking about any particular style, just throw your favorite sites at me! (I'm craving palazzo pants right now!)
posted by wwartorff on Oct 14, 2016 - 20 answers

Name my blog: Plus size + sewing + fashion

Help me name my blog! Broad strokes are that it is going to be about sewing your own clothes, plus size fashion, and stuff like that. Extra details within. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Oct 6, 2016 - 48 answers

I take measurements, you mail me clothes

On NPR's On Point show today, the topic was plus-size fashion. The main guest was Tim Gunn, and another guest was a Time reporter. The Time reporter talked about several startups, including a few where you could send in your measurements and they would send you clothes to try on that were calculated to fit based on you measurements rather than on standard sizing. [more inside]
posted by megancita on Sep 22, 2016 - 16 answers

Fitted plus-size printed t-shirts for women

I need more t-shirts, and I like fitted/babydoll ones. I like clever/artsy/goth prints, not just polka dots or stripes. Threadless has been my mainstay, but they only go up to 2x in women's, which shows my stomach. I need something a little bigger and that can accommodate my large bust. I want to order online. I think Torrid might have some, but I hear iffy things about their quality. I'd rather find one place where I can order a few than go to a bunch of sites.
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 14, 2016 - 16 answers

Knit fabric, button-up shirt, that will last (difficulty: plus size)

I've been living in these jersey button-up shirts. However, the fabric is thin and starts pilling after just a few washes. Where can I buy a higher-quality version of these? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on May 7, 2016 - 8 answers

Plus size dresses that'll knock their socks off

I'm performing in a revue at my school in a week and a half; I'm going to be singing a real knockout of a song. I want to look just as amazing as I'll sound. I'm a size 18. Where should I shop this weekend to find my drop dead gorgeous dress? Physical stores preferred. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 28, 2016 - 23 answers

Life after Lands End - plus-size skirts with pockets edition

Lands End used to carry great cotton jersey plus-size skirts with pockets. I lived in these skirts eight months of the year. Their quality has gone way downhill, and they rarely put pockets in plus-size skirts now, except on skirts that are shorter than I would like. I can't find anything like the skirts I used to buy. Very picky details inside. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal on Mar 16, 2016 - 9 answers

What is the best plus size sports bra available in my price range?

Is there a worthwhile plus size sports bra available in a 3X/4X (clothing size 22/24) for under $30? I tried every one at my local Walmart, to no avail. The two that fit over my head were completely unsupportive and more like something you'd wear to bed. I don't care about uniboob or looking too flat, just being supported when I work out. [more inside]
posted by possibilityleft on Mar 16, 2016 - 17 answers

Nursing Bra for large cup and band

Where (online or in Seattle) can I purchase a nursing bra that goes larger than a 42 DDD? Not sure of my current size but that's what I was measured at mid-pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Nov 22, 2015 - 19 answers

Online clothes retailer for a larger gentleman

Where can I buy clothes online for a plus-size male? [more inside]
posted by signal on Nov 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Wedding guest suit/clothes for plus-size woman?

This previous question could almost be me--except that I'm much larger. I need to find a wedding outfit for a December wedding in Vegas, and I'm profoundly uncomfortable in dresses. Can you help me find sources for dressy straight-butch-ish clothes, in maybe a 26/28 size pant and a top size that ranges from 28 into the 30s? [more inside]
posted by Forgetful Jones on Nov 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Plus size curvy fit jeans with substance?

I've finally worn out my beloved Levis 580 bootcut jeans, only to find out that in the last few years they've started making them with that super-thin stretchy fabric that I hesitate to call "denim." I'd already abandoned most plus-size jeans for that reason. Is anyone still making a heavier jean with a little stretch? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Oct 22, 2015 - 14 answers

Nerdy costume ideas for large woman

I'm finally working with people that like to celebrate and have fun, including a Halloween costume party w/ prizes! I find myself feeling very competitive, I want to win! Unfortunately, nothing in the Halloween stores fit me. Looking for suggestions on the nerdy side. Contest categories: best dressed & scariest costume [more inside]
posted by INFJ on Oct 11, 2015 - 29 answers

Best Big Bras That Won't Break the Bank

This is not a question about the best bras, but merely the best ones under $50, specifically those for a chest that's approximately a 42H. What are your favorites? I am looking for bras with underwire; my non-underwire needs are sufficiently covered by bras from Decent Exposures. If you have found the miracle underwire bra for less than $50 that can be machine washed, I especially want to hear from you. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 9, 2015 - 33 answers

Plus size filter: H&M jeans and tunic length henleys

It's Fall! Apples are super popular right now! Except for if you're shaped like one...this is a two-part Q, for those who have experience with H&M plus size jeans and maybe also have an ongoing quest for a perfect, tunic length henley shirt. [more inside]
posted by pandalicious on Oct 6, 2015 - 7 answers

"We're going to need a bigger Hatch"

A clothing line similar to Hatch, but that offers a wider (hah) size range. [more inside]
posted by The Noble Goofy Elk on Jun 11, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me dress for my son's wedding

I want to look stylish and elegant. Difficulty: 5 feet tall, plus-size 20-22, with 1 and 1/2 breasts. [more inside]
posted by angiep on Jun 11, 2015 - 8 answers

Where should we buy clothes?

My mom (60) and I (30) are looking to do some clothes shopping this weekend. Neither of us knows where to go to find what we want in person: mostly knitwear in women's 16/18. Do you know where we should go? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on May 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Where can I find a skirt like this in my size?

I love butt-covering knit miniskirts for wearing over leggings like this one at H&M, but they don't make it in XL/16-18. That is, tight-fitting (NOT flared), knit, short -- shorter than a pencil skirt -- and ideally mostly cotton. Do you know where can I find one? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Apr 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Plus Size Androgyny?

So, I'm a mid-30s genderfluid person who would like to start dressing in a more masculine to androgynous manner in a business casual workplace. Complicating factors? I've got an aggressively female body, short with hips and boobs that can't really be minimized, plus I am a fattie (US size 20/22) and slowly shrinking). So what the hell do I do with that? [more inside]
posted by daikaisho on Apr 15, 2015 - 20 answers

Plus size leather blazer

I like the look of this leather blazer. I'm specifically looking for a jacket I can wear indoors as a pseudo-suit jacket in my business casual workplace. Can you suggest a leather blazer, similar to this one, or at least NOT moto or mixed media style? I am in the U.S. Size-wise, I'm right on the edge between 1x and XXL, or between a straight 16 and an 18W. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Nov 11, 2014 - 3 answers

Blouses I can wear untucked with suits. Difficulty level: plus size.

I work in an office where the dress code is basically business formal I have been wearing dress + blazer mostly, but would like to wear some pantsuits now that it's getting colder. Problem is blouses tucked in to pants do NOT look good on me. Any advice out there on tops that would be appropriate and look good not tucked in with suits? [more inside]
posted by picardythird on Nov 1, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me find cute, affordable plus-size clothes

Between a recent fire at my apartment and a mix-up with the cleaning crew, all of my clothes are now gone except a few things I picked up at Target with a giftcard from a friend. Another friend was amazingly generous enough to send me $200 to help rebuild my wardrobe, and I am trying to figure out the most satisfying way to do so. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Oct 28, 2014 - 26 answers

Bear couture?

What are your favorite stores/blogs/forums/Instagram accounts focused on fashion for plus-sized *men*? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Oct 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Pants! (Both kinds)

Fellow fat ladies of MeFi, where do you buy your work trousers and your comfortable, breathable underwear? [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Oct 5, 2014 - 18 answers

Big clothes in the big city? (DC-filter)

I'm a fat woman (US sizes like 26-28 at the moment), newishly arrived to Washington DC. Where can I buy some clothes my size, in a brick-and-mortar store where I can try them on, and if possible that's near public transportation? My job involves some physical work and can get a bit dusty/dirty; I tend to wear jeans or cords, and a button shirt with the sleeves rolled up. [more inside]
posted by Forgetful Jones on Sep 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Clothes for jungle hiking for a plus-size woman?

I'm headed to Malaysia in September and plan to do some hiking around the jungle there. Because of the mosquitos, leeches and other critters, I'll need to cover up even if it is very hot and humid out. Does anyone have any recommendations for lightweight long-sleeved shirts and pants for a size ~18 woman?
posted by kms on Aug 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Plus-size snowflake seeks last-minute bridesmaid dress

As of last night, I've been drafted as a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding. Problem: the dress she picked for her bridesmaids is going to be...difficult...for me to pull off. Snowflakes within! [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Jul 3, 2014 - 33 answers

Plus Size, Knit Capri Pants ...

Where do I find more of these perfect pants? Felt like pajamas, but acceptable to wear in public and to work?? AMAZING. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 19, 2014 - 3 answers

The horror of "casual", the heat of "summer"

I am a tall (5'11), fat (22/24), lady, soon-to-be attorney working in a downtown law office that just declared the next few months to be "Casual Summer". Help me look professional and casual and feel comfortable at the same time. Difficulty: pants. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 4, 2014 - 32 answers

Need an Easter dress, plus size, short notice.

My grandparents are very elderly and chances are very good this will be at least one's last Easter. I hate dressing up, in dresses especially, but doing so always makes them absolutely delighted. So, I spent a lot of time taking measurements and stuff to order something well ahead of time from an online retailer who has been making excuses for weeks and finally said they'd refund my money because they can't get my order to me after all. Well... okay, clothes aren't my forte at the best of times, I need emergency fashion assistance. [more inside]
posted by Sequence on Apr 16, 2014 - 30 answers

Skirting the issue.

Skirt advice, plus-size edition. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Apr 7, 2014 - 17 answers

Or I Could Just Tie a Sash Around a Hefty Bag and Call It a Day

The focus should be on the bride, NOT on the taffeta-covered hobo skulking around the cheese trays: please, PLEASE help me (a non-fancy-dressing lady) dress myself for the four weddings I'll be attending this year. (Sequins shaped like) snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Apr 1, 2014 - 36 answers

Websites to buy boys' plus size clothes

I'm looking for recommendations for websites to buy boys' plus size clothes. Yes, we will work with my son on lifestyle changes but in the meantime I want stuff that fits him. Purchases would be shipped to the continental US. Thanks.
posted by AdaJoy on Mar 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Where can I find this unicorn of a bra??

I am having serious issues finding a bra that fits me. However, since I've been to multiple stores already, I've had some success defining exactly what I need. Previous Qs on bras don't address my very specific petite, plus-size situation. Metafilter, does this bra exist?? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Mar 24, 2014 - 22 answers

ISO the perfect on-and-off-the-bike jacket

I'd like a jacket that's suitable for bicycling during most of the year in the SF Bay Area, offers some resistance against wind and light rain, isn't too warm, doesn't look overly sporty, comes in a dark color (reflective accents OK), and (here's the kicker) will fit a curvy, 2X body. Help? Details and examples: [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Plus Size Travel Jacket - How can I look stylish and keep warm?

I'm lusting after this jacket, but it's not available in the size I need. I wear women's plus size 22 or 2x. Is there another jacket you know of that would work for April in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Plus Size Style 101, USA Female Edition

Help me reinvent my style! I need fashion inspiration. I need shops that will outfit plus size me without breaking the bank. Difficulty level: tall, too! Bonus question: calf boots for big feet and fat calves. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Oct 22, 2013 - 43 answers

I like properly covered butts and I cannot lie

I guess it must be the season for questions about lady undies. I haven't bought underwear in, like, 8 years. Could someone clue me in on what's out there for breathability, value and invisibility? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Aug 28, 2013 - 18 answers

Looking for patterned tights with solid inner thigh

I am looking for plus size patterned tights with a SOLID (non-patterned) section at the inner thigh -- I don't want the patterning to go all the way up to the panty part of the tights. Like these. Can you suggest some? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Aug 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Plus-size ladies, where do you go to actually try on nice pants/suits?

I'm looking for suggestions for actual brick-and-mortar stores where I could try on a wide variety of size 16-18 suit separates or dressy-to-formal tops/pants combinations. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jun 11, 2013 - 19 answers

Where is this wedding dress shop?

Please help me find this retro wedding dress boutique in NYC that caters to plus-sized women. I may have totally made up this place in my head. [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Jun 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find more skirts like my favorite! Snowflakes inside...

I own this skirt from Old Navy in black and gray, and am thinking of getting the blue striped one. I LOVE these skirts. They're uber-comfortable for work in the spring and summer! They don't wrinkle! They're not made of overly-weird fabric! The problem is, Old Navy only has the two (maybe three) colors that I like. I'd love one in, say, a nice deep red, or a dark purple, maybe some prints. The problem is, I can't find them anywhere. I wear a 3X in Old Navy's clothes, so around a US womens 26. I also can't afford to spend a ton of money. But I would like a couple more skirts to add to the summer work wardrobe! Any suggestions as to where I might find my skirt-nirvana?
posted by sarcasticah on Apr 25, 2013 - 11 answers

I'll pay someone to tell me what to buy, what to wear and how to wear it

I'm looking for information about working with a personal stylist or personal shopper, especially as a plus-size woman. Could I? Should I? [more inside]
posted by subbes on Mar 24, 2013 - 26 answers

What is the name of this item of clothing that combines shirt & sweater?

What's the name for the piece of women's clothing that looks like one is wearing a v-neck sweater over a button-down shirt, but really it's one shirt with collar and cuffs attached to a "fake" sweater? [more inside]
posted by subbes on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Voluptuous in all the wrong places : swimsuit edition

I need 2 swimming suits for an upcoming beach vacation. I'm having problems finding tops that fit because I'm bigger, but have a small bust. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Mar 4, 2013 - 18 answers

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