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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

Odd Man Out Tightens the Belt

I am in need of a new belt, and in possession of a waistline an odd number of inches in diameter. As men's belts typically only come in even sizes, I can't find one that buckles properly at the third hole, and my Google skills have been unable to dig up a satisfactory answer to this question: A belt one inch too long or one inch too short -- which will make me look less of a schlub? [more inside]
posted by Devoidoid on Oct 14, 2016 - 18 answers

Yes, this will be my first smartphone

I'm finally caving and buying a smartphone. Size is a major factor, but I'm also not sure how concerned I should be about the security of phones that are stuck with older versions of their OS. [more inside]
posted by teponaztli on Feb 13, 2016 - 25 answers

Looking for specific size of plastic storage box

I am looking for a plastic box with a lid whose external dimensions are as close as possible (but strictly no greater than) 22x57x59 cm. Any ideas? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by richb on Oct 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Should I return or exchange my new shoes? Difficulty level:High Arches

I bought these in a 12.5, and while I love how they look there's no way I can keep them as currently sized. My arch is too high and it messes up how the tongue looks. If I bump up to a 13 will that solve my problem or will I just end up returning those as well? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on May 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Smaller photo file size, without changing the date

Is there any way to resize photos without changing the date on the file? [more inside]
posted by superfish on May 4, 2015 - 6 answers

Search furnishings by size?

I often find myself looking for very specific furniture or home decor products. For example: right now I'm looking for a square basket (or open container) with a drawer in the base that measures no more than 11 inches wide and 22 inches long, and I was wondering if there was a way to search for home products by size, shape, and dimension in the same way you'd search for clothes by size?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 16, 2015 - 3 answers

Where to purchase solid-color plus-size women's socks?

Wife's b-day is coming up and has asked that I find her some plus size solid color crew socks. She wears a size 11 or 12 shoe. I never thought it would be this hard to find cute plus-size socks for her. Most are just black or white--boring. Or crazy patterns--not her style. Or $15 per pair--too expensive. Sheesh, does no one make a 6 pack or 8 pack of solid-colored cotton or cotton/poly plus size socks, like pink, blue, pastels, etc.? My google-fu is failing. Can you help?
posted by luvmywife on Jan 2, 2015 - 18 answers

Spatchcocked turkey logistics

For Thanksgiving this year, I decided that I will spatchcock/butterfly the turkey. Problem? I've never cooked a turkey before, and I need some help thinking through specific logistics of size and scissors. Detailed questions inside! [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Nov 20, 2014 - 19 answers

Frye boots sizing dilemma

Thanks to the magic of Zappos I am currently in possession of two pairs of Frye Belted Harness 12R boots, sizes US 9.5 and 10 (mens). Please help me decide which size to keep. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Oct 15, 2014 - 17 answers

How big should a kennel for a sausage dog be?

I'm going to build a kennel for a sausage dog that isn't yet born. I don't have access to a sausage dog to measure one. Can you give me rough dimensions for a kennel for a puppy sausage dog who will one day grow into a full size sausage dog?
posted by UltraFleece on Oct 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Resource for size-specific plastic storage boxes?

I have a semi-fragile object for which I would like to find a 16" x 16" x 16" plastic (rubbermaid-type) storage box/tote/bin. Googling for specific sizes is frustrating. Anyone know where I could find or cross-reference specific sized boxes?
posted by sarajane on Sep 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Need to shrink a PDF *and* retain full-bleed layout

I developed a PDF in Illustrator that is 30MB. I need to get it down to an emailable ~1MB. I've found two services to help me with this: Opening in OS X Preview and doing a PDF export, or using smallpdf.com. Both make them small enough. However .... [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Sep 18, 2014 - 13 answers

Sizing a surprise ring?

I want to propose but I'm getting hung up on not knowing my girlfriend's ring size. How does this work? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 - 39 answers

Men's Jeans, 31" x 33"

I need your hope. I cannot seem to find any clothiers who make jeans with a 31" waist and a 33" inseam. Alas, this is the size of jeans that would best fit my (apparently abnormal, disfigured) body. Do you know of a nice shoppe that would sell such an item to me? If so, I would be grateful beyond measure.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Dec 17, 2013 - 9 answers

How to frame a poster...

Is 31.5 inches by 23.5 inches a common frame size? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 15, 2013 - 5 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

3 stacked dice = One serving of cheese

Like many modern US Americans, I've come to realize that I have a VERY inflated idea about what a "normal" portion size is. I need to get my head right, so that this is normal, not this. I want to be one of those people who gets nauseous at the very idea of eating too much food, and I want every tip/trick/mental hack/and idea in the book to do it! Tiny portion eaters of metafilter, please show me the way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2013 - 43 answers

Bugs: secret superpowers?

I have sort of a bozo question about insects and physics. Why is it that when I shoo a wingless insect from, say, my arm, said insects falls the human equivalent of many storeys to the ground and doesn't die? Physics was never my forte, but this seems to defy some basic law, does it not?
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Aug 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Carry-on bag options

I'm looking for low cost ideas for a carry-on bag. It's got to meet United Airline carry-on regulations (14" x 9" x 22"). Ideally, I'd like to be able to stash it under the seat, rather than overhead, since I'm small and it's hard to heft a loaded bag over my head. My son will be travelling with me, so that's not a hard and fast request-he can certainly get a bag in the overhead! Details: we're going to Signal Mountain Resort in the Grand Tetons, Wyoming beginning of September, for 6 days. Casual dress, hiking boots are what we'll be carrying with us. I am good at condensed packing, but have never tried to take a carry-on for this length of time. We'll be staying with my daughter and her husband, so we'll be able to skip a good amount of personal care stuff; we'll borrow from them, or get sample sizes when we get out there. I have not been here before, so hints and tips specific to packing for this area would be most welcome.
posted by LaBellaStella on Aug 5, 2013 - 15 answers

love pochin' #9

Is there such thing as an English-language, available in the US, version of "livres de poche" (pocket-sized books)? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Could we hear the speaking voice of a six-inch-tall human?

I am considering writing a novel/story that involves the idea of people living among us who are somewhere between three and eight inches tall, but I don't know enough about the physics of sound to know if normal height humans would be able to speak to these tiny people. Would their voices be too high-pitched to hear at all, or just very difficult to understand? Would our voices be understandable to them? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Feb 15, 2013 - 18 answers

24x40 poster frame on the cheap and easy?

I have a 24x40 poster that I would like to stick in a frame. I am reluctant to go to our local custom framing shop, because while they do very nice work, the price is usually in the >$100 range, which is more than I can spend right now. I've done some searching online, and haven't found great results, plus it is hard for me to assess the good vs. bad websites to purchase. Any recommendations on where I can get this size frame (or another size that my poster would look okay in - does not need to be super professional-looking), hopefully for less than $50? I can swing by a store like Target, but don't want to get into anything too complicated like looking at flea markets.
posted by rainbowbrite on Jan 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Website font overlapping?

Occasionally I will run across a webpage that has some or all of the text look like this. It's all bunched up and completely illegible. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

What is 10,000 Acres?

I am trying to find common equivalents for various acre sizes. What is a thing/place many people are familiar with that is (more or less) 50 acres? 100 acres? 200 acres? 1000 acres? 2000 acres? 10,000 acres? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch on Aug 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Plus size fishnets are impossible to find!

I'm looking for plus size fishnets that are actually meant to fit someone plus sized. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jul 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Nine's too short, eleven's too tall. Ten inches, please, or not at all.

What well-known and interesting objects or animals are ten inches tall? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 12, 2012 - 29 answers

Dress for the rest

Looking for clothing lines/companies geared towards women ages 18-35 that cater to non-average sizes (including petite, tall, plus size, etc.) Particularly interested in smaller companies. Bonus points for stuff like sustainability, fair labor practices, natural fibers.
posted by doift on Jul 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Is a 24" 1080p monitor a good purchase?

I'm going to buy a 24" 1080p monitor at the weekend to replace my ageing 17" (1280x1024) one. Given a number of factors, is this a bad decision? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Jun 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Size of this dog's bladder?

Dog/veterinary filter: What would be the normal size and/or volume of the bladder of a 35-pound, adult, female Wheaten terrier?
posted by mikeand1 on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

What size monitor should I get?

Should I get a 24" monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution or 22" with 1920 x 1080? [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on Mar 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Hard-to-Find Replacement Plus Size Shirt

I have this shirt and it has a hole in the front. It is made of tee shirt material so sewing it is not necessarily an option. I am looking for a replacement as I love this shirt, and I would wear it every day if I could. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Feb 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Density = f(Particle Size Distribution)

Sphere packing problem: for a distribution of sphere sizes? [more inside]
posted by stepheno on Jan 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Why are these pills the same size?

Why are these pills smaller than I expected? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Dec 1, 2011 - 7 answers

What size engine to pull a boat?

What size of truck engine is ideal to pull a twin axle boat trailer (we have a Supra wakesurfing boat)...does Toyota make a viable option? [more inside]
posted by AegeanBlue on Nov 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Hard-to-fit feet

I’ve had trouble getting shoes to fit for a long time, but it seems to be getting worse as I get older. Today, I outgrew my shoes in the middle of a two-hour hike. [more inside]
posted by maurreen on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Sewing for a growing baby

My mother is currrently in Asia and wants her tailor there to make a sack dress for my baby. The tailor wants to know - neck size - chest - length (from base of neck to a hand's breadth above the knee) BUT...baby will be wearing this next summer, when she will be a year and two or three months old, and I have no idea how big she will be! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Nov 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Baggy-bottomed sweaters look awful on my formerly baggy bottom

I've shaped up and lost a number of inches, mostly in the hip area. Yay. But now my sweaters that otherwise still fit are baggy at the bottom. For some reason, the bagginess is most pronounced in the back and they look awful. Is there a way, short of putting the inches back on, to make them more form-fitting at the bottom? [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Nov 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Which cake pan do I use?

Emergency baking question - I don't have the size pan that I thought I had, and am not sure what to do. Help me figure out the alternative! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Oct 15, 2011 - 6 answers

First, be smart from the very beginning.

If an average-sized human body were rolled into a sphere, how big would that sphere be? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Outlook .pst file crashes and burns

How should I handle a POP 19.6GB Outlook 2007 .pst file that is bugging the heck out and crashing daily? I believe I need to: a) Reduce the file size now, and b) implement a better strategy for the future [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Sep 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Replacing the frame on a 54cm Cannondale Six13 Feminine

Earlier this year I bought my wife a used 54cm Cannondale Six13 Feminine 3 Compact via Craigslist. It was in mint condition and I basically bought for a small fraction of the retail price - the lady who was selling it got it as a gift from her ex-boyfriend and just wanted to get rid of it. However, I misjudged my wife's frame size - she should be riding a smaller bike. Being that this bike has great components, I have decided to replace the frame. Help me do it! [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me understand image size and monitor resolutions

Help me understand monitor resolutions, sizes, etc. I think I need a math whiz!!!? I'd really appreciate a bit of guidance. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jul 21, 2011 - 14 answers

I'd like a free sample of awesome!

What are some places that send awesome free samples or subscription goods for small amounts of money and don't spam you to death? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jun 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Dimensions of Australian cigarette packet

What are the dimensions of the typical Australian cigarette packet. [more inside]
posted by antiquark on May 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Mens size 9.5, womens 11.5.

Why do we have men's shoe sizes and women's shoe sizes? [more inside]
posted by lain on Apr 7, 2011 - 10 answers

New scanner, same settings, PDFs 4x bigger. WTF?

New network scanner/copier. Scanned files (PDF) are 4x larger than old model for same settings. What? Why? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers


I want to buy a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for a female. She wears a size 7 to 7.5. The VFF size conversion chart only goes as low as size 8 1/8. WTF am I supposed to do with that? Ladies, do any of you have a size 7-ish foot and wear VFF? If so, what size fits best for you? Looking at the Classic style.
posted by Yunani on Mar 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me shop, please

I'm female, US ~size 12, ample in chest and hip area, relatively smaller waist, and I want to shop for clothes that are flattering and professional. [more inside]
posted by bearette on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Plus-sized, 40-year old lady on the town in NYC - dress me.

What can a plus-sized, 40 year old, fashion-backwards lady from Seattle wear on a night out in NYC with a bunch of fancy gays? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jan 20, 2011 - 50 answers

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