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to suggest that bigger size clothes are not made from clingy fabrics

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Hayleychopper Sun 01-Dec-13 11:26:17

I recently bought 2 dresses and a top online in a size that I normally wear and had to return all 3, although they fit fine they show up every bump, lump and crease because they are made from clingy material. tchangry

I know I need to lose a few a lot pounds but honestly is it too much to ask that bigger size clothes are not just larger versions of skinny peoples clothes.

I want tops that come down lower than my waist, dresses that cover my bum and clothes that dont fit like a freaking second skin.

Rockinhippy Sun 01-Dec-13 12:49:51

Lays down the merchandising theme confused

Feelingoods advice is definitely the way to go, that & finding a good seamstress & getting things made to measure

& I don't think that is just for outsize either, but for anyone that can't get way with wearing a sack & looking good, especially if you are older than early 20s or post kids

Hayleychopper Sun 01-Dec-13 12:57:29

Walking I think you must be my twin tchsmile. I am the biggest I have ever been and trying on these clothes has made me wake up to the fact that I really need to lose some weight.

Thank you all for the suggestions and for making me realise I'm not the only one with gripes.

feelingfuckingfestiveok Sun 01-Dec-13 13:00:54


Yes I have been a 16/18 for years now. Even when i was 14/16 I still had to be quite discernign about what I wore because of my shape and proportions. Im curvy and equally distributed when am a size 16. I struggle a bit more when I am an 18.

However..I have also come to realise that just because someone is slimmer and fits in to more styles etc does not = looking good some people get stuck and wear the same thing, dont put outfits together properly, fail to accessorise, wear things that dont fit or colours to suit.

I would add to my list above:

PATTERNS I only wear pattern that is subtle not loud in anyway. small/faint/low contrast

COLOURS I usually only wear two with a third as an accent like in a scarf.

I have stopped sale rack shopping or shoving things in like black jumper at asda - they never last for whatever reason. You need to be patient.

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