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Ideas for Size 24 clothes

(24 Posts)
Caryam Mon 03-Aug-15 22:42:01

I am trying to find clothes in a size 24 that are trendy. But I am really struggling to find things that look good at my size, and are not frumpy or old fashioned. Any ideas?

BlueberrySquash Mon 03-Aug-15 22:46:53

Asos curve?

QOD Mon 03-Aug-15 22:48:41

I always used the sales at Evans.
I love buying clothes now as I but what I want, not what's in
that's not a.dig, I had a gastric bypass flowers

RaisingSteam Mon 03-Aug-15 22:50:33

these any good?

calzone Mon 03-Aug-15 22:50:38

What sort of thing are you looking for?
Every day

polyhymnia Mon 03-Aug-15 23:05:40

Phase Eight have just started a limited range which goes up to 24 called Studio Eight.

MountainDweller Mon 03-Aug-15 23:10:26

Maybe not trendy enough but Monsoon goes up to a pretty generous 22 so some things may fit 24?

Caryam Mon 03-Aug-15 23:28:49

I am looking for everyday tops. But I really don't like those tops raisingsteam

RaisingSteam Mon 03-Aug-15 23:49:47

I didn't just mean the frontpage- they have masses of stuff in various styles. Hope you find what you're looking for anyway!

CalmYoBadSelf Mon 03-Aug-15 23:57:25

What about Yours? I am that size although old enough to want things not too trendy and agree it is hard to find good stuff. Evans is boring even for my age group

Agree with Raising that Taking Shape is worth a look, I've had some really individual bits from them

Caryam Tue 04-Aug-15 00:08:46

Okay I will take a look again. I just bought a top from boho. I manage in some sites to find one thing I like, but I really want a site where I can find lots of things I like.
I have always found the quality of a lot of Evans clothes shocking.

Runningupthathill82 Tue 04-Aug-15 07:47:54

Asos Curve have some gorgeous stuff - simple lines, nice colours and a million miles away from frump.

I like this military style dress:

And this work-style top:

CalmYoBadSelf Tue 04-Aug-15 23:48:06

I agree that Evans is tat, so is a lot of Yours stuff, you have to pick carefully there.

Taking Shape are great quality but a bit quirky for me so I have to find just the couple of things that suit me.

I really miss Ann Harvey although it tended to be quite classic. It is very old and boring now it is part of Bon Marche

Caryam Wed 05-Aug-15 00:23:00

Yes Ann Harvey used to have some really nice work things and formal dresses. I used to buy all of my work clothes from there.
I have spent ages looking on the net and have found one blouse in New Look I really like. I think I just have to accept that it will take me a long time to find clothes I like in my size.

jellyjiggles Wed 05-Aug-15 00:32:01


polyhymnia Wed 05-Aug-15 11:26:58

In general, I prefer retailers who go up to bigger sizes to 'specialist plus size labels', who seem to think that, if you're large you aren't interested in quality or taste.

Agree that Evans is much too poor quality. Also think Yours have a cheap and nasty look online, though haven't tried. And went into a Simply Be shop and was horrified by the garish polyester all around.

Boden go up to 22 and, in some styles, this is generous, so worth looking there. Plenty of basics, as well as 'fun' prints.

polyhymnia Wed 05-Aug-15 12:03:31

Sadly also agree with OP that Taking Shape doesn't appeal at. Seem to be a lot of quite ugly patterns and unflattering tops - either loose and baggy so you look like a ship in full sail or asymmetric, often short in front so they show off tummy and crotch! There are far too many tops like this around anyway IMO,

hiccupgirl Wed 05-Aug-15 13:12:55

I was a 22/24 this time last year and I got most of my tops in a 22 from Next or Debenhams. Monsoon, Wallis and M&S all go up to that size and their tops tend to be generous in size. I did have to get trousers and jeans from specialist plus size shops like Evans but their other clothes are pretty awful.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 05-Aug-15 14:52:24

Simply Be
Evans (although can be a bit of a hit or a miss, more of a miss ATM. IMO.
New look.
I didn't know Next did size 24. Will have to pay them a visit

FinallyHere Wed 05-Aug-15 15:11:54

I love the look and shape of which was set up by Helen Teague and Dawn French to provide beautiful clothes for the 47% of women who are size 16 or above.

Their colours are not great for me, though and many of the fabrics made me feel a tad warm, just thinking about them.

Hope this helps someone else.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Wed 05-Aug-15 18:46:10

Next go up to a 26 or 28 in quite a few styles. Worth a look there.

There's a new line called studio 8 part of phase eight.

Asda do good basics and often great stuff suitable for work. Sainsburys is even better as better quality. Both go to a 24 and generous sizing so many items need to be brought in a smaller size. M&s again lots in main range up to a 24 and have a plus range. Debenham Maine, manta ray and several other collections go to a 24.

polyhymnia Wed 05-Aug-15 19:19:23

I think 1647 must really be the worst plus size company of the lot. Hideous frumpy tents. I notice Dawn French herself wears Marina Rinaldi, the plu size label of Max Mara, which I do recommend but is £££.

polyhymnia Wed 05-Aug-15 19:20:20

Have just ordered a top from Studio 8, so will see what it's like.

auldspinster Thu 06-Aug-15 07:42:16

George at Asda and TU at Sainsburys go up to a 24 although not in everything.

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