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Where do fat women shop?

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FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 20:46:29

Please don't say Evans.

I need grown up wardrobe staples that suit a very very wobbly pear shaped size 16/18 ideally online.

I don't want sparkles or high fashion just quality, value clothes that don't fall to pieces.

Help! smile

raisin3cookies Sun 03-Jan-16 20:47:45

Next. I was surprised, but their size 18s were cut generously ime.

ginagslovechild Sun 03-Jan-16 20:48:16

Is 16/18 "fat"??
I'm a 16/178, I shop in next, asda, fatface, gap and sainsburys. I don't consider myself fat either.

Bonkerz Sun 03-Jan-16 20:48:50

Yours! Fantastic shop for larger ladies. They do different lengths etc on trousers and tops etc and all for good prices

DickDewy Sun 03-Jan-16 20:49:50

Most high st shops go up to a 16 or 18, don't they?

Heyheyheygoodbye Sun 03-Jan-16 20:49:59

Asos Curve, Dorothy Perkins, Next, Seasalt.

Owllady Sun 03-Jan-16 20:50:08

Yours
I'm tall and a size 16 and they are really nicely cut.

Gliblet Sun 03-Jan-16 20:51:18

Asda do some great, smart panel dresses and tailored suits, going up to a 22/24. I live in their dresses for work, usually at about £18-£22 each. Their bras are great too grin

Yours is also worth a look for nice tops if you avoid the polyester stuff and stick with the viscose and cotton stuff. Their tailoring isn't up to much but they do nice tunic/leggings/boots combos if you like wearing that kind of thing.

Rpj16 Sun 03-Jan-16 20:51:24

TK Maxx have some good finds for plus size smile

IWannaHoldYourHand Sun 03-Jan-16 20:51:26

H&M's plus size stuff is quite nice.

At a 16/18 surely the vast majority of brands will go up to your size?

Rpj16 Sun 03-Jan-16 20:52:17

(mind you, 16-18 not exactly plus size! Just curvy)

ChutneyRhodrey Sun 03-Jan-16 20:53:33

Fat? Okay then.

I'm a size 16, sometimes 18 depending on what item of clothing it is.

I shop in New Look, Primark, George, H&M, Matalan without any issues. Most places go up much, much higher in size than an 18.

FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 20:54:08

I'm not calling anyone fat..... I'm size 16-18 and mine is pretty much all fat. No toned aerobic size 16-18 here it's all jelly.

I haven't been to Next for ages will try there I hadn't thought of it.

Are the Yours clothes good quality?

Fairylea Sun 03-Jan-16 20:55:21

Most standard shops go up to a size 16/18.

Personally I like New Look, Asos, Next and H and M.

I like Yours but sometimes find the cut of their tops a bit triangular (upside down triangle!) which I don't think it particularly flattering on me personally - I'm very pear shaped and find it just accentuates my bum!

I also buy lots of tops from Primark in a size 20-22 so they hang nice and baggy and then I layer these with vests and t shirts from next as they come down quite long in the body.

frikadela01 Sun 03-Jan-16 20:55:27

I love yours clothing. Nice quality and reasonably priced.
And while yes, most high street shops go up to a 16/18, however I've found they often aren't cut right for the curvier figure... It stands to reason that if you have a size 18 waist you likely have size 18 arse and thighs to match which lots of retailers don't seem to take into account (I'm looking at you river island with your ridiculously tight trousers)

FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 20:57:13

No no.
I didn't say 16 is fat.
I said where do fat people shop!

I'm not tall, I'm fat.
I hate the stuff that starts at a 6 and then they add in panels until it will technically fit but looks a bag spuds.

Goodbetterbest Sun 03-Jan-16 21:02:57

ASOS is ace

Owllady Sun 03-Jan-16 21:05:47

I think I like yours because they often do a full size sleeve, even on dresses and I've vitiligo so having a full sleeve is easier iykwim
I had a lovely Christmas going dress from there, which had a sheer sleeve

hiccupgirl Sun 03-Jan-16 21:09:22

I'm a 16/18 and shop in pretty standard shops like Next, Gap, Dorothy Perkins etc. Having been 3 stone heavier I don't consider myself to be fat anymore, maybe curvy?

I personally avoid 'fat' shops as the clothes have too much fabric in them for my shape even at the smaller sizes. They tend to assume everyone is either very tall or has a huge stomach.

I'm confused though how you think you didn't say a 16/18 is fat when you asked where people that size shop and used the term fat in the same sentence.

FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 21:13:08

I asked where fat women shop.....not a 16/18 I said I was a wobbly 16/18....

FrostyNipples Sun 03-Jan-16 21:14:02

I hate all the extra fabric too that's the issue I'm trying to solve.

Readysteadyknit Sun 03-Jan-16 21:15:54

I'm a 16/18 - I've bought some stuff recently from Studio 8 (franchise in Debenhams)

FinallyHere Sun 03-Jan-16 21:18:46

Not a big selection, but quality fabric and generous cut here www.orvis.co.uk

steakpunararemediumwelldone Sun 03-Jan-16 21:19:33

I asked where fat women shop.....not a 16/18 I said I was a wobbly 16/18....

And then you said you had to get clothes. They were not exclusive to each other.

Lady V london does lovely structured dresses though.

xmasseason Sun 03-Jan-16 21:20:00

Debenhams, Sainsburys, Asda, Wallis.

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