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Online shops that sell size 16-18 that are not old fashioned??

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PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 20:46:29

been all over lately and have managed to buy a few new things, have gone from 22 to a snug 16/loose 18 but i now need a jacket, something light, got heavier coat for colder weather, poss a denim jacket and need swimwear for hols, but until im smaller it must be bather not tankini/ crap at buying new things, i DONT KNOW what suits me as ive spent years in big loose clothes, so want nice trendy stuff, am only 31 so dont want to look like a frumpsmile

moonpigdotcom Mon 11-Aug-08 20:50:39

I would guess that any online clothes shop would do your size. What is your body shape/colouring?

Ledodgy Mon 11-Aug-08 20:51:15

Dorothy perkins
New Look

mrswoolf Mon 11-Aug-08 20:51:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moonpigdotcom Mon 11-Aug-08 20:53:42

Have a look at Gok Wan's 'dressing for your shape' site and take it from there.

PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 20:55:04

LOl at your name Moonpigdotcom, dd sings that around the house smile..ahem..sorry..well im quite big boobed (in a 38D at min, but despite losing weight these seem to be getting bigger!?), have a large butt, large thighs, am dark haired and fairly tanned (face, chest and arms are anywaysmile

I seriously could do with one of those make over prgs just so i can get some ideas on what to buy as i go for jeans and t-shirts all the time!hmm

LeDodgy, have been into d.perkins and new look today, couldnt find anything..are they online?(new look i mean?), not heard of asao, will try them too..thankyousmile

PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 20:56:10

will try fatface (lOL i read that quick and thought it said "have you got a fat face!grinLOL) and the lovely Gok...............

PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 20:56:17

will try fatface (lOL i read that quick and thought it said "have you got a fat face!grinLOL) and the lovely Gok...............

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 20:58:23

monsoon for a jacket?

Too wintery?

M&S have some lovely one-peiec swimsuits here omPS=&sort=-product%5Fsite%5Flaunch%5Fdate&mnSBrand=core&me=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&viewID=leaf&bannerWidget= 37421262&showAll=1&rh=n%3A43169030&isBrowse=1

Ledodgy Mon 11-Aug-08 21:00:04

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:01:45

Have just looked on the Wallis website, as they often have nice jackets.

There's nothing there at the moment, as they are still trying to flog their summer sale stuff, but keep an eye on there, as most of their styles go up to an 18, and their outerwear really is fab.

Ledodgy Mon 11-Aug-08 21:04:22


missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:07:10

denim jacket

fishie Mon 11-Aug-08 21:09:47

pinkchick i bet you are not a 38d if you are 14-16, i am that size and have just been refitted into a 34f. i do still have some 36dds which are sort of the same size but don't look half as good (it is a capacity thing, so the bra is like a vessel, some may be bowls and some mugs but will all hold the same amount)

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:10:14

this is fab

fishie Mon 11-Aug-08 21:10:51

and i have huge big swimming back / shoulders.

mazzystar Mon 11-Aug-08 21:12:14

i second the bra fitting advice

have you tried principles, or hobbs if you want to splash out a bit

sandyballs Mon 11-Aug-08 21:13:21

Where did you get measured fishie? Think i need to.

mazzystar Mon 11-Aug-08 21:13:29

for jacket that is

not sure about swimwear

always buy mine in toast sale, but may not be young enough for you

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:13:41

belted denim

Pannacotta Mon 11-Aug-08 21:14:54

Monsoon, Hobbs both well cut for curves IMO.
Perhaps book a slot with a personal shopper at JOhn Lewis, House of Fraser, Debenhams for some ideas/help?

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:16:13

scrumptious with your new curves

missblythe Mon 11-Aug-08 21:16:38

ooh, and this one

PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 21:26:32

ooh been googled everywere just saw all these messagessmile..the top shop denimjacket i doubt would fit, looks fitted and im 16-18, tried a ted baker 'large' on today and it almost rippedblushsmile

like the black cross over bather although i was hoping to get something with a funky print??..have just seen a fab tankini(i know, i said not thesesmile) it was on bravvismo and finky stripes but the pants were titchyhmm...i havent EVEr been fitted for brablush..just tried on and bought whatever fitted me!, last one was from la senza and is 38 d but am seeing a little spillage lately?, maybe cos its just been TOTM???

gunna check those other links now, thankyou allsmile

PinkChick Mon 11-Aug-08 21:28:48 ?ie=UTF8&node=&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=63&rh=n%3A43169030&page=like this one from the link but they only do 14's????now if im 16 by the time we go (end of sept) then as swimsuits are stretchy, this would be good wouldnt it??..i bought a 20 last year and it was huge, but was a sporty type(adidas i think-no maybe theyre bigger??)

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