Saturday, May 30, 2015

Where to Shop for Plus-Size Clothes? 14 Stores Our Readers Recommend

Have you heard the exciting news? In addition to Target launching a new plus-size fashion line called Ava & Viv, there are even more reasons to believe that 2015 is going to be the body-positive year we’ve been waiting for. We recently asked Reality Checkers to share their favorite places to shop for plus-size clothing. Here are a few of the top brands and stores they recommended:“I LOVE Maurices. My size fluctuates from 10-18, and Maurices has hip, up-to-date clothing at reasonable prices. (And no, they haven’t paid me to say this!)” –Melanie Lerman“I used to do a lot of shopping at Lane Bryant, but they’re so expensive that I really couldn’t afford it. Lately, I do the majority of my shopping at Old Navy and Woman Within. Old Navy is great for sweatshirt jackets, graphic tees and yoga pants. Woman Within is great for work clothes and has inexpensive basics, like T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts.” –Winter Packingham“I like the clothes from Woman Within. They have a lot of tops with longer lengths, so they cover up. This really comes in handy when I work, because I don’t have to worry about anything showing when I bend over.” –Terri Fletcher“Buy quality. I wear plus-size clothes, but the size and the fit are really affected by the brand. I don’t shop in a lot of stores that cater to larger women because the clothes tend to be cheaper-looking, and I always seem to need a bigger size. Stores like JCPenney and Macy’s carry a nice selection of plus-sizes and the quality is much better.” –Ann Marie Stelms Graff“I shop at Cato’s. They have a great plus-size department.” –Rose Mader“Torrid is my favorite brand, Vinted is my go-to place to shop and Zulily is great for variety.” –April McCullough“I’ve shopped at a Torrid Outlet and found some great deals. I also shop online at Walmart, a little at Kohl’s and Forever 21.” –Jen McDonnell“For years I hated shopping for clothes because as a plus-size girl, it’s difficult to find anything that’s pretty and figure-flattering. When you finally find something, it’s expensive. So, now I shop at Zulily (great plus-size boutique clothes at great prics) and discount designer places like Filene’s Basement, Burlington Coat Factory and Old Navy. I also shop out-of-season for clearance sales.” –Lily Mercado“I love to shop at Cato and Walmart for my plus-size 18 figure. I love all brands at Cato and they’re reasonably priced. Cato also marks down their clothing and now online shopping is available. I love the George and Miss Tina by Tina Knowles lines at Walmart. Miss Tina is very fashionable, high quality and reasonably priced. If it’s not available at your local store, check out” –Jessica Harris- See more at: