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NightengaleShane
09-26-2007, 11:59 AM
What are your favorite places to shop? And do you have any particular brands of choice? What styles are the most fun to wear? What's your favorite fashion season?

Me, I'm a bit of a contradiction - I'm either a label whore or a Goodwill shopper - nothing in between. I'll never be caught dead buying clothes at somewhere like Wal Mart, Target, or K-Mart unless it's t-shirts (I saw Poison shirts at Wal Mart, EEEE! :D) - not that I have anything against those who do, it's just a personal preference; I'm not a snob.

Some of my favorite places (besides Goodwill :lol:) are Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Express, and... American Eagle. Yeah, kind of diverse, I know. ;) I also like Hot Topic every now and then, though I'm not a huge fan of the postcard punk look - I'd rather rock clothes from "nice" places and give them an extra edge complete with accessories and my crazy hair than simply wear bondage pants, a band shirt, and a studded belt (though I DO love my studded belts!)


booskibabe
09-26-2007, 01:07 PM
Favorite places to shop - wherever is on sale! Seriously, since I grocery shop at Walmart I end up buying most of my clothes there.

Brands of choice - I love the look of NY &Co but don't have much of it.

Fun styles - One of my hand knit self designed tops with nice pants or a skirt. Or great jeans.:D
Another "style" I have - using the term loosely - is USMC shirts and jeans or khakis. I have 2 brothers in Iraq and wearing USMC stuff makes me feel closer to them. I do wear this a lot, so I guess it's a style for me.
I also love funky jewelry from anywhere I can find it. :)

Favorite season - COLD! Because then I can wear all my hand knit deliciousness!!! (Sensing a pattern here?) :carrot:

Cool thread!

Kim_Star060404
09-26-2007, 01:15 PM
I dress for my lifestyle. Work has me popping in and out of the office doing inspections during the week, so it's usually nice jeans and a button-up, long-sleeved shirt. Weekends I dress for what we're doing, which is "ranching" and etc. Boots, usually Ariats for working/riding, but I like the Justin Vintage collection and will wear those when we go out; jeans, Aura by Wrangler is my brand of choice right now, and a button-up shirt, usually 20X, Cruel Girl, Wrangler, etc. We've been at a bbq and received a phone call saying the cattle were out and we need to go get them, so I dress for that type of emergency often.

My favorite places to shop are Johnson Feed and Big Bend Saddlery (local), or Cavender's, Shepler's, etc. I also like to get outer-wear and workout clothes from Academy.

There are two things I'm a bit of a snob about. I only carry Dooney & Bourke Bucket Bags for purses, and 90% of my jewelry (wedding set included) comes from James Avery and Brighton. They're just great brands and I always find something to suit me. (Plus, they have internet wish lists, so DH never has to hunt for my presents! ;) )


phantastica
09-26-2007, 02:16 PM
I'm not brand-specific or store-specific, but I'd rather shop thrift or outlet stores than go to Wal-Mart/K-Mart/Target for clothing. I don't usually need to shop at those stores anyway, so I never think to look for clothes there.

I hardly ever buy anything new, not because I can't afford it but because 1. during weight loss it's not cost effective, and 2. I find more unique things at thrift stores.

During the week I wear the classic corporate clothing (black or brown pants/socks/shoes with a comfortable top), and sometimes I do a skirt. Weekends, I'm extremely casual (jeans and sweatshirts/t-shirts) unless I'm going out, and if I go out I like to wear a skirt.

I tend to stick to certain color groups - dark/vivid colors over pastels, and cool colors over warms.

I have large feet (womens' size 11W), so shoes are a touchy one for me. I did buy a pair of Fluevogs recently, though, and man I love them.

Rosario
09-26-2007, 02:28 PM
I buy my clothes from anywhere. If I see something I like and it looks good on me, I'll get it. I mainly shop at Old Navy because their clothes are very comfy and pretty affordable. I'm kind of stingy when it comes to spending money on clothes....I really won't go over 20 bucks a piece.

My style is pretty basic....you can always find me in a tee, a jean skirt, and flip flops. For work, it's usually black on bottom (pants or skirt) and a color tee on top. I live for v-neck tees!!! I usually play up my boring outfits with earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. My bf laughs at me because my accessories can get pretty big.

I am not wearing what I really want. First of all, I'm very picky. I can go shopping for hours and still come out empty handed (people hate shopping with me). And second, my options are pretty scarce because nothing fits me. or at least if it fits me, i think I look like caca. I rarely find something that I am happy with.

NightengaleShane
09-26-2007, 02:31 PM
phantastica, I TOTALLY agree that shopping while fat is NOT cost effective if you're losing weight. Infact, I agree so much that while I was overweight, I wore the same 5 outfits in rotation :lol: well, those and pajamas.

I've lost a good chunk of my weight now, along with 4.5 inches off my waist, so I have a lot more options now that I can wear some 6's (not ALL, but I'm not done losing weight - I was a 12 before I started). I've recently started caring a lot about my appearance just like I did before my weight gain, so my style is BACK. It will be so exciting for you, too, once you feel comfortable clothes shopping. :)

booksibabe, you design your own tops? RAD! I've designed some of mine, too, but they're mostly just graphic t's. I want to get more into fashion design, so I can do more than just t-shirts. I've also designed skirts and jeans before, but I need a better quality sewing machine to really keep the jeans holding up.

I have some silly aspirations to start a fashion line that has something for everyone - all styles, all sizes, all genders!

losinitin07
09-26-2007, 02:33 PM
Because of where I live I have to shop at Walmart or order on line.There is a second hand shop that has a lot of name brand clothes like Northern Reflections,and LL Bean,Columbia and so forth.When I go to the big city I like to go to Fashion Bug.I have to go 60 miles one way for a mall or 120 to the other:( My big thing is jewelry my husband buys it all and its the good stuff not the walmart stuff lol

Pita09
09-26-2007, 04:41 PM
I get a lot of my clothes at JC Penney, Belk, and Dress Barn. When I reach goal I will shop at better stores and spend the big bucks. ;)

My kid loves Good Will for jeans because I don't lose my mind when she comes home with holes cut out of them and graffiti all up and down one leg and the other. Teenagers!! :dizzy:

Lafayette
09-26-2007, 05:01 PM
I love Brooks Brothers but the prices blow me away. I currently have my eye on a camel dress coat but I'll be working my way up (and weight down) to that purchase. I just love styles that are classic and timeless! I know that coat will still hit the mark 30 years from now.

I tend to stick to Ann Taylor and things that look very Ann Taylor- I've found great looking (although not high quality) look-alikes at JC Penney, Kohl's and Target- even at Walmart. Right now, I'm hitting the Kohl's clearance racks and sales because I hope to shrink out of this size soon.

For shoes, I love Etienne Aigner because they wear like iron and, in this climate, I have to be able to look good despite trecking through salt and slush. For handbags, I'll buy anything anywhere. If it looks great, I have to have it! My jewelry is very classic with a few modern pieces. Like every girl, I LOVE the real stuff!

ThePrettyOne
09-26-2007, 05:17 PM
My favorite store is Joyce Leslie, hands down. Also Forever 21, Charolette Russe, then designer "discount" stores like Annie Sez and Filenes Basement. I say "discount" because most of the good stuff is fairly equal to retail, like Seven jeans and Michael Kors. I spend over $100 on jeans occasionally, but not much else. $30 for a shirt is my average. I get tired of things quickly and own at LEAST 2,000 pieces between my 2 closets :lol:

I admit I have gotten clothing at Target. Their new Mossimo jeans are to die for! They have cute sweaters during the winter. It's not particularly "cheap" either, lol, especially their Cashmere!!!

I have never even been ina WalMart. We've only recently gotten them on Long Island...there kinda of a new thing

lmills730
09-26-2007, 05:18 PM
I love Ann Taylor Loft...i watch online for special clearance sales and since i know my sizes there, its easy to do online :)

NightengaleShane
09-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Hee, ThePrettyOne... Target has some cute things, though the last time I bought something from Target, it fell apart almost instantly. This made me sad. :( You've rarely ever been in a Wal Mart? Wow! I've been in more Wal Marts than I can count, AND SUPER Wal Marts too; I just wouldn't buy clothes there except the t-shirts. Their t-shirts are CUTE and some of them fit very nicely.

I've never heard of or been to Annie Sez and Filenes Basement... I'm assuming it's kind of like Rugged Warehouse, though - where designers drop off things that they don't want/need/couldn't sell/slightly damaged/what have you and then get sold at discount prices... if so... **** YES, I LOVE stores like that! :D I usually shop name brands on clearance if possible; buying most name brand things full price just isn't worth it.

Pita420, is your kid a rocker chick too? Sounds like something I would do, even to this day. I still wear ripped jeans; I look good in them and they're pretty damn cute. And JC Penney and Belk have some cute things, too.

****, to me, almost ANY store has a few cute things, except... well... nah, I won't say, I don't want to offend anyone who might LIKE the stores I don't find cute :lol:

Spinymouse
09-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Oh, I hate the fashion business. I mean hate. Because it doesn't make any sense.
That said, I do enjoy some things that don't make any sense, but that falls into the realm of entertainment, not into the realm of anything to take seriously.
I remember being in probably 8th grade I think it was, when girls were first allowed to wear pants to school instead of dresses. The rule was pants with single seams were ok but not double seams. I couldn't believe it. I thought, whoa, these are adults we are supposed to respect who are making rules that we are supposed to follow seriously, that make absolutely no sense whatsoever???? I still think that way. Fashion sucks, to me. Like I said in a previous thread, "my pants are too short for WHAT?" back in the 70's.....
Besides, I can't keep track of the ever changing trends so I pay them no mind.
I do have some general likes and dislikes though. For example I don't like collars and buttons. I don't like the look of conservative tailored business clothes. I've never worn them. I also hate shopping, so the clothes I buy are usually purchased at something fun like a street fair or music festival, or sometimes online. If I need something simple and practical, I'll order from Lands' End. I haven't been to a shopping mall in 3 years because it's just too much stuff and business and not fun. I won't go into Wal Mart or Target because of crowds and shreiking children.
Plus I cannot possibly imagine that anyone out there cares one bit about what I am wearing.

mom2fivesweeties
09-26-2007, 09:58 PM
My very favorite clothes have to be cotton. I very rarely wear anything other than that. I've always been like that and at 52 years old, I'm not likely to change. My very favorite place to shop for all the cotton and comfy clothes is Lands End. They have great styles for my size and age and oh so comfortable. I've bought things at Target and I've liked them for the quality AND the style.
Lori

aphil
09-27-2007, 10:23 AM
It isn't so much WHERE I shop, as it is what I am looking for specifically.

I pick up a Mossimo item now and then from Target...and I will get Curvation bras (C cup and above) from Wal-Mart. They are the only decent priced larger sized bras out there that actually have enough support for larger breasts.

I am currently really in love with Moroccan cotton, or susdi fabric. It is a fine (high thread count) blend of cotton and rayon. I buy some of my clothes online that are from Dairi or Tienda Ho, because I love susdi fabric. Big wide leg palazzo pants, caftan or tunic tops with asymmetrical hemlines, and so on. The only way I can describe them is "goddess" like.

I will shop at Hot Topic now and then, but not for their mainstream punk looks. More for t-shirts that I have a specific liking for-such as Princess Bride, etc. with movies or toys or something that I like. (I am an 80's toys, and sci-fi fantasy geek.)

I make some of my own clothes.

I like Holy Clothing items as well, and will buy them online.

I like broomtick skirts and palazzo pants that are made in India. I usually have to find these at Nirvana, Goodwill, or online.

I like Salwar Kameez for dressy occasions-and will get them on eBay from India. (Long tunic length caftan style suit top, and pants underneath, with a matching sash)

I prefer to wear things that make me feel like a goddess, or t-shirts displaying my interests, rather than trendy fashions.

ThePrettyOne
09-27-2007, 10:30 AM
Hee, ThePrettyOne... Target has some cute things, though the last time I bought something from Target, it fell apart almost instantly. This made me sad. :( You've rarely ever been in a Wal Mart? Wow! I've been in more Wal Marts than I can count, AND SUPER Wal Marts too; I just wouldn't buy clothes there except the t-shirts. Their t-shirts are CUTE and some of them fit very nicely.

I've never heard of or been to Annie Sez and Filenes Basement... I'm assuming it's kind of like Rugged Warehouse, though - where designers drop off things that they don't want/need/couldn't sell/slightly damaged/what have you and then get sold at discount prices... if so... **** YES, I LOVE stores like that! :D I usually shop name brands on clearance if possible; buying most name brand things full price just isn't worth it.




Haha we just never had WalMart's on Long Island. A few years ago they opened a couple. But they are still pretty few and far between. I only recently turned to Target for clothing. Their Mossimo and Isaac Mizrahi stuff is cute!

Those store's actually carry regular items. They are still a little pricey and carry things like Prada and Coach and Roberto Cavalli, but sometimes you can catch a GREAT deal! I got a pair of Hudson jeans for $80 marked down from $159. I thought I loved them in the store but those jeans are built for someone with serious hips....they look baggy and silly on me. Guess I shoulda checked that dressing room mirror twice!! I gave them away :lol: I got my FAVORITE jeans, designer is See Thru Soul, at Annie Sez, they were $100 marked down to $19.99 :carrot:

I love shopping and creating new outfits. I though I would NEVER get into the long shirt over leggings and a good pair of boots, but turns out I look pretty cute in it :)

SoulBliss
09-27-2007, 10:34 AM
I would prefer to not shop at Lane Bryant, but my size and finances dictate that I must. I only shop there when I have a coupon and usually end up getting $300 worth of clothing for $100.

Other than that, I shop at thrift stores, consignment stores, occasionally at Torrid (the Phat version of Hot Topic :lol: ) and Nordstrom Rack (the discount store for Nordstrom).

I am ethically opposed to supporting Walmart by shopping there and have never and will not give them my money.

NightengaleShane
09-27-2007, 12:21 PM
SoulBliss: I saw the movie "The Cost of Low Prices" which is a documentary on Wal Mart. They DO have some unethical practices. Unfortunately, most stores like it have them, as well, Wal Mart is just especially known for it. I thought you typed "ethnically" at first, though, and I thought, "Hmmm... is Wal Mart racist or something? :dizzy: I love Nordstrom Rack. I'm all about buying nice, name brand stuff at cheap prices. Yeeeah! And Torrid has really cute clothes - more cute than some of Hot Topic's stuff, as it's more stylistically diverse.

I've never set foot (I actually typed "food" initially - I must be HUNGRY:devil:) into a Lane Bryant. Before gaining weight, I thought it was for "old fat people" :lol:

I've never been to an Ann Taylor Loft, either - just not my style - too conservative for my tastes. My mom LOVES Ann Taylor stuff, though... and if you immediately become one size smaller upon walking in, no WONDER she loves it so much! I actually weigh as much as my mom does right now... and at my highest weight, I was 30 pounds larger than her! How EMBARRASSING! ;)

Aphil - I buy bras and underwear from Target, too... "designer" undergarments are OVERPRICED! Hot Topic has some cute things, too... t-shirts especially... here's a funny story:
I worked at a Hot Topic for a short time when I was younger - it was the summer between 17 and 18; my birthday is at the end of August. There were two general types of people who went there: A) postcard "punk" kids and B) "trendy" kids who just want to try "new,edgy" trendy things - think "urban" and "preppy" types.
Anyway, this valley girl kind of chick saw shirts for the band Thursday and Taking Back Sunday. They're emo-pop-punk bands; not my cup of tea, but they were somewhat popular at the time. She said, "Okay, um, so, like, I REALLY LIKE That shirt that says 'thursday' - I also like 'taking back Sunday' but like... do you have shirts that say, like, Friday? or taking back Friday? or Monday? are they, like, all sold out or what?"

Eves
09-27-2007, 12:29 PM
When I was in the US a couple of weeks ago I realized that I could fit into the larger cut size 12s. I had no clue what to do!!! It was like suddenly the whole entire store was open to me! I can`t wait to shop express. I need to lose like 10 more pounds and I`m sure I`ll be there. We`ll, in January when I get back to the US of course.

Other than that, I`m lucky that archaeologists don`t have to have a sense of style. Good jeans, good leather boots (redwings), and a shirt from whatever country I was last in. I teach my classes in that outfit. Now that I am skinnier though, I may get away from that look. Maybe wear heels and a skirt :yikes:

aphil
09-27-2007, 12:43 PM
:lol: Nightengale Shane-at the Hot Topic stuff. :lol:

SoulBliss-I also think that Wal-Mart is extremely unethical, and I shop at other places and pay higher on things that I can-such as most clothing, health food shops, and hand made goods.

Unfortunately, I live in a small town in Indiana, and if you run out of something in the middle of cooking dinner, or your child comes home after school and needs posterboard for a project due tomorrow, it is really the only place in our small town that you can go. We usually take a trip into Indianapolis (our capital city-about 40 minutes away) once or twice a month for most things...but Wal-Mart is inevitable in many small towns. You simply cannot get what you need anywhere else, unless you go out of town.

phantastica
09-27-2007, 01:00 PM
Aphil, I have the same issues with Walmart. Luckily for me, I live in a large metropolitan area and I can find what I need at locally owned and socially aware businesses, often within walking distance of my house. But if I moved to a small town, I'd be thrilled to find a neighbor like you! :)

SoulBliss
09-27-2007, 01:33 PM
Nightengaleshane, I don't fool myself and realize that most retailers have unethical practicesand aren't "fair trade" in the slightest. When I am not so fat, I will be able to be more choosy about the clothing I buy. Apparently, fair trade, organic, sustainable companies don't belive that fat people want to support their causes too! The only things I can find in my size are SOCKS!!! :mad:

Aphil and Phantastica, I am with you! I am extremely blessed in that I live in an area where I can make different choices with little to no inconvenience. When I go to New York in the Summers (upstate New York) I have to bring EVERYTHING I could possibly need for 6 weeks because there is ONLY Walmart as an option besides an overpriced and sparsely-stocked grocery store.

aphil
09-27-2007, 02:08 PM
Aphil, I have the same issues with Walmart. Luckily for me, I live in a large metropolitan area and I can find what I need at locally owned and socially aware businesses, often within walking distance of my house. But if I moved to a small town, I'd be thrilled to find a neighbor like you! :)

Thanks! :)
Yeah...the small town life. I feel like I am surrounded with NASCAR, monster trucks, Marlboro, and mullets. :rofl:

SoulBliss-What kind of styles would you like to wear if they made them in your size? There are a lot of wonderful people that sew. There are people who recycle old clothing and make patchwork hippie wear out of old clothing, and lots of cool things!

NightengaleShane
09-27-2007, 02:26 PM
Awww SoulBliss, I'm sure you're not "SO FAT" - you're 5'9"! :D Tall people always look thinner! heh heh.

SoulBliss
09-27-2007, 02:43 PM
SoulBliss-What kind of styles would you like to wear if they made them in your size? There are a lot of wonderful people that sew. There are people who recycle old clothing and make patchwork hippie wear out of old clothing, and lots of cool things!I would LOVE to have a seamstress make things for me but I cannot afford that at this time. I know how much work goes into just one garment and I wouldn't feel right paying less than what it is worth! I like lots of the same things you have mentioned as well as "yoga" pants (flared leg) and "Thai" pants, peasant blouses, natural fabrics and comfy cuts. I think after I get down below 200 pounds I will invest in a few items. :)

aphil
09-27-2007, 03:09 PM
Try going to eBay, and punching in "hippie plus size". Lot of things will come up, including some low priced, handmade goods. You might be surprised! :)

harrypotterybarn
09-27-2007, 06:54 PM
For years and years I've had pretty much the same style. Jeans and a concert tee shirt or baggy military surplus pants and "wife-beater" tanks. I used to spend my summers in a corset at the ren faire and the school year in my catholic school uniform so comfort became supremely important to me.

Recently I've discovered the beauty of a really good fitting plain tee shirt. I'm all about American Apparel now. They make a great long, fitted tee with a very deep v-neck that I absolutely love. They're not overly conservative, and are so easy to care for. (I love my plaid bondage dress in the back of my closet, but it's such a pain to clean).

Now I just have to break out the silk screening stuff and decorate some of these babies.

almostheaven
09-27-2007, 08:30 PM
Favorite places to shop - wherever is on sale! Seriously, since I grocery shop at Walmart I end up buying most of my clothes there.
That would be me as well. You can get everything in one location...automotive, home interior, groceries, clothing...why shop anywhere else. :D I'm a Wal*Mart junkie, just left there, but for groceries and an upcoming birthday party I'm throwing on Saturday. No clothes this time. When I do pick up clothing, I usually shop in the juniors section cause I like the Jordache low rise jeans the best.

NewDay4MeToo
09-27-2007, 10:10 PM
I like reading about everyone's diverse styles!

A dear friend of mine used to joke that every piece of clothing I own is a "basic." I own a lot of simple, conservative clothes. I prefer to think of my clothes as classic, but whatever. Most of the time you will find me in jeans and a t-shirt for my every-day life.

I am now struggling with how to dress the part for my first "real" job. I teach at a college, and because I have students younger and much older than me, I need to appear professional. I don't want to wear a suit every day yet, though!

I dearly love dressing up, and LOVE to wear "girly" things. Give me flowing skirts, lace, yummy fabrics, and I am a happy woman.

I read back over all that and I'm not sure it all makes sense, but it's me!

drake3272004
09-27-2007, 11:06 PM
Since gaining weight I haven't been one for fashion:( I've always had my own sense of style anyway, but what I like to wear looks like crap so what's the point:p

Now that I work with little kids all day, I pretty much just wear the t-shirt and jean thing.

My favorite store is Joyce Leslie, hands down. Also Forever 21, Charolette Russe, then designer "discount" stores like Annie Sez and Filenes Basement. I say "discount" because most of the good stuff is fairly equal to retail, like Seven jeans and Michael Kors. I spend over $100 on jeans occasionally, but not much else. $30 for a shirt is my average. I get tired of things quickly and own at LEAST 2,000 pieces between my 2 closets

I admit I have gotten clothing at Target. Their new Mossimo jeans are to die for! They have cute sweaters during the winter. It's not particularly "cheap" either, lol, especially their Cashmere!!!

I have never even been ina WalMart. We've only recently gotten them on Long Island...there kinda of a new thing

Actually Mossimo jeans are old, Target use to carry them YEARS ago. Probably about 10 yrs! I LOVED Mossimo jeans, they are really comfortable, and after Target quit carrying them I quit shopping there for the most part. Just recently discovered that they have them again when we were shopping for DH, he is 6'5" and very hard to shop for around here. :carrot: I was pretty excited, my DH thought I was nuts cause I haven't been excited about clothes in a lonnnnng time. Still probably won't buy any til I lose more weight:)

ThePrettyOne
09-28-2007, 09:57 AM
I knew the Mossimo brand was old...it was popular when I was in Middle School :) I just never saw the jeans at Target before...and cute ULTRA low rise, not "mommy" jeans :lol:

phantastica
09-28-2007, 10:34 AM
So if this is a general fashion thread, can I ask a fashion question? I recently acquired a cute oatmeal-colored corduroy knee-length skirt, and I'm at a loss at what to wear with this, in terms of hosiery. It seems too heavy to go without any hosiery at all, nylons seem too dressy. Would dark tights look funny?

SoulBliss
09-28-2007, 10:41 AM
I would wear dark tights and boots with a skirt like that, if it looks like I think it does!

butterflykiss
09-28-2007, 01:22 PM
I can shop anywhere that has my size and are on clearance or have those special days sale. When I lose all of my weight I will upgrade:D

VelVeeta
09-28-2007, 01:23 PM
I shop anywhere and everywhere. Vintage stores, department stores, small boutiques in the area, and yes, even the occasional Target run, especially when they have a new collection of the Go International designer stuff. For shoes I usually stick with department stores because of the big selection, but recently I've been into Easy Spirit- I've found some great shoes there, and they have a pair of clogs now I'm dying to try on.

I usually dress pretty casual though- my office is casual so usually wear jeans, and a blouse, or a tee and a cute jacket. I love pretty feminine blouses with jeans, and I love vests! I'd really like to wear dresses all the time, because they're so easy, but it gets so cold in my office, I'm always freezing when I do!

Spinymouse
09-28-2007, 01:24 PM
I knew the Mossimo brand was old...it was popular when I was in Middle School :) I just never saw the jeans at Target before...and cute ULTRA low rise, not "mommy" jeans :lol:


This is how out of it I am. I have no idea what Mossimo is or what mommy jeans are.
So, out of curiosity, what are "mommy jeans?":o

Kim_Star060404
09-28-2007, 01:49 PM
This is how out of it I am. I have no idea what Mossimo is or what mommy jeans are.
So, out of curiosity, what are "mommy jeans?":o

They're typically high-waisted jeans with an elastic waist band. My DH likes to say that they give even the most attractive/healthy women "front-butt" or what looks like a rear end in the front to match the one in the back. :lol: I don't know many moms that still wear them, so I call them "granny pants". :rofl:

misschris531
09-28-2007, 02:35 PM
LOL @ mom jeans.

Anyways, I shop at a variety of places. I guess I dress in a somewhat "boring" way. I have lots of Gap tee shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve, scoop neck, etc) that I like to layer with a pair of corduroys or jeans. I get my pants pretty much from Old Navy and/or Wal-Mart because I find good plus-size stuff there that actually sort of fits me. I'm very much a tee shirt-jeans-sneakers kinda girl. I have about 10 different pairs of sneakers, though I wear my Converse Chuck Taylor's most often.

I guess in typical laid back college girl fashion I am most likely to be seen in: dark jeans, plain solid colored fitted teeshirts (V-neck or scoop neck) with the occasional band/political cause/sports team shirt thrown in, canvas "flats" or Chuch Taylor's for shoes.

For jewelry I wear little stud earrings pretty much every day. If I dress up, sometimes I'll wear a hoop or beaded dangle, wide cuff or bangle bracelets, and/or once in a while a large-beaded necklace. I have my nose pierced with a very small stud, too.

I always wear my hair down.

Overall I think my style is that kind of comfy/nontrendy/college kid look.

When I lose weight though, I definitely want to wear dressier stuff at least once in a while. I have one pair of pointy-toe heels that I don't have a lot of stuff to wear with because most of my clothes is casual.

sockmonkey70
09-28-2007, 03:22 PM
I don't really follow fashion trends to a T..I tend to buy what looks best on me, not some 6' tall, 115 pound Amazon. It's hard being bigger and finding fashionable clothes that look good anyway, but I try. For instance, I love babydoll tops as long as they aren't too flared out..If they are too loose then you end up looking like a tent. I saw the skinniest girl with an ill-fitting babydoll top that made her look enormous. I just really like the empire waists. I wear alot of fitted button down shirts because I love the way they accent my shape. I usually like to couple my tops with a pair of dark wash jeans.

Brands don't really concern me much. I shop Goodwill, Old Navy, Target, JC Penney, anywhere with a good sale :p

If I had the choice, I LOVE Charlotte Russe. I go in there with my skinny friends and dream of the clothes I will be able to buy one day LOL. I am not big on Abercrombie or AE..But I like Hollister for some reason. Can't wait to shop there again :)