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ThePrettyOne
11-19-2007, 12:43 PM
Although I am not "plus size", everytime I walk by Torrid, I think the clothes are adorable! The smallest they carry is the equivalent to the 10-12, I'm a 6-8. Are their clothes pretty true to size or do they run small/large? I'm specifically talking about the tops. Not button-downs or anything, but tunics and tanks and stuff like that.


Casandra
11-19-2007, 05:03 PM
The clothes actually run large. I wear the smallest size at Torrid, a 12, but I wear a 16 in most other American Clothing stores...

nelie
11-19-2007, 05:10 PM
Why wouldn't you try them on for yourself to see? If you are in the store that is.


ThePrettyOne
11-19-2007, 05:47 PM
Oh because I never actually been in the store, but I was browsing the website earlier and saw a bunch of cute stuff!

emgirl917
11-19-2007, 06:08 PM
With the tops are actually a size smaller that the number that's on them. For example a 2 is really a 1x, not a 2x like you'd think. Other than that you can check the size chart- http://community.torrid.com/customer_service/size_chart.asp

Amy8888
11-20-2007, 11:34 AM
I was only in a store one time and tried a few things on, and it seemed to me the things I tried on were running small. I just remember thinking it was strange that in a plus-sized store I was having trouble finding clothes that fit at the size I thought I was. In fact, I went to Lane Bryant right after and had no trouble with the sizes there, and even found clothes in a smaller size than I tried on at Torrid.

GONNABE165
11-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Torrid to me does run small as some of there pants are tight in my hips and huge in my waist and there shirts seem to run a size smaller than they say. You have to definetly try on their stuff before buying it.

zenor77
11-20-2007, 01:47 PM
When I was at my HW I loved to shop at Torrid! I agree with Casandra, to me they ran larger then true to size.

FYI, they are owned by the same company that owns Hot Topic. You may be able to find similar styles at Hot Topic in smaller sizes.

Casandra
11-20-2007, 02:14 PM
When I was at my HW I loved to shop at Torrid! I agree with Casandra, to me they ran larger then true to size.

FYI, they are owned by the same company that owns Hot Topic. You may be able to find similar styles at Hot Topic in smaller sizes.


That is actually part of my goal!

Once I can no longer fit in the Torrid small size, I'll slip perfectly into a Large at Hot Topic.

^_^

SoulBliss
11-20-2007, 02:18 PM
Yes, in my experience they run small and aren't cut in a way I like for the most part.

My daughter is a small size 8/10 and some of Torrid's smallest sizes are too small for her or just fit irregularly (she's 5'7", so she's a teen who is woman-sized).

Smiling_Sara
11-20-2007, 10:23 PM
Although I am not "plus size", everytime I walk by Torrid, I think the clothes are adorable! The smallest they carry is the equivalent to the 10-12, I'm a 6-8. Are their clothes pretty true to size or do they run small/large? I'm specifically talking about the tops. Not button-downs or anything, but tunics and tanks and stuff like that.

There stuff does run small, I think. If I'm not mistaken there is a plus size, and also something called Junior Plus Size. Perhaps they run the Junior Plus Size. But it seems their clothes don't fit me properly, they are always a tad bit tight.

NicoleNYC
11-23-2007, 11:52 AM
I find Torrid runs really wide and SHORT. Their tops are so short!

Gigglalot
11-23-2007, 10:07 PM
Yeah Torrid is a different cut, for a lot of people.

For me they are a staple and I could not live without it, Lane Bryant jeans do not fit me well, but I do know that their stuff shrinks and I do know someone who is a 10 and buys their tops that are size 0, which is 10/12. Go for it!! They have the cutest stuff!!

ThePrettyOne
11-26-2007, 12:26 PM
I guess I will have to pop in and see for myself! I can't imagine some of the fitted items would fit me too well, but things like trapeez tanks and other non-form fitting things may work. Also, since I'm petite at barely 5'2", I have been wearing long tunics as mini-dresses......so that may work out well too! :) Thanks for the comments everyone!

grneyedmustang
12-02-2007, 07:12 PM
As mentioned by others, try Hot Topic - it's run by the same company and sells "normal" sizes.

Happy shopping!

jillybean720
12-02-2007, 08:32 PM
Torid definitely runs small if you ask me. I got a pair of size 24 jeans there on clearance and couldn't even button them, but I can easily wear a 22 from other plus-size lines (Lane Bryant, Avenue, etc.).

hepmelly
12-04-2007, 12:24 AM
they run for a different shape than other stores. if you are a size 10 and "apple" shaped then their clothes will fit fine. if you are pear shaped the tops will be about 4 sizes too big, but the bottoms will probably be a perfect fit. if you are an hour glass and a 10, their clothes will just fit wrong, in the same way that if an apple goes into the juniors section they will wear about 2 sizes bigger in tops. juniors clothes are made for flat tummies...torrid's clothes are made for accommodating for tummies

jillybean720
12-04-2007, 08:39 AM
...torrid's clothes are made for accommodating for tummies
heh, that has not been my experience at all--their pants certainly don't accommodate MY tummy! I prefer more "youthful" style cuts of clothing--shirts that are not too long, jeans that are boot cut and/or low rise, etc.--but I've never had much luck at Torrid (despite my liking a lot of their clothes on the rack, just not when I try them on!).

Sounds like it's all a very highly individual thing, and the only way to know for sure is to try them on!

MSTeacher
01-27-2008, 02:19 PM
My experience has been if pants and shirts and Lane Bryant work for you - Torrid clothes probably won't. I agree that Torrid is more for those of us who are apple shaped. I can't wear a thing at Lane Bryant (their shirts are made for women with a chest - to the point of having seems there most of the time, and their pants come up to my bra.) I am short and carry most of my weight in my stomach and so I LOVE Torrid. The pants aren't so big in my legs and have a lower rise. LB clothes are bigger in the arms, chest and legs - areas where I don't really need them to BE bigger!

jillybean720
01-27-2008, 06:53 PM
I think it also greatly depends on your size. I'm more apple shaped than pear (I have NO butt!), but I still can't do Torrid because I am about a size 28 shirt, and theirs are all just way too small for me. I can wear a 22 jeans at LB, but I got a 24 from Torrid and can't even zip them up. It's just an overall difference in cut.

I have the same problem with shirts at LB a lot, though--I have no boobs, so a lot of the shirts are falling off my chest or just look horrible. I have to really dig to find styles that work for a fat girl with B cups :dizzy:

It's all just weird. Depending on your preferences and your size/shape, Torrid can be great or can run really small. Likewise, LB can be perfect or can run big. I haven't found any store where both tops AND bottoms fit me well :dizzy:

tired of the size 20
02-12-2008, 08:16 PM
I love there clothes!! I used to work at Hot Topic back in college days....I love there stuff!!:devil:

DaDuck
02-20-2008, 04:26 PM
Torrid is a plus sized version of hot topic. at least that is how it started out when I worked for HT.