20-Somethings - Shopping, in my experience, is mostly this...




Riestrella
08-03-2013, 08:43 AM
http://shechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/girl-thing-7.jpg?w=500&h=571

RIGHT?! Or is this just me?


Jelbb
08-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Omigod, agree.

I got some cute dresses from Forever 21 the other day, and I'm PRETTY DAMN SURE that they have some sort of system where they ONLY put ONE large on the rack, in amongst 17,000 smalls and mediums. You have to HUNT for that large, and they don't make it easy. With every tag I fish out that says "small," it feels like another slap in the face: "You should be THIS size."

Despite being ultimately successful, I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy.

LadyWraith
08-03-2013, 12:36 PM
Yep. That sums it up pretty well. And I agree with the whole one large on the rack business lol. The sheer thing made me crack up! So true right now.


Psychic
08-03-2013, 04:16 PM
That pretty much sums it up.

I generally only shop at thrift and discount stores too. Its hit or miss there with sizing. Everywhere else is simply too expensive.

Riestrella
08-04-2013, 04:06 AM
Don't get me started on bra shopping...almost as worse as jean shopping.

lisa4621
08-04-2013, 05:36 AM
Hilarious. I have been trying to buy some clothes for months now and every shopping trip results in me going home single handed !

modifyeddoll87
08-06-2013, 04:12 AM
i stick to stores and cuts i know to avoid the dissapointment , i wish i could just grab anything i liked though

get fitted for a bra i did , and i LOVE wearing fancy bras now .... good business !

jeans i can do without i live for dresses and skirts !

contender
08-06-2013, 12:48 PM
I hate clothes shopping right now to be honest. It's a really demoralising experience.

Underwater
08-06-2013, 01:52 PM
It took me 6 months to find the right bra- WAY harder than jeans for me!. And in that 6 months, I was convinced I need a breast lift because I was having such a hard time fitting into anything! Eventually I was up in the $80 bra range, trying on anything I could find!

Thankfully, I settled in the $40-50 per bra price range at VS- phew!

modifyeddoll87
08-06-2013, 09:20 PM
that sounds tough underwater ! ....

idk your size but if you are a 36 c and up LANE BRYANT does some beautiful ones in evrey cut color and fabric you can think of ,

if you wait for the semi annual sale ( i do because im cheap lol ) you can snag 4 bras for 80- 90 bucks thats like 22 dollars or less a bra !

fig leaves has some pretty ones for hard to find sizes but i dont like them as much as LB because i feel evrey brand cuts diffrent i know my exact size with LB bras as opposed to other companies

but to end rant dont give up or settle for bras that are just OK there are great ones out there go get them !

lbsgobyebye
08-07-2013, 01:31 PM
They forgot the terrible mirrors that add 20 pounds and cellulite.

levoguette
08-08-2013, 05:15 PM
Haha, thanks for the thread! It definitely made me laugh.

Ive always had a love/hate relationship with shopping. I love clothes but I hate the disappointment with trying them on and having it not fit properly.
I've told myself I'm going to buy only the very necessary amounts of clothing / staple pieces until I get to my goal weight. I hope to not be wearing that size for too long, so I don't see the point in buying much until goal!
Now bags, jewelry, and scarves... That is an entirely different story. :lol:

goldengirlamy
08-12-2013, 04:40 AM
Omigod, agree.

I got some cute dresses from Forever 21 the other day, and I'm PRETTY DAMN SURE that they have some sort of system where they ONLY put ONE large on the rack, in amongst 17,000 smalls and mediums. You have to HUNT for that large, and they don't make it easy. With every tag I fish out that says "small," it feels like another slap in the face: "You should be THIS size."

Despite being ultimately successful, I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy.

Have you looked at their online selection? I got a really really cute swimsuit for the summer for about 25 dollars. That's both top and bottom. I was looking for an old fashioned high waist-ed bottom and top, so I could feel like I'm wearing a bikini when I'm not. Everything online was over 100 dollars except for forever 21. Also just for kicks, forever 21 is a South Korean company that started in South Korea. I live in Seoul Korea because my husband is in the Army and they have like 3-5 stores here in the city that are like 5 floors tall and pretty overwhelming. Of course I can't find anything, because anything over size 6 in Korea is plus sized. :/ And generally Koreans here in the city are not plus sized.

jessica2231
08-12-2013, 10:12 AM
yup totaly get you!

I actually like to shop at Kohl's they have agreat variety of sizes and in "cute" stuff to! Sometimes I get so frustrated at other stores where the cute stuff is reserved for the skinniest of skinny and the trash bags are for anyone bigger than a small. So I bypass it and goto Kohl's.

TheTragicJoy
08-12-2013, 10:20 AM
I shop almost entirely at Kohls or Lane Bryant now. I went to LB a few weeks ago for their bra sale, ended up getting 3 bras, 2 tank tops, 2 dresses, a blazer, and a pair of jeans for $125. Not bad really AND THEY ALL FIT PERFECTLY. :)

goldengirlamy
08-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Tragic- That is a really good deal!!!!
I've learned to be a grown up. Honestly my work requires I dress very professional, which is just not something I can get from what I call 'teen' stores. So I shop mostly are large department stores, like macy's, penny's, dillard's, stores like those. I shop in the women's section and always find things to fit. It just costs a little more even on clearance, so I just save for 2-3 months at a time, and don't go shopping to often.

1987
08-21-2013, 08:19 AM
When I was bigger, I always had trouble finding the larger sizes. Now that I'm smaller, all I seem to find are large sizes! They weren't available when I needed them, grrr.

It's strange. I don't think shopping is ever a particularly easy experience, regardless of size!

belovedspirit
08-21-2013, 06:39 PM
LOL! Sounds about right!

IsobelRose22
09-20-2013, 11:06 AM
Same! When I was big I couldn't find larger sizes. But now I'm a UK size 10 (us sizd 6) I can't find them either, all I find are the sizes I was before. It's so irritating. I thought it was supposed to get easier as you got smaller...

MiZTaCCen
06-25-2014, 04:59 AM
What I think I look like in my head...I sure as **** don't look like that trying on clothing. lol I hate clothes shopping, it makes me feel sad. lol

BlueDogWeed
07-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Absolutely! Totally me!

I broke down to by new shorts last week and decided to look for tops while I was there. The whole time my 3yr old is sitting in the cart going "That's too small mom" "that's too small for you" " it's too little". He has no clue , but totally not a helpful addition.

MinnieMouse91
07-05-2014, 04:26 PM
My biggest headache is pants shopping. I need petite sizes because I have short legs. But I'm obviously not in the normal petite size range of 00-6. So usually I'm told either don't carry petite sizes in my size AT ALL or that they only sell petite sizes online....which means I have to pay shipping AND I don't get the convenience of trying jeans/pants/skirts on before I buy them. -_-

I tried to remedy this by buying 4-inch heeled sneakers and wearing regular pants but the regular pants are STILL too long!!!

LiannaKole
07-09-2014, 01:35 PM
I think my main issues with shopping right now are that...

a) I can't shop at several of the places my smaller friends can (which makes for an awkward shopping trip).

b) I don't love anything, really. It's a rare day I find something in a color I like, in a cut that's comfy and fits me nicely, in a size I can wear, and that's in my price range. Very rare. And I've tried.

And on the topic of thrift stores: I really love shopping in them, but often they don't have clothes large enough for me unless it's covered in rhinestone cats and animal print.

milliej
08-08-2014, 04:44 PM
unless it's covered in rhinestone cats and animal print.

HAHA I don't know what this made me laugh so hard but it totally did. :cb:

I think it because I picture a shinny snow leopard print shirt with bejewled kittens sitting in a glitter basket. I'd buy that!! :)