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Faithful readers may recall my numerous posts regarding the difficulty of finding fashionable, reasonably-priced clothes in my impossible plus-petite size. Petites usually stop at 14 or 16, and plus-size clothing always has to be altered to fit me. There are few retailers that carry plus petites. Off the top of my head I can only think of two - Talbots and JC Penney. There are a number of fashion blogs I like as well, particularly academichic, corporette, and goober. I like My Wardrobe Today but I didn't fall in love the way I did with Short and Curvy. I think it's because Bianca is a woman of color so I feel more comfortable with following her color choices, and her style is closer to mine - conservative with an ethnic/funky edge? I feel as if I've either already worn similar outfits, or that I have similar clothes but haven't worn them in the same combination as she has. Regardless, I feel inspired! (Though I think I'd still pick Ann Taylor over Talbots.)
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On August 28th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC), 13oct commented:
I'm short too but with an ass that practically needs it's own zip code so yeah, I get where your coming from. I love Ann Taylor too. I used to use a lot of Petite Sophisticate (if I remember the label name right) when I was in the US... but they closed shop around the time we moved. Have they opened up again? *looks hopeful*
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On August 29th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
:( Alas, no.
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On August 28th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
wow I really like Short and Curvy - thanks for the link!
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On August 29th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Cheers!
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On August 29th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC), mysteena commented:
I've never even been inside Talbots. Looks like I've been missing out!
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On August 29th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I used to think it was really stodgy but I guess there's a new design team now. Their sales are pretty good but only a few of the stores have plus-petite.
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On August 29th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
Wow! Thanks so, so much for posting these links. I struggle with fashion because I am not quite 5'2" and plus.
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On August 29th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I just don't understand why there aren't more resources available given the demographics!
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On August 29th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC), nadyezhda commented:
Sadly, Talbot's is never stylish enough for my tastes. I feel vaguely guilty since my MIL buys stuff for me there on occasion.
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On August 31st, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I agree that Talbots is just a bit too stodgy for me. I think the only things I've bought there are suits.
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