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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:30 am 
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Or go find them in a store and try them on? My lower legs are actually the only part of me that's skinny, but I have tweety bird ankles and muscular calves, and when I did P90X last year I stretched out all of my knee socks. Boots that don't have some kind of adjustability to them are always a no no for me, either they squeeze my calves or the ankle area is huge.

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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:43 am 
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I talked to the customer service rep online, the ones I like are not going to fit. I haven't really seen to many vegan boots in the store. Where do you guys go?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:03 pm 
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I got two pairs of boots last year from Lane Bryant that are faux suede. One pair is short and the other are supposed to be tall scrunchy looking boots. They don't go up all the way on me but because they are scrunchy anyway I can get away with it. Other than that I haven't found any tall boots that will fit my calves that are vegan. The Avenue has a ton of tall boots that come in extra wide calf sizes, but I think they are all leather.

Do you like the Toms wrap boots? I really want a pair, but I'm afraid by the time I'm done wrapping them they will only come up to mid calf on me if that. Really wish I could try those on in person but I haven't found any place that carries them near me.

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I don't like the Tom's wrap boots, but I'll check out Lane Bryant.

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Waiting for these to arrive from Kiyonna.

Wow they have some beautiful clothes. I love these.
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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Pretty clothes!

LazySmurf, you can also check Jessica London, Catherines, Fashion Bug, Torrid, Avenue, and Old Navy. I found cute faux leather boots at Torrid last year, but they didn't fit my huge calves!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:21 pm 
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I don't like the Tom's wrap boots, but I'll check out Lane Bryant.

My local Lane Bryants don't carry boots so I ordered a box full (6 pair) online in the hopes that one of them would fit. Now I have not been able to fit into a pair of knee-high boots since college (1984, clothing size 12) so my expectations were not great.

But I found TWO pair! YES!! Two of the newer Lane Bryant boots for this fall that I can shimmy into. Now of course there's no fitting the pants or bulky socks into them but I can get a pair of thin leggings in and still zip them up.

I can always return the other pairs to a store for full credit without having to pay return shipping.

Here are links to the two pair that worked for my size 9, 19 inch calf circumference:
This pair is the most comfortable but they do slouch a bit but I don't care, I can zip them and that's really all I was going for.
http://www.lanebryant.com/stretch-calf- ... 20selected

This pair is the tightest but I can zip them.
http://www.lanebryant.com/back-zip-ridi ... 20selected

The other pairs were hopeless. Could not fit over a 19 inch calf.


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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:25 pm 
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I really like that first pair! Good job, I'm glad they worked for you. I'll have to check my local store and see if they have them in stock to try on.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Chicago gals, Vive la Femme is one of my favorite plus-sized stores. They don't sell online but if you're in the area or visiting Chicago, it could be worth the trip. Boutique quality and prices, not cheap stuff akin to Lane Bryant so this is the place to buy that special thing. Maybe not the place to buy everything. Stephanie carries a lot of exclusives from various designers and often gets first pick of some collections.

I bought the coolest coat this fall and I just LOVE it. Here's a link to her blog post that shows the navy coat with creme embroidered flowers and bright orange trim at the bottom of the left column: http://vivelafemme.com/2012/09/14/layer ... in-frocks/

She posts each week's deliveries by Friday on their Facebook page.

With her help, I'm slowly adding color to my old goth wardrobe. Not that there's anything wrong with black, but sometimes you just want a little color.

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Sometimes she has fashion parties to present a designer's latest and sometimes Lush brings products in to try as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:45 am 
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Any ideas for subtle vegan message shirts that are plus size, but somewhat fitted and cute, not those big unisex ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Thats a tough one. But some of Herbivores tees come in an XL.

http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/eat-li ... ycled-tee/

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Thats a tough one. But some of Herbivores tees come in an XL.

http://www.herbivoreclothing.com/eat-li ... ycled-tee/


Those are still less than 40" around; not that generous. I can't wear any of my Herbivore stuff any more. My bunny hoody tee is a large, but won't even begin to fit now that I'm a 10.

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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:50 pm 
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How about Zazzle? I saw some in a 2xl.

http://www.zazzle.com/vegan_dot_love_te ... 8473511062

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I say we come up with our own designs and put them on Zazzle. I'm so tired of not being able to have a decent kale shirt :-(


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:44 pm 
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Sooo excited! I know I'm late to the fashion party, being a lazy sweatpants bum/former 80s goth, but I just ordered my first two dresses from eShakti! Crossing my eyes that they fit. Now that I have knee-high boots, I can wear dresses and skirts again without exposing the cankles ;-}

Almost bought the navy blue one they had on overstock too but I honestly don't understand navy blue. What kind of jacket would one wear with navy blue? Or shoes? Or purse? ***confusion***


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I say we come up with our own designs and put them on Zazzle. I'm so tired of not being able to have a decent kale shirt :-(


This is a good idea. I'm not the best artist though...


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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:00 pm 
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LazySmurf wrote:
I talked to the customer service rep online, the ones I like are not going to fit. I haven't really seen to many vegan boots in the store. Where do you guys go?


What kind of boots are you looking for? For sort of dressy boots, I like the Novacas Alta that come up about midcalf: http://www.mooshoes.com/index.php?produ ... &color=Blk

I just bought an awesome pair of cowboy boots at JC Penney's. They come up to high calf and they are generous enough that I can get them on easily even though they have no zipper. Can't vouch for the rest of their boots. http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/handbags ... rchResults

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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Sooo excited! I know I'm late to the fashion party, being a lazy sweatpants bum/former 80s goth, but I just ordered my first two dresses from eShakti! Crossing my eyes that they fit. Now that I have knee-high boots, I can wear dresses and skirts again without exposing the cankles ;-}

Almost bought the navy blue one they had on overstock too but I honestly don't understand navy blue. What kind of jacket would one wear with navy blue? Or shoes? Or purse? ***confusion***

Navy is a pseudo neutral so it goes with a ton of different colors. About the only color I don't like with navy (and a lot of people do) is black. My favorites with navy are bright greens, rich but not-too-dark purples and yellows from mustardy gold to bright yellow. Reds, pinks, white, creams, lighter browns are always winners too. Maybe two of those items in a more neutral and one in a bright pop of color.

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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:15 pm 
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People, where have we been and what have we been buying? Personally I'm on a super tight budget right now so I haven't been buying anything. But I did get a gift card to Ruche and I bought this lovely shirt with it. Sadly, it doesn't fit me and I got the largest size. I'm going to hang on to it anyway.

http://shopruche.com/madame-butterfly-c ... louse.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 am 
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I'm going to a 'thing' in a couple weeks which is basically a play, then an outdoor (picnic like) festival. I want to buy a dress that goes past my knees and either is sleeveless/wear something over or has short sleeves. Or a skirt/top but I think I tend to like dresses more than skirts. I hate looking for dresses. Oh and then I need shoes to go with it that I can walk a couple miles in.

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 Post subject: Re: Plus Size Fashion Conscious ladies!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:47 am 
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I'm trying to budget what I spend as well so there haven't really been any new pretty pieces in my wardrobe!

I've been eyeing the re-opening of the store Re/Dress. They went away for a while and came back under new ownership. I love the no-apologies sexiness to some of the pieces they have put online so far. http://www.redressnyc.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:49 am 
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Oh and there's so many new cute dresses at Lucie Lu as well...
http://www.lucielu.com/Default.asp

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am 
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I like Redress but I'm not too big of a fan of poofy skirts. I'm glad they showed some dresses with leggings because I forgot about doing that which doesn't limit my dress length if I want to go that route.

On LucieLu, I kind of like this dress. It also says it works with different breasts sizes because too often I find dresses that seem to fit a DD or larger, which I'm not.
http://www.lucielu.com/product-p/phoenixdress.htm
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I like that a lot. I got a dress very similar at Costo last year and it's comfy, flattering, and fits on the bust. I have that same problem.

Any sandals would work with it. Longer casual dresses usually look better with flat sandals anyway.

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I bought the dress but it is really long, like it touches the floor on me long. Since I was hoping to wear it with comfortablish shoes, I'm not sure what I want to do. I don't have a sewing machine but maybe I can get hemming tape. I like it a lot though.

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