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huffca September 2nd, 2009 08:57 PM

Plus Size cruise clothes
 
Ok... as you can see from my picture I am a plus size lady. I was thinking about finding some new cruise/resort cloths for vacation. Other than the usual Romans and Lane Bryant. I have one place that I really love. does anyone know a store that is online with quality plus size cloths. The store I am recommending is:

Making it Big they can be found at [www.makingitbig.com]

Makiing it Big has beautiful clothes for plus and plus plus size ladies. Even some pretty swim suits.

So please what is your recommendation??

glenda55 September 2nd, 2009 09:41 PM

Have you tried Dress Barn. They have some really nice things as well as the Avenue/ Ashley Stewart? :D

huffca September 2nd, 2009 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by glenda55
Have you tried Dress Barn. They have some really nice things as well as the Avenue/ Ashley Stewart? :D

Not recently for Dress Barn. The last time I was there they didn't have my size. I do shop at Fashion Bug, The Avenue, Romans and the Woman Within. Lane Bryant online Never heard of Ashley Stewart. Do they have a web site?

Carol

funmaker September 2nd, 2009 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by huffca
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Originally Posted by glenda55
Have you tried Dress Barn. They have some really nice things as well as the Avenue/ Ashley Stewart? :D

Not recently for Dress Barn. The last time I was there they didn't have my size. I do shop at Fashion Bug, The Avenue, Romans and the Woman Within. Lane Bryant online Never heard of Ashley Stewart. Do they have a web site?

Carol

Oh I love Fashion Bug! I ordered some cruise clothes online last week. I should get them this week. Bathing suit, shorts, white cargo pants, and we had the best fashion bug store in our city. However, lately, things have changed. Not much of a selection any more. I have recently started shopping at Lane Bryant, but i miss the old Fashion Bug. I agree with Glenda 55 you should try Avenue and Dress Barn.

huffca September 2nd, 2009 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by funmaker
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Originally Posted by huffca
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Originally Posted by glenda55
Have you tried Dress Barn. They have some really nice things as well as the Avenue/ Ashley Stewart? :D

Not recently for Dress Barn. The last time I was there they didn't have my size. I do shop at Fashion Bug, The Avenue, Romans and the Woman Within. Lane Bryant online Never heard of Ashley Stewart. Do they have a web site?

Carol

Oh I love Fashion Bug! I ordered some cruise clothes online last week. I should get them this week. Bathing suit, shorts, white cargo pants, and we had the best fashion bug store in our city. However, lately, things have changed. Not much of a selection any more. I have recently started shopping at Lane Bryant, but i miss the old Fashion Bug. I agree with Glenda 55 you should try Avenue and Dress Barn.

I agree. I love Fashion Bug too. We have a great store near me. They should start having the summer stuff on sale too. Think I'll check them out.

funmaker September 3rd, 2009 12:15 AM

The price is right for summer clothes. And if you get coupons all the better. Online had things the stores sold out of. Happy shopping for your cruise.

huffca September 3rd, 2009 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by funmaker
The price is right for summer clothes. And if you get coupons all the better. Online had things the stores sold out of. Happy shopping for your cruise.

So True :-)

katlady September 3rd, 2009 12:49 AM

I like Katherine for going into the store as well as all the other stores. For online I like Junonia and Just my size. I had trouble finding a swimsuit, but I got a swim short tankini set from Junonia I just love it the short are on the longer size and fit nice. http://www.junonia.com//departments.htm?tl=1&ldid=56
http://www.jms.com/category/2000000000.html
Sometimes I have had good lucky at Ross. I got this dress there (it is a little lower then my normal style) and Crazysis got her shirt at Fashion Bug.
http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/g...4728/73955.jpg

Cruznut2 September 3rd, 2009 05:55 AM

Great subject ladies!! I have never seen this addressed on the boards before. I too am plus size and have shopped in silence until now. Thanks to this thread I have found more online places to shop. I love Fashion bug and Catherines. There is a Catherines in the shopping center very near here. I go there a lot.

Laura

ferrangi September 3rd, 2009 08:15 AM

Carol,
Pam and I just went to fashion bug and I scored new blouses for $5.09 in my size...
Unfortuneately Pam was only able to get two, which is unsual, since I'm bigger, my size is usally harder to come by.
They also had a few good choices at the avenue.
By the way... those blouses I bought are solids.... blucko :cry:

But hey, for $5.00 who's crying.... LOL

huffca September 3rd, 2009 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by katlady
I like Katherine for going into the store as well as all the other stores. For online I like Junonia and Just my size. I had trouble finding a swimsuit, but I got a swim short tankini set from Junonia I just love it the short are on the longer size and fit nice. http://www.junonia.com//departments.htm?tl=1&ldid=56
http://www.jms.com/category/2000000000.html
Sometimes I have had good lucky at Ross. I got this dress there (it is a little lower then my normal style) and Crazysis got her shirt at Fashion Bug.
http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/g...4728/73955.jpg

Thank you. And I love your picture... which of the 2 ladies is you?

Carol

huffca September 3rd, 2009 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Cruznut2
Great subject ladies!! I have never seen this addressed on the boards before. I too am plus size and have shopped in silence until now. Thanks to this thread I have found more online places to shop. I love Fashion bug and Catherines. There is a Catherines in the shopping center very near here. I go there a lot.

Laura

Hi Laura,
I totally understand. There are a lot of us out there.

FLUFFY ONES UNITE :-)

huffca September 3rd, 2009 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ferrangi
Carol,
Pam and I just went to fashion bug and I scored new blouses for $5.09 in my size...
Unfortuneately Pam was only able to get two, which is unsual, since I'm bigger, my size is usally harder to come by.
They also had a few good choices at the avenue.
By the way... those blouses I bought are solids.... blucko :cry:

But hey, for $5.00 who's crying.... LOL

I'll have to check it out this weekend. Remember tak a LOT of pictures you 2. Can't wait to see and hear all about your cruise.

HUGS

Cruznut2 September 3rd, 2009 01:50 PM

Since I live near a mall I go over often to get some excercize. I usually end up in Sears wandering around ladies department. Sears usually has good selections for us "more to love" ladies. Too many stores just order a small election of plus siize clothing and without any thought to style or colors.

Laura

Cruznut2 September 3rd, 2009 01:51 PM

Since I live near a mall I go over often to get some excercize. I usually end up in Sears wandering around ladies department. Sears usually has good selections for us "more to love" ladies. Too many stores just order a small election of plus siize clothing and without any thought to style or colors.

Laura

kerenegade September 3rd, 2009 02:23 PM

I shop Chadwicks and Jessica London---Jessica London is strickly PLus size and Chadwicks has some options that are for normal and plus--I have shopped there for many years and have been very happy with the quality--they also have a great selection of dressy wear----they are on line also.

janecruise September 3rd, 2009 02:37 PM

QVC
 
QVC has some nice clothes that go up to 3x. Also on the QVC website is Quacker Factory clothes that are designed by one of us plus size ladies..

katlady September 3rd, 2009 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by huffca
Quote:

Originally Posted by katlady
I like Katherine for going into the store as well as all the other stores. For online I like Junonia and Just my size. I had trouble finding a swimsuit, but I got a swim short tankini set from Junonia I just love it the short are on the longer size and fit nice. http://www.junonia.com//departments.htm?tl=1&ldid=56
http://www.jms.com/category/2000000000.html
Sometimes I have had good lucky at Ross. I got this dress there (it is a little lower then my normal style) and Crazysis got her shirt at Fashion Bug.
http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/g...4728/73955.jpg

Thank you. And I love your picture... which of the 2 ladies is you?

Carol

I'm the one in black and hot pink. :D

huffca September 3rd, 2009 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by katlady
Quote:

Originally Posted by huffca
Quote:

Originally Posted by katlady
I like Katherine for going into the store as well as all the other stores. For online I like Junonia and Just my size. I had trouble finding a swimsuit, but I got a swim short tankini set from Junonia I just love it the short are on the longer size and fit nice. http://www.junonia.com//departments.htm?tl=1&ldid=56
http://www.jms.com/category/2000000000.html
Sometimes I have had good lucky at Ross. I got this dress there (it is a little lower then my normal style) and Crazysis got her shirt at Fashion Bug.
http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery/g...4728/73955.jpg

Thank you. And I love your picture... which of the 2 ladies is you?

Carol

I'm the one in black and hot pink. :D

Very pretty. Love your formal. :-)

Trip September 3rd, 2009 07:39 PM

I think we had this subeject in the styles at sea forum too...try this one site as well.
http://www.womanwithin.com/?affiliat...d=01&WT.srch=1

huffca September 3rd, 2009 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Trip
I think we had this subeject in the styles at sea forum too...try this one site as well.
http://www.womanwithin.com/?affiliat...d=01&WT.srch=1

Thank you I'll check it out. :D

misguidedangel September 3rd, 2009 08:50 PM

I am fortunate to have three chain stores that sell plus size clothes. Penningtons, Additionel Elle, and Cotton Ginny Plus. Cotton Ginny has clothing that is almost exclusively made of cotton and is fairly casual in nature, but the do have comfortable clothes. Pennington's and Addition Elle both have a good selection. They both have lingere, casual, dress, and formal wear, so it is all in one shop. I am close to a Penningtons and I was able to stock up on summer clotthes for work, travel, and everyday life.

I hope you are able to find a store that has what you like!

huffca September 3rd, 2009 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by misguidedangel
I am fortunate to have three chain stores that sell plus size clothes. Penningtons, Additionel Elle, and Cotton Ginny Plus. Cotton Ginny has clothing that is almost exclusively made of cotton and is fairly casual in nature, but the do have comfortable clothes. Pennington's and Addition Elle both have a good selection. They both have lingere, casual, dress, and formal wear, so it is all in one shop. I am close to a Penningtons and I was able to stock up on summer clotthes for work, travel, and everyday life.

I hope you are able to find a store that has what you like!

Thank you. I was stuck in a clothing rut. I've gotten such great ideas. That's why I love these boards.

misguidedangel September 4th, 2009 07:54 PM

I have to admit, plus size shops are far and few between. The price is also more, even though the clothing is made as cheaply as possible, we still pay up to 50% more for clothes.

I bought a new tankini top for my bathing suit cuz I have a pass to the termal suite and thalasso pool on the Splendor and will take advantage of that every night. Thus, I needed another tankini top!!!! The bottom has a nice skirt on it to hide the flaws and I like that cuz I really don't like waxing away hair--dammit it hurts!!!!!!

katlady September 4th, 2009 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by misguidedangel
I have to admit, plus size shops are far and few between. The price is also more, even though the clothing is made as cheaply as possible, we still pay up to 50% more for clothes.

I bought a new tankini top for my bathing suit cuz I have a pass to the termal suite and thalasso pool on the Splendor and will take advantage of that every night. Thus, I needed another tankini top!!!! The bottom has a nice skirt on it to hide the flaws and I like that cuz I really don't like waxing away hair--dammit it hurts!!!!!!

I checked on Junonia they ship to Canadian. They have a nice selection of Tankinis different colors and styles. Here are the 14 different styles.
http://www.junonia.com/EA_search.htm...1_7402_9143858

Parrot Mom September 4th, 2009 08:56 PM

WOMEN WITHIN
 
SORRY TRIP, but I[ve ordered their items and sent it all back..poor quality.. YES, I have been able to buy swimming suits in Wrentham..one store I could have bought four..... and one of the two I did buy was a tankini..

CRAFTERDEB September 8th, 2009 08:33 PM

I love the clothes at "CATO" the web site is

http://www.catofashions.com/plus/index.cfm

they have great plus sizes

huffca September 8th, 2009 10:04 PM

Thank you. That one is new to me.

Carol

Ro September 8th, 2009 10:29 PM

I do my best formal and cruise shopping in Catherines. Online and in the store. You get a coupon each month and save alot to.

Hey are you related to Ferrangi on this web site?

huffca September 9th, 2009 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Ro
I do my best formal and cruise shopping in Catherines. Online and in the store. You get a coupon each month and save alot to.

Hey are you related to Ferrangi on this web site?

LOL No but I would be honored to be related. I met Ferrangi and her sister when I volunteered for my first American Cancer Society Relay for Life about 8 years ago. I was still recovering and wanted to volunteer. But need to do something sitting down. They were the CoChairpersons Volunteer recruitment. So someone took me over and introduced us. I helped them at volunteer registration. We have been friends ever since. You will never know nicer, more down to earth and fun loving people as they are.


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