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Compare plus sized clothes sizing before you buy anything on-line from dresses to swimwear. Choose from trendy or conservative shops to suit your style. If you've never been to these retailers' stores, or you've never bought clothes from these places on-line, you need help to know what size will best fit you.

Comments and reviews are from actually buying and trying these clothiers. We don't sell anything! We are not a plus-size clothing retailer or reseller. We're here to improve how you look and help you buy!

These tips and comments are about sources to help you buy full-figure, plus-size clothes including jeans, blouses, pullovers, jackets, suits, lingerie, swimsuits and women's dressy fashions for work, casual wear and special events.

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shopJessica London

- 2010 Jessica London (Size 12-32) has teamed up with Avenue (sizes 14-32)to offer more styles
- New sizing guides will be included here soon!

- Nice up-to-date plus size fashions including dressy women's clothes and casual womenswear,
   lots of pants and tops, working women's plus size dresses, shoes, swim wear
- Previously: good size and style choices moderately priced. JL had been 14w to 34w plus sizes, some petite & tall
- More trendy plus-size fashions suitable for a youthful look at any age from juniors to seniors!
sizing Nice fit especially for the full hourglass figure*. In swimwear, I did need to buy one size up.
More trendy, and youthful plus size fashions suitable for a wide age group including juniors. Unfortunately, they seem to show minimum plus size models - if that, in their catalog and some of the clothes hang too loosely on the models.
special Often offer discounts for plus size clothes in their women's print catalog

Avenue size chart


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shopAnthony Richards
- "Affordable and fashionable clothing for the mature woman" - including womens petite sizes
- Offers plus size dresses, dress pants, dress skirts, sportswear, loungewear, pant sets & more
sizing Found to be close to their sizing.
style Plus size fashions fit for the queen - or anyone as traditional or conservative in style.
Women's knits and novelty pant sets, two piece sets and suits. Full elastic waist pants.


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shopEddie Bauer - New Women's Collection
- "Plus size clothing for women who shop for style", also pants and dresses in petites and talls
- Women's casual clothes including swimsuits, skirts, tops, pants, dresses, shorts & more
sizing Don't pull the tape measure too tight when deciding what size to buy here. I have large upper arms, and in a shirt or two I tried, the sleeves were not as comfortable as I would have liked.
Conservative but stylish and classy plus size fashions
special Great plus size pants options. They have proportioned womens pants and some with ease through hip and thigh, also women's petite and tall pants, plus shorts. Avoid what they call capris as they really are otherwise known as cropped pants.

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shopSpiegel's - Women's Clothing

Unfortunately, Spiegel's may be sold or closed after August 2011! Watch for developments.
- Plus sizes which they refer to as extended sizes women's fashions have a style of their own
- Women's tailored suits, dresses, casual skirts, tops and pants, intimates, swimwear, jackets,    coats, shoes & more
- Have a section on full-top and full-bottom women's clothing, but it isn't really for large women.
- A relative newcomer to the plus size world in 2007, they revamped to improve their offerings in   plus size women's apparel
sizing Measure loosely for a better fit here.
style High style in extended size items - high fashion plus size clothes
special Some sheik, expressive, more trendy plus size women's clothing and accessories. This is one of my favorites for unusual big and beautiful clothes!

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shopLL Bean Clothing for Women
- Women's sizes integrated with misses sizes so some of the same styles offered for both.
- Larger size women's jeans, shorts, skirts, blouses, tees and pants, swimsuits, jackets & more
sizing Measure loosely for a better fit here.
style Nice conservative women's plus size styles
special Versatile knit mix n' match separates for work, travel, or events.
. I'm hard pressed to believe their models are size 14 or larger!


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See page 1
Click here for more stores and companies comparing plus size womens clothing and women's clothes from size 14 and up on page 1 in this section.

See Page 3 of Size Charts and information Silhouettes, Lane Bryant, Land's End, JMS Just My Size and Junonia.

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That's not all!
Other stores and companies selling plus size women's clothing and women's clothes from size 14 and up that I have purchased from include Lane Bryant, Junonia, Silhouettes, JMS - Just My Size, Ula Popken, and Lands End Women for these, see other page links above. I'll add more clothing retailers I have tried - J.Jill, Appleseeds, Bedford Fair and several others that offer clothes for plus size women. Hurray! The market is quickly growing for us to shop for larger size women's clothes. Plus, there are other new full-fashioned women's clothing companies just getting started. I'll add more information and recommendations as I try new sources for full-figured women's clothes for you - and me!







Hanger Slip Tip
Do your clothes slip off the hangers? Mine used to! Though there are extra large size clothes hangers available,I have found little inexpensive foam covers for my hangers that make even wide neck garments stay put! Look up "Stretchable Hanger Covers" from Miles Kimball.

Hard-to-find Clothes in larger sizes:

Real Women's Sports Gear
Plus size Maternity Clothes
Pants hemmed to fit




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