Size 16/18 peas - where do you shop? desperately need some new clothes and

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 10/12/2012 by *Lisa Dale* in NSBR Board
 

*Lisa Dale*
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 6,845
September 2000
Posts: 2,316
Layouts: 278
Loc: Virginia

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:24:03 AM
I also need a new style! I'm a sahm/homeschooling mom and I'm also a 31 consultant part time. I'm a church going girl too. I attend co-op with my kids one day a week. So, not anything too fancy for everyday wear - jeans, shirt, and a cardigan or jacket...our church is casual but I do like wearing a skirt every now and then.

Wear do you shop? online stores would be great!

Oh, and I need it to be very affordable.

Thanks so much!!!





PEArfect
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 452,048
January 2010
Posts: 6,190
Layouts: 9
Loc: Indiana

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:38:53 AM
I'm not a 16/18, but I'm pretty sure Old Navy goes up to a 16. They have free shipping online once in awhile. Kohl's would be another option. I'm not positive, but I think their shipping is free for orders over $75. My sil really likes Christopher & Banks. I've never shopped there, but she said they have a variety of sizes. She's a librarian, so her clothes are work casual. Have fun shopping!


Jen


h&hmommy
PeaAddict

PeaNut 337,614
September 2007
Posts: 1,634
Layouts: 0

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:40:31 AM
I shop a lot at Dress Barn. Horrible name, pretty cute clothes.

PierKiss
What if everything is an illusion & nothing exists

PeaNut 82,319
April 2003
Posts: 15,081
Layouts: 39

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:43:55 AM
Layne Bryant. Old Navy.



voltagain
OklaPhoma

PeaNut 18,334
July 2001
Posts: 38,143
Layouts: 15
Loc: State of cultural confusion. Yeehaw and Aloha have collided!

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:44:33 AM
One Stop The specialize in clothing in the 12 to 5x sizes. There are a variety of styles and they run seasonal sales. Everything I've bought from them as been good quality for the price.


What Your Kit Lens Can Do For You

Canon 60d, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, Canon 70-200mm 2.8L, 50mm 1.8, 28-80, 75-300mm and Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro

Kimmie3233
PeaAddict

PeaNut 28,233
January 2002
Posts: 1,864
Layouts: 84
Loc: NLV, NV

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:45:14 AM
I have found a lot of cute stuff at Kohls & old navy. When kohls has sales & you have a coupon you can get some great deals! Oh and watch for the old navy jean sale. Got a pair for cheap! And they gave out a coupon you could use to get 3 more pairs at that price later


Kimmie
Uploaded with iPhone client

MoeSoDak
PeaAddict

PeaNut 172,883
October 2004
Posts: 1,154
Layouts: 1
Loc: Central South Dakota

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:45:50 AM


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Celeste

aimmer
MultiSlacker MultiStacker

PeaNut 157,595
July 2004
Posts: 12,082
Layouts: 70
Loc: coloRADo

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:47:45 AM
I shop at JCP, Kohls, Maurices, The Loft, Gap, Lane Bryant, Torrid, WalMArt online, Old Navy, Target, Dillards, Macy's, Eddie Bauer, Lands End. There a couple good Thrift Stores here that I have found great pieces at.
I love this blog for outfit ideas, She also has a list on her side bar of where she shops. Blog



can_i_pea_2?
We are the Boys of Old Florida

PeaNut 190,429
February 2005
Posts: 10,998
Layouts: 5
Loc: Down Where the Old Gator Plays!

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:51:01 AM
On-line lately, I've gotten some great stuff from Zulily. They are close-out deals, so they only last a day or two, but I have not been disappointed.

I usually shop at Kohl's, or on-line at Old Navy or sometimes NY&Co (they usually go up to 18 or 20.)






Georgiapea
Mom to the Wild Things.

PeaNut 96,783
July 2003
Posts: 28,225
Layouts: 0
Loc: Altoona, Alabama

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:54:41 AM
Cato and Ross.

dreamerpea
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 211,290
June 2005
Posts: 7,137
Layouts: 0
Loc: somewhere dreaming

Posted: 10/12/2012 8:55:12 AM
Talbots
Eddie Bauer
Nordstrom (their sales are great!)

my new favorite! Land's End



Lilyloams
AncestralPea

PeaNut 286,882
December 2006
Posts: 4,085
Layouts: 0

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:00:11 AM
CJ Banks

Carolina Girl 71
Knee deep in the water somewhere

PeaNut 217,388
August 2005
Posts: 5,395
Layouts: 0
Loc: Some Beach, Somewhere

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:01:41 AM
J Jill and Chicos


"I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me!" Gracie Hart, Miss Congeniality

"NSBR is a place where some horses are never dead enough that they can't be dragged out of the closet for one last beating." Elaine, 6/18/11


Burning Feather
I conceived but I can't see you

PeaNut 158,336
July 2004
Posts: 37,887
Layouts: 3
Loc: Ain't no black widow serial killer going to get between me and my man

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:02:33 AM
I have to second (third?) Maurices. Even though I've read more than once that it's a "young" store, I've found very age appropriate clothing there and I've been pretty impressed with how they have held up.

I stopped going to Lane Bryant completely - their prices have gotten outrageous.


Carla




Carey Ayn
why

PeaNut 41,258
June 2002
Posts: 18,177
Layouts: 321
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:06:15 AM
What is your body type and how to you want to update? I'm out of plus size for bottoms and borderline on top, but I was plus sized for twenty years. I'm an apple shape.

If you want to go more fashionable/modern, I'd check not Maurice's and Layne Bryant and check out Torrid.

If you want more mommy-wear conservative type clothing--but still stylish, I'd check out DressBarn, department stores like Macy's and Nordstroms and possibly Gap/Old Navy.

A bit more matronly/cutesy, but CJBanks is a decent option too.

I personally don't care for most things at JCPennys, Kohls, OneStop, etc... But if you want very affordable, they are better options; however, all those places I've mentioned above have clearance and discounts, so don't count them out.

Target and even Wal-Mart can have some decent pieces too.

I personally feel you should spend some money on a handful of things you love and then fill in with clearance/cheap clothes. Better quality clothing just looks better and wears better.



scrappychica22
Beeswax None of Yours Inc.

PeaNut 166,112
September 2004
Posts: 6,231
Layouts: 110
Loc: In Utah...not eating Jello

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:06:31 AM
Maurice's and Gap. I also love Downeast Basics, I'm pregnant right now and so wish they made maternity clothes. I love their tops.


Kimber



Carey Ayn
why

PeaNut 41,258
June 2002
Posts: 18,177
Layouts: 321
Loc: Minnesota

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:08:21 AM
I agree that LB has recently become too expensive for what you get.



*Lisa Dale*
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 6,845
September 2000
Posts: 2,316
Layouts: 278
Loc: Virginia

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:17:10 AM
I'm apple shaped, my tummy is my largest area, and my bust.

How I want to update...well, I never buy myself clothes! I look at old photos and I'm wearing the same clothes then that I am now!! so sad! Need/want some new tops that I can dress up or down, black slacks, jeans, a few skirts, maybe a dress, some new shoes...heck, I need everything!

Thanks so much for all the recommendations so far! I'm busy checking things out!





Rainy_Day_Woman
AncestralPea

PeaNut 369,799
March 2008
Posts: 4,028
Layouts: 0
Loc: Canada

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:44:51 AM
You guys have WAY more options down in the US, but for those that overlap, I really like Old Navy. They aren't great quality clothes, but they are cheap and they last me a season, so I can buy trendy pieces there. For kicking around, I like their Diva jeans a lot. I always see things that I love at Avenue, but they don't ship to me very reasonably!

For dressier pieces, I LOVE Kiyonna and Igigi brand dresses and skirts. They are a bit pricier (but not unreasonable), and they are terribly flattering and they wear really well.

Dizzy_D
PeaAddict

PeaNut 226,960
October 2005
Posts: 1,120
Layouts: 1

Posted: 10/12/2012 9:53:32 AM
Hanes JMS shirts sold online and at Walmart . Great deal and comfy.


Uploaded with iPhone client

BuckeyeSandy
Old Dogs are Best!

PeaNut 92,987
June 2003
Posts: 23,741
Layouts: 367
Loc: With my dogs

Posted: 10/12/2012 10:18:41 AM
Where is your bust line? Higher or lower? That changes where you should look.

While Old Navy, Eddie Bauer, Lands' End and other chains have sizes up to 20, many of them have the "fullness" in the wrong area for me. They have their fullness higher up.

I have had better luck with Appleseeds, L.L. Bean, and Dress Barn lately. Closer to mid-point where gravity has moved me.

In a department store, it's hit or miss for me, enough that I seldom go unless it is for something special, and I have all weekend to look and try on dresses.


Sandy
Every MOM is a working mom!
"Retired" after 22 years of an Air Force Career

REMEMBER this Veterans Day

To quote Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."

Aesculus

Loydene
AncestralPea

PeaNut 997
July 1999
Posts: 4,441
Layouts: 12
Loc: Kansas City, MO

Posted: 10/12/2012 10:22:58 AM
I recently found "Woman Within" -- a online site and was very impressed ... with the products, the speed of shipping, the prices, and the sizing. Suggest you take a look at that.
And, I will second Dress Barn -- bad name, cute clothes at reasonable prices

Mariah2
I live for the applause applause applause...

PeaNut 526,154
October 2011
Posts: 7,786
Layouts: 0
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 10/12/2012 10:25:53 AM
I have been buying stuff on zulily.com and it is awesome!!!

This month I got a $15 credit bc a friend of mine signed up and bought something. So there were 2 tops I liked, great for work. Both were $15.

I bought one for $15 and used my credit and paid just 5.96 shipping

when you buy something And pay shipping once everything else you buy is free shipping the rest of that day! So I did 2 transactions, bought a second top for $15 and no shipping.

Each came out to about $10 and these are $40 tops. Zulily sells only brand names and cool designers I have not heard of. Not everything is plus sized but some is. And they only sell each designer for a week or so and they change all the time.

I have gotten some really high quality stuff there at low prices and best of all it's not the same Lane Bryant stuff everyone else has.


Uploaded with iPhone client

BudgetMama
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 138,670
March 2004
Posts: 2,354
Layouts: 2
Loc: Oregon

Posted: 10/12/2012 12:59:48 PM
I really like the Lands End clothes at my local Sears - and of course, online. Good quality and styles that cover me! lol!

WingNut
Best Cat Evahhh!

PeaNut 18,741
July 2001
Posts: 14,109
Layouts: 200
Loc: Maryland

Posted: 10/12/2012 2:16:40 PM
Lane Bryant and CJ Banks are my go to stores.


Joy

Uploaded with iPhone client
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}