Originally Posted by valanhb
I was thinking about this, and when I was a pre-teen/teen there were quite a few styles to choose from, even within the same store. When did that change?
Good question. When I was a teen, I was a PIB (person in black). I could find the clothes I wanted, but there were also preppy styles, funky styles and even "slutty" styles.
Even now, as an early 30-something plus-sized woman, I find the styles are limited. Although I appreciate that clothing stores are recognizing that all body sizes are sexy, I'd like to find stylish but professional clothing. Unless I spend lots of money on "big name" labels", my clothing choices are limited. I've learned to pick up a few staple items (nice black pants, pretty tops) and make them last as long as possible. It's a good thing there is a dry cleaner on the first floor of my building!
Although I have to say the low-rise style isn't all that bad. I have very short legs, and the waistline of normal pants usually ends up somewhere around the bottom of my ribs. I've found that very moderate low-rise pants hit me right on my waist.