Today my post is inspired by GarnerStyle’s post about how to shop “straight” sizes. It got me thinking about how I’ve successfully incorporated “straight” sizes into my wardrobe. My favorites are Gap, Old Navy and Ann Taylor Loft. Gap and Old Navy go up to a size 20 online (in stores they both go up to a size 18). I find Gap to be true to size but Old Navy’s cut can vary depending on the item. I have XL and XXL shirts, XL dresses and L skirts from them. Ann Taylor Loft online goes up to an 18 or XXL but I find that their XL shirts that are in store are cut generously. I’m an 18 on top and can get into an XL comfortably. Also many outlet stores carry extended sizes that their stores do not.
The important thing is not to limit yourself. Go to the misses department in Macys and explore, try on shirts in H&M, see if that skirt at The Limited will work. The only thing that can happen is an item doesn’t fit. Trying on different things helps you get an idea of what does and doesn’t work for you when shopping straight sizes. You might be surprised by what you may find! Definitely check out Chastity’s post “Shopping Straight Size” as it is a great reference what to look for when shopping straight sizes.
What are some of your “straight” size favorites?
Have a great weekend!