Getting clothes is ridiculously difficult for me so I decided to share how I feel about clothing, especially sizing, shape, and advice. As of now I'm 5', about 140lbs and my measurements are 43"- 27"-47"(Bust-Waist-Hip).
Me and bras have always had an interesting battle. As of now I'm a 34F and probably gonna end up being a G. As I've gotten bigger I've noticed two things go up about bras and one thing goes down. The price and support goes up, but the cuteness goes way down. As of now the price of a good bra for me is about $70 and boy do I miss the "mom let's go to target to get $15 bras". All of my shopping is online and if I saw a bra in my size in a store I'd probably scream.
Next is the cuteness of the bra. I miss the silly polka dots, the cute lace, all of that. Granted, I can still get it, it's just not gonna support my puppies. Now I'm stuck with a plain colored high support T- shirt bra, and sports bras are another story... Gotta tame the beasts. One of these will be okay for weight lifting, add another non-wire one for running.
But there is hope, there are more "plus" sized lingerie companies emerging to make those puppies look amazing :)
Women's shirts?... Not happening. Based on my waist, I'm usually small or medium. Bust fits me at an large or extra-large. Between the cleavage and tightness in my chest area, I just don't like them, and have yet to find a good company for me. The shirt also looks like a curtain near my waist... not flattering at all! :(
But I have discovered men's shirts and scissors, and damn do I love them. Call it some fashion trend, but getting a slightly oversized men's shirt and cutting off the sleeves and some of the sides is pretty much Jesus-on-wheels for me.
Say hello to no cleavage, comfy and loose all around shirts, which can double as work out tanks! :)
3. Pants.. .Especially Jeans
How I dread pant shopping.. it usually ends up with me walking out of the dressing room like..
And if I got them on, the back part of the waist would be horribly sticking out even if they were from the "curvy" section.
So yoga pants became my best friend.. until I noticed this was happening
Then I found Etsy and shops that custom make shorts, leggings, and almost everything I need. Sure I might pay a little more but hey, now I'm comfy and my ass looks great. These are my favorite shops:
(I'm determined to find more amazing shops)
4. Clothes are made for...?
To me, it seems as if clothes are made for an extremely select group people. Most women in my family (one side tends to be on the curvy side, other side is very thin) cannot buy clothes for the life of them, even though there are different styles for women to purchase.
If you fit into clothes at the store, I envy you beyond belief and so does my wallet. Maybe because most women around me have struggled I don't see women who fit but it seems odd that we don't have clothes that fit us nicely.
There's a lot of women out there, and a lot of different body types. I just wish that clothes would be easier to get for women, so we don't have to so much more money just because our breasts are bigger, or we have to get something custom made because we don't it into normal stuff.
Hopefully in the future, better fitting clothes will be available for me, and anyone else who struggles :)
Thanks for reading! <3