I just want to feel Normal, Go Shopping in Any Store.. Why Plus Size clothes Cost High or So Basic?

Monday, November 09, 2015

So this blog comes on the verge of several emotions I have gone thru this past week..

Last Monday, I weighed in at 242.0 (up nearly 3 pounds..)
Today, I weigh in at 240.2 (down 1.8 pounds).. That's awesome..

REWIND... Let's go back to this Saturday..

Me & my hubby were talking.. He was saying that I needed to go buy me some clothes & he said "you never go buy yourself any clothes & that I should try other clothes store." I broke down in TEARS... He will never understand the pain or struggle I go through just to buy a nice pair of pants or cute shirt..

I told him that it's so difficult to find clothes at good price.. I told him that I hate getting the stares from people when I hand the dressing room attendant "Pants size 22" or "Size 2X" top.. Or to see people who stare in my cart & judge me by the size on the top of the hangers.. Or I hate the feeling of shopping the "Plus Size Section" in the clothing store; why can't all the size be together, why must the "Plus size clothes" be in another section with only 2 rows of clothing???

Why must plus size clothing only coming mainly in black, navy or gray pants??? Why don't we have the same options that smaller clothing options have for variety of colors & choices??? I don't want to have to wear only dark clothes, I want to have clothes full of color & at the same price as women under size 12.

Prime example, Old navy was having a coat sale for $25 for everyone EXCEPT PLUS SIZE COATS??? The plus size coats were $48 dollars??? Why are we treated differently from women who wear clothes size 2 to 14... I just want to be able to go into any department store & just find great clothes at a great prices that every other woman can under size 14..

I'm so tired of being in a box, being limited on what clothing options I can buy & wear.. It's so not fair that we have pay double or triple the price for nice clothing.. It just sucks being a plus size woman..

UGGGGGHHHHHH.... I just needed to VENT & get this off my chest.. The battle & struggle of a plus size woman striving to be in a smaller world to be seen as equal & get fair prices...

Thanks for listening & for any comments that you post.. emoticon
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  • JUNEAU2010
    I also struggle with the whole + size thing. I hate clothes shopping because of it. The other thing is, it is very hard to find affordable clothes that are work appropriate. Most of the fashions are for much younger people and I know my body shape won't look good in those clothes.
    2034 days ago
    My mind went back reading this blog. Many years ago I was at my heavest 205. Just after I had my second baby. I felt big and awful. Noticed I did not say I was awful. I said I felt awful. I decided to do something about my weight. No longer 205 but not at my goal weight either. After getting pregnant with my first baby I remember saying to my co workers "I am in the plus size not and I have to buy big girl undies." I forgot myself and men were in the room. I never worried about other people or what they said about my weight. Caring what my mother said with different. I must admit not only do the plus size clothes cost more but most of them are ugly. I mean who wants to wear a momo dress. Like big girls don't want to feel and look pretty and good.

    Now advice stop caring what other people say about your weight. Remember The head game with yourself is real. At least it is with me. So what if you are a an plus size. There are many of us plus sizers out there. Who cares??? What matters is what you think of yourself. Please don't let others define defind yourself. We are more than what or how much the stupid scale says. SIDE NOT: I never ask my hubbie if I look fat, how I look in my clothes. In fact he does not know how I weight. Why because I know he would say something ugly and we would l get into it emoticon . If you know what I mean?? Married 25 years he knows what button to push and so do I. Men can be very insensitive. Now I am one to go thrift shopping. In fact most of my clothes are gotten from there. Of a good consignment shop. to shop from. Mostly do not give up and keep pressing.

    Look what Janet says about exercising. I hate working out--and hate is a strong word, but I can not stand working out.

    ....I hate working anything to do with working out. Serena Williams emoticon She is encouraged by wanting to win that is what keep her going. Be kind to yourself and do not let other looks or crap stop you.
    2039 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/21/2015 3:53:03 PM
  • no profile photo CD13928790
    I agree. It really stinks. :o(
    2048 days ago
    Hunh. Have you ever shopped the plus size section at Target? I generally like that store but that area is completely insulting. It's squeezed between large men's and Maternity, and, at least in my store, it's in the area where they gather the clothes from all over the store to be retagged and put back. I've seen Goodwill stores that looked neater. There's little selection, it's picked through in the more popular sizes, ugh, I could go on.... It's Macy's and Penney's for me.
    2049 days ago
    Keep going! Keep going! Soon you will NEVER have to worry about plus sized clothing again! Keep going!!!
    2049 days ago
    I agree. Plus size women need more choices. I actually love black but many people don't.
    2050 days ago
    The discrimination for larger people is everywhere! I am glad I am retired because I probably would not be able to find a job because of my size!
    2050 days ago
  • SUNSHINE6442
    Maybe it is time to go to Dillard's and get yourself one nice outfit....their plus size department is loaded with colorful outfits. Find somthing that fits well and you will feel like a million dollars and that might give you a better perspective on things.

    Sure being overweight makes it harder to shop but set your mind to finding a great buy and something you feel great in.

    2050 days ago
    You're right it isn't fair. Back in the day when quality in clothing was better, one could understand a slight (and I do mean slight) price differential, but today that difference shouldn't be so great. Do you "Lane Bryant" or "Ashley Stewart"? I'm not saying the prices are fantastic, but you may find something that will satisfy you taste for more color as you continue on your journey!

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    2050 days ago
    I have not experienced the struggle to the degree you have, my own struggles at my higher size though. I'm sorry you have felt this pain.

    There are rude and inconsiderate people out there for sure. Were they not raised right or do they project their own insecurities on others, we'll never know.

    These are people who do not know the real you, more than your size. These people most likely will never see you again and will quickly forget you when they move on to judge the next person they see for whatever shallow reason.

    Keep taking the best care of yourself that you can. You are worth it!
    2050 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    I know how you feel

    2050 days ago
    I agree but keep on working at it, don't worry about other people. I know it's not easy but we can do it emoticon emoticon
    2050 days ago
    Your concerns are legitimate! so, vent away. Glad you did.
    2050 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13674742
    Don't live for other people just make it work for you!
    2050 days ago
  • EBAR2010
    I know what you mean, it's the same in the men's department. So many nicer and cheaper options when I get down to a XXL in the men's department and out of the "Big & Tall". But that is still 30lbs away. Hang in there.
    2050 days ago
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