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fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

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fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Hi there,

I am going to be looking for a wedding outfit while I am in town next week and I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of some really nice stores that have extended or plus sizes for women, suitable for someone in their mid-20s (so flattering, fun, trendy, while still elegant). I am looking for a 100% woollen coat, too, with fashionable elements to it . I know Macy's has a plus size area but it can be a bit hit and miss.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Lord and Taylor in Manhattan has a great plus size area. Not sure about 100% wool coat...but they are great for dressy clothes. For the coat, you might try Burlington Coat Factory ... but when it comes to plus sizes, they can be hit or miss, too

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2. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Thanks for your speedy reply! I just did a search and saw Lord & Taylor mentioned so I will definitely pop in there and cross my fingers! I am also not averse to old navy, H&M, and forever 21 - do most of their stores in NYC have the extended size range?

I am also on a budget so am not looking for boutiques or designer items. I know Calvin Klein and Jones NY have larger sizes and those types of brands would be around my price range. If I find something I love - then maybe I'll reconsider, coz it is hard to find!

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3. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Only some of the H & M stores have plus sizes. Check their website. It will list which do. It's probably the same with the other brands. Check websites. There are some chain store boutiques like Avenue that are only plus sizes. I don't know how trendy they are though. Most of the bridal stores carry plus sizes. David's bridal is popular and has a range of prices.

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4. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Avenue near me does nit usually carry dresses, but the NY stores may be different. I know L&T in NY has much more variety than at home.

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5. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Yes it could be the same here, Macy's at Bellingham near Seattle is hit and miss but I am sure that he NYC stores have priority on the best stuff!

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6. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Also, I am just a guest at the wedding - just wanted to clarify :)

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7. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Forever 21 in Times Square has plus sizes.

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8. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

I just bought a really nice 2X dress for a wedding at Lord & Taylor's locally so you should try there although any of the big department stores will have "plus" or "women's" size sections although I found my dress in the dress section.

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9. Re: fashionable & elegant extended size clothing for women?

Lane Bryant had some great stuff last time I was there, including dressy dresses. Not sure about coats but it's worth a look on their website at least to see if anything catches your eye.

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