spin-off poll; are you happy shopping off the rack anywhere?

spin-off poll; are you happy shopping off the rack anywhere?

BluePixi BluePixi
Looking at Missmandy27's poll about the walk-in D cup and above shop as well as several threads about lingerie and body sized got me wondering how many people find clothes that really fit well without having to go to a specialty store?

I am a petite and even most petite clothing big enough to go around me is still too long in the arms and legs and so boxy that my figure is pretty much obscured. I have quite the collection of empire waist juniors sundresses because they usually fit. The kicker is that most of them are knee length on me but were intended to be minis or tunic length.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am a Man
Modern^Spank^Anthem , Xavier7 , dv8 , bobowaxer , slynch , Devz , Lucky21 , Pointillo , Lummox , Errant Venture , BlooJay
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I am a Woman
BluePixi , Victoria , Sammi , buzz , Redboxbaby , DeliciousSurprise , darthkitt3n , Alan & Michele , Taylor , Carrie Ann , LicentiouslyYours , Airekah , Pleasure Piratess , ~LaUr3n~ , Crystal1 , Miss Madeline , Purpleladybug , potstickers , ellejay , IndependentlyHappy , pinkcupcakes , onehotmomma , LavenderSkies , DustBunny , Hadespark , Lady Venus , *HisMrs* , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , lezergirl , Retro , MaryExy , cherryredhead88 , Sohotdinosaur , Eva Schwaltz , zracer , Maeby , reysgirl83 , indiglo , ss143 , newlady , K101 , sarki , buzzvibe , Airen Wolf , ashaxmarie , Ms. Paprika , PiratePrincess , M121212 , Ivy Wilde , Ashley:) , Sunshineamine , Ms. Spice , SiNn , P'Gell , ChaosBunny , Kinkypixie , ThoughtsAblaze , v23 , Pink Jewel , bayosgirl , Shellz31 , LaLaLouise , padmeamidala , Ghost , Maiden , toxie m , melissa1973 , Ansley , Apirka , zwee75 , Harpina is gone , solitudinarian , marshmallow , HostileUmbrella
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I can find clothes that fit well at any large chain department store
Sammi , buzz , Modern^Spank^Anthem , darthkitt3n , ~LaUr3n~ , Crystal1 , potstickers , onehotmomma , Lady Venus , dv8 , bobowaxer , MaryExy , Eva Schwaltz , slynch , indiglo , newlady , K101 , PiratePrincess , M121212 , Ivy Wilde , Ashley:) , Lucky21 , ChaosBunny , Kinkypixie , Lummox , LaLaLouise , toxie m , marshmallow
28
I can find clothes at a department store that has a department for my frame size
Carrie Ann , Pleasure Piratess , girl next door , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , deebot , cherryredhead88 , sarki , Ms. Paprika , P'Gell , Shellz31 , padmeamidala , Ansley , HostileUmbrella
13
I can find clothes at a chain department store that fit but I have to search through a certain department and do so very carefully
BluePixi , Victoria , Redboxbaby , DeliciousSurprise , Taylor , LicentiouslyYours , ellejay , IndependentlyHappy , LavenderSkies , DustBunny , Hadespark , *HisMrs* , lezergirl , cherryredhead88 , Sohotdinosaur , zracer , Maeby , buzzvibe , ashaxmarie , Sunshineamine , Ms. Spice , SiNn , P'Gell , ThoughtsAblaze , v23 , bayosgirl , Ghost , Maiden , Ansley , zwee75 , solitudinarian , BlooJay
32
I can never find clothes at national chain stores
Xavier7 , Airen Wolf , Errant Venture
3
there is at least one specialty store I can find clothes at easily
Redboxbaby , LicentiouslyYours , Airekah , BadassFatass , Miss Madeline , Angel deSanguine , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , MaryExy , ss143 , ashaxmarie , Ms. Paprika , Sunshineamine , Shellz31 , Ghost , Ansley , solitudinarian , HostileUmbrella
17
not even the specialty stores carry clothes I can wear most of the time
BluePixi , Victoria , DeliciousSurprise , Xavier7 , lezergirl , ss143 , Airen Wolf , solitudinarian
8
I have to sew my own clothes or alter anything that needs to fit properly most of the time
BluePixi , Pleasure Piratess , Xavier7 , Harpina is gone
4
why bother making sure my clothes fit, I just take them off and throw them in a corner at the end of the day
DeliciousSurprise
1
why bother with clothes its too much trouble
Xavier7
1
nudism seems more appealing by the day
BluePixi , DeliciousSurprise , Alan & Michele , Xavier7 , lezergirl , Retro , Airen Wolf , M121212 , Ms. Spice , SiNn , ThoughtsAblaze , HostileUmbrella
12
I am Petite
BluePixi , Purpleladybug , CSEA , LavenderSkies , Hadespark , Eva Schwaltz , Maeby , K101 , buzzvibe , Airen Wolf , Ms. Paprika , Ms. Spice , P'Gell , v23 , Ansley , marshmallow
16
I am Average
Sammi , buzz , Modern^Spank^Anthem , Redboxbaby , darthkitt3n , ~LaUr3n~ , potstickers , onehotmomma , Xavier7 , Lady Venus , dv8 , lezergirl , secretside , MaryExy , cherryredhead88 , indiglo , newlady , PiratePrincess , Ivy Wilde , Ashley:) , ChaosBunny , Kinkypixie , Lummox , bayosgirl , LaLaLouise , padmeamidala , toxie m , melissa1973 , Harpina is gone , BlooJay
30
I am Big and Tall
Victoria , DeliciousSurprise , LicentiouslyYours , Airekah , Pleasure Piratess , Miss Madeline , DustBunny , Sohotdinosaur , slynch , M121212 , SiNn , Shellz31 , Ghost , Maiden , HostileUmbrella
15
BluePixi thinks too much
BluePixi , potstickers , lezergirl , cherryredhead88 , Airen Wolf , SiNn , P'Gell , melissa1973
8
Total votes: 273 (91 voters)
Poll is closed
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Victoria Victoria
Yeah, shopping off the rack is an *adventure* most of the time. A tiring one, no less. But I do get lucky some of the time.
01/31/2011
buzz buzz
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Yeah, shopping off the rack is an *adventure* most of the time. A tiring one, no less. But I do get lucky some of the time.
Yeah I think part of it is getting lucky. But most of the time I just wear t-shirts so its not hard to find.
02/01/2011
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
I've never really had the luxury of buying anything but regular off the rack clothing, handmedowns or thrift stores
02/01/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I can get good fitting clothes, though some pieces depend on the store. I am 5'8", so I am not super tall, yet I have a hard time sometimes finding jeans that will fit me right height-wise. Some of them are way too short, even if I look at the tall lengths. There is a couple of stores, though, that I am able to easily find jeans that fit right. Other than that, I can very easily find clothes that fit well.
02/01/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I can *sometimes* find things that fit ok in Juniors departments, and always find things that fit in the kid's departments, but the trick is finding something without glittery cartoon characters and such on them.
02/01/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I have a hard time with pants because I am so long. My arms are REALLY long also but i usually just end up wearing 3/4 or short sleeves anyways.
02/01/2011
Taylor Taylor
I usually find clothes pretty easily unless I need something longsleeved. I have disproportinately long arms, I am 5'7 but I have the arm length of someone who is 5'10 or 5'11. I tend to wear short and 3/4 length sleeves so it doesn't look as strange.
02/01/2011
Victoria Victoria
Long legs are a pain too - everything looks like "high waters"... unless you wear boots a lot
02/01/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I'm plus sized so I usually shop at stores geared toward plus sized women. My biggest issues are finding bras (44DDD) and pants never seem to be the right length. Petites are too short and average length is often too long. I'm 5'7. I thought that was a little above average? Maybe I just have short legs. *shrug*
02/01/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
I don't have a problem finding things that fit, but I have a problem finding things that fit *well*. I can almost never find dresses because I'm a 12/14 on the bottom and large D on top, so only half of a dress fits well. Pants and jeans can be tough because I'm 5'11", so finding anything long enough is a struggle.

I have gotten pretty handy with a sewing machine to make things fit better.

Swimsuits are an absolute nightmare. After a nasty bout of the flu last year, I finally felt like I could wear a bikini for the first time since like 2nd grade, but NONE that I found offered support, and most of them squished my boobs pancake flat. There is NO way I can wear a one-piece, because due to my height/long torso, the top of the suit comes up to about my nipples. Great for being the most popular girl on the beach, I'm sure, but I'll pass. Thank goodness for tankinis!
02/01/2011
Purpleladybug Purpleladybug
I have to try on everything I buy!
02/01/2011
IndependentlyHappy IndependentlyHappy
Clothes can be an interesting beast for ANYONE, whether you're short or tall, male or female, big or small. Jeans and pants tend to be very hit-or-miss for me. I'm relatively tall (5'6"), but have a long torso and short legs. If pants are offered in "short, regular, and long" lengths, the short ones are always much too short, while the regulars are too long. I've gotten used to just cuffing my pants or tucking them into boots, which is really convenient around this time of year.

Also, larger department stores often don't carry my size in the women's department. I have a very small frame, and many a time I've gone into a store and found that the sizes only go down to a small (likely in the 4/6 range), which is too large. I have better luck in the juniors' department, but I feel like a lot of their styles are too young for me. I usually prefer to shop in smaller stores.
02/02/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Yeah, shopping off the rack is an *adventure* most of the time. A tiring one, no less. But I do get lucky some of the time.
Same here.
02/02/2011
DustBunny DustBunny
I can sew a bit, so I can fix things if they dont fit just right. But sometimes I need to take to a seamstress to have them taken in that way. I'm tall with a long torso, but shorter legs, so I need longer shirts and normal to short pants.
02/02/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
Quote:
Originally posted by Jobthingy
I have a hard time with pants because I am so long. My arms are REALLY long also but i usually just end up wearing 3/4 or short sleeves anyways.
AGH! Me too! There's not much I hate more than a shirt that looks good but the sleeves are too flippin' short!

I have a place that I can go and reliably find clothes to fit. Unfortunately that place is the Gap so I can't afford to buy very often!
02/03/2011
deebot deebot
I have a small waist but am big breasted and have big hips and thighs. I tend to always have to get something tailored.
02/06/2011
lezergirl lezergirl
i feel like clothes never really fit perfectly except once in a blue moon... but those clothes just make you feel like a million bucks
03/22/2011
Retro Retro
Quote:
Originally posted by BluePixi
Looking at Missmandy27's poll about the walk-in D cup and above shop as well as several threads about lingerie and body sized got me wondering how many people find clothes that really fit well without having to go to a specialty store?

I ...
I was just telling someone the other day that I am ready for them to allow people to walk around nude because I get so frustrated when I have to go shopping for clothes
06/01/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by BluePixi
Looking at Missmandy27's poll about the walk-in D cup and above shop as well as several threads about lingerie and body sized got me wondering how many people find clothes that really fit well without having to go to a specialty store?

I ...
My figure fluctuates a bit now that I am trying to get back down to my pre baby weight, but I can usually find things if I dig good enough. My problem is always that I am a cheap skate and I do not like to spend ~30$ on one thing. I much prefer getting 3 or 4 things out of Old Navy's clearance section instead of a single pair of jeans.

I do like getting creative, however, and will venture off into different areas of whatever store I am at to look for something different.
06/01/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I can usually find things that fit no problem accept pants. I'm rather short so I always have to get the legs adjusted.
06/06/2011
ss143 ss143
I voted one store but then i also voted even that not easy. I did so because even tho I can find most of my clothes from there I still have to try on a bunch before I can find something that fits really nicely. Im plus sized but my waist is small making pants a hard fit. I dont have much of a stomach but the boobs are huge and I have a swimmers back so things tend not to fit well across those areas
06/06/2011
K101 K101
I usually find things that fit very well except for jeans and jean shorts. I've never found jeans/jean shorts that EVER fit except for hollister's and I hate how they over price such shit. Sorry to be so harsh, but seriously! They're clothes fall apart! I have yet to find a swim suit that fits. That is my current journey and I'm not finding much luck. Lol

I'm petite. Wear a size 0 and often have to buy in the kids section and that tends to throw things off! lol Kid's clothing is not always suiting. I find good things at stores like TJ maxx. I'm a dress kind of girl and I'm a cheapie so it can be hard to find cute dresses that aren't really long or too big because I'm short. I'm in the process of taking in and making a skirt shorter that I've had and loves for years, but it's huge and it's one of those school girl type, but it's not an actual school girl skirt just has that style and the ruffle part hangs so far down. I'm in the middle of sewing it smaller and shorter now and am excited to finally get to wear it. I hate when I find super cute clothes that don't fit right.
06/10/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
pretty much my only choice these days is to buy online and take the chance
06/10/2011
buzzvibe buzzvibe
I hate shopping for clothes. Unless I'm buying a knickers or a t-shirt off the clearance rack, I have to try on everything, which is tedious.
06/11/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I usually shop off the rack and have luck there. I don't have much luck shopping online
06/13/2011
M121212 M121212
I usually can find clothes that fit at any store. And that's kind of a new development. When I was younger finding shoes and clothes that fit seemed to be a bigger issue. I don't know if this was a teen angst thing, if I was trying to shop at places meant for mini little teen girls, or if my figure is just easier to fit now that I have a womanly shape. It surprises and charms me that I can find clothes and shoes these days, because it was really a pain in my tuchus for a long time. (Plus it made me feel like a mammoth not being able to find clothes big enough.)

I often shop at Winner's or little shops here and there... consignment is always great. In fact vintage stores have always been a friend of mine because historically a woman of size 14 was utterly average and clothing manufacturers made clothes to compliment and emphasize my kind of figure.

Good luck to all y'all who have troubles and remember, you're gorgeous!
06/13/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
When I was a teenager and young adult, I had a horrible time finding clothes that fit because I had a tiny waist, average hips and wide shoulders. However, in my late twenties, I gained about 20 pounds and suddenly I had no trouble finding clothes that fit.
06/13/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i got a tiny frame so though i may find a size 0 or 1 it'll fit my body weird. bras are a nightmare of their own; good luck finding a perfect fitting bra for 31 inch bust. panties are better luck i kind of wish i had a tailor or i could walk around naked all the time
08/03/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
I like shopping at The Rack (Nordstroms Rack).
08/03/2011
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