Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The Most Troublesome Clothing for Women, And Our Solutions!

Published on March 17, 2010 by   ·   12 Comments Pin It

Some clothes are really, truly hard to find: the perfect jeans, the bra that doesn’t hurt your back, the heels you can dance in all night long. OneStopPlus.com, the world’s largest online shopping destination for plus-size women, reported what women find the most frustrating styles to find for their body type in a recent interactive survey where they polled shoppers to reveal what specific clothing items were the most troublesome for which to find the perfect fit.

Not surprisingly, the majority of women (42%) said that pants were the most difficult item to shop for, followed by an incredible 37% indicating it is hard to find the right bras. Dresses, swimwear and boots were all equally difficult to find correct fits for, with 14% for each. (The full results are available at onestopplus.com.)

Our solutions:


We live in the time of cool leggings.   Wear them.   They always fit, always look cool, and many pairs look exactly like pants – just with elastic waists.   This is an invaluable tip for preggy ladies, by the by! H&M always has cheap “jean” like leggings which you can pair with a long tunic, cardi, or tee shirt and look perfectly put together – sans uncomfy bunching, tightly sucked in zippers, and limited mobility.   If you are one of the gals who just doesn’t feel gorgeous in jeans, go the jean-legging route.

J Brand, Racer X Motocross Leggings, $100 @shopbop.com

J Brand, Racer X Motocross Leggings, $100 @shopbop.com

Here’s your nighttime alternative:

Cut-out leggings, $24 @ newport-news.com

Cut-out leggings, $24 @ newport-news.com


If you haven’t gone for a fitting at Intimacy yet, do so.   It may change your life.   Click here to read our story and aha moment after visiting this custom fitting emporium just one time.   Suck it up and go get properly fit for a proper bra.   You will never wear your other bras again.

Have super small boobs?   Don’t stress about wearing a bra.   Throw on cozy tanks underneath your clothes to avoid nipple-itis or wear nipple petals.

Bigger breasted girls on a budget will fall madly in love with this organic bra – which fits and feels like heaven on your jugs (and for those breastfeeding is easy access for the little sucker.)

Janes Bra, $39 @bluecanoe.com

Jane's Bra, $39 @bluecanoe.com


Two words: Malia Mills.   Malia Mills swimsuits let you mix and match based on your body/ boob/ butt type, and last forever.   And the Salesfolk at the stores are so understanding and helpful and always choose the perfect suit for your figure. Yes, they are super expensive, but you won’t need more than two, and they will be in perfect condition for 10 years if you take care of them correctly.   Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their sample sales and sales racks to get more affordable deals on these beautifully made swimsuits.

Pucker luisa tankini, $195 @maliamills.com

Pucker luisa tankini, $195 @maliamills.com

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. Kate T.W. says:

    Wow, this is a really useful post. Can’t stand the feel of jeans. Knowing about jeans leggings with tunics and where to find comfortable bras is simply very useful. Thank you.

  2. lisa says:

    As usual super skinny models are used- and your text is talking about fuller figured women. WTF? This is very irritating.

  3. Chloe says:

    We aren’t using the super skinny models, if we had the budgets for photo shoots, we would be showing an array of different sizes. We are simply using images supplied to us from each manufacturer for items that we know to look good on all sized women. Hate the game, not the player. We are on your team. If/ when you have a plus sized fashion shoot, we’d be happy to feature it!

  4. Julia Mackenzie says:

    tut tut! go on to the Malia Mills website and there are plenty of normal looking models used.

  5. Olivia says:

    Yeah there’s no way I’d look like that in leggings, in that my thighs are about twice the diameter of my calves as opposed to the same diameter, like the model.

    I just avoid pants and wear dresses & skirts.

  6. Coming to New York in August from the Caribbean for a quick (40th Birthday) trip. When you say “super expensive” for Malia Mills, what is the price range? It doesn’t list prices and I would need to make an appointment for a fitting ahead of time.
    Thanks, Chloe!

  7. Chloe says:

    Hey Natasha,
    Malia Mills site DOES have prices on it if you click each individual item on the shop online part of the site. The bathing suit above is $195, but they DO have Sample Sales and a Sale Rack at the store! Call them and ask them when their next sale is. Full retail prices seem to be just under $200 for a suit/ bikini.. but I’d call and ask for the sales! :)

  8. jesseanneo says:

    I agree with the leggings/pants bit (although I try to go for the ones that actually look like pants).

    As an aside, and in response to your radar/post about the dog who can find bedbugs – I recently wrote a post about how to shop vintage or resale (Beacon’s, etc.) and *avoid* bringing home the nasties. So many Brooklynites I know were avoiding buying anything pre-loved. [http://jesseanneo.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-do-you-swap-thrift-or-buy-resale.html]

    I seriously consider that post my Public Service Announcement and a completion of my civic duty.

  9. Before I used to wear leggings but I guess I gained too much weight now. lol! But I’m working hard to lost some weight, but its kind of tougher.

  10. Ash Boot says:

    I sure hope you never have to recover from a natural disaster with these 50 things. I would learn how to preserve food, how to find or build shelter and how to purify water. How to flirt, type or use a computer are absolutely useless when your life is on the line. Of course, that’s just me. I’m old school and really pity all the electronic junkies that must have their cell phone with them at all times.

  11. Klasse Informationen muss ich selbst mal testen.

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