donít fit the Plus Size Ladies
September 10, 2005
I admit it; I am
a heavier lady at this point in my life. I have kids and not a lot
of time to get my fashion sense in line, so when I would go to the
store I would go the pants section and find a pair of stretchy
relaxed fit pants that are in between dress and sporty. Usually
all I needed to do was to put them up to me and I would know it
would be ok. It wasnít like I was going to win a beauty contest for
the size I now wore. So I picked out a couple of pairs of pants and
took them home thinking I did ok. I found out later that fashion
has changed dramatically and was no longer what I liked.
To my surprise I
wore the first pair of pants and they were ok at the top but the
bottoms flared out and dragged on the ground all day. It drove me
nuts and I thought that it was a ridiculous thing that they have
made the pants longer than usual. The next day the second pair of
pants I put on were so baggy and flared so much at the bottom, and
dragged on the ground that I felt like a slob.
I was thinking
at first if I got my high heel pumps out I would look ok as the pant
would not scrap along the ground when I walk, but how would I chase
after 3 kids wearing stilettos. I was already big enough did those
baggy pants really make me look any thinner; I felt like the biggest
I ever have been, but I wasnít any bigger than I was the day
before. It was just not flattering to the plus size person like me.
I already had
worn them and knew that there were not a lot of choices at good old
Wal-Mart so I got the sewing machine out and hemmed and narrowed the
pants to look like normal people clothing. I was feeling much
better once they were modified and the pants no longer dragged on
the ground. I actually looked ok.
I wonder how
long this fashion blooper will last as I want my regular practical
pants back that donít need to be modified, that I can wear with my
tennis shoes. I am now sorry to tell you that the jean section has
been invaded too. I have now discovered that the lowered waist hip
hugging pants are now available in my size. I donít feel that the
world wants to see my big belly any time soon.
I would hope
that fashion never takes over completely at the stores as many of us
regular folks donít want to look like a rapper or a teenager any
longer. I like practical clothes and will consider looking for
another store in the future that hopefully will give me a
respectable fashion sense with flattering clothes for full figures.
Even my kids had to laugh at the way I looked in the pants and were
so much happier to see the hemmed and narrowed pants on their mom.
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