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Um, second post? If I'm doing something wrong, just let me know.

I'm not fat, but I suppose in the fashion world I'd be considered a big girl. I am 5'5 and a size 7/8 in most Jeans...about 130 lbs. My legs are my major problem. They aren't REALLY big, but I'm VERY pale in general. I know girls bigger than me..with bigger legs/thighs who just pull off skirts much better because the darker skin is slimming. Could anyone suggest a good length/cut for bigger legs/calves? Also, a good brand of jeans which minimize the thighs. Shoes that will make my legs look nicer...?


I'm going to NYC this coming Saturday, (because no way am I going to find any nice brand name clothing in Nowhere, Pa.)so if anyone could suggest any places to shop with a modest budget. I work at Kmart...and I'll be going on about $400 and have some gifts to buy yet...



Thanks in advance.




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Skirts that hit at or just below the knee would be best IMO..

I hate buying jeans.. maybe someone else can help with that.

Hit H&M for some skirts.

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definitely suggest skirts that end just below the knee, they're very flattering and wonderfully classy

maybe something like this? perry ellis resort fall04
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I was actually just reading an article the other day from a group here, called "Pretty, Porky and Pissed Off." It's a bunch of activitist young women who are seeking the promotion of a more varied body type within our culture, and simply having a lot of fun, regardless of your sizing. I'm not sure whether you fit into that completely yourself but it did get me thinking... I can't find you that much right now, since I'm heading to bed, but I will definitely make a search for something fabulous tomorrow afternoon!

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Hey hun,
I dont think that pale is your problem, your white legs will look killer in some nylons, fishnets or textured/patterened tights (which is great for winter, but you'll look fine bare legged, aint no shame!), a slender heel, and an a-line skirt preferably to the knee or an inch or two longer. Hope that helps! Best of luck to you im sure your beautiful.

 
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I don't think that you'd be considered a 'big girl' as you aren't plus sized. I think with these sorts of things it's just trial and error. try on different lengths and fabrics and see what works best for you and your strenghts and weaknesses

 
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Thanks for all of your suggestions! Wish me luck with shopping in NYC!





Emily


PS: I'll post some pics once I get the pic thing down pat!

 
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Addendum: What would be the appropriate board to post pictures of things I have or would like to have/would put together just to gvie people an idea of my sense of styleand get some opinions on what everything looks like together...?




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Yes.. A-line skirts

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The Plus Size Thread - All are welcome!
Mkay We have been neglected long enough!!!someone eventually had to do it, so let me have the pleasure.

I want to see if anyone knows of any CUTE plus size designers, websites, etc...
Post your opinions and pics here. and no GRANDMA stuff...

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I think this dress is cute from www.torrid.com

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Mkay We have been neglected long enough!!!someone eventually had to do it, so let me have the pleasure.

 
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where i'm from i'm considered fat...blame it on asians who have stick insect figures...

in any case, when i'm in the states i buy from old navy and the gap.

www.dorothyperkins.co.uk also has nice stuff. i can only buy from imported brands since the local stuff's XL is like XL for kids. don't they realize that bigger people have money too?

 
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what a great idea for a thread...!!...
that dress you posted is great san diego!!...

h&m does plus sizes...maybe they're cute...and affordable too...
lane bryant always seems to have some good stuff too...

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Torrid is a new store I've seen pop up in malls.. very cute stuff! I go in there and look for tops.. since the junior sizes don't fit my stupid chest.

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