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In losing weight and having a few birthday/Christmas checks, I was going to get some clothes. But all I have seen so far is strappy dress like shirts with prints I just don't like. Is anyone else less than impressed with the selection of clothes this season? I am in my early 30's- if that helps anyone. One store I was in- there was an older woman in her 60-70's and she really appeared like she was not "into" the current trend. Am I just an ol' "fogey " now?
I would not mind the dress/shirt look, if they were a solid or prettier print- though I am not liking the ragged -uneven hemlines.

Fri. May 19, 7:37am

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op here

Just as an example, I like the style of this dress and the prints are nice- it just won't fit me yet. grrrr.


Friday, May 19, 2006, 7:49 AM

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op again

again- nice shape- solid I can handle... but not in a size that will fit me.


Friday, May 19, 2006, 7:58 AM

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gonna try and go to a Catherines store today... wish me luck.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 8:39 AM

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My best advice is to try on a LOT of things, even if you think you won't like them. You will be surprised what looks good! Try skirts, pants, dresses, tank tops, whatever... celebrate the parts of your body that you love now that you are losing weight.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 8:52 AM

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try J Crew - their thing is they sell timeless classic chics so they don't go crazy over latest trends. I think you can find larger sizes online.

Shop at discount places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls - they usually discount because they sell past seasons models - maybe you'd find them better than today's trends.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:20 AM

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My daughter is going on 26 and she loves Old Navy, Gap and American Eagle. I agree with above poster. Try it on you might be surprised how it looks on your. Keep looking I'm sure you will find something you like.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:28 AM

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Thanks for the links, gave us a sense of your style. Try abercrombie and fitch, they fit curvy body types really well. Jcrew also has great summer dresses.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:39 AM

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I completely agree!

I went shopping recently and was just appalled at women's current fashion. I am 33. I was looking for a work-appropriate cardigan for a friend, and something nice for me. Everything seemed to be gauzy, rhinestoney, tank tops or pointlessly-short crocheted sweaters with beads and tassles and crap. It struck me as all really tacky. I'm sure that stuff looks cute on teenagers, but where are the clothes for adult women who want to be taken seriously? I finally found some very cute stuff at Ann Taylor, which is more traditional. (they have adorable dresses on clearance now) I hate to be uptight, but how are women ever going to seize the reins of power if we dress and act like little girls? And should we be spending that much mental energy on clothing anyway? From now on I think I'll go with nice simple stuff from LLBean, Eddie Bauer, or Lands End and just be a boring old preppy... Plus, the mall nightmare is no longer fun. Maybe I am an old fogey.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:39 AM

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I LOVE Ann Taylor Loft. It's always classic, not too uber-trendy, and cut so some pieces are fun and some are conservative. I know their pants don't fit a lot of people - if you have a narrow waist but wider hips/thighs, they're great; if you have a wider waist, the legs will be so wide that they will make you look fatter... But the tops are pretty universal, I think. They're generally solids and some basic patterns.

My other favorite is Anne Klein, but only at the outlets; it's a bit pricey otherwise.

Oh, I'm 23. My peers are all still shopping at H&M and Express, but I've had too "womanly" a body for that to look anything other than skanky for quite awhile! (big boobs) The skimpy strappy tops never look good on me, even now that I'm at my goal weight - under 120 lbs! Conservative flatters everyone!

Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:43 AM

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What about Lerner New York? They have some solid colors/work style clothes. It would be cheaper than some of the other ones mentioned. I'm pregnant, so I don't buy clothes there right now, but have found some nice stuff. Good luck to you and good for you for having a healthy body but not flaunting it.

Friday, May 19, 2006, 2:19 PM

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