Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stupid Ladies' Clothes

So I'm going to take a minute and rant here.

I was so excited today to go to Kohls and spend my Kohl's bucks that I earned on tax-free weekend.  Twenty free dollars that I could spend on me, or so I thought.  I tried on at least 20 different things - shirts, skirts, jeans, dress pants, dresses - and guess what, nothing fit!

Now, not to brag on myself but I should not be a hard person to find clothes for.  I am 5'6" and 125 lbs, size 4 in most things.  So why can't I find anything that fits?  Because like every real woman, I have curves!!  So why aren't pants made with waistbands that fit and don't gap - for those of us with real bodies and real curves?  Even those that say "No gap waistline" gap like crazy.  Who do they use as models to make those things?  Anorexic people with no hips?  Why don't they use real women with real curves?

If I knew how to sew I would start my own line of clothes, clothes that fit me...and probably every other real woman out there.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I used my $20 in Kohl's bucks to buy Julie a clearance bathing suit for next year and to buy David 2 long-sleeved shirts for the fall.  At least somebody got something good out of it.


  1. When I was in high school my best friend Monica and I used to complain that we could never find good bras or good jeans...and so we decided we were going to open a store one day devoted solely to those two things, and we were going to call it T&A.

    Sometimes I still wish we'd done that.

  2. Isn't that so aggravating? We are almost identical in size and I find that the juniors clothes at Kohls actually fit me better - but the styles just obviously don't work on a mom! I just don't know what designers are thinking sometimes.

  3. Sometimes I can find good clothes at JCPenney..I love the A.N.A. brand - both shirts and jeans. And, actually the last corporate/casual-dress-pants (like Kahki's) I bought were Gloria Vanderbilt (I think). they fit really well and can usually be found at Kohl's or JCPenneys...but I got mine at JCP. I wear them to work. : ) Maybe try those brands and see what you think! Oh - I bought an A.N.A. tie-dye t-shirt with my free $10 JCP coupon and ended up paying only $3 for it! Whew-Hew!
    - Robin