Right in the Middle.

July 29, 2012

As far back as I can remember I have had the hardest time finding clothes that fit well.  I’m not sure why but it seems that I’m ALWAYS in-between sizes..

Right now for me – Most XL’s are too small, but Plus-Size is too big.

Well.  Lately – I’ve been shopping with my friend Jen from www.lifewithlevi.com – and she mentioned that she just grabs clothes – and buys them. WITHOUT trying them on. *Gasp* Sometimes she has to return them, but mostly they end up working well enough for her.

I cannot imagine doing that.

Well I am changing that for her.  A few days ago I took her to my all-time favorite clothing store: Maurices.  I’d safely say that 90% or more of my wardrobe is from Maurices.  They have many cute clothes – ranging from XS all the way to XXL in their regular sections – and then they even have a plus size section.

Maurices Storefront

While I’m not into the plus-sized clothes (just yet… ugh)– I’ve been keeping my eyes out for anything in that section in the smallest size that might be cute for me to wear.

They have definitely changed the way that I personally view plus-sized clothing.  I used to think of plus-size as baggy, long, ugly shirts – but now days they are definitely more stylish tops that are made to flatter your curves.Plus Size Clothing

I do enjoy looking through outfit styles online, but I absolutely cannot buy clothes online.  Even when I’m in a store I grab 2-3 sizes of each thing, because everything seems to fit so differently!

When it comes to catalog and online shopping – I get especially frustrated because sites that are made to showcase clothing specifically for sizes 14 and up – but the models they use to show off their clothing selection are small!

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She’s most certainly NOT a size 14 (or larger…).

My best guess is that she is wearing this, and it’s all pinned together in the back – just like they do with the fake models at the stores.

Do you have frustrations with clothing? Or can you order clothes online and purchase clothing just by looking at it and grabbing the ‘right size’?



  1. Diane K. Brimmer says:

    I would love a Maurice’s here. I will have to go online and look at they’re clothing. Thanks for sharing the information. I too have a very hard time with sizes. I am short and everything is waly too long even the neck in a lot of the tops. Thanks again.

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    I get so angry when I see plus size or 14 an larger catalogs an they have all these skinny models in the clothes,,good grief! im a size 18 an id like to know what it looks like on a 14 an larger size woman,not a pencil!

  3. Why would they have the wrong sized lady model plus sized clothing I just don’t get that. These companies should make it more realistic. Shopping just seems to get more difficult the older you get.

  4. I love Maurices! They have really nice clothes and I have found great deals on so many items! It is nice that a store finally has sizes for every woman!

  5. kelly willis says:

    wow i love the clothes shown i will have to see if there is one near me

  6. Thanks for the review, I will have to look online and see them there.

  7. Katharina says:

    I just looked up Maurices online… they have some really nice things!
    I don’t have a store near me, but I love shopping online anyhow. 🙂
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  8. I have never been to Maurice’s! I will have to check it out!


  9. my problem is that I am very short so most adult clothing is too big for me, but the largest child size clothing can be too small 🙁

  10. Debbie Welchert says:

    I have been ordering from Women’s Within catalog and so far I have only had to send one thing back and I’m waiting for their fall clothes to come out so I can order a few more things. Your right about the skinny models. I don’t understand why they do that. I wish they would get models that fit their clothes that way we can see what a larger size person actually looks like in their clothes.

  11. monica sexton says:

    I would love to have a Maurices store near me. The clothes look absolutely beautiful!

  12. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love the clothing at Maurices…great store and prices. I have a difficult time buying as well but because of being tall. So many places sell for average woman and not tall

  13. I’ve never shopped there, should check it out

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