Plus pants

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  1. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    ok, plus size friends. I have posted more than once that I am frustrated with lane bryant - yesterday I got in the car to go to dinner and a brand new pair of LB pants, that were actually a little too big, just split right up the seam in the butt. Pants were the last thing I was buying there, and now I won't even by those there anymore. I am fed up.

    LB is pretty much the only place I shop for pants because I know exactly what fits. So now what? I have a big booty and heavy thighs - any suggestions for work pants? I feel like tops are easy - pants have to be a certain fit. If you usually get them at a dept store, brands to try would be awesome. Thanks.
     
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    I always liked the fit of dress pants at Dress Barn. I also liked the Gloria Vanderbilt and Worthington pants at J.C. Penney.
     
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    Is there a Bonworth near you?
     
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    Do you have any Avenue or Catherine's stores near you? Cato's also has pants. I have the opposite problem: Big middle, little legs. Cato's seems to have pants cut for people that are more pear shaped.
     
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    I really like the khakis at Old Navy. They fit me better than any other brand (besides LB, where I too have stopped shopping due to a decrease in quality and an increase in price).
     
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    Hmm. I stopped shopping at Old Navy due to quality, too. I don't have Avenue anymore but I used to - I only ever bought tops there. I should check them out next time I go to DE. Then if I find something I like, I can order them online. I haven't seen a Cato around here in years. I used to shop there a long time ago.

    I have just recently started at Dress Barn so I will look into that.
     
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    I order some of my pants off JMS.com (just my size). Most of the rest come from WalMart or Catos. (I wear mainly khakis.)
     
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    I agree that L.B. has been getting ridiculous... a few things that I've bought there lately have been fine, but most stuff has really cheapened. All of my old stuff from there is still awesome though:-/

    I second Avenue. I actually don't like their shirts too much (non dressy...the plain cotton ones) because I think the quality is poor. However, I've had great luck with pants there.

    I also get some jeans and dress pants from Kohls, and they've worked well.
     
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    I buy my pants at CJ Banks and love the quality and fit. I have bought things from Dress Barn (no pants yet, though) and love the quality of their clothing as well.
     
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    Talbots at Susquehanna Marketplace has women's sizes. I love the quality and fit (I'm a 16WP in pants). I got started by trying things on in the store and buying 1 pair and then I haunted the online sales and got some great deals. 1 pair of those pants is worth 5 pairs of any other brand IMO.
     
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    I do mostly mail order, and with the recent Dress Barn sale I ordered from them for the first time. The items got here quickly, I really like the quality for the price, and I got an awesome pair of jeans - a good fit, plus the right length! I am very satisfied and will order again.

    LB lost me as a customer when their prices went up and the quality went down, and any time I order, it takes at least 3 weeks for me to get my order. I like JustMySize also, except for some things that are too short.

    Hope this helps. I have been super frustrated when buying pants, and this time I hit the jackpot!
     
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    Talbot's does have great quality!
     
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    I'm no help because I have the opposite problem. I have narrow hips & thighs, and carry my weight around my middle . . . thanks to Predisone.

    My pants all come from Lane Bryant because they have the yellow "no butt" pants.

    Cato pants swallow me by the time I get the to fit in the waist, but I won't like the quality of their stuff. Sometimes Worthington pants from Penney's work for me, but I usually get the misses size, not the women's because they're too big in the butt.
     
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    Ross is where I have gotten most of mine. I have to be patient and try them on but at least for the price they hold up well.
     
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    just checked out dressbarna nd realized the pants I buy at Ross are the same brand (Jones) onl the most I have paid is $12.00 per pair.

    That reminds me I need to go to Ross next weekend.
     
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    I stopped shopping at Lane Bryant. I think the clothes just look uglier and uglier and the quality is poor. Here is what I do:

    I shop at Torrid or Old Navy for trendy accent pieces, patterns, etc.
    I shop at Sears in the Land's End section for classic pieces to pull everything together. But even at Sears, Land's End is VERY expensive (like $90 for pants!)
     
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    I don't mind paying $90 for a pair of pants if they are high quality, fit well, and are the right length! Also I believe Land's End guarrantees all their merchandise, so that guarrantee is worth the money. If the pants shrink, bleed, fade, or fall apart, they will refund the money or replace them.
     
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    I have just started shopping at Land's End as well (on a quest to replace Lane Bryant as my go to store). I find buying directly from them to be cheaper than Sears because they are always emailing me coupons, etc.
     

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