In the dressing room – Big W
I have to admit, lately I’ve found the plus size section of Big W boring. It had been drab & dreary, clothing to cover, not enhance. So I was quite pleasantly surprised when I checked out my local store today to find a selection of amazing coloured pants, printed leggings and a colour block ponte pencil skirt.
The cobalt blue and bright red pants.
They still have a way to go, but it was a step in the right direction. I forgot to look what sizes they go up to, but I know that they came in sizes 18-26. I picked up two pairs of the bright pink jeans to try on, and give you an idea of what they are like.
First off, I’d like to mention, I don’t wear pants often, as I have a bit of what is referred to as an ‘apron of fat’ and think pants tend to look weird on me.
I tried on both the size 20 and 22, both fit quite well. (Pictures shown are of me in the 22) The 20 being a little more snug of course, but still comfortable. The material is thin to medium, not a heavy fabric at all, but for $25 I wouldn’t expect something fantastic. The material has stretch to it, the legs seemed to be a bit more of straight leg then a skinny leg.
For $25, I would have bought them, if they’d looked any good on me, as it stands, I only own like 3 pairs of pants cause they just aren’t me. I also tried on the ponte skirt that is in the picture above, while I liked it, it was a bit too clingy for my liking and I tend to go for more flouncy skirts then pencil.
These leggings were AMAZING and i’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t pick them up. The size 18 was super strectchy and I think may have even been a bit too big on me, but I didn’t try them on as i’m trying to save money for the move. So these would be perfect for anyone that is a size 20+. I wouldn’t be surprised if the 26 would fit someone who is a size 28, maybe even 30. The grey leopard print you can see next to the abstract print, was also available in the normal leopard browny/goldy colour way. $14.98.
A selection of the range. Those are the pink pants I tried on. A really amazing pink, I actually gasped when I saw them, to which a lady passed me by and said “I had the same reaction when I found them too”. She tried them on in the red and blue.