(Wicked cute shirts @ Torrid.com)
We have dug through my oldest daughter's clothing again, and it's glaringly apparent that she's in serious need of new clothes, namely, pants. (Every six months or so, we dig and donate. What we cannot pass down, we give away.)
I've made this post at LEAST six times in the last few years, because it always lands me in the same place, searching online for her unique size.
She announced last night, that she is "probably got only one pair of jeans that I'll wear, because the rest just don't fit right." And, she produced one pair. The rest? Don't fit right. Including? $72.00 Lane Bryant Jeans that I bought in the fall.
She's not gained weight, she's gotten taller, so sizes haven't really changed, but she will only wear What Feels Right. I get that. But. DAMN IT, there's no easy way to buy clothing when you aren't a size 0-13 in juniors. NOTHING FITS.
I say it every time, but WHO MAKES CLOTHES FOR KIDS LIKE US? (I was one, you probably were too, where did you shop? Hello Lane Bryant! I worked there for the discount!)
There is no shortage of rounded pre-teens in her school, and nobody is naked, where on earth are they buying clothes? My daughter confided that one of her best friends buys mens' PAC SUN tee-shirts because they look trendy enough and bulky enough, so that she doesn't feel exposed.
She's at the age where she really has to pick her own stuff out. I can't do it. I need her to choose, so I told her to g'head and Google. She was disgusted to say the least, at what she found when she searched for "plus size clothes." I told her to try "plus size juniors" and we landed on Torrid.com. Again.
Torrid, much of it, not appropriate for her, but some could work, namely tee shirts, hoodies and jeans. It's just the $500.00 shopping cart she loaded in 20 minutes, and then asked me to "just enter your credit card now, okay?"
I had to explain that I "don't use credit cards, so when I have the cash in my bank account, I will check over your shopping cart and order what I can, okay?"
Again, I just want to voice my frustration at the lack of CHOICE out there for plus sized girls and teenagers. I would REALLY prefer to avoid dragging out the Woman Within catalog, and putting her in fucking polyester pant sets.