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Specialty size guide
Find it tough to find clothes that fit? Our guide is tailored for you

By Sarah A. Smith
First published in Chatelaine’s March 2003 issue.
© Rogers Publishing Ltd.

Plus-size

Tip


Plus-size clothing, in sizes 14 and up, is made fuller through the waist, back, thighs and arms. You’ll find two different cuts–one larger through the waist and hips; the other more generous around the bust line.

Legend
$ = budget
$$ =
moderate
$$$ =
splurge
U.S. = shop in U.S. dollars O = Shop online C = Shop by catalogue

* Information is current as of press time.

Addition-Elle | A/E Sport & Co. | Lingerie by Addition-Elle
www.addition-elle.com
More than 70 locations offer casual, career and active wear in sizes 14 to 26. Addition-Elle label plus brands such as Roots and Tommy Hilfiger. $$

Better Half Fashions

www.betterhalf.com
1/800/292-7834
Wide selection of plus-petite, plus- and super-size career and outer wear, lingerie and evening clothes in sizes 18W to 42W. Visit its store in Saskatoon or shop online. $$ , O

Cotton Ginny Plus
www.cottonginnyltd.com
More than 180 stores nationwide featuring comfortable casual clothing for work to weekend in sizes 15 to 24. $

z Danier Leather
www.danier.com
1/877/9DANIER
Forty-five locations feature the sleek Femme line of leather outerwear and sportswear in sizes 16 to 24. $$ to $$$ , O

Eddie Bauer
www.eddiebauer.com
1/800/625-7935
Thirty-six stores with a wide selection of practical and casual wear in sizes up to 18 and XXL. Sizes 16W to 26W available online only. $$, O

Fourteen | Twenty-two at Holt Renfrew
www.holtrenfrew.com
Locations in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal featuring labels such as Ellen Tracy, Marina Rinaldi and Eileen Fisher in sizes 14 to 22. $$$

gingerBra.com

www.gingerbra.com
An online fitting room helps you find bras in larger cup sizes up to 44G. $$, O

Junonia
www.junonia.com
1/800/586-6642
Specializes in comfortable activewear in petite, average and tall sizes and hard-to-find sports bras in sizes 14W to 40W. $$ , U.S. , O , C

Laura Plus
www.lauracanada.com
1/877/973-6090
Thirty-four stores across Canada feature career, special occasion and outer wear in plus and petite plus sizes 14 to 24. $$

Mostly Plusses
www.mostlyplusses.com
Skirts, blouses and sweaters in casual and business styles. Designer labels include DKNY, Rena Rowan, Ralph Lauren and Eileen Fisher in sizes 1X to 4X and 14W to 24W. $$ , U.S. , O

Optionelle
www.optionelle.com
1/800/810-3186
Request a catalogue and order from a consultant who comes to your home. Career and casual wear in sizes 4 to 22. $$ , C

Penningtons
www.penningtons.com
www.mxm.bz
Styles in sizes 14 to 28 at more than 125 stores nationwide. Check out its edgier MXM line for young plus-size women. $

Sears Image
www.sears.ca
1/800/747-0644
One hundred twenty-three stores nationwide. Plus-size apparel, outerwear and activewear in sizes 16 to 26 plus specialty bras in larger cup sizes. Exclusive labels Jessica and Nevada and brands such as Nygård, Villager, Alfred Dunner, Alia, Boca and TanJay. $ to $$ , O , C

SizeAppeal
www.sizeappeal.com
1/866/6APPEAL
Trendy body-conscious career and evening wear in sizes 14 and up. Fabrics include microsuede and stretch denim. Also carries belts and bags. $ to $$ , U.S ., O

The Bay 14+
www.hbc.com
One hundred stores across Canada featuring stylish casual and career wear, outerwear and lingerie in sizes 14W to 22W and 1X to 3X. Exclusive labels ToGo, Mantles and Outline. Designer labels Mac & Jac, Melrose Studio, Style & Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Alia, Nygård Collection and Lauren by Ralph Lauren. $$ to $$$ , O

Toni Plus
www.toniplus.com
Designer casual, career and evening garb in sizes 14 to 22. Labels include Brian Bailey, Ellen Tracy, Jones New York, Ralph Lauren and Votre Nom. Stores in Calgary and Toronto. $$ to $$$

Ulla Popken
www.ullapopken.com
1/800/245-8552
Fashionable career, casual and outer wear in sizes 12 to 34. $$ , U.S. , O , C

Winners
www.winners.ca
1/877/946-6877
Discounted designer-label fashions. Plus sizes 1X to 3X and 14W to 24W. $ to $$

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