Femme Fatales!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hmmm or Hmph!

Today was one of my day's off and normally I spend it getting all caught up with laundry, chores, groceries, the usual that us females somehow can't escape. 
Much to my surprise the hubby offered to come shopping with me, imagine that, but we all know that despite our happiness to have someone accompany us we always do better by ourselves.  No insult meant hunny just let me break it down in terms that men can understand.
When we shop by ourselves, we like to wander, near or far, to whatever rack we deem worthy of our attention.  When you shop with us, we can't help but notice the exasperated look on your face, the impatient foot tapping or the long drawn out sigh because you can't possibly comprehend that even though two racks look the same, believe us, they're very much different.

Walmart was my destination stop today because I haven't been in a long looong time.  Shame on me.
Anyway, as you can guess, I checked out all the latest fashion in the store and I have to say I was severely let down.  You be the judge though.  Naturally I have to look in the plus size section because it's not very often that I can squeeze my excessively plump rump in their 2-14 regular sizes, ever notice that they're barely big enough to fit on your arm?  I mean seriously.  Sheesh!

George is a great name brand of clothes and I adore their styles, I just wish I could find more of it in my size.  It's not much to ask for, right?
Below are some images of the plus style fashion Walmart carries.  Some of them are gorgeous and I could think of a perfect outfit, but the rest leaves me thinking what the hell was whoever put this together thinking?

Here we go!  Pry your hands from your eyes and let's go through them together.

I don't think I need to say what's wrong with this top do I?  I like Jersey Shore too but I would never buy this shirt!!  Would you?

This sweater isn't bad.  I really like the popping color and pink seems to be huge this year, or at least it does for the plus size woman in Walmart.  I like the cut but I don't like the fact that the zipper only goes down the one side without wrapping all the way around, it gives it an odd angle.  I'm also not sure that zippers and knit fabrics should go hand in hand.

I like this cut much better than the one above.  I think this will flatter the figure more, plus the fact that you can unzip the sleeves and show a bit of skin adds a sexy factor in the mix.  You want to show a little but not too much, leave something to the imagination and it will draw them back for more.

If I wanted a candy cane I'd buy one, but it does have a certain country flare to it.  Slap it over a pair of washed out jeans with some cute cowboy boots, a big buckled belt and you're ready to rock the look.

This is supposed to be a dress shirt and I realize the picture doesn't do it justice but I wanted to show the washed out color.  It wouldn't be my first choice.  I don't want to blend with the background, I want to stand out and be noticed, but I guess with the right pair of pants and accessories it may have potential.  What do you think?

 Bahahahaha.  Two words for you.  Paul Bunyan.  I mean seriously, how is this even flattering on a woman?
I think his big blue Ox is somewhere nearby.
If the collar and sleeves had some white cotton swab like trim like on a bomber jacket, then I'd be all over this, but as it is not likely!

This can be very cute for a fresh spring or summer look.  Loop a scarf around your neck, throw on a pair of skinny jeans and accessorize accordingly.

Notice the hot pink again?  I don't know about you but my eyes are starting to hurt from looking at this too much and what's with the face?  I admit this might classify as a rocker typish look but take a good look at where the face is placed, more specifically where the eyes are placed.  Do we really want to walk around with a pair of eyes on our boobs all day, literally?  Unless they're on the head of a gorgeous man, I don't!

This isn't too bad, I thought it was kind of cute, though short, and we all know what's going to happen after the first wash.  Suddenly it won't be a shirt anymore but a belly top.  Ugh!

I adore this top!  It has enough charm to dress it up or down.  A nice pair of dress pants, some heels, a pearl necklace and pearl stud earings, a klutch and a decent jacket and you're good to go for an office meeting.  Replace the jacket with a decent cardigan and you've dressed it down for a casual dinner date.
What outfits do you see with this shirt in mind?

This top is pretty too.  I like that it comes with the scarf but I'm not sure it should be attached to the shirt.  I can foresee it getting caught in the washing machine.

 I just realized how terribly my camera phone sucks!  Sorry for the horrible pictures.
This is a really cute top that I kick myself in the butt for not having purchased.  It has a hoody!!

This is grey with silver stripes, again the picture quality is crap, but this top has a certain appeal.  It caught my eye.

I like this one too.  In the creases up by the sleeves there's a few sequins sewn in to give it a bit of jazz.

I think this sweater would shrink after the first wash but it's cutesy.

Hehehe...yes I like this also.  I would wear it with jeans or dress pants or heck, even a skirt.  A pair of heels and a nice top underneath will do it wonders.

And there you have it.  This is what's available for the plus sized woman at Walmart.  What say you?  Were they hits or misses?

I know that I said I was severely disappointed and then there's so many tops that I actually liked, but when you factor in the rest of the clothing department there's only about six tops that I would have chosen, or more appropriately, that I had to choose from.

Hmmm...or Hmph?



Aranza said...

I hate walmart's fashion lol! It is ugly most of the time and yes, the size large, heck, even XXL is too small! I thought they were going to start carryinf Miss Tina clothing line (which is great) but i have not seen it.

I just wish we could all walk into any clothing store and find every garment in every single size imaginable =/

liquoredonlacquer said...

I think the pink leopard print top is adorable and the last cardi! very cute but I agree with you on the rest!! :-)

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Zxenarea said...

I couldn't agree with you more Aranza. I want to be able to walk into ANY store and find the same sizes offered to me as they are offered to the thinner population. I feel like because we're plus sized we're discriminated against and it makes me really angry. We didn't get a choice when our cromosomes were being formed inside our mothers bellies, and quite honestly I'm happy with who I am and how I look. Yeah I wouldn't mind fitting into a bikini once in a while but that doesn't make us who we are. So many people look at us heavier women and think we're sick, you know what I'd rather be sick and comfortable in my own skin than look like EVERYBODY else!
My dream is to one day open my own store that offers EVERYBODY the SAME choices of clothing aparrel, and mix plus sizes with regular sizes because I'm tired of looking for clothes at the back of the store like it's a secret. We're all human and we all want to be loved, we should all be treated as such. Thin, fat, black, white and everything inbetween, I LOVE it all!! <3

Kristen said...

I also see that Wal-Mart has a limited amount of clothing for women with a little meat on their bones. One thing that I've learned about Wal-Mart is that a find is a great find but they are good for basics! Tanks, t-shirt, and things of that nature. You lucked out with some great finds.

shootingstars123 said...

Walmart sells so many shirts noone would even think of buying,
but I have a mario shirt from there. No big deal (:

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