Sizes carried: XL- 4x
Price Range: $- $$
Verdict: While I think it’s interesting that Forever 21 created a whole other website to host their plus-size line, I cannot say that they have not helped soothe the fashion lover in me.
Skirts: Simply put, I love their skirts. Some styles are a hit and miss for me. I’m not into pattered skirts but I was able to buy cute and flattering body mod skirts from them for around $10. I’ve bought 5 skirts from them and they have yet to disappoint. The fit is great, they’re comfortable and do not stretch anywhere as easily as others do.
Jeans: I have yet to buy any jeans from them because I have about 20 pairs of jeans myself. Looking at their selection, they have a nice mix of skinny to boot leg cut jeans. I have often heard that the quality of the jeans after some time isn’t the greatest but they are fairly inexpensive.
Like their skirts, I adore the dresses they offer. The fits are great and the cuts are flattering. I’ve gotten many compliments on the dresses I’ve bought from them and it’s easy to see why. They’re fashion forward, not particularly expensive and are versatile. If the dresses have buttons, be careful when washing or doing anything particularly strenuous- those buttons will fly off!
Sweaters: Sweaters are comfortable, cute and fairly inexpensive most of the time though it can occasionally get pricey. The quality is usually great for what you get, but buy wisely as I have bought a sweater or two that have gotten holes in them after a spin or two in the wash. I’d say buy the heavier, bulkier sweaters and skip the light, airy ones.
Shirts: Shirts are always reliable at forever 21. Though the colors in their cotton shirts fade fast, they last longer than Macy’s clothes which practically disintegrate. Forever 21 isn’t afraid to take risks with patterns, styles and fabric which is nice when you want to get a little edgy. But for the more conservative, there are plenty of practical work shirts and tees. Many of their shirts have a lot of stretch so being comfortable and stylish isn’t a problem here.
Warning: Do not get your heart set on an item until you have checked their listed sizes. While they have xl- 4x sizes available, often times they will only have a few sizes listed. If you are shopping for their jeans this will be more common. Without fail they will usually carry size 12.
When I was younger finding clothes was the bane of my existence. The cuts were unflattering, the sizes either too loose or too tight and they were almost never trendy. I often relied on makeup and hair to compensate for my clothing choices. I liked online shops that carried in my size- I often perused Hot Topic but coming from an on the border middle class family and being the youngest of 3, my purchases were few and far between. I relied on Old Navy and on occasion New York & Company. When I was in high school, I would go shopping with my friends only to be relegated to one rack of unflattering shirts or the accessories. However, now that I work and I have learned how to peruse the internet, I’ve come across some website and shops that might interest those of you who had/ are having the same issue. I will also be reviewing many popular brands.
These are some of the places I shop at / have heard good things about.
I’ll bold the ones I shop at frequently.
I’ll keep updating as I remember more.
But for now any other places missing from the list?