Wet Seal plus, and the same old same old

I just read over at Stylish Curves that Wet Seal is re-launching their plus size line.


On one hand, some of the stuff is really cute. Take, for instance, this velvet blazer:

This could be so easily dressed up for work, or even job interviews, with a nice black dress. And it could be so easily dressed down with a t-shirt and jeans. I could rock it with my gray tutu, a black top, and lots of pearls. Or my Nirvana t-shirt and ripped jeans.

And this skull sweater (SKULL SWEATER!):

On the other hand, this is not exactly progress. Wet Seal already had a plus size line, and got rid of it for no reason. Who knows if this new line will stay around for good, or get yanked like the old one.

Also, I haven’t been able to find confirmation on their site, but last time Wet Seal had a plus line, it was only available online. Online-only plus lines are not exactly new, and I’m sick of them. Continue reading

OOTD: Pink peplum and roses

I love this top from Deb, which I also have in green. Luckily, I fit into a 3x, which is the largest size–but I wish it weren’t that way. I don’t like when I’m at the top of a size range, which means that anyone bigger than me is left out. Everyone should get to wear lacy pink peplum shirts (well, if they like that sort of thing).

Also, I have mixed feelings about the existence of juniors’ plus sizing in general. On one hand, it tends to fit me better than regular plus sizing. But on the other hand, it usually runs smaller, and stops at a smaller size. Which is not ok–teenagers, just like adults, come in all shapes and sizes. They may be a little thinner on average, because aging is correlated with weight gain. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need fabulous clothes in sizes above 3x.*

Pink peplum for everyone! *raises fist*

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