E-mail troubles prevented me from posting this yesterday, but I wanted to direct you to the fabulous Francesca’s post on Manolo for the Big Girl wherein she mentions that Sydney’s Closet is having its fall sale. I know at least one lovely lady who fell in love with a gown from Sydney’s Closet, and it’s easy to see why. Thank ye gods for the Internet, where a girl can find whole shops devoted to her size.
Here are three of my favorites:
Now if they would just expand their selection…
And since the topic of this post involves both buying dresses online and plus-size shopping, let me direct your attention to a new feature being offered on the David’s Bridal web site, as was also pointed out to me by Francesca (who heard it from Heather). I’ve never cared for David’s Bridal, simply because the customer service differs so much from store to store. One bride walks into David’s and has a wonderful experience. Another does the same and feels mistreated. It was hard to know what you were going to get. Things just got a little easier with the db online collection–an assortment of gowns ranging in size from 2 to 26 that are available exclusively online. There aren’t many gowns available at this point, but I hope they too expand their selection. The best part of this online catalog? The matching misses and plus-size gowns are displayed next to one another on appropriately sized models, and you can watch each model moving in her gown to get a feel for the weight of the fabric. Awesome!