Torrid is wonderful. They also do the one thing I’ve been begging plus sized stores to do – they use fat models. That way, I can actually tell how the outfit is going to look on me, instead of my super slender lost twin. Torrid is a sister-store to Hot Topic, which also carries some nifty things in large sizes. It’s a much more casual, music-oriented place than Torrid, though.
And about the fat girls squeezing themselves into smaller sizes – word. I don’t like that, and I don’t like designers who think “plus size fashions” equals throwing a few more inches of material onto skinny girl fashions. Clearly the same cut/color/fabric/design that looks stunning on a size 10 is not going to look as good on my size 26 self, or vice-versa.
Heh, fessie. Supposedly the whole sweater is right there, but damned if I can see it. I guess cardigan now means a scrap of knit material to toss on with your low-rise jeans.
Ninjachick, I don’t know if longer sleeves are “in” or not [they were not too long ago], but I like my sleeves to come down to my knuckles, at least. Am I a freak?
Also, I just hijacked the hell out of this thread. What was the OP about? Something about hookers? Mmmm, hookers.
Damn, I saw this place at a mall near me. I walked by it and wondered what the fuck it was, but I didn’t dare go it. Now I know!!! Just more trashy clothes for the Britney-wannabe suburban teens tramps to wear. Nice! :rolleyes:
What is with the “California Soul” section of their website? It’s a very bad representation of the island—no mention (that I could see) of The Casino! How can you do a “tour” of Catalina and not do the Casino?
Well, pretty lame, anyway. (And weren’t they phasing the buffalos out? I thought I heard that, but perhaps I was wrong.)
My dream is that our mall gets a Torrid store. I love their website though I have not ordered there yet. Some of their models are incredibly cute, as well as being an accurate representation of the store’s likely shoppers.
I still didn’t see anything risque about those clothes. Granted, I haven’t been to a Hollister store, but that website is far from cutting edge. I think Abercrombie has boring, conservative stuff as well. Preppy=bleh.
Damn. I’m in Canada, so no Torrid here, but I might have to make a special trip to Buffalo just to check it out. I’m so impressed that they actually use plus sized models (hint to the rest of the world, size 12 != plus sized), and that the clothes still look good at those sizes.
Fuckin’ ridiculous, isn’t it? I saw a skirt today that wasn’t as long as my hand; the label read “14 years”. And I don’t have big hands, either.
What really twists my nipples is that the mothers who let their 10-year-old daughters dress like cheap whores are the same ones who form torch-bearing mobs when they find out there’s a convicted sex offender living on their street.