Clothing brand recommendations

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Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

What size are you? How large is your bust? Problem areas? 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For me. I’m petite in pants & dresses. Large bust, so nothing button up or too structured. I like form fitting, stretchy material. Narrow hips, but at a size 12, I rather like bootcut trousers. 

Ann Klein. Banana Republic for work attire. Express is good for casual dress. I love great shoes & think you can get by with cheaper brands of clothing if you have great shoes & bags 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I am also a pear shaped I don’t wear dresses because my bottom is a size 6 and my top is usually a size 2. I found that George jeans from Walmart fit really well. I can’t find jeans anywhere else that fit well. For skirts and dress pants I find that J Crew is my go to place.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Pear shape here! And petite. I’m larger than you, but back in the day when I looked good I wore your sizes :P. I worked a short stint at Anthropologie at that time, and was really really pleased with my options. If you’re looking for jeans and nice tops and dresses – I still recommend them, though would caution you to pay attention to the materials and quality on the tops and dresses at their price points. The quality has mostly gone down hill, but there’s always a few gems that are beautifull made and a good value.

For jeans, I would specifically recommend  AG, Paige, and Pilcro. For AG, I always liked Stevie and Annabelle cuts. I find that the Paige Hoxton cut is super nice and flattering, though may run a bit small. Pilcro is generous with their sizing and I’ve had good luck with all their cuts. It is definitely worth splurging on nice jeans, and Anthropologie will regularly do 20% off full price if you are an Anthro “member” (which is free and it isn’t a credit card).

 

For work pants, Banana Republic is my go to, and I’ve had luck with BCBG before as well. I actually really liked BCBG, but I think I’m sized out of their pants at this point. 

 

Dresses are also a really good idea – particularly fit and flares, that accentuate your small waist and are just flowy over your hips and thighs (again, Anthro has done well for me here in the past. Banana and Gap may have some gems, but they’re a bit harder to find).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I really like American Eagle’s soft and sexy line for tops. The fabric is soft and stretchy, and you can size down for a snug fit, or size up for a nice draped fit that isn’t too baggy. I’m 5’2″ or 5’3″, so not truly petite, but certainly not regular height. I like brands that sell “short” in addition to petite. Old Navy was always my go to for jeans growing up, because they sell short sizes. American Eagle also sells short sizes. Petite is normally a tad too short for me, but George slacks from Walmart are very comfortable and the petite size fits me well.

I’m an hourglass shape, with a big bust, and wider hips. I wear a 4-6, depending on the fit/brand, and how good I’m doing with my weight. I typically get a medium in tops to accommodate my bust.

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