(Closed) Women over 25, where do you shop for your clothes?

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Post # 61
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

White House Black Market and Ann Taylor.  But I’m going to need to find a good maternity clothes store soon!

Post # 62
3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’m 27. I tend to find things in Loft, Old Navy, JCPenney, Target, Buckle (jeans), Express, The Limited (dress clothes), J. Crew (Factory store online!!), Gap, Macy’s. 

Post # 63
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

I shop mostly at JCP, Kohl’s and Target, with a healthy dose of thrift store and clearance.

I’m starting to wear less college-y t-shirts (plain and tigher-fitted now) but I’ve dressed mostly like my mother did for much of my life: jeans that aren’t too tight and vacation or free t-shirts for around the house, sundresses or slacks and sweaters for dinners out, a few simple pieces of jewelery, and a few nice outfits for weddings and funerals. The ratios are changing more than anything. As a young teen I had almost exclusively casual and during college (and having my own money) I picked up more business casual pieces. Now my wardrobe is about 1/3 wear-to-work, 1/3 bang around clothes and 1/3 formal.

Post # 64
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

For around the house I really don’t care lol Victoria’s Secret PINK sweatsuits are like my “at-home uniform” (that’s what my SO says…) I look like a tween but whatever I’m inside.


For normal clothes I like H&M, Dynamite, The Gap, Loft, Target for basics… Sometimes I’ll still venture into F21 but that’s if I want something really trendy but cheap.

Post # 65
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

I peek at forever 21 from time to time if I need cheap club jewelry or an easy summer dress, but mostly the hemlines have been way too short for me once I turned about 24/25.

Work clothes are pretty easy since I work in an office, it’s the casual clothes that are harder to find. What I’m realizing though is that basics and an ssortment of jewelry go a long way to making an outfit look more “special”. I used to love Dots for cheap loose blouses/tops, but they went bankrupt so that’s a no-go. 

I didn’t see Jones of New York mentioned yet unless I missed it, but it’s a great place for work dresses. I attached an example below in case anyone is still skeptical 🙂  Their tops can be a bit mature though.  Same pricing as Ann Taylor/J. Crew, sales every month.

I buy the vast majority of my clothes online because the selection is just so much bigger! I have friends that are leary about shopping online and they wonder why they can’t find anything unique and different. *Sigh* I digress…

In case any of you are over a size 14, I compiled a list of stores/sites that offer plus sizes.  

Happy Shopping!


Eloquii (Love this site!)

Dress Barn

Jones of New York


Forever 21


Mod Cloth

Fashion to Figure

Ashley Stewart




Carson Pirie Scott/Bonton/Bergners/The Boston Store

Lane Bryant (Of course)



TJ Maxx (Small selection)


Simply Be



Old Navy (Online only)

Belk (Southern US locations or online)

Apparently Charlotte Russe has plus sizes now, but I consider them similar to Forever 21 and Deb


Jones of New York Dress


  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by  pinkaddictm.
Post # 66
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Jeans–J Jill

tees J Jill

blouses, sweaters — Sundance

underwear & night gowns– La Perla

dresses– a couple of Diane Von Furstenberg’s each season

shoes–anywhere I can find pretty shoes I can actually wear, because I can’t do heels


I have a very casual life and don’t need the types of clothing I wore when I was teaching.


Post # 67
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

My mom is 48 and shops at:

  • Target
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Ross
  • GAP
  • Old Navy
  • Forman Mills
  • Jomar (local to the Philadelphia-area)

She dresses pretty casually most of the time (t-shirt & jeans, tracksuits, etc), but, when going out is usually in a nice shirt or sweater with jeans/slacks and heels or boots. Not old at all. Lulz. 

Post # 68
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Nordstomrs, Neimans, Talbots, J-crew, and Ralph Lauren. Occasionally, I like to shop consigment and estate sales.

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