special size guide plus

Specialty size guide
Find it tough to find clothes that fit? Our guide is tailored for you

By Sarah A. Smith
First published in Chatelaine’s March 2003 issue.
© Rogers Publishing Ltd.



Plus-size clothing, in sizes 14 and up, is made fuller through the waist, back, thighs and arms. You’ll find two different cuts–one larger through the waist and hips; the other more generous around the bust line.

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U.S. = shop in U.S. dollars O = Shop online C = Shop by catalogue

* Information is current as of press time.

Addition-Elle | A/E Sport & Co. | Lingerie by Addition-Elle
More than 70 locations offer casual, career and active wear in sizes 14 to 26. Addition-Elle label plus brands such as Roots and Tommy Hilfiger. $$

Better Half Fashions
Wide selection of plus-petite, plus- and super-size career and outer wear, lingerie and evening clothes in sizes 18W to 42W. Visit its store in Saskatoon or shop online. $$ , O

Cotton Ginny Plus
More than 180 stores nationwide featuring comfortable casual clothing for work to weekend in sizes 15 to 24. $

z Danier Leather
Forty-five locations feature the sleek Femme line of leather outerwear and sportswear in sizes 16 to 24. $$ to $$$ , O

Eddie Bauer
Thirty-six stores with a wide selection of practical and casual wear in sizes up to 18 and XXL. Sizes 16W to 26W available online only. $$, O

Fourteen | Twenty-two at Holt Renfrew
Locations in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal featuring labels such as Ellen Tracy, Marina Rinaldi and Eileen Fisher in sizes 14 to 22. $$$
An online fitting room helps you find bras in larger cup sizes up to 44G. $$, O

Specializes in comfortable activewear in petite, average and tall sizes and hard-to-find sports bras in sizes 14W to 40W. $$ , U.S. , O , C

Laura Plus
Thirty-four stores across Canada feature career, special occasion and outer wear in plus and petite plus sizes 14 to 24. $$

Mostly Plusses
Skirts, blouses and sweaters in casual and business styles. Designer labels include DKNY, Rena Rowan, Ralph Lauren and Eileen Fisher in sizes 1X to 4X and 14W to 24W. $$ , U.S. , O

Request a catalogue and order from a consultant who comes to your home. Career and casual wear in sizes 4 to 22. $$ , C

Styles in sizes 14 to 28 at more than 125 stores nationwide. Check out its edgier MXM line for young plus-size women. $

Sears Image
One hundred twenty-three stores nationwide. Plus-size apparel, outerwear and activewear in sizes 16 to 26 plus specialty bras in larger cup sizes. Exclusive labels Jessica and Nevada and brands such as Nygård, Villager, Alfred Dunner, Alia, Boca and TanJay. $ to $$ , O , C

Trendy body-conscious career and evening wear in sizes 14 and up. Fabrics include microsuede and stretch denim. Also carries belts and bags. $ to $$ , U.S ., O

The Bay 14+
One hundred stores across Canada featuring stylish casual and career wear, outerwear and lingerie in sizes 14W to 22W and 1X to 3X. Exclusive labels ToGo, Mantles and Outline. Designer labels Mac & Jac, Melrose Studio, Style & Co., Tommy Hilfiger, Alia, Nygård Collection and Lauren by Ralph Lauren. $$ to $$$ , O

Toni Plus
Designer casual, career and evening garb in sizes 14 to 22. Labels include Brian Bailey, Ellen Tracy, Jones New York, Ralph Lauren and Votre Nom. Stores in Calgary and Toronto. $$ to $$$

Ulla Popken
Fashionable career, casual and outer wear in sizes 12 to 34. $$ , U.S. , O , C

Discounted designer-label fashions. Plus sizes 1X to 3X and 14W to 24W. $ to $$

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