My issue with shopping in Singapore is that everything above a UK12 is overpriced, dowdy or unwearable. It’s almost impossible to walk into a random shop at a mall here, try on some clothes on a lark and walk out. When you find an item that fits, you grab it for fear that some other fat girl picks it up because retailers only bring in that “many” pieces in a big size. It’s a small market for big girls, how ironic.
I break most of the “rules” for dressing a big girl. I wear loud colours, frills, lace and avoid body skimming clothes. Seriously, if you’re fat, there’s no such thing as a slimming colour. Don’t cage me in black everyday either. The main reason I can find interesting things to wear is because I buy most of my clothes 2nd hand on eBay, online when there’s a sale, or through my mates who live overseas.
My friend R who helps me shop during sales in London has accumulated enough variety to start a FACEBOOK Shop. Check out Big Girls, Don’t Cry (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Big-Girls-Dont-Cry/110728498968437) The only difference between this and a regular blogshop is that you’ll find brands like H&M, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Marks & Spencer etc at a low low price. The thing is, R comes back to Singapore a few times a year, so I have to wait for the items to make its way to me.
I recently discovered these 2 Singapore-based Plus Sized blogshops.
I haven’t yet bought anything from them and cannot vouch for their quality. Makes me wonder though. Most straight-sized blogshops have trendy clothes bulk-purchased in Bangkok or manufactured in China, that are not well-made. What is your experience?