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Katrina Dick: There are some great options for plus size clothing

September 27, 2018

File Photo Torrid features plus size women's apparal and has around 400 stores countrywide. There are Torrid stores in both the Huntington Mall and Ashland Town Center locally.

Hello all, I hope your week has been well. Mine has been exhausting, and I’m really not sure why; but I think it has something to do with the fact that the days are getting shorter and shorter.

I did manage to make a trip up to the Huntington Mall the other day, to pick up some clothes I had ordered from Forever 21. I took a few minutes to look around, then went walking through the mall, window shopping, killing time before I had to head back to work.

I took a stroll inside the store Torrid and was in awe of the beautiful clothes! While I am not “plus size,” I do have a lot of friends that fit into that size range, and they always seem to have trouble finding clothing at decent prices — which never made any sense to me.

“Plus size” clothing shouldn’t be any more expensive than petite clothing - in my humble opinion. Torrid is a store that is specifically for women sizes 10 and up. While I wouldn’t imagine a size 10 is anything close to being “plus size,” - apparently they do. So here we are.

Torrid sells absolutely gorgeous clothing. While their price tag is a bit much for my taste, the quality of the clothing and the styles seemed to be worth the extra money. There is a sale going on right now, which includes 25 percent off bottoms. Torrid is great store and I believe that you really do get your money’s worth out of their clothes. However, if you’re like me, you just cannot or will not pay $50 for a pair of pants - well, you’re in luck.

One of my favorite stores, Forever 21 has an EXTENSIVE “plus size” section. And, I do mean extensive. They have just about as many styles and options in the “plus section” as their other sections - and the prices can’t be beat.

While the quality may not be as great as a store such as Torrid, you can still have a beautiful wardrobe and have gas in your car. What’s even better is they are currently having a 75 percent off sale.

Another great store for “plus size” clothing is Cato. Cato is a great store, and relatively inexpensive. They have a great “plus size” section, especially online. There are so many options and styles to choose from, including a gorgeous leather jacket that was priced at around $45, which just happened to be the most expensive thing I could see on their website. They are also having a clearance sale, with a lot of their “plus size” clothing at prices around $15.

With options like these, everyone can stay stylish and trendy no matter their size. Have a great week and happy shopping!

Katrina Dick is a lifelong Wayne County resident who is looking to inspire others in Wayne how to not only be frugal when shopping, but be stylish while saving.

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