Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Things are building up towards Christmas.  Lots of parties, family and friend get-togethers.  Breakups from many clubs and groups.  Graduation and presentation evenings;  even engagement and wedding celebrations.

And a plus-size woman will "need" something special to wear that is exciting, colourful, out of the ordinary and something that will compliment her and her entire wardrobe for many occasions in the future.

Yes, there are lots of clothing out there that is being promoted as "must haves", but sometimes you can come across something that LOOKS so good it's irresistible.

I came across the Peggy Lutz website again recently and found this beautiful Jacquard Jacket.  (It comes back to quality cut, quality fabric and quality design).    Visit her website at http://www.plus-size.com/motherofthebride/item.asp?itemid=654

Now two items from the latest Maggie T catalogue here in Australia which are casual, and suitable for the coming warmer weather.    Well, summer is supposed to be around the corner!   http://www.maggiet.com.au


Countless plus-size women, those women who are size 16 plus, up to and beyond size 30, are confused when it comes to comparing Australian sizes with those from other countries.  Don't get me wrong we get confused with the sizings that are offered here in Australia, as one designer will be as much as two or three inches different to another,  in the same item of clothing.  Actually, even the designers don't follow their OWN sizings.  You'll sometimes find three items of clothing from one label that are all different when it comes to sizings and how they fit.

But let's get back to comparisons.   Now that many of the European suppliers are delivering to Australia, it's easy to get caught up with the expectation that something will fit only to find that the sizings from Europe are so much different to ours. (Recently I saw and was told that English sizes are the same as ours - I'll like to get that confirmed, because ......)

But here's a graph of European compared with Australasian sizes:

European               36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48
Australasian            8,  10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Hope this helps when thinking or ordering from overseas.

I do like it when catalogues show the actual measurements of the garments as well as their sizings.  This gives you a much better idea, and you can measure yourself just to see whether the garment in question will fit.

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