| Dress – H&M | Shoes – BCBG | Purse – TJ Maxx |
I have come to rely on certain stores for no-brainier work clothes and H&M is one of those stores. H&M is known for having structured blazers, beautiful dresses, whimsical skirts and sassy accessories. Their prices are affordable and I find the clothing to be well made. All of these things have lead me to purchase several clothing items from H&M over the years. However, not with out trial and error.
Sizing at H&M is European plan and simple, which causes me to size up on anything fitted. I usually stay away from their pants unless they have generous stretch. I love their selection of skirts, dresses and blazers which is what I usually end up bringing home. I find that I have to remove the linings from their fitted dresses because they are always too tight and bunch up underneath. Their fitted skirts don’t work for me, unless I am planning to wear them after work or on weekends. I really feel like their sizing is over the place but I don’t let that discourage me from looking for fabulous clothes.
I use to be that girl that would talk myself out of trying a store because I thought I couldn’t fit the clothing. Of course this was completely made up on my mind and I was selling myself short. Being that I am pear shaped it’s sometimes hard to find work clothing that fits over my hips and doesn’t show off too much of my body. However, it’s not impossible and you just never know unless you try. Now I just just need to tackle, J Crew and Banana Republic to see if they have anything that work with these curves.
What stores are on your do not enter list because of sizing?