Yesterday I did a thing I hate, but have to do, I went pant shopping. I hate paying more than $20 for a pair of pants, and refuse to do it. I also am a size 14-16 depending on the pants. I went to target, all their pants in my size are either too expensive or are ugly as hell. I then had the brilliant idea to go to Lane Bryant, now I've never been in there before, but as soon as I walked in I felt immediately uncomfortable. Everyone in there gave me dirty looks. Now I know that the store is sizes 14 and up, well Hi I'm a size 14, why do I feel like a bitch for going in there? Does anyone else feel like they're in the middle? Not small enough to be a skinny girl, not big enough to be a big girl? ugh. I like my body right now, but why do manufacturers hate me? ugh
I totally agree with you. There was a great line of pants in the line called "mix-it" at Pennys but I think they got rid of them (of course)I can't stand Layne Bryant, everything I go in there I get glares and feel really awkward. It's a really stigmatizing experiance to shop there in the first place and the people who work there always look at me like ' what you are doing here?"... umm... I'm to fat for normal stores... that's what I'm doing here. I tend to find one pair of pants I like and buy a bunch of them in a few sizes and wear them until they fall apart, I hate pants shopping!!!
I used to be that size until about a year ago. I really liked that size actually. My birth control caused me to gain about 2-3 pants sizes so now I'm a 20. Even though it's hard to find 14/16 pants I still think it's a great size. I used to shop at DEB. Their jeans are a bit small so I could normally wear a 16 there. The best part about DEB is that they were split into two halves so skinny and fat people can shop in the same place, and if the pants are too big at the smallest size on the fat side you can just walk over to the skinny side. Not every place has DEBs though.