As a teenager my most hated store was Forever 21. Back when I had "friends" in junior high, they'd always drag me into that store at the mall. I hated every second of it. All these cute, cheap clothes called to me, yet when i'd reach for the large (as high as their sizes went) it looked more like something my little sister (a child) would wear then the teenagers it was marketed to. Then again, I was never a small teenager. Unlike my friends.
Basically, Forever 21 was one of the worst culprits of making me feel like a giant. Something I was very sensitive about, having towered over my friends by hitting 5'9 at eleven years old, and weighing about twice the amount of those half-lings around me.
But lately, forever 21 has been making it up to past Erin. By finally introducing a plus size line.
Yes, I know this was years ago, but still.
I just have to give a shout out to a place that makes clothes that fit me and that I can afford, besides Old Navy.
Yellow pants from forever 21+. Also seen here. (the sweater was from Old Navy, of course.)
Striped dress from forever 21+.
and yet another striped item, again from forever 21+.
It's near impossible to find affordable plus size clothes here in Canada. The few plus size stores we have are too expensive to really build a wardrobe.
This means we poor, unfortunate, Canadians have to go online to fulfill our fatshion desires, which means we end up paying too much in shipping and exchange rates.
Another reason I love forever 21+?
They ship super fast. To Canada, from Canada. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. (If you spend enough, it can even be free!)
But while that's wonderful, it does irk me that they don't actually carry their plus size line in Canadian stores.
Just last week I was out shopping with friends, and I was stuck watching them shop and try things on while I waited, just like when I was a teenager.
Except this time, I felt okay. Because I happened to be wearing forever 21. I just got it online.
But still, it'd be nice if I could try things on first.
Ya know, without driving three hours to the closest store that carries plus sizes (in another country) to do it.
Basically, thank you, Forever 21+, for letting fat girls who are poor look cute.