For me, I was a little saddened to hear that The Limited considers plus size a 14 and up. I think the average woman is a size 12 or 14. While, I've fit all sizes of the spectrum, I'm on the lower size of the plus size collection.
But putting my personal opinions aside, I headed out after work last Friday to see what I could find. I've been on the quest for black pants. I tried on their straight fit. According to their website, I would fall into the Tear Drop category.
So, I picked up multiple sizes, multiple fits and went to town. I struck out on pants as I believe I was more in the curvy category for the black pants. I don't think they had the entire collection out yet. I did hit a homerun with a wide-waistband black pencil skirt. Super cute. I paired it with cute strappy sandals and a silky poppy top from NY&Co on Monday. I also picked up a pair of jeans too. They were thin, but not too thin and they had a lot of good stretch to them.
The problem is going from a standard 16-18 to a 16-18W is completely different. It's like you add an extra half size with the W. For someone who is teetering on the edge of that, but not really, the W doesn't make you feel good. Luckily, I was able to size down on all of my items. Whew.
I checked out the website before I came and I fell in love with this striped skirt. They had it on a mannequin, but didn't have it on the floor yet. Totally bummed.
Totally bummed, yet I came home and ordered it online. Still on pre-order, but it will be mine VERY soon. A big thank you to The Limited, and Eloquii for inviting me to the event. I've always been a fan of The Limited, so I am excited I have an option for pants and skirts! In full disclosure, The Limited/Eloquii provided me with a $50 gift card for coming to the event. They also provided me with an additional $50 gift card that I will be hosting a giveway starting this weekend! In no way did the gift cards influence my opinions of the Limited Brand. I've been a fan for year and I'm thrilled they are branching out to a wider range of women!