Loving My Curves — Soft Story

By on January 17, 2011, in Soft Stories, Soft Surroundings

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I have just received my second order from Soft Surroundings and I simply had to write and let you know how thrilled I am to have found your company! Historically, I have had difficulties ordering from catalog companies – as a larger-sized woman, sizing is almost always a problem and style is even worse. Seems that while I’ve learned to love my curves, the fashion-world is still convinced that I most likely want to hide in whatever will make me look most like slip-covered lawn furniture. Your company is the exception!

Essential Tee

Not only do you offer most of your clothing in women’s sizes, you offer gorgeous, well-made clothes in women’s sizes! Heaven! Because I often struggle with clothing, I usually over-order assuming that I will be sending over half of my order back. I am sending back nothing! And I now find myself in a delightful quandary; should I place another order now and get all the same pieces in other colors or should I exercise a modicum of restraint and wait at least until the spring catalog comes out? Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that those of us who are a bit more rubenesque want beautiful, quality, on-trend clothing designed to enhance our bountiful assets not smother them in floral-print drop-cloths! And please keep doing exactly what you’re doing – keep your existing fit-model and sizing structure. Too many of the better women’s wear companies have fallen prey to the ridiculous notion that all of the sizes 14 through 26 can easily be re-fit into a new 5-size (sizes 1 through 5) selection that will supposedly fool us curvy ladies into believing – what? – that I’m actually a size 2?! (Please!) Just keep on doing what you’re doing and I’ll keep on ordering and telling my friends about your fabulous offerings. Gotta go now – think I need to go make some more space in my closet.

Cheers and best wishes,
Lovin’ the size 18 I see in the mirror when I’m wearing your clothes!
Amee K.

  • Beverly

    I completely agree! I couldn’t have said it better myself. I am an hourglass figure size 18 and I have great difficulty finding quality clothing that accentuates my shape with style. Please include more dresses that cover the upper arm. Thank you and I will be placing an order soon.
    Beverly M.

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