What clothes are on local stores’ racks for plus sizes?
Macy’s and J.C. Penney officials say they are working hard to please plus-size customers by offering the same fashion looks that are available in missy. Lane Bryant launched a new couture-inspired line called the icon Collection by Lane Bryant. Forever 21 introduced a plus-size line called Faith 21. In Oklahoma City, plus-size retailers also include Catherine’s and the Avenue. Other stores such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and Old Navy only offer plus sizes online. Another online option is OneStopPlus.com. Nancy LeWinter of OneStopPlus.com said the Internet has allowed women to define what fashion they want and where they can find it. At OneStopPlus.com, an online mall for sizes 12 and larger, women can find everything from jeans and evening wear to wide-calf boots and lingerie. The site even offers men’s big and tall sizes. "No one has to go 20 different places ... (and) all the clothes fit the body. It’s a head-to-toe concept,” she said. Since it launched three years ago, the site has been an extraordinary success, LeWinter said.