Being a plus size gal, I was excited to see that Corset Chick Review went up to a size 5/6 XL. Let me just take a moment to go on my soap box and say, yes I’m a larger woman and I know I need to be smaller, however I’ve been trying for years and have yet to have enough success to make me a size 2 or whatever the ‘in’ size is. I have made some great strides this year that have helped my health, but they haven’t made me a toothpick yet. Plus, honestly, I’m 6 feet tall. If I were a size 2 I’d look like I had an eating disorder!
*jumping off my soapbox*
All that being said, a 5/6 XL wasn’t what anyone I know would think of when they thought of it. Normally, I wear a 2XL or maybe a 3XL if a brand runs small. With Corset Chick, the 5/6 XL wouldn’t even fit! That’s insane! I was so thankful that I’m currently not having issues with self esteem, as I probably would have had a meltdown! The 5/6 XL is supposed to fit an 18/20, even though they say they will fit up to a 22. Well, let me tell ya, they don’t. 22 centimeters, sure, inches…. well, that is another story! I will say though, that the g string that accompanies the corset is more true to size, I couldn’t wear them as they were actually a 5/6 XL…
It is frustrating to get to a site that boasts about ‘now carrying plus sizes’ only to find that their idea of a plus size is calling a size 14 fat. Just because you slap on an ‘XL’ doesn’t mean it’s plus size. Also, as the mom of a not large 17 year old, I can say for a fact that those kinds of things really hurt them when they buy a brand that runs *incredibly* smaller than they are supposed to then label something an XL to have ‘plus sizes’.
The only positive things I can say is that they have a good selection of styles and that the quality of the corset was nice. Of course, I could only visually evaluate it was not going to fit around a woman that actually wore an 18/20!!! It isn’t very often that I can’t find much to love about something, but here is one of those rarities.
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Originally posted 2013-08-17 08:44:10.