New Year, New Brand: Maurices

Today I am giving my review of a brand you guys have requested I haul more than any other brand- Maurice’s. Maurice’s is a size inclusive brand that offers clothing from sizes 0 to 28.  Now candidly, I have purchased from this store before, but only one specific items. Maurice’s makes some of the most comfortable plus size leggings out there and I’ve been addicted to them since I first tried them.  However, for some weird reason I’ve never purchased anything else from them, so I think the term ” a brand new to me” still applies.

Trying Out Maurice’s Plus Size For The First Time

The look I styled from my Maurice’s haul is the perfect for a comfy day at the office. I paired their window-paned treggings with a super soft green cowl neck with herringbone rib details and topped it with an open black cardigan with lace up back. I used an obi style belt to wrap the cardigan closed and finished the look with a pair of well-worn Bass brogues. The outfit is delightfully cozy and I swear it feels like I’m still in pajamas. I’m a fan.

My Final Review

Overall, Maurice’s is an excellent option for plus size ladies who want no fuss, comfortable clothing that can be dressed up or down as needed. I love that they are size inclusive and offer plus size up to a 4x. The clothing is definitely cut with a plus body in mind and I noticed the arms were delightfully roomier than many other plus options. I was also super impressed with how quickly items were shipped and delivered. I received my order with 3-4 days; 3 days sooner than anticipated.  The only complaint I have is that the treggings- while stretchy- have some design elements that don’t work for ladies with larger hips/booties.The haulvideo below shows each item from my trial order and how they fit. Final verdict: I would recommend Maurice’s as a great place to shop for plus size clothing.

New Year, New Brand: Rue 21

To kick of the New Year, I wanted to do something, well, new. So I decided I will spend January 2018 trying out plus size brands I’m not super familiar with. I think often times get into the habit of relying on our old favorites and I personally want to make sure I am always pushing myself to try new things.

Trying Rue 21 For The First Time

Today’s look comes from Rue 21. Please forgive the horrid photo quality. I took these images in 15 degree weather with wind blowing down on me- making it feel like a frigid 5 degrees.  So I wasn’t really focused on the perfect image. i was focused on survival. I’m alive mostly because this pink faux fur bomber was way warmer than expected- a steal at only $20. I threw this fluffy cotton candy coat over a black lace up cropped long sleeve t-shirt and a pair of front seamed stirrup Jeggings also from Rue 21.  I then threw on my trusty unicorn shoes, because I needed their sparkly super powers to make it through the blustery ice box that is NYC today.

My Final Review

I did a full haul video below that showcases each items from my order, shows how it fits and  whether or not it met my expectations,

Overall I find Rue 21 to be a great affordable plus size option, but could perhaps benefit from better auditing of the non-store brand selections they offer. This would help increase the sizing consistency in-store and make online ordering easier. For example, the only items that weren’t up to standard were from clothing Rue 21 carried, but were not responsible for producing.