i need to dress my fat ass with not a lot of money.
Thrift stores are your best friend. Except for last year when I had real money and so bought real work clothes, everything I own is from a thrift store. It’s worth it to drive to more affluent areas to shop at one too.
I’ve bought a lot of Banana Republic clothes at a Goodwill in Pasadena, CA. I’ve also bought Calvin Klein, Maggy London, and Elie Tahari dresses.
because of anxiety and my severe hatred of dressing rooms, i was hoping to work around it and shop online.
i’m trying to find a dress to get married in. my body looks best in pin up style dresses but theyre so fucking expensive and i just dont have that kind of cash to be throwing at clothing.
Would you mind if I asked what your budget is?
If you’re looking for something casual and not white eshakti might be a good site. The nice thing about them is they stock sizes 0 to 30 in all of their dresses and everything they make is fully customizable to your exact measurements. They’re also having a 70% off sale right now on some dresses and if you send me your e-mail via ask I can get you a coupon for $35 off as well. They stack coupons so they’d take the percent off and then the 35 bucks though I do believe they require a minimum order of $25 or $30. Some of their dresses look pin-uppy, but most of them look more 50s housewife. I have heard that if you e-mail them directly they can do custom stuff (switching skirt cuts, making things longer then they offer) but I’ve never done that personally.
Lady V London also has fantastic pinup style dresses including pencil/wiggle dresses. Hers are a bit more expensive and ship from the UK though, but they still should come out under $100. I personally think this one would make a good wedding dress for a casual affair.
Unique Vintage has a page of $25 dresses if you can find one that works in your size.
Depending, it also might be worth it to start contacting local seamstresses. If you can find a pattern you like and buy the fabric, a seamstress might be able to put a dress together for you pretty easily. A family member could also sew the dress with the seamstress doing the finishing touches (final tailoring and I’d have the professional do the hemming) if you know someone fairly handy with a sewing machine.