Happy Wednesday to my loyal readers, hope you are having an amazing week!
The focus of today’s post is something that I have patiently been waiting for since I first found out about it in the summer – Torrid now carries size 30 and 6x!
When I had attended the grand opening of the first Canadian store in Toronto, I had the opportunity to meet some key representatives from head office and they were very patient with me and answered all of my questions. I openly shared my frustration in trying to find a pair of Torrid jeans that fit my body type. I could easily wear a size 28 in their dress pants but no matter what style of jean I tried nothing worked with my dreaded problem area – my thick thighs.
They were happy to let me know that they were working on expanding their size range to a 30 but it was going to take some patience on my part because they were going through their rigorous fit testing process. So over the course of the last few months I did finally find a pair of size 28 boot cut jeans that fit me but I was still eagerly looking for a jegging or skinny.
If you regularly visit their website like I do to see what new items they have come out with you will have noticed that they have slowly started adding size 6 and 30 and also size 00 and 10 for my girls on the smaller end of the size range. They will continue to be offering more pieces in these sizes in the upcoming months. A couple of weeks ago I finally noticed that jeggings and skinnies were out in the 30! I immediately had to get my hands on a pair.
I am wearing the Torrid Jegging in black wash in a size 30. They are made of a great cotton, rayon and polyester blend with a hint of spandex that allows them to mold fantastically to your shape but still provide comfort.
And they hold their shape all day. I particularly love the higher rise waist with 3 buttons that provides ample booty coverage. I also like that they have a fake front pocket for a clean line.
I am 5’6 and I also found that the regular inseam length was perfect and that they were appropriately tapered at the ankle but I could still get them on!
I called this post “Size Doesn’t Matter” because I find that many women, no matter if they are a straight size or plus size get hung up on the size on the tag instead of how a garment fits or makes you feel. Ladies – all manufacturers are different and not all pieces from the same brand will fit the same. And let’s face it, we all have very different bodies that make us unique. So to expect that we are going to wear the same size in absolutely everything is pretty unrealistic.
I always know that my thighs are going to be an issue but that’s not going to stop me from wearing jeggings or skinnies, it just means that I might have to work a little harder to find the right ones. And if you think for a second that I will deny myself the opportunity to wear these fabulous jeans because I had to get a size 30 and not a 28, you are dead wrong. I mean that kind of attitude would have prevented me from creating this fun, stylish and comfortable outfit that I am totally in love with.
I decided to pair these jeggings with another on trend look – the maxi shirt. Maxi shirts are popping up all over in spring fashion in solids, sheer fabrics, fun prints and varying necklines. I loved the soft peach colour of this one, also from Torrid with it’s embroidery, crochet and floral detail for that boho feel and the high low hemline. I am wearing the 4x in this shirt which is my standard shirt size for Torrid.
I chose to wear a simple black bustier that was already in my closet that is also from Torrid underneath this sheer number. I loved how wearing something dark underneath it really highlighted the detail of the pattern and embroidery. If you wanted an even more boho vibe or wanted to wear something that was less body con, I would slip the matching double layer chiffon cami on underneath.
When I went to accessorize this look I decided I wanted to have some fun. I am a self proclaimed accessory junkie and I love the fun and unique options that Torrid offers at a very affordable price point. I started with this statement necklace in these amazing neon shades of pink, blue, yellow and white. I loved how it totally popped against the pastel shade of the shirt.
Now, can we talk about absolutely adorable these pineapple flats are? They are cute and comfy and the perfect touch of whimsy for a fun casual look. Paired with my coral Coach bag with matching floral scarf and charm, they were the perfect touch.
And on a beautiful sunny spring day I of course needed some shades and I just couldn’t resist these daisy circle shaped ones that are also from Torrid. They definitely spoke to my love of flowers and complimented the boho vibe of the entire look.
I strongly believe that we shouldn’t let size impact our style decisions. I realize now that there are so many things I have missed out on because I spent too much time caring what other people thought. Now I do what makes me happy. And babes, you should too! Trust me, it will give you a much more positive outlook on yourself and your body. Stay tuned for more looks featuring Torrid’s extended size range as I add to my collection.
Jeggings by TORRID | Maxi Blouse by TORRID | Corset by TORRID | Flowy Tank alternative to corset by TORRID | Flats by TORRID | Necklace by TORRID | Sunglasses by TORRID (alternative) | Bag by COACH (Michael Kors alternative) |