Directory of Resources for Large-Sized Women 


email: webmaster@largedirectory.com

Dear Friend:

We encourage you to take the risk and begin to connect with the wonderful world of size-friendly people, products and publications. We are two large-sized women whose lives have been immensely improved by many of the resources we've listed here. It's often hard for women of size to find nice clothes, information and support. You don't have to diet or be thin to enjoy your life, try new things and venture out into the world. Enjoy the journey, and send us your comments.

Good luck!

 

LAST UPDATED June 1st, 2017

Index

Newest Sites (7)
Clothing Catalogs & Web Sites (43)
Dating (2) category
Exercise-related Videos, Clothing & Web Sites (5)
Books & Magazines(6)
Organizations (5)
Additional Resources (over 100)

(Includes sources for: bras, bridal, costumes, fitness/exercise, general clothing, health, high fashion, hosiery, jewelry, lingerie, maternity, patterns, prom, shoes, swimwear & uniforms).

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Attention non-US customers: All payments to the companies in this directory must be made in US funds (unless otherwise specified).


Newest Sites

Brava Lingerie: Australia's Specialist Store for D-K cup Lingerie, Swimwear, Sports Bras, Maternity Bras and Expert Bra Fitting Advice, Australian bras, womens lingerie. You can also buy from online shopping store Australia. Web site: Brava Lingerie

Sun Threadz : Safe in the sun designer clothing. Web site: http://www.sunthreadz.com/ Telephone: 215-805-6002 . Owner Colleen Dougherty Bronstein writes: "Sun Threadz Sun Protection Clothing came about from my malignant melanoma diagnosis in 1999. I designed a few key pieces that were important in my active outdoor lifestyle; I love swimming and sailing and was reluctant to give this up." Sun Threadz are designed and produced in the USA. You'll find, tops, cover-ups, capris, skirts, swimwear & more, all to sizes 2XL.

Mystic Crypt: Web site: Mystic Crypt Plus Size Gothic Clothing, Rockabilly, Renaissance, Medieval, Gothic Purses, Hosiery, Gothic Decor, Jewelry, Accessories, and more! Sizes: 1X-5X (16-32).

WE BE BOP: 448 25th Street #B;Oakland, CA 94612. Telephone: 510-452-3267. Web site: We Be Bop (Will ship internationally.)
The owner states:"For over 20 years, WeBeBop has been an essential resource of women's plus sizes clothing, offering garments of the highest quality, in fabrics that breathe and flatter the body. We are a major distributor of clothing in sizes from 0X-6X with a wide range of silhouettes from fun, casual and artistic to more traditional looks." This site is amazing with gorgeous batik fabrics for tops, pants skirts and even outerwear to size 6X. They clearly understand the needs of larger women-- with the tunic lengths that are so hard to find plus beautiful and unique designs. And be sure to check out their sale section with beautiful tops under $25.00 ---Joan
note: get 20% off your first order by signing up for emails.

The Big Bloomers Company: This unique site specializes in "supersize knickers." They are a small company located in Cornwall England and wrote that," We decided to start manufacturing supersize knickers after searching on the internet for hours without success." They make it very easy for those in the U.S. in terms of sizing, pricing & shipping. Their selection of supersize panties and tights is exceptional. Their knickers are 100% cotton and they carry tights to fit hips up to 95 inches with extra room in the thighs! They also have super size hospital gowns, a hard to find item..Web site: The Big Bloomers Company Telephone:: 01326373268.

HipsandCurves.com: This wonderful site specializes in," Plus size lingerie for full figured divas," You'll find a wide selection of beautiful plus size lingerie. Bras to size 50DD, panties to 6X plus a section of "extended sizes." Check out their costume section.
Web site: HipsandCurves.com - Lingerie For Women With Curves Telephone: 1-800-200-8878.

FullBeauty.com: This great new site has an amazing selection of plus size bras (36B-50N), panties (to fit hips up to 72") shapewear, (to 5X) & hosiery (to fit up to 375lbs.) Web site: Full Beauty Telephone: 1-877-388-3000.

Clothing Catalogs & Web Sites

The Blouse House: PO Box 622; Marshfield, MA 02050. Telephone: 1-888-525-6873. email: blousehouse@msn.com Web site: Blouse House
(Will ship to Canada & UK; more international shipping coming soon)

At this wonderful site you will find a great selection of gorgeous print blouses in sizes to 8X! This company states,"Quality and a generous fit are our main priorities, and we stand behind every blouse we sell 100%." The blouses are not only beautiful & affordable, but they only charge $5.00 for shipping & will ship free if your order totals $100.00 or more. As a great bonus they have a very detailed size chart that includes the length of the blouses, so you know the exact measurements for each size.

Astarte/woman by design: 1462 E. 33rd. Street; Signal Hill, CA 90755. Telephone: (562)-492-9999. Email: jdavis@astartewoman.com
Web site: http://www.astartewoman.com (Will ship internationally)

The owners of this site, who are 2 plus sized sisters, state, "If color and drama and a sexy, curve-flattering fit is what you've been looking for, then welcome to the Astárte sisterhood. We exist to treat your curvy plushness to the beauty and comfort you deserve!" Since 1991, designer Jennifer Davis creates "everything from bathing suits to ballgowns" engineered for the fuller figure. You provide your measurements and they will select the right size, whether you are tall, petite, hourglass or apple shaped. From elegant office wear, to glamorous evening clothes, to sexy clubwear and gorgeous swimwear, you'll find unique and beautifully made clothing that never goes out of style.

Garb The World: Telephone:1-800-795-8092 . Email: sales@garbtheworld.com Web site: Garb The World (Will ship internationally)

At this wonderfully creative site you will find Medieval, Fantasy and Renaissance Costumes and Clothing, ready to wear or made to measure. They state that their mission is "to provide reasonably-priced custom-made costumes and accessories in a reasonable and reliable amount of time." Plus sized items are their specialty and they have many in stock.

Ted's Medical Threads: Ted's Medical Threads is an online medical clothing store with sizes up to 12XL. The owner states: "Our store has variety of affordable quality made medical clothing. We're able to keep our scrub prices low, because we don't carry the mainstream expensive brands. This translates into savings for our customers." (No international shipping) PO Box 231;Dumont, NJ 07628. Web site: Ted's medical Threads
Email: customersupport@tedsmedicalthreads.com PO Box 231;Dumont, NJ 07628. Telephone Toll-Free 1-888-863-7315.

Swimsuits For All: Toll Free Telephone: 1-888-241-7946. Web site: Women’s Swimwear and Plus Size Swimwear For Real Women. Shop Now! No paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally)

This women’s swimwear company has been in business over 20 years and has just recently expanded to online sales. They carry a great selection of beautiful women’s swimsuits size 8 and up, as well as designer plus size swimwear up to size 36. Because Swimsuits For All buys overstocked swimwear, their prices are true bargains, with many swimsuits priced at $24.99. You'll find high quality, major designer swimwear brand names such as Longitude, Beach Belle, Penbrooke & Beach Native. Swimsuit styles include Tankinis, Underwire, Swimdresses, One Piece, and more flattering swimsuit styles. The site is very user-friendly and you can shop by brand or style. There is even a special section for suits sizes 26 & larger. The company was started by a plus size woman who states that she is "dedicated to the satisfaction of my customers."

Healthy Legs And Feet Too: 6342 SW Macadam Avenue Portland, OR 97239. Toll free telephone:1-877-846-4600.
email: lynette@healthylegs.com Web site: Healthy Legs and Feet Too No paper catalog available. Free shipping! (Ships to US & Canada only)

This site is here because many customers emailed me urging me to include it. Several had Diabetes, and wrote that this site offered a great "Sensitive Feet Sampler," where they could try out 3 types of socks plus some special foot cream. They also have a "Support Sampler" so you can determine what level of compression you may need in knee highs or pantyhose. In addition you'll find many products for heel and bunion pain, sore toes and much more.

Making It Big: 501 Aaron St., Cotati, CA 94931-3062. Toll-Free Telephone: 877-644-1995 (call for free catalog)
email: customerservice@bigwomen.com Web site: Making It Big (Will ship internationally)

They specialize in roomy, colorful, beautiful natural fiber clothing, sizes 14-72+ -- something for every size of large! They also carry size PP (proportional petite, for short, large-sized women). Clothes are for casual and career use. Original designs for our sizes. They have a great selection of beautiful clothes. I recently found a perfect dress for my son's wedding.--Joan


Wildly Wonderful Wearables™ : PO Box 495637, Garland, TX 75049-5637. Telephone: 877-884-2787. Local: 972-240-0187.
email: textile@wwwearables.com Web site: http://www.wwwearables.com Paper catalogue available, secure online ordering. (Will ship internationally)

"Why be boring? Embrace change!" These words are the motto of this wonderfully upbeat company that brings you one-of-a-kind patterns in sizes to 28. Funky vests, elegant jackets, and unusual wall hangings - they provide the patterns and designs, you provide the creativity and imagination. At this comprehensive web site you will also find notions and fabrics as well as great resources for gift ideas, tips on fabric dyeing, and beading information.

Sydney's Closet: P.O. Box 410860, St. Louis, MO 63141. Telephone: 1-314-344-5066. email: DearSydney@sydneyscloset.com
Web site: Sydneys Closet No paper catalog or stores. Visit St. Louis showroom by appointment only. (Will ship internationally)

Sydney’s Closet - We Size Up Glamour! Discover fabulous formal dresses sizes 14 to 44 perfect for any once-in-a-lifetime special occasion: formal dances, military balls, Brides, bridesmaids, wedding guests, cruises, family celebrations, Prom, Homecoming, reunions, performances and pageants. Almost 100 styles to flatter curvy teens and women. Rush Orders available. Read fan mail and see photos of our Happy Customers from around the world. Proudly shipping to APO/AFO addresses. Now they have added beautiful bridal gowns in sizes to 32. Many people have emailed me looking for formal dresses with sleeves. You'll find beautiful ones at this site.--Joan

Big On Batik: PO Box 2352, Carlsbad, CA 92018. Telephone:1-888-411-9790.
email: satu@bigonbatik.com Web site: http://www.bigonbatik.com Paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally.)

In addition to its stunning, colorful batik fabrics, this company understands how to design styles that flatter the large & supersize woman. They have a great selection of items including: dresses, tops, pant sets, cocoon jackets, swimwear & more! Sizes generally range from 1X-6X. Recently they added cotton panties to size 6X (hip sizes 65" -75") They have a new section for sizes 7X+. I have bought many items from this company & their customer service is the best!--Joan

WideWidths.com: Zappos.com Inc, 1000 Van Ness #213, San Francisco, CA 94109 Telephone:1-888-492-7767.
email: cs@zappos.com Web site: Free Shipping at Zappos:both ways! No paper catalog available. (No international shipping)

At this site you will find women's wide width shoes and boots in sizes to 13 WW. Choose from a selection of over 100 name brands, and have access to more than 30 million pairs of dress, casual & athletic shoes. They have a Low Price Guarantee which promises that if you find a lower price online, they will refund you 110% of the difference. They now have 27 different styles of wide calf boots!

Just My Size: PO Box 748, Rural Hall, NC 27098 Telephone: 800-261-5902. (call for free catalog).
email: JustMySize@e.justmysize.com Web site: Top 10 Under $10

Large selection of bras to 50DDD, hose to 7X and casual clothing to 32W. We applaud this company for featuring large-sized models in their television ads. They now carry more sizes- to 6X & 40W. I've been buying bras and colorful cotton underpants that fit and last for years from this catalog. My bra size is hard to fit and I'm quite pleased with the results.--Carrie


Junonia: 800 Transfer Road, Suite #8, St. Paul, MN 55114. Telephone: 1-800-586-6642. (call for catalog). (Will ship internationally)
email: customerservice@junonia.com Web site: Junonia They describe themselves as "Dedicated to the Active Lives of Women size 14 and Up". Colorful, well-made activewear, sizes up to 6X, including belts, shoes, swimsuits, tees, bike shorts, underwear, Danskin products and more.This Company is a pleasure to deal with. Their products are excellent, and they are very customer-oriented.--Joan

BiggerBras.com: PO Box 1071, Rowlett, TX 75088-1071. Phone 1-877-475-8110 & Fax 1-972-475-8260.
Customer Service email: custsvc@biggerbras.com Web site: Your perfect bra is at BiggerBras.com
No paper catalog available, but extensive online catalog with off-line (phone/fax/mail) ordering available. (Will ship internationally)

This online specialty store has a great selection of plus size bras, briefs, panties and body shapers. They carry bras with band sizes from 34 to 56 and cup sizes from A to I. Styles include longline & regular. Discounts are up to 25% off retail. Some hard-to-find accessories, such as bra extenders and shoulder cushions, can be ordered here as well.

Womensuits.com: .email: info@womensuits.com Web site: Womensuits.com No paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally)

At this #1 rated online store you'll find a fantastic selection of elegant Special Occasion & Career Suits and Dresses for Women up to size 34W. Being a 100% web-based retailer, their low overhead lets them pass on tremendous savings (hundreds of dollars) to their customers. They have over 2000 items in stock, but these move quickly, so if you see something you like, don't wait to order. --Joan

About Curves: Telephone: 1-877-CURVY-ME. Email: customerservice@aboutcurves.com Web site: http://www.aboutcurves.com
No paper catalog available. (Limited international shipping)

Are you looking for plus size lingerie that is sexy, classy, and has a reasonable price tag? At About Curves you'll find a tremendous variety of beautiful Baby Dolls, Chemises, Gowns, Teddys, Bustiers & more in sizes mostly to 3X (but some to 6X.) If you're adventurous, try their lace-trimmed thigh-highs or white chocolate body butter.

JCPenney: Web site: JCPenney You can get JCPenney's 16+ paper catalog- sizes 16W to 34W- by calling:1-800-322-1189. (Will ship internationally)

At this site you can find a good variety of women's clothing in sizes to 34W. You'll find dresses, suits, pants, jeans, tops, shorts, underwear, sleepwear, & outerwear. They also cary petites in plus sizes.

Amplestuff: Dept.WS, PO Box 116, Bearsville, NY 12409. Toll Free Telephone:1-866-486-1655. email: amplestuff@aol.com
Web site: http://www.amplestuff.com Free paper catalog available.(Will ship internationally)

Here's a website with many unique items for ample-sized people. They have those hard to find large size hospital gowns that fit up to size 10X. Because their website is fairly new, you can see even more items in their paper catalog.We love their extra sized fanny packs, special bath aids for grooming those hard-to-reach areas of our well endowed bodies, the 8, 9 & 10 inch bracelets, plus clothes, housewares and informative books and videos. Recent additions include airline seatbelt extenders, hangers, stepladders, scales to 500lbs and portable seats, stools & benches that hold up to 600 lbs. Standard overhead showers never worked for me. Amplestuff's hand-held shower has made all the difference.--Carrie

Big Head Caps: 2159 Thompson Lane, Suite B-3, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Toll free Telephone: 888-244-4323. Fax: 615-890-9932 or 615-890-1018.
(24 hour). email: info@bigheadcaps.com for info or brochure after visiting Web site: http://www.Bigheadcaps.com (Will ship internationally)

Extra Large Adjustable ball caps for the "cranially endowed." They know "One Size Does Not Fit All." Their caps come in a great variety of colors & styles, perfect for baseball or golf. Precise measurements available on their web site. Fast shipments with Mastercard/Visa charge. Great gift for the big man or woman.

Arizona Mail Order Company: Arizona Mail Order Company Inc., P.O. Box 27800, Tucson, Arizona 85726-7800.
Telephone: 1-800-362-8400 (call for free catalog).
email: CustomerService@OldPuebloTraders.com Web site: http://www.oldpueblotraders.com (Will ship internationally)

Clothing sizes to 6X. They also have a good selection of wide width shoes, (some athletic shoes in sizes to 13 WWWW.)

DanaMarie Design Co.: 12323 99th AVE NE, Arlington WA 98223-8852. Telephone: 1-800-691-4293.
Fax:1-360-653-0932. email: info@danamarie.comWeb site: http://www.danamarie.com/ Call or write for paper catalog. ($2.00). (Will ship internationally.)

Owner Dana Bontrager truly understands that one size does not fit all. Her Paw Prints Pattern Line extends to size 5XL (Bust-62, Waist-54, Hips 64.) She states, "I look at garments as a way to reflect my creativity and joy for life! The designs are all very simple and easy to put together." If you are looking for the ordinary, you won't find it here. These unique designs are artistic & exciting.

Unique Patterns: Telephone: 800-543-4739 or 902-492-0100 (call for free brochure).
email: info@uniquepatterns.com Web site: http://www.uniquepatterns.com (Will ship internationally)

Custom-made clothing patterns--no size limits. Color catalog of 100+ women's patterns. Call or email for home measuring kit.


H20 wear: WaterWear, Customer Service, PO Box 687, Wilton, NH 03086. Telephone: 1-800-321-7848 or 603-654-9885. (Call or email for free brochure) email: h2o_mail@h2owear.com Web site: http://www.h20wear.com (Will ship internationally)

This company is in its 33rd. year of business. Their suits are made in their New England mill and each is "stitched with care by just one experienced seamstress." They use chlorine-resistant fabric, have many choices of styles & prints, & are reasonably priced. They also carry Mastectomy Swimwear as well as long torso sizes. Their suits go up to size 28 or 4X.


FreshPair.com: 611 Broadway Suite 605; New York, NY 10012. Toll Free Phone: 1-866-373-7472. Email: info@freshpair.com
Web site: Free shipping on all U.S. orders! No paper catalog. (Will ship internationally)

Check out this site's "full figure" section. You can find a big selection of bras to size 50 I, panties to size 15 (waist: 46, hips 56) & shapewear to size 8X. They carry a wonderful variety of brands including Bali, Olga, Warner, Calvin Klein, Champion & Playtex.

The Vermont Country Store: PO Box 3000, Manchester Ctr, Vermont 05255. Telephone: 1-802-362-8460.
(call for catalog). Fax: 1-802-362-0285.
email: customerservice@vermontcountrystore.com Web site:Vermont Country Store (Will ship internationally)

You can find a variety of items in sizes to 3X here. A great item they have is their 100% cotton panties to size 15 (see note below). 2 styles: (a) regular or (b) long torso briefs. A customer emailed me with the following comments. "I had been searching for several years for comfortable cotton panties that fit when I came across these long torso briefs. At 330 lbs., I have a large stomach & these panties are the first ones that actually cover it all! They say size 15 fits hips measuring 56-57 inches, but mine are at least 67 inches & these fit perfectly!"






Dating

1. Large Friends
Web site:
Largest Plus-Size Singles Center - free to search for hundreds of thousands BBW,BHM,FA, plus-size singles all over the world. Meet your dream lover now!

This website provides BBW's (Big Beautiful Women) with a an opportunity to develop friendship, romance and marriage in your area or worldwide. This unique site believes that "size is only a number"& wishes you happiness and love in all your endeavors.

2. BBWdatefinder.com
Web site:
http://www.bbwdatefinder.com

This site is solely devoted to large size folks-- Singles and Admirers. This is a BBW (Big, Beautiful, Women) site, with total integrity. You can browse through their photo files or post your own profile. You won't find pop-up ads or advertisers here. Your security and privacy are always the top priority. Check it out!


Exercise-related Videos, Clothing, & Websites

1. SanDiegoFit.com: 844 S. Cedros Ave Solana Beach, CA 92075 . Telephone: 1-888-257-3348.
email: customerservice@sandiegofit.com Web site: Sandiego fit No paper catalog. (Will ship internationally)

This company specializes in top quality workoutwear and exercise clothing to sizes 4X (some thru 6X). They carry Danskin bras, tanks, bike shorts & Danskin tights in a great selection of colors. They also feature leggings, unitards & racing back bras in sizes to 6X & in a rainbow of radiant colors, from One Step Ahead. You'll also find the popular Champion Jogbra in sizes to 4X.

2. Chair Dancing: Chair Dancing® International, Inc., 2658 Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar, CA 92014. Toll Free (800) 551-4FUN. email: ChairDance@aol.com Web site: http://chairdancing.com (Will ship internationally)

Get an aerobic workout without leaving your chair! This is a 45 minute seated exercise program that improves muscle tone, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Cost: $19.95.

3. A BIG ATTITUDE: 8883 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Telephone:1-877-858-8820. (call for paper catalog).
email: abasales@abigattitude.com Web site: http://abigattitude.com (Will ship internationally.)

This web site has some of Everything! To quote, "A BIG ATTITUDE is where Fashion is not a size, it's an Attitude and Fitness is not a size, it's an Attitude." You will find snazzy exercise clothing & active wear sizes 1X-4X, plus an exercise video by & for large women. You can also write in questions about nutrition or ask a personal trainer for advice.

Books, Magazines & Cards/ Blogs

1. Goddess Cards: Telephone: 604- 925-4139. Email: anne@goddesscards.com Web site: Goddess cards

Anne Baird's Goddess Cards are flat-out celebrations of women! Feminine, inspirational and fun, the greeting cards are richly detailed, lavishly colored, and grounded in myths of the goddess. Legendary Goddesses, Zodiac, and Everyday Celebrations of the modern Goddess inspire and delight. Every card tells a story! Printed on 100 lb card stock from original watercolors, each of the 71 cards is packed in a protective crystal-clear sleeve that makes the colors pop.
Check out her "Everyday Celebrations" set, with gorgeous images of voluptuous "Goddesses." --Joan

http://store.yahoo.com/goddesscards2002-shop/noname.html

2. Find a great selection of books on issues for large size women here. In search box, type in "large women." Free shipping on orders over $25.00.
Web site: Great Books!

3. Radiance Magazine: Telephone: 510-885-1505. email: info@radiancemagazine.com Web site: http://www.radiancemagazine.com

Radiance, formerly a print magazine, has now switched to a totally online format. Established in 1984, this quarterly magazine describes itself "for women all sizes of large." Each issue features vital, interesting large women, as well as articles on health, fashion, living positively, media trends and stories. Radiance has many ads for clothing catalogs and services such as counseling, travel and conferences for women our size. Order NOW!! Radiance Half-Price Sale on back issues! "Two for One" Special !! Buy 5 issues, get 5 additional magazines FREE. Buy 10 issues, get 10 additional magazines free, and so on!! In addition to the incredible number of resources in each issue, Radiance is tremendously affirming for large women. It is a self-esteem builder.--Joan

4. FAT!SO?: Quarterly magazine, PO Box 423464, San Francisco, CA 94142.
email: Marilyn@fatso.com Web site: http://www.fatso.com

This brash publication is "for people who don't apologize for their size." Their extensive web site contains many useful resources for large-sized women. 4 issues: $12.00 USA, $20.00 other. Send check or money order to above address.






Organizations/Counseling

Self-esteem is an important issue for most large-sized women. Many of us were taunted or rejected as children, and all of us face discrimination in a society that holds thinness in high regard. The organizations listed below all work to end size discrimination and inform the public about issues relevant to people our size. Most publish newsletters dedicated to improving the lives of large-sized people, raising self-esteem and giving out current information on living well/being fit without necessarily dieting. Some hold conferences for large-sized people and their friends (allies), and most of these groups have been instrumental in sponsoring International No Diet Day each May.

If people give you the message that you're not okay, you might want to send away for one of the magazines listed above, or send for a sample newsletter from one of the organizations listed below. We are certain these wonderful resources will lift your spirits and affirm you. You don't have to feel bad about yourself because of your size and weight!

Please note: These organizations serve both men and women.



1. Council on Size and Weight Discrimination: PO Box 305, Mt.Marion, NY 12456.
Telephone:845-679-1209. email: info@cswd.org Web site: http://www.cswd.org

The Council works on projects to impact on policy, legislation and public opinion. Their goal is to "end oppression based on prejudicial standards of body weight, size or shape." Major sponsor of International No Diet Day each May.

2. Largely Positive: PO Box 170223, Glendale, WI 53217 Telephone: 414-299-9295.
email: contact@largelypositive.com (write for information; send long SASE) Web site: http://www.largelypositive.com

This Organization promotes health and self-esteem for large-sized people. Their quarterly newsletter includes articles on self-esteem, healthy life styles and self-acceptance. Sign up for free newsletter at their site.

3. NAAFA: National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, PO Box 22510, Oakland, CA 94609. Telephone: 916-558-6880. (Send or call for information packet) email: webmaster@naafa.org Web site: http://naafa.org

NAAFA is a national organization founded in 1969 with chapters nationwide and abroad. It promotes tolerance and understanding of large-sized people, and strives to combat size and weight discrimination and to improve self-esteem. They publish a newsletter with information about current size and weight related issues. They offer education, support and opportunities for political activism. NAAFA is a good resource for lists of books about size issues, and also has information about job discrimination. NAAFA holds several regional and national conventions where large-sized people and their friends gather, learn and socialize. NAAFA has pamphlets about dangerous side effects of current diet pills.


ADDITIONAL LARGE-SIZE RESOURCES

(Includes sources for: bras, bridal, fitness/exercise, general clothing, health, high fashion, hosiery, jewelry, lingerie, maternity, patterns, prom, shoes, swimwear & uniforms).

BRAS, SHAPEWEAR, PANTIES

Pambra's (The original bra liner): Do you dread the heat (and perspiration) of the summer? At last a great solution! Designed to absorb perspiration in your bra, Pambra's will:**Effectively absorb perspiration between & under breasts**Extend the usage of your bras**Keep skin drier to prevent chafing & irritation**Prevent wetness from seeping onto bras & clothing. Made of soft cotton, Pambra's will fit bras up to size 50. "If it doesn't say Pambra's, then it is not the original." Invented by a wonderfully creative woman (of course!) this item is taking off like a rocket. Check it out & help launch this great new business.
Web: http://www.pambras.com Tel:1-479-696-0993.(Will ship internationally)

Lipo in a Box: At this site you'll find a great assortment of shapewear to size 2X (hips to 56 inches, bust to 44DD). You'll find bodysuits, high waist briefs and briefs with long legs & short. Web: http://www.lipoinabox.com/ Tel: 615-871-0737.

Maidenform: I added this site because several women emailed me reporting that they had purchased GREAT bras & shapewear here. Unfortunately their sizes mostly stop at 48DD. But for you smaller-busted, large size women, hopefully you'll find some good bras & shapewear here.
Web: Spring Sale! Free Standard Shipping at maidenform.com with any $75 purchase Tel: 1-888-888-9328 (Domestic customers), 1-910-323-9326 (Canadian customers)

A Bra For Me: Bras through size 56LL, panties through size 10X. Always 20% off. Web: A Bra For Me Tel:1-866-227-2463.

The Suzanne Collection: Bras through size 60MM. Web: http://WWW.BIGBRA.COM Tel: 434-352-0174.

Decent Exposures: 100% cotton bras to size 58H. They have just added swimsuits & leotards to their line.
Web: http://www.decentexposures.com Tel: 1-800-524-4949.

Lady Grace: Bras to size 56 J. Also has nursing, maternity & post-breast surgery bras.
Web: http://www.ladygrace.com Tel: 1-800-922-0504.

Bare Necessities: You'll find large size bras (to 52-I), panties to 5X & hosiery as well. They have a great clearance section too! Tel:1-877-728-9272.
Web: Bare Necessities No paper catalog. (No international shipping.)

Enell Sports Bra: Sizes to 52DD, but will take custom orders for larger sizes. It's designed for larger breasted women to exercise & play sports in comfort.
Web: http://www.enell.com Tel: 1-800-828-7661.


BRIDAL, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE & PROM

La Monir Collection: The owner of this elegant, upscale web site has over 22 years of experience in designing, merchandising and manufacturing. She writes,"Each design is created with meticulous attention to detail and flawless craftsmanship." You'll find mother-of-the-bride dresses, prom gowns, bridal, as well as lingerie. Dresses to size 30, lingerie to 6X. Tel: 1-877-552-6664. email: service@lamonir.com Click on "apparel" & then "plus sizes" from long list on the left. Web site: Free Shipping (No international shipping)

Sydney's Closet: Formal Dresses sizes 14-44! Sydney’s Closet - We Size Up Glamour! Women come in all sizes -- so do our dresses! Featuring sizes 0-44, traditional to informal wedding gowns, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses.Rush orders welcome. Happy customers throughout the US and worldwide. Seen on the Dr. Phil Show. Shop by appointment or anytime at our website. Rush Orders and Modesty dresses available. Proudly shipping to APO/AFO addresses. Will ship internationally. Visit St. Louis showroom by appointment only. Phone: 1-314-344-5066.
Web: Wedding Dresses Plus Sizes 14-44 email: DearSydney@sydneyscloset.com

Roaman's: A few bridal gowns to size 34 at this site. Also bridal accessories. Good selection of "Mother of the bride" dresses. Click on "Wedding Party" at left of screen. Web: Special Occasion. Tel: 1-800-677-0229.

Peggy Lutz: 21 beautiful gowns to size 3X.Also Mother-of-the-Bride dresses. Web: Peggy Lutz Plus, Inc. Tel: 707-837-1897.

BridalShoes.com : Bridal & evening footwear. Sixteen different styles in wide widths to sizes 13.
Tel: 1-800-575-7837. Web: http://www.bridalshoes.com


FITNESS/EXERCISE/OUTDOORS

In Grand Form Enterprises Limited: IN 2 GRAND FORM, a new, effective and fun fitness video for size-plus and deconditioned adults.
Web: http://www.ingrandform.com


GENERAL CLOTHING

Drapers & Damons: "Inspired women's fashion that dresses you beautifully for life's every occasion." Sizes to 3X. Web site: Drapers and Damons

Goddess Mandalas: 100% cotton sweatshirts & tees with gorgeous designs in sizes 3,4 & 5X. Web site: http://ancestralvisions.com/splash-page.html

Ashro.com: This great new website offers fashion-forward options for professional, confident women. New inspiring artists, exclusive footwear in wide widths, and unique Afro-centric fashions. Sizes to 24. Web site:Ashro.com

Big Time Clothing Company: Plus Sizes 16 to 50 (72"bust, 74" hip) plus casual wear, evening wear, corporate wear, alternative medieval wear as well as briefs and accessories. 100% Australian Made and Owned, they will ship to anywhere in the world. Web site: http://www.bigtimeclothing.com.au/

Eddie Bauer WOMAN: A new collection dedicated exclusively to sizes 16W to 26W (1-4X). You'll find outerwear, tops, pants & more at this site.
Web site: Eddie Bauer Telephone: 1-800-625-7935. Paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally)

Catherine's: Here you'll find a great variety of clothes in sizes 16W-34W and they also have petite plus sizes. New stock is added weekly.
Web site: Catherines No paper catalog. (No international shipping)

Jessica London: Fashions for sizes 14W- 34W, includes plus petites (to size 26W) & plus talls (sizes to 26.) They are known for "off price fashions."
Web site: Jessica London Tel: 1-800-677-0357.

Roaman's: Moderately priced clothing & accessories through size 56. They now have online ordering.
Web site:Big Summer Savings up to 75% off, while supplies last. Tel: 1-800-677-0229.

Woman Within: sizes 14-60, moderately priced clothing & accessories. They recently added wide calf boots to size 12 (calf width 18 3/4.)
Web site:Woman Within Tel:1-800-228-3120.

Sanctuarie: Plus size & Super size Discount Clothing to sizes 8X (some items to 9X). This company has measurment charts for each size and each item!
Web site: http://www.sanctuarie.net/ Telephone: Toll Free: 1-888-889-5400.

Pendleton: Sizes to 3X in their "Plus" category. Classic clothes, not inexpensive. Web site: http://www.pendleton-usa.com
Call for free catalog: 1-800-760-4844.

Big Dogs: High-quality activewear & casual sportswear to size 5X. Web site: Big DogsTelephone: 1-800-642-3647.
Paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally)

Alight: The ultimate e-tailer for women who wear sizes 14W-28W. Shop for work, play, party and seduction clothes. Over 125 designer collections with real style. Web site: Alight

Ulla Popken: clothing to size 32/34. Web site: http://www.ullapopken.com Tel: 1-800-245-8552.

jjill.com: This store has an extensive selection of everything in sizes to 4X. Web site: http://www.jjill.com For paper catalog call: 1-800-343-5700.

Myles Ahead: Plus size and super size ladies fashions to size 12X. Web site: http://www.mylesahead.com Tel:1-888-695-3724.

Love Your Peaches: clothing to size 6X, includes 2 piece swim suits. Web site: http://www.loveyourpeaches.com/ Toll Free: 888-274-7499.

The Avenue: Extensive selection of clothes in sizes to 32. Denim shirts & jackets, pea coats, leather pants & more. Tel:1-800-441-1362.
Web site: Shop Fashionable Plus Size Sweaters at avenue.com.

Adini En Plus: washable, natural fabric clothing to size 4X. Web site: Adini Call for paper catalog: 1-888-319-4653. (No international shipping)




HEALTH

Fat Friendly Health Professionals List: A list of Doctors in the U.S. & Canada that are fat friendly.
Web site: http://www.cat-and-dragon.com/stef/fat.html



HIGH FASHION

Womensuits.com: The internet's largest source for special occasion and career suit ensembles up to size 34. Offering the complete product lines of top designers Donnavinci and Vango. Web site: Womensuits.com



HOSIERY

NoNonsense.com: NoNonsense.com offers sheer hosiery and support pantyhose in the styles and colors you want for any occasion. Large sizes are available to fit women up to 300 pounds & you can shop by your size. You can find socks, trouser socks and tights for business or casual needs.
Web site: No Nonsense

Stockings Only: Plus size: stockings, body stockings, panty hose, panties, garterbelts and more. Many items to 4X, some to 6X.
Web site: http://www.stockingsonly.com/site.htm

Bare Necessities: Brand name pantyhose & knee highs in large sizes. Also large size maternity pantyhose.
Web site: Bare Necessities

EssentialApparel.com: Offering the most complete selection of Berkshire brand hosiery including-- Pantyhose, Stockings & Thigh Highs, Knee-Highs, Footsies & Socks, Panties, & their new " Hose without Toes." Sizes to 6X. Web site: EssentialApparel.com Telephone: 1-866-248-3636. Paper catalog available. (Will ship internationally)

JEWELRY

Classic Plus Size Jewelry :Top Quality Plus Size Jewelry, Affordable Pricing & Exceptional Customer Service. Web site: Classic Plus Size Jewelry

Marcus Berkner Jewelry: Beaded jewelry in extra large sizes with silver, gold, gemstone and crystal beads. Plus size bracelets, anklets & necklaces.
Web site: http://www.berknerdesigns.com

Big on Batik: recently added plus size silver jewelry to their wares. Check it out at: Big on Batik Jewelry

Ron's Rhinestones: Beautiful, plus size chokers, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, belts, skirts and bras. All in dazzling Genuine Austrian Crystals by Swarovski. Web site: http://www.ronsrhinestones.com Tel:1-800-299-2185.

Sumiche Handwrought Jewelry:"Creating what you want in gold, platinum & silver." Web site: Sumiche Jewelry

LINGERIE

Always For Me: Plus size lingerie, some to size 6X. You'll find baby dolls, chemises, long gowns, teddy's, & garter belts.
Web site: Always For Me Tel: 618-288-3854.

Big Gal's Lingerie: You'll find a great selection of baby dolls, gowns, pj's, teddies, panties, body stockings & much more. Most items up to size 4X, but you'll find some to size 8X. Web site: Big Gal's Lingerie

Spicy Lingerie: Great selection of plus size lingerie and, in addition, "Extra Plus Size " lingerie to sizes 6X. Web site: Spicy Lingerie

MATERNITY

Destination Maternity: At this site you'll find everything for the pregnant mom from career clothes to swimwear in sizes to 3X.
Web site: Destination Maternity

MISCELLANEOUS

USABidet: 4800 Williams Road, Lewisville, NC 27023. Telephone: 800-966-0228. Web site: USA BIDET

USABIDET offers a hygiene aid which is economical and easy to install. The included hardware takes care of nearly all installations. A directory customer sent me this link stating,"I don't know what I'd do without it!"

American Medical ID:949 Wakefield, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77018. Telephone: 1-800-363-5985. Web site: American Medical ID

This Company offers quality medical IDs that, in a medical emergency, allow medics or other medical pros to give prompt, precise treatment.Your personal information is engraved into the bracelet's surface. You may be wondering what this site is doing in a Directory for Large Size Women. I added it after at least 5 customers emailed me urging me to do so. They had a variety of health issues ranging from diabetes to allergies & said they ordered pendants or bracelets from this company & they all raved about their service. They have online live chat & will go out of their way to help you. I ordered one for myself & must agree that this is a rare company!--Joan

LivingXL : LivingXL; 555 Turnpike Street; Canton, MA 02021. Telephone:800-535-7639 . email: info@livingxl.com Web site: Livingxl.com
(Will ship internationally)

This site has hundreds of products ranging from high capacity scales to airline seat belt extenders to gigantic bath towels to bariatric medical products to sports/outdoor products to the world's longest watch bands to roomy hospital gowns to size 10XL & much more. All products will help make your life (or the life of a larger person you know!) easier and more comfortable. I just discovered this amazing site. Check it out! --Joan

Equestrian Resources:
Equestrian Patterns: Web site: http://www.suitability.com


Auto Seat Belt Extender: Finally the wait is over for larger sized drivers that need an aftermarket universal automobile seat belt extension part to extend their factory auto seatbelt that just doesn’t fit. It will work on most any seat of any car, truck or van.
Web site: http://www.store.yahoo.net/wescoperformance/seat-belt-extender.html

note: A directory customer wrote in the following about seat belts:"I have learned that a medical doctor can write a prescription for a seat belt exemption that you keep in the glove box of the car you drive. When mine wanted to know why I needed an exemption I simply told him "I am too fat, the seat belt doesn't wrap around". He wrote the prescription and gave me the exemption."

Hinged Elevated Toilet Seat: Offers all the comfort and convenience of an elevated toilet seat, but with a hinged benefit.
Web site:
http://www.caregiverproducts.com/site/270651/product/AMI72571

ConvaQuip: Equipment made for our larger bodies: bath seats, beds, scooters & much more. Will hold people up to 650 pounds & more.
Web site: http://www.convaquip.com/ Tel: 1-800-637-8436. Call for paper catalog.

Grand Style Women's Club: many resources for large-sized women. Clothing, patterns, exercise videos & more.
Web site: http://www.grandstyle.com/cloth03.htm

A Huge List of Large-Sized "Everything." (Includes all types of clothing, shoes, uniforms, accessories & more.)These lists have not been updated for awhile.
Part 1 of 2: Web site: http://www.cat-and-dragon.com/stef/fatfaqs/us1.html
Part 2 of 2: Web site: http://www.cat-and-dragon.com/stef/fatfaqs/us2.html

Clothing for Supersized Folks: U.S.
Web site: Supersized Clothes Updated April 2013.




PATTERNS

Petite Plus Patterns®:The owner writes,"Petite Plus Patterns® are designed especially for the woman with narrow shoulders, D cup bra, rounded tummy, and delicious full curves everywhere!" Patterns to size 24. Web site: Petite Plus Patterns Toll free telphone: 1-877-909-8668.

Fashion Patterns by Coni: The complete patternmaking company for plus and super sized women. A collection of skirts, pants, blouses, tops, jackets, suits, and coats from 1X to 6X. Web site: http://www.fashionpatterns.com/ Tel: 1-360-638-2629.

White Lies Designs: Finished bust sizes to 62 inches. Patterns for sweaters, vests, suits & lingerie. Tel: 1-916-450-8160.
Web site: White Lies Designs (Will ship internationally.)

Cabin Fever: Patterns up to 58 inch bust. Tunics, Cardigans & Pullovers. (Click on plus sizes, near bottom of page on narrow blue strip.)
Web site: Cabin Fever

I Sew Plus: Sewing plus sizes only, sizes 2X to 10X. Web site: http://www.isewplus.com

Sewgrand: for large-size patterns to size 32. Web site: http://www.sewgrand.com/ Tel:1-800-252-8872.

SHOES

CINDERELLA SHOES: A beautiful collection of larger sized ladies footwear in sizes 10 - 14. Shoes, sandals, mules, boots ... choose from their extensive collection. Worldwide shipping available. Web site: http://www.cinderellashoes.ie

WideWidths.com:You'll find shoes & boots in sizes 7-12 in wide and extra wide widths. Boots are available in ankle and knee lengths and come in EXTRA WIDE CALF SIZES. Web site: http://store.yahoo.net/shoelady702-store/info.html

ShoeMall.com: Extensive collection of name brand shoes to size 14 WW. Web site: Shoemall Tel: 1-800-704-5478.

FootSmart: Products include walking shoes, therapeutic shoes, shoe insoles, hosiery, slippers, specialty socks, foot cushions, foot cream, skin/nail/leg care products, heel pain products, foot massagers, knee braces and ankle braces, back supports, and exercise equipment. Web site: FootSmart Tel: 1-800-870-7149.

Naturalizer: Shoes in wide widths to size 12 W. Web site: http://www.naturalizer.com Tel: 1-800-746-3748.

Cloudwalkers: "Comfort by design." Shoes in wide widths to size 13 WW. They have knee-high, leather boots for wide calves (up to 19 inches) in sizes to 13WW. This website is now located at The Avenue. Click on "Shop by Category" & then on "Footwear" & then on "Cloudwalkers."
Web site: The Avenue Call for free catalog:1-800-752-1330. (No international shipping)

Payless: More than 400 terrific styles at great prices! Free ground shipping with any order of $40 or more. Web site: Payless Tel: 1-877-474-6379.

Lee's Comfort Shoes: This shoe catalog offers all shoes in widths of EE. Call for free catalog. Tel: 1-800-753-4736 or (419) 562-3072. No website yet.




SWIMWEAR

AlwaysForMe.com: A great selection of swim suits in sizes to 40W. One piece, swim dresses, tankinis and more!
Web site: Always For me

Love Your Peaches: A great assortment of 1 & 2 piece swim suits to size 36. Web site: http://www.loveyourpeaches.com
Toll Free: 888-274-7499.

Big on Batik: Suits up to size 52. Web site: http://www.bigonbatik.com Tel: 1-888-411-9790.


UNIFORMS

Pulse Uniform: Medical Scrubs and Uniforms in sizes to 12X. Great selection of colors & patterns. Web site: Pulse Uniform
Free shipping on all orders! Toll Free: 1-866-967-8573. .

Scrubs Gallery: With over 1000 scrub tops and 178 pants to choose from in sizes to 5X, this is what's called an INCREDIBLE selection. The scrub tops come in beautiful prints and solids, and the pants in straight leg and flare, drawstring and elastic waists. The site is very user friendly and simply by hovering over an item, you get detailed information about sizes available, fabric content, colors and more. Check out their great nurses shoes in wide widths. Web site: Scrubs Gallery
Toll Free: 1-877-381-3999. Plus Size Scrubs at Scrubs Gallery Free shipping on orders of $29.00 or more. (No international shipping)

S&H Uniforms: Chef apparel, shirts, vests, aprons & scrubs in sizes to 5XL.
Web site: http://www.sandhuniforms.com Call for free catalog: 1-800-210-5295. (Will ship internationally)

All Heart: Uniforms to size 3X. PO Box 677, Northbrook, IL 60065-0677.
Web site: http://www.allheart.com Tel: 1-800-222-4445 (free catalog).

Uniform Connection: Uniforms to size 5X. PO Box 1104, Winston-Salem, NC 27102-1104.
Tel: 1-800-326-3261 (free catalog)



LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT

Sexy Plus: Specialising in high quality and sexy Plus Size lingerie. Big Girls want to have fun too!
Web: http://www.sexyplus.co.uk

Bloomers4U: Custom Made to Order Bloomers! Offering Maternity and Plus Sizes! Web: http://www.Bloomers4U.com

Plus Size Clothing : "We're proud to be one of the top online Plus Size merchants featured in this award winning Internet mall."
Web: http://wellingtonsquare.com/PlusSizes.htm

National Organization for Lesbians Of SizE:A Support, Social, and Networking Group for Women who identify as Lesbians and who are fat, or fat positive. Web: http://www.nolose.org

Women En Large--Images of Fat Nudes: 41 Fine Art Photographs of Beautiful and Powerful Women. Laurie Toby Edison's website: featuring galleries from all three of Laurie's suites of nude and clothed portraits (Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes; Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes, and Women of Japan). The site also features the blog Body Impolitic, in which Laurie and collaborator Debbie Notkin discuss body image issues.
Web: http://www.laurietobyedison.com

The Paper Doll Book: Created by Leandra Spangler, this book was originally titled,"The Unbarbie Paper Doll Book." At this website you can order this "abundant" paper doll & her beautiful outfits. Web: http://www.bearcreekpaperworks.com






NOTE: If you find any listings in this Directory that are no longer correct, please email us at: webmaster@largedirectory.com We appreciate your help with this!

 


Copyright © 2006 by Carrie and Joan.
Reproduction of this document without written permission is prohibited by law.