We Need Your Help!


When I first took over ownership of Trend, I knew I wanted to offer sizes that all women could wear. Even though Megan offered larger sizes, there has always been this common misconception that only “skinny” women could shop at Trend. WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT!

For most – zero isn’t a size. In fact, the average American women is a size 16-18.  You’d think the retail industry would cater to that – but sadly, they don’t. Finding “plus” size women’s clothing that fit the style of the store was difficult – to say the least. For some reason, it’s hard to find the clothes we love in bigger sizes. But shouldn’t it be that the smaller clothes are the ones difficult to find in cute styles? You’d think.

It took some time, but we finally found several pieces that we loved, ordered and brought in. We now even have an entire extended sizes section! The problem we’re having is whether or not to label it as such or to let it blend into the rest of the store. We NEVER want anyone to feel uncomfortable, but we also want to make sure that they have the information. So, what do we do?

We’ve thought about it for about a month now and still aren’t sold either way. WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Should it be it’s own section or blended with the rest? What should we call it? etc..





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  • Shannon

    It needs to blend in with the rest, just like people do. 💛

  • Teresa

    Im a plus size woman and having a section I can go to for my specific size is much easier than looking through regular size clothing hoping they have the same shirt, pants ,etc in the size I want…..only to be disappointed.

  • Cynthia

    Blend in with the rest. If the average size of women is 16-18 why make them “stand out” in their own section?? Shopping for clothes for myself is my least favorite thing to do, if I were a size 16-18 I wouldn’t want to add to my stress by having to shop in a “special” section of the store.

  • Jen

    Blend. styles fit differently I wear XL in some and smaller in others. It all depends on cut.

  • Melissa

    I am plus size, and prefer to have a section of clothes that fit me instead of looking through everything when only a few items are going to be my size. I LOVE that you have extended sizes and will be in regularly to see what is available. :)

  • Ashley

    I think as long as there are similar styled clothes / amounts of options for the plus sizes it’s okay to do it as a separate section. It’s frustrating to go to a smaller section to find that there is hardly anything to choose from when the rest of a store is smaller sizes with adorable options. It makes it that much harder. I don’t think it should be labeled a plus sized section though. That way it blends without sticking out with signs saying plus or women’s size. Hopefully that makes sense.

  • Deborah Young

    I would rather have a separate section so I don’t have to wonder if I’ll be able to find something in my size. It would be wonderful to have stylish clothes in XL and 1X. :)

  • Jaymie Marble

    I think you’re creative enough to find a way to blend them in without completely segregating by size. Maybe you could use a pretty material or color on the hangers. Then ladies know those are “plus sizes”. You’re never going to please everyone, but the fact that you’re making such an effort to include more women is fantastic. xo

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