I've been a fan of Autralian plus size retailer, City Chic, for over a year now. Much of that time, I lusted from afar because the company didn't ship to the US. But several months ago, City Chic became available here in the US. (Hurray!)
I know a lot of shoppers are leery of international shipping rates and the time it takes for purchases to arrive. Which is why I'm so incredibly impressed with City Chic's decision to offer free shipping to the US and free returns. I'm sure it won't always be that way, but it's the perfect incentive for all of us who want to get to know their brand.
City Chic is making it easy to order from them in another really cool way - by taking the guesswork out of determining which size to order. Their size chart not only lists out the measurements that fit their sizes. It also includes a comparison of their sizes to major plus retailers like Lane Bryant and Torrid. I've never seen that before.
I met the City Chic team last month in Las Vegas, which included the company's International President, Phil Ryan; their fit model & the face of City Chic, Courtney; and fashion stylist Reah Norman. Everyone was very down to earth and seemed very excited about the opportunities ahead to dress plus size women in the US.
I had a great chat with Phil in which he spoke candidly about the fact that there's a lot of market share available within the plus size fashion industry. City Chic differentiates itself by offering the trends plus size women want to participate in, when they want them, in garments made of good quality at a price point that's attainable.
Phil wanted me to have the experience of ordering from City Chic so I could share that with you. He asked me to choose a few pieces, then sent them off to me. My order arrived within about 10 days.
The first piece I chose was this yellow pleated tube top. It fits really well and features a band of rubberized elastic across the back to keep it in place. It's double lined beneath the chiffon pleated outer fabric, which speaks to its quality. I've worn the top with jeans and blazer at work; and with a pencil skirt and heels for girls' night out.
I'd featured this form fitting dress in a couple Polyvore set posts previously, so decided I should definitely see if it lived up to my expectations. Yep! It does. It's made of a nice, heavy cotton that skims over my curves. It's sexy and stylish; exactly what I (and my husband) go for on date night.
City Chic is a brand that I'm excited to welcome into my closet; I look forward to adding more pieces in the coming seasons!
*City Chic provided the top and dress to me, free of charge. This in no way influences the opinions I've stated above.