Help for clothing (fat girl)

#1 Sep 6th, 2015, 23:36
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Hi, Im travelling to India in october and will be going to mumbai, delhi and varanasi. I wanted to get some salwar kameez or kurtis but have been unable to find any in my size. For comfort etc I would need one with a 56" bust or more Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy these for cheap? or in mumbai, how much would it cost to have the tailor made? Im "blessed" with a big bum and big boobs so id need them pretty large as mentioned above. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!
#2 Sep 7th, 2015, 00:41
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I recommend pantaloons, global desi. You should be able to find comfortable and lovely prints there these brands can be found all over Mumbai. Where are you staying in Mumbai? I could sort it for you accordingly
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Moti Princess,
It's totally common to get salwar kameezes sewn, and it's a great option for anyone who doesn't find ready-made clothes that fit them in shops.

I don't think the tailoring fee would be more than Rs 250 anywhere in India. Look for a tailor who has got lots of them hanging up (ie don't go to a guy who's only got men's trousers hanging up!) S/he'll measure you and sew it. When you pick it up, go straight back to your room and try it on, and if needed you can take it back and ask for an adjustment, no problem.

You have to buy the cloth yourself and take it to the tailor. You could ask the tailor how much he thinks you'll need, or you could get two "suit pieces" of the same material. A 2-piece "suit piece" has two slightly different pieces of cloth, for the trousers and the top; a 3-piece suit piece has a matching dupatta scarf as well. The price varies a lot depending on the quality of the cloth, but will run from Rs200 (poor quality or hard to find) to 1000 or more for a suit piece.

Tailors usually put in a drawstring that you have to tie and untie, but I prefer to buy a piece of elastic instead. But don't ask the tailor for an elastic waist, or s/he might sew the elastic in, and sometimes they sew too short a piece and it's tight and uncomfortable, and they can't really correct it. Just tie the end of your elastic to the end of the drawstring and draw it through, then tie it off at the comfortable size for you.
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Oh thank you, I will have a look about that online! I'm staying at travellers inn Adi marzban path fort
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And thank you NonResidentIndian, too! That's actually very helpful! Do you think I'd need to get a lot of suits made for a 3 week stay or just 3 or 4?
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Most hotels and guesthouses have a laundry services. Often you get it back the same or the next day.
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Sure, only 3 or 4 would be plenty. Get them in lightweight cotton or synthetic cloth like everyone else in India, and then they're so light you can just wash it out with bar soap in the hotel sink and it will probably be dry in the morning.
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Thank you
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Also depending where you go in larger cities you can buy up to size 3 or 4 x
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oh, thank you doggie do gooder! do you know if some places in Mumbai would have them? thanks again
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You could try Fabindia or Pantaloons.

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Most markets I think . I don't have any problem finding clothes . Don't worry you will be invited in to see big big sizes . Don't be offended just shop !!! FabIndia doesn't have big sizes not in Delhi at least .
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Janpath in Delhi has lots of larger clothes .When are you arriving ? I am there from Oct 17 th on if you are later than that . I can tell you ex actually where .
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Originally Posted by motiprincess View Post oh, thank you doggie do gooder! do you know if some places in Mumbai would have them? thanks again
go to any pantaloons department store. You can use the store locator
http://pantaloons.com/store/store-locator

Their in-house brand for large sizes is called Alto-Moda(it used to be called ALL earlier).
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To add to the above, you could try the Gia label from Westside too. That's their specific plus size clothing label, and they have some great designs. Westside has many outlets in Bombay, the ones on Hughes road and Kala Ghoda are good.

Getting your clothes sewn is a good option if you find a good tailor. Plus they overcharge if you want it done in a day or two!

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