porquinho2 (Feb 14 2010, 12:34 PM) said: > original post
smaller than S is tricky. sorry but you have to check every shop then. shopping for clothes here is an extremely frustrating experience for me but sometimes it's unavoidable. [i'm size S]
i think the Asian women all have their formal clothes tailor made in the old country. every year they go home and bring back clothes and food.
well now just circle round and round like the rest of the sharks every weekend and maybe you will see something agreeable.
osita (Feb 14 2010, 07:43 PM) said: > original post
M&S Mode is a national chain that does upto size 50(ish, I think). Link
C&A and Etam both carry a small collection of clothes in larger sizes. If you have a bigger budget, look at the Witteveen collection in V&D department stores.
*Edit* I just noticed this was a topic about 'smaller than Dutch' clothing. My advice is definitely for more voluptous ladies
angela88 (Feb 16 2010, 07:17 PM) said: > original post
For the lenght of the pants I think that the only solution is to go to the kledingreparatie and shorten them (like I do). The inconvenient is that it's quite expensive. But I think it's quite impossible to find shorter pants if you are 1.60(even the size 34 is made for people that are 1.70-1.75 even if it's extremely rare to find people of that height that can enter that size). I see that Chinese clothes on average are shorter, in the sense that a 34 is good for people that are 165. But not so much. If you know a cheap kledingreparatie also let me know.
sabetsu (Feb 17 2010, 09:51 AM) said: > original post
I don't know your situation here, but I'm sure if you have a husband or boyfriend, his mom or grandma or aunt or somebody must have a sewing machine. A friend, mom of a friend, grandma of a friend? Most Dutch I know are very open to meeting people and helping them if they are friends of a family member they know they can trust.
canuckywoman (Feb 17 2010, 09:51 AM) said: > original post
Um, no...I'm not on speaking terms with the inlaws.
Not complaining (rather relieved, actually!)...just trying to point out that your situation won't necessarily be everybody's just because it's yours...
(Sorry, not meaning to nit-pick...just one of my pet peeves. Just like me assuming you must have a job or live near Amsterdam because I do...There are a diversity of expat realities here, you'll soon find out!)
sabetsu (Feb 17 2010, 07:26 PM) said: > original post
Oh, I wasn't assuming you had a husband or were on speaking terms with them, but I also said you probably have some friend who knows somebody with a sewing machine. However you may not feel comfortable asking to use it, and I understand this. Besides, if you came here as an expat you're probably not as cheap as I am...