If anyone wants to give me gift certificates... lol.. I love Le Chateau for making XL an even sometimes XXL blouses and dresses for curvy girls with lots of fitted details. I'm obviously a bigger girl. I'm 5'11 and 190 lbs.. with curves in all the right places. I am large boned so my weight is deceptive.. but I'm also broad shouldered with a virtually perfect hour glass figure.
This believe it or not makes me unusual and hard to fit! I don't fit into the normal S,M,L category.. but thankfully some of my favorite stores now carry XL.. Suzy Shier is one place I've found some great dresses over the years, but even then XL may not fit me depending on the cut. Sizes really vary. BUT I really enjoy the hunt. When I shop I literally have to try on about 30 things to find one that works for me. It's a real hobby and a workout!
When people express how fit I look I comment truthfully that my only exercise is sex and shopping. You'd be amazed how many miles I walk on my treks of treasure hunting :)