I’m plus size and went searching for ‘secret sizes’ at Free People – here’s what I found that fit

She had never shopped at Free People, one of the shops criticized for the lack of larger sizes, until she heard about the brand’s “secret sizes” for plus-size creators.

She explained to her followers, “It’s fascinating because Free People doesn’t actually offer plus sizes.” Furthermore, the clothing sizes are limited and only go up to a size 16, as indicated by the brand’s size charts.

Dayton expressed, “I am typically a size 16, so it will be interesting to see what fits me well.”

She declared that she was “shook” when she first tried on the ensemble, and she sought out the largest size in Dayton for each item that caught her interest.

The initial ensemble Dayton put together consisted of a breathable top, $58, and flowy pink trousers, $138, both in a size large.

Fit would either that skeptical was she. “Actually my perfect size, this is wait, ‘like was I them putting after,” admitted Dayton.

The printed top was comfortable and stretchy, with flattering ruching at the sleeves and breathable fabric that wouldn’t make you sweat or worry about needing it in Dayton.

And the trousers, which Dayton anticipated to match like a size 12, were actually an ideal fit.

Turning in front of the mirror to flaunt the bohemian outline, she expressed, “They were rather splendid.” “Around the waist, I even had a small amount of additional space.”

Dayton paired an oversize band tee with perfectly-cropped overallsCredit: Carrie Dayton/YouTube

Next, she paired a distressed band t-shirt ($78) in a size medium with a pair of overalls ($98) in a size large.

Dayton claimed that the t-shirt was cozy and had the sensation of being a genuine antique item. In spite of the size mentioned, it possessed a relaxed and excessively large fit.

“I could’ve gone for a smaller size,” she added. “I really liked the perforations, the intricate design, and the visual elements.”

She was impressed with the coveralls, as well, which were impeccably shortened and tailored for her physique.

“These honestly fit like a glove,” said the thrilled fashionista. “I was so impressed. I would not change a thing about them.”.

Things became strange when Dayton selected a beautiful sundress.

“Next, we have this beautiful dress,” she said, lifting the vibrant, patterned piece of cloth.

Unbelievably, the dress appeared extremely baggy on her body, yet Dayton decided to try it on, and the $128 price tag clearly indicated its size: small.

Twirling in the oversized gown, she exclaimed, “I was genuinely stunned when I wore this and it turned out to be too large for me.”

It provided her with hope that Free People may be willing to expand their size options for customers who wear plus sizes.

“Someone who is at least a size XXL to XXXL could wear this,” Dayton added.

This dress was marked as a small, but Dayton was swimming in fabricCredit: Carrie Dayton/YouTube
The ‘cottagecore bodycon’ dress looked like a two-piece and Dayton loved itCredit: Carrie Dayton/YouTube

For her last outfit, Dayton grabbed a bodycon dress in a size large, which she described as “cottagecore goes to the club.”.

Despite not having much experience with bodycon dresses, Dayton loved the unique color scheme and cute cutout front of the dress, and enjoyed the overall look.

She exclaimed, proudly displaying the coverage in the back, “It certainly wasn’t overly tiny.” “The elasticity was present, the sizing was perfect.” The form-fitting gown still provided ample space for her to maneuver.

“Of anything that I tried on this day, it’s most likely that this is what I’d wear in real life,” Dayton mused.

Dayton was unable to accommodate certain items while shopping. Her torso couldn’t pass over a printed dress in a size large, and a pair of size 31 jeans wouldn’t fasten.

Another maxi dress in a size large was sufficiently long for Dayton, but the elasticized top didn’t offer sufficient support or coverage.

She also handed over a denim skort and a pair of trousers, both in a size 12, that didn’t meet the requirements.

Dayton suggested that shoppers should give People Free a try, especially if they are open to searching for the “hidden sizes” and expanding the size range to support the brand.

“It further demonstrates that Free People can, and somewhat does, produce plus sizes,” Dayton summarized.

“They simply need to broaden it in all of their products.”