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Toad&Co Review : Men’s & Women’s Clothing

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About Toad&Co

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Toad and Co continues to impress with their new spring/summer lineup through incorporating a mixture of sustainable and technical fabrics into styles that look good in any scenario. I’ve had a chance to test out a couple pieces from Toad & Co over the past couple months, in specific the Ventilair Long Sleeve Shirt and the Kerouac Pant, both lightweight and breathable options for warmer weather.

We’re big on enjoying the simple things in life, embracing the silly and letting go every once in a while. It keeps our spirits high and gives us the energy to focus on the things that matter, like empowering people with disabilities, sourcing the most sustainable materials, partnering with the cleanest factories and looking for new ways to do more with less.

From our California headquarters to our storefronts across the country, we do our part to be good neighbors everywhere you find Toad. You’ll find us volunteering with local non-profits, riding our bikes to work, cleaning up our coastline, and marching for the planet. You’ll find our name signed on petitions to support carbon caps, reduce fossil fuels and keep public lands public.

We’ve been named one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work eleven years in a row and our annual Grilled Cheese Smackdown will go down in history as the cheesiest, most gourmet battle of humankind. We’re a bunch of dreamers and mountain movers that embrace every day as an adventure.

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I’m a jeans-and-tshirt kind-of guy, but in the last few years, I’ve found myself slowly branching out for a couple reasons: 1) I think personal growth, even in superficial matters like fashion, is important and 2) having functional clothes is just more fun. Sure, you can squat in jeans, but it’s the rare pair of denim that looks good and won’t rip after multiple uses.

With an upcoming overseas trip next month, I went to REI with my partner to find a truly functional pant: something stylish that would work well outdoors, was water resistant, cruelty-free (no leather, wool, etc.), and durable. Imagine my surprise when all these qualities seemed to manifest on the clearance rack in the Toad&Co Barrow Pant.

My first test: could I squat in them? Not just because of my obsession with CrossFit (yes, I am the vegan CrossFitter that meme is about), squatting is a super functional movement that I do all the time anyway!

And, it tests whether the pants are going to let me contort in a variety of ways – a good test before taking them hiking, on the plane, loading gear in and out of a venue, spontaneously doing acro yoga… you name it! I wanted some pants I could literally wear for anything.

So, yes, they passed the squat test. I proceeded to put them through what I thought might be the toughest test of all – a CrossFit workout – doing burpees on the floor, rowing, using the stationary bike.

Sweat and grime hit them and seemed to roll right off – even chalk didn’t really stick to the fabric! As I left the gym and ventured out into the cold, snowy Midwestern weather, they kept me warm, and snow wasn’t easily able to permeate the material.

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We want you to get your Toad on as quickly as possible, so we try to ship your order the following business day after you make a purchase. Keep in mind, orders received on Friday will be sent out the following Monday. Shipping time for expedited orders is detailed below.

For PO Box addresses, please select Standard shipping at checkout. Your order will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Expedited/UPS shipping is not available to PO Boxes.

Toad&Co is committed to sourcing the most environmentally friendly packaging that meets our needs to protect the product. We commit to incorporating as much recycled material as possible, reducing plastic wherever we can, using 100% certified paper products (Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative), staying informed on new innovative opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging, and collaborating with all relevant stakeholders (in and out of our industry) to further packaging best practices beyond our individual impact.​

Most Ground orders to Canada will ship via USPS International, however we may use other methods based on getting your order to you using the best option available. Since international orders have to pass through customs processing, there may be delays in getting your shipment.

The above amounts are for shipping fees only, and do not include duties and taxes, which will the responsibility of the receiver. These fees can vary based on items and order total.

Toad&Co Mens-shirts Review

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Sustainable men’s shirts are easier than ever with our fresh spread of handsome button downs and lightweight wovens in fun patterns and prints. Because versatility rules, short sleeve shirts become dress shirts with the right pair of pants, and button up shirts and long sleeve shirts will take you from dog walk to date night in the blink of an eye.
Thanks to our commitment to eco friendly fabrics and well-intentioned business practices, we’ve got both you and Mother Earth covered with 100% recycled, hemp, and organic cotton mens organic shirts.

You will not be singing the blues in this button-down short sleeve. It’s all clean lines, natural fibers, and classic styling with this shirt. Made from 100% organic cotton and OEKO-TEX 100 approved fabric, we’re feeling the laid-back vibes already. This organic cotton open air is engineered to lift fabric off your skin and keep the air circulating.

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold with similar colors, gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Iron warm as needed. See garment tags for additional details. If you don’t get a compliment within three wearings or your Toad&Co clothes don’t bring you joy, we’ll make it right.

Toad&Co Men’s shorts Clothing Review

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Less fabric means more fun with these functional and stylish men’s shorts with pockets. Designed with the same obsessive details as our pants, these half-length heroes are cut from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester and hemp.

In a variety of short lengths depending on how much you want to sun those limbs, and fixed or pull on waists for endless comfort, Toad&Co summer shorts are sustainable style made easy.

For us, it’s organic (or recycled) cotton or bust. Organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton, and is grown without GMOs or toxic chemicals.

All work and no play make khakis a dull boy. So we jacked these organic cotton chinos with a hint of stretch and an updated fit for all-day/everyday versatility. The fit is modern – somewhere between slim and relaxed – and comes in 10.5″ and 8″ inseams, depending on how daring you want to be.

Organic cotton’s comfort meets durable polyester and spandex stretch in a tough-yet-tender twill for work and play. These ain’t your old math teacher’s chinos. If you don’t get a compliment within three wearings or your Toad&Co clothes don’t bring you joy, we’ll make it right.

Toad&Co Mens Organic Pants Review

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From work to play, travel to tailgate, our sustainably crafted mens organic pants tell a story of comfort and durability on a mission to seek out good times. Available in slim, standard and relaxed fits, Toad’s men’s pants are designed for every type of guy.

Find them sporting eco-friendly fibers for every season including organic cotton, hemp, Tencel® Lyocell, and recycled polyester blends. In a versatile lineup of jeans, chinos, joggers, or easy stretch active wear, our men’s pants are made to resist abrasions and repel water and stains so you can live every day as an adventure.

Work pants, dress pants, or casual pants – whatever the occasion, Toad’s got your bottom half covered.

For us, it’s organic (or recycled) cotton or bust. Organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton, and is grown without GMOs or toxic chemicals.

A slim, trim version of our best-loved Woodsen Pant. This lean fit 5-pocket pant is a sturdy, everyday go-to pant that will keep you feeling comfortable and looking good, no matter what your day has in store for you (unless you’re participating in a championship match for your Cardboard Tube Fighting League – very few people look good doing that. Look it up). Plus our OC Stretch Canvas fabric is organic cotton and eco-friendly, of course.

Hard-working, hard-wearing and handsomely blending utility and range of motion, our OC Stretch Canvas is a tightly woven, sturdily textured, only-gets-better-with- age organic cotton weave. Real men wear stretch.

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold with similar colors gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron as needed. See garment tags for additional instructions.

Toad&Co women’s dresses Review

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Who said practical and stylish didn’t get along? We’ve discovered the secret to sustainable women’s dresses that are as practical as they are beautiful — Pockets (and lots of them!). Maxis and minis, strappy or sleeves, swingy or sleek, with collars and cut-outs, there’s a lightweight dress for whatever your style may be.

And no need to hold back when it comes to activities, all our women’s eco friendly dresses are adventure-minded with performance fabrics and versatile styles. Whether you’re looking for a 100% organic cotton dress or a veratile blend of recycled fibers, we’ve got you covered.

For us, it’s organic (or recycled) cotton or bust. Organic cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton, and is grown without GMOs or toxic chemicals.

A simple summer dress with a lot of style. Made with our super ventilating Airbrush fabric in fun Gingham and Stripe patterns, this organic cotton maxi dress will feel like a breath of fresh air on your skin. Embrace the Prairie Chic styling as you breeze around town, looking great and feeling even better.

This uber-ventilating organic cotton weave makes heat and humidity seem like a breeze and floats subtle yarn- dyed patterns just off your skin. If you don’t get a compliment within three wearings or your Toad&Co clothes don’t bring you joy, we’ll make it right.

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold with similar colors gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron as needed. See garment tags for additional instructions.

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What is the Toad&Co Guarantee?

Our Guarantee: If you don’t get a compliment within three wearings or your Toad&Co clothes don’t bring you joy, we’ll make it right.

When will my order ship and when will it arrive?

We want you to get your Toad as quickly as possible, so we try to ship your order the following business day after you make a purchase. Keep in mind, our shippers take weekends and holidays off.

Orders received on Friday will be sent out the following Monday. Once your package is shipped, we’ll email your tracking number; this could take up to 24 hours so please check back one business day after you have placed your order. Please see our Shipping & Returns page for shipping rates and methods.

Does Toad&Co ship internationally?

We love our international customers, but at the moment we are only able to facilitate shipping to the US and Canada. We are working hard on finding an international shipping option – so stay tuned!

How do I return an item?

We provide a pre-paid USPS return shipping label with all online purchases. It is located on the outside of the package in a yellow sleeve labeled “Return Documents Enclosed”. Simply remove the label from sleeve, peel and apply to the outside of your return shipment.

You can either drop this return off at a USPS box, or leave in your mailbox with other outgoing mail.

Have you received my return?

When you return an item using the provided pre-paid return label, you can track your package by going to USPS and entering the return tracking number provided. Using the pre-paid labels will allow us to track your return or exchange.

Once your return is received, we’ll issue a credit to the original method of payment within 7-10 business days. If you need additional help, please contact customer service.

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Allbirds Launches Pink Running Shoes

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Allbirds Pink Running Shoes

We’ve all heard the canonical phrase, “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, but the phrase has been reincarnated in today’s launch of the Allbirds x Lindsay Lohan collab which declares, “on Wednesdays, we launch pink.” The pink to which the beloved brand is referring is a limited edition Lux pink color of the Allbirds Tree Flyer running shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe also comes in six other color options and has gained attention for being both sustainable and a comfortable and reliable training shoe.

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The shoe was most recently included in Runner’s World’s “What We’re Testing” roundup for May. Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate found the shoe to be lighter and bouncier than Allbirds’ original running shoe, the Tree Dasher. “It’s a little lighter than the Dasher, the upper feels a bit more refined for running fast, and the innovative midsole is soft but can handle my daily runs,” stated Dengate. “It’s still a little heavier than comparable shoes—and there are a lot of great daily trainers you can find for $160—but it shows promise that Allbirds is committed to making a great running shoe without using petroleum-based products.”

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While sustainability has become a top priority for countless consumers, many companies have fallen short of the mark with their supposedly eco-friendly offerings, which have either become subject to greenwashing or are simply sub-par products. But Allbirds is actually doing the work, creating a quality product that’s also actually eco-friendly. This shoe in particular is carbon-neutral and contains materials like castor beans, eucalyptus fiber, merino wool, and recycled water bottles. The brand has also pledged to continue lowering its carbon footprint as it expands its product offerings.

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

Besides her fame—and ties to their slogan—Lindsay Lohan may seem like a bit of an odd choice for a running shoe collaboration, but Allbirds says that was intentional. They state on their website, “with Lindsay’s help, we’re reminding the world that anyone and everyone can lace up and move their body.”

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Lane Bryant Reviews : Shop the latest looks in plus size fashion

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Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved.

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It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store: So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.

No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

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I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection

Lane Bryant

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved. Super surprised

It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store:

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So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.
No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Girl With Curves High-Waist Skinny Pant

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It’s rare that you see me in pants and a shirt here, unless it’s a workout outfit! That’s because pants and shirts are difficult to find that fit my proportions. These pants tick all the boxes for me: they are high waisted (see video below for my tummy view), and stretchy, but look like trousers. They are sleek and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of them.

My problem with tops is that I’m 5’10 and long torsoed. So many shirts look like crop tops on me. It’s perpetual flesh belt city with me and tops. This one? PERFECT. Extremely long, but not sloppy in the least. Very comfortable. And the color? I’ve NEVER worn this color lilac before, and it’s beautiful.

Girl With Curves Belted Wrap-Hem Sweater

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This sweater would be perfect with the high waisted pants from above, but here I’m wearing it with the jeans I happened to have on when they arrived. It is very long, and my favorite color of the moment – a rich marigold. The knit is comfortable, and very soft. The sleeves are a fun surprise.

Girl with Curves Pleated Trench Dress

This item was the fastest selling one in the collection, and it’s easy to understand why (though, not so great in this photo! See the video below) It’s navy, and can be worn as a dress or as a trench coat. It’s a beautifully made layering piece, or dress on its own. This will be a piece you can wear for years.

When a follower and friend reached out to me on Instagram and told me I should try shopping Nasty Gal’s plus size clothing, I was surprised to learn that the brand carried clothing for plus size women. And I’m not sure how I didn’t know…given that I absolutely worship Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal.

Does Nasty Gal have plus sizes?

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I went straight to the Nasty Gal plus size clothing section hoping that I would stumble upon a gold mine of cute plus size clothing. Upon my first couple of scrolls, I was intrigued. I instantly saw pieces that I loved including this From New Button plus size skirt and this Never Stop Wandering plus size graphic tee, which is sadly out of stock! At first glance, I really loved the laid-back, but the chic vibe of the collection. However, I felt like there weren’t many options.

The plus size section only had 150 pieces, whereas the straight-size section had more than 500 garments. Aside from the slim pickings, I will say that the price point was perfect for me and my budget. I ended up getting this whole outfit for less than $30—with shipping included—during a sale. I was a little nervous to order this skirt because I noticed it was a non-stretch fabric.

What is Nasty Gal sizing like?

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My usual rule when shopping online is to size up if it’s not stretchy or stay away from it at all costs. However, I decided to take a chance on the skirt and order my usual size. Besides, you all know I cannot resist a plus size mini skirt. When I got the clothes in the mail, I instantly tried on the skirt to see if it would fit. To my surprise, it was actually a little loose in the waist. The material was much thinner than I thought it would be, which I think helped the fit be so spot on. The T-shirt fits perfectly, as expected.

All in all, I am very happy with this look. I think the skirt is super cute and it could be paired with almost any kind of top. The T-shirt is my favorite, and I can’t wait to wear it with jeans and everything in between. I really hope that Nasty Gal continues to add to its plus size selection because I feel like the brand has a unique style and perspective to offer the plus size community that it hasn’t already seen!

If there is a brand that you would like for me to test out, feel free to reach out to me via email or on Instagram! I am always open to suggestions.

SIZING INFO:

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I am wearing a size 18, which is my usual size, and the skirt fits perfectly. The skirt isn’t stretchy, but it fit me pretty well. I am wearing a size 18 in the T-shirt, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!

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Lane Bryant is a woman-founded, woman-led brand, that ingeniously creates versatile styles with impeccable fit that give our customer the confidence to create her lane, her own way. Empowering women is kind of our thing. We aim to inspire her to live a life filled with possibilities in work, play, and love within our product assortment.

From our clothing, accessories and LIVI activewear, to our exclusive intimate apparel brand Cacique Intimates, Lane Bryant offers style with solutions. What does that mean? Style with solutions is the perfect convergence of fashion, fit, comfort and versatility from the inside out. That’s what makes Lane Bryant the go-to plus size clothing brand for women.

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At Lane Bryant, we believe that every woman can (and will) achieve what she wants. And that possibilities are endless. If you love fashion and want to work for a brand that places an emphasis on empowering the customers, social media followers, and associates in its community, Lane Bryant is the place for you. Create your lane with us at our Columbus, Ohio brand headquarters, or at any of our stores nationwide

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Lane Bryant Reviews : Plus Size Clothing for Women

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This plus-size clothes designer label is a hot new fashion choice for plus size women and is showing up in the closets of celebrities, such as actress Kirstie Alley, Queen Latifah and fashion model Emme. These clothes have been used in makeovers on shows like the View. The collection is detailed and flattering, and features very feminine styles, such as black A-line sundresses with colorful embroidery pattern trims.

The designer Abby Z feels that everyone should live by the maxim, “It’s Good To Be Me” and she tries to reflect this attitude in the styles she designs. She feels that every great wardrobe includes at least one pair of designer jeans and she wants to create the jean you’d want as your first choice. Her jeans are famous for their “perfect fit”.

Alloy.com: This store offers trendy clothes for teen or teen-at-heart gals in sizes 0 to 29. This is also a great place for tall gals to shop because the jean inseams are as long as 37 inches! The tops and dresses are very cute, the jeans are very cool, and the best part is that most of the items are under $40.00, so you feel like a kid in a candy store!

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Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W.
Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all.

And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events.

And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories. I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years.
I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples.

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My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again.
Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

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Lane Bryant (lanebryant.com) is an extremely popular women’s clothing store which competes against other women’s clothing stores like Nike, Adidas, SHEIN, Victoria’s Secret and Carter’s. Based on our in-depth Lane Bryant review, when compared to its competitors, Lane Bryant is a mid-range performing brand within its category. Read the full Lanebryant.com review below for more details.

Knoji has 76 Lane Bryant reviews and ratings as of June 20, 2022. Knoji editors and the Knoji shopper community have reviewed Lane Bryant and compared it against 0 top brands, reviewing Lane Bryant based on product and store features such as ethically-sourced products, and . Knoji reviews and ranks Lanebryant.com and other women’s clothing stores based on how many features each offers and based on a 5-star rating scale. Based on these factors and 76 Lane Bryant reviews, Lane Bryant earns an overall score of 4.6 out of 5.0 points. Lane Bryant offers 0 total features such as , and . Lane Bryant’s’s review score is also bolstered by the fact that it is a very popular brand with high brand recognition among consumers.

Lane Bryant Reviews

Lane Bryant is a Plus size clothing store located at 1092 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, New York 11581, US.

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The business is listed under plus size clothing store, clothing store, fashion accessories store, lingerie store, women’s clothing store category. It has received 115 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Their services include Curbside pickup, In-store pickup, In-store shopping, Delivery . Accepted payment methods include Debit cards , NFC mobile payments , Credit cards .

Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W. Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all. And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events. And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories.

Lane Bryant Reviews

I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years. I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples. My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again. Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line of undergarments is a mainstay amongst plus size shoppers. They’ve largely been unchallenged as a primary source of bras in particular because they are the most well known and universally available. My first fully fledged bra came from Lane Bryant many many years ago and I remained a loyal customer through significant changes in band and cup size. Now, at a 44/46 DD, I continue to shop there, and I’m not entirely sure why.

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Over the years, despite the fact that Lane Bryant could be considered an institution in the realm of plus size bra shopping, I’ve become extremely disillusioned with the Cacique brand. It took some time on my part, but I’ve nailed down the things that present the most problems for me.

The styles have largely remained the same. Cacique hasn’t followed many of the trends and the vast majority of bras remain the same from season to season with minor changes in color or print. The exception to this rule seems to be the brand’s undying devotion to all things cage bra and strappy detail, which isn’t entirely unappealing, but it would be nice to see more diversity in the brand’s offerings. I rarely see any innovation in construction or styles outside of back smoothing or cooling technology.

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Lane Bryant has the potential to offer plus size customers, especially those in higher band sizes that are frequently ignored even by full bust lines, stylish designs in new shapes that reflect the shifting nature of the lingerie industry. But rather than make advancements on the actual style or primary function of a bra, the brand has instead decided to mostly focus on making plus sized bra shoppers minimize their back fat.

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For example, Cacique could easily introduce a bralette, a style that is becoming increasingly available in plus sizes. Cacique could seize the opportunity to introduce trends that are almost impossible to find in plus, like sportier styles. The failure to innovate results in a lack of new and exciting options every season.

Frequent lack of availability in larger band sizes. My primary reason for sticking with Cacique for as long as I have is a simple one. A 46 band isn’t the most widely available, even among lines that are considered plus-sized bra lines. I admit, part of Cacique’s appeal is the relative breadth of selection, especially when compared to other retailers.

For example, filtering the results at Macy’s to show bras only in a 46 band size takes me from almost 900 bras to 20. The same filter at Nordstrom takes me from 915 options to 7. Amazon’s vast selection of over 2,000 bras goes to 118. A 46DD filter at Kohl’s takes me from 927 to 106 options and the same filter at target takes me from just over 1,000 options to 21. Even Torrid’s selection is cut nearly in half once the 46DD filter is applied.

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Most frustratingly, almost all of the bras available in this size at every retailer are the same type of neutral, full coverage bra that is incredibly unappealing, especially held up against bras in smaller band sizes. Lane Bryant offers several, but not all, of their bras in this band size. Unfortunately, this size is frequently sold out. I’m unsure why this happens as I check the website often and newer items are often completely unavailable in a 46DD. I also notice that only the most basic styles are available in the 50 band size.

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