I am a big Lass and I vary with the weather (literally at times) in how much weight I hold and lose depending on how much water I am retaining and can vary from a size 20 to size 26 at my worst.
I am always on the look out for clothes I can wear that are equally as nice to wear when I am hot and sticky as they are if I need to go for an appointment and everything else looks dreadful and like a sack on a bag of potatoes when I am not feeling good.
I have searched high and low in this country and find that the sort of thing that I feel comfy in costs a fortune and is nearly always made of polyester or some other mixed fibre that just makes me sweat all the more.
Here I have found what seems to me to be the ideal solution to my problems. They come from Egypt and are pure Egyptian cotton so excellent for perspiration problems. The Egyptians are fond of larger ladies as well as smaller ones so they come in a range of sizes to meet every ones requirements and fit loosely to the body so you can sit, flump on the bed or go out in the car without necessarily having to change all the time.
I bought three of these thick cotton, beautifully embroidered kaftan type dresses for £6.49 each with the same amount for postage for each so I have 3 for just under £40 which is really cheap for the sort of quality you get here. I dread to think what they would cost in this country.
I bought these from ebay and they are brand new from a large retailer based in Egypt. Search for ethnic clothing and you open up a wealth of goodies to choose from !
So for anyone looking for this type of attire, please have a look at what's available abroad, particularly in Egypt with their beautiful pure cottons. I did and I am delighted !
They also make male versions if any of you guys feel a similar yearning for something loose to wear around the house !