There is a funky hip store that caters to young plus sized women and girls known as Torrid. Up until Torrid plus sizes clothing stores came along, it was difficult for plus-size teenagers and young adults to find trendy clothing that also had a flattering fit. Enter Torrid! Since 2001 they have been a successful clothing chain with stores located throughout the United States and an online store.

Although Torrid's demographic is geared toward teens and young women (under 30), they have something for all ages and sizes. Their basics especially, such as camis, jeans, t-shirts, etc. are all reasonably priced and are great as staples for any plus-size woman's wardrobe.

Torrid's clothing is very flattering for plus size figures. They have a good selection of tops that have 3/4 sleeves, or sleeves that hit just below the elbow. This is always a good look for plus size women as it elongates their arms and torso. They also have a great selection of ruched tops that hide all kinds of flaws and are flattering. Their pants and jeans however, do not have fits specifically designed for short and tall women, which is disappointing. They do fit well, but if you are especially tall or short you will need to have them altered. They need to take a cue from stores like Lane Bryant and have a wider variety of fits when it comes to their bottoms. Considering how cute and trendy their jeans are, it may be worth it to do a little hemming!

One department that Torrid has for plus size women is maternity clothing. This is a fantastic idea as maternity clothing can get expensive, no matter what size the woman is. Just like the rest of their clothing, Torrid's maternity selection is trendy and affordable.

Torrid also has a wide selection of shoes, including heels, boots, flats and sandals. Their shoe selection, however, is definitely geared toward the younger set, and I would not recommend them for professional or office attire. However, for going out to a party or a club, Torrid's shoes fit the bill perfectly for everyone.

A Torrid favorite is their jewelry and accessory collection. They have very edgy, funky costume jewelry that is unique and very affordable. Torrid also carries a wide variety of Hello Kitty items, which make great gifts for girls. Their jewelry selection includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and watches.

Check Torrid out at their online store or visit one of their stores in the US. If you live outside of the United States, don't worry…Torrid ships to 150 countries around the world!