American Apparel & Plus Size

Hey Loves,
I get asked this question a lot. So I figured I would address it finally. I am an avid American Apparel shopper. I own 3 pairs of disco pants and a pair of leggings. Now let me be clear these pants DO NOT come in plus size. They only go up to an xl and if AA goes up to a 2xl its only in basic things like t-shirt and camis.  However the xl disco pants and the large & xl leggings can stretch to a certain degree.
This is when you have to know & understand your body. I'm built relatively straight,  I don't have very big hips and I my butt isn't very big so with a little work I can fit into the disco pants and be comfortable. I would say if you have large hips or you gotta donk (aye aye aye lol) honestly you will have trouble getting them on and zipping them up. And if you are able to fit into them you will be rather uncomfortable.

Black American Apparel Disco Pants, Purple American Apparel Disco Pants, Red American Apparel Disco Pants

Like many of you I didn't think I could ever wear disco pants. I was never shy about walking around in American Apparel, cause truth be told I love the store. But I would just browse with my besties and that would be it. It wasn't until I saw Brittany from Pockets and Bows wearing the black disco pants about a year & 1/2 ago. She wasn't the size she is now and thought if she could do it why can't I.

I purchased my 1st pair in December 2012 right before the new year. They were a beautiful red color, I still love those. Then my guy got me a black pair & a purple pair for Christmas. 

 Red American Apparel Disco Pants

For my tall girls, disco pants WILL fit you. I stand 6'0 tall & I never worry about my ankles being cold lol. 
Black American Apparel Disco Pants

The 1st few times you will fight to get them on. It may take some work to get them on. However over time you will see that they become easier to put on. 
Purple American Apparel Disco Pants

Then I purchased the black leggings in the spring of 2013. (Best damn pair of leggings I ever owned) When I wear them they aren't see through or thin. And again they are fit prefect for my height.
Black American Apparel High waisted leggings

The point of it all is that we as curvy/plus size women can shop in American Apparel, however it is all about knowing what will & won't work for your body. Don't hesitate to at least try them on. You may be surprised.



  1. ah I see because lord knows I tried to get into some stuff there but it wasnt working. I do like some of the things, how about the high wasted shorts , they look stretchable are they? I just saw them outside just gave up ordering online.

  2. nice!! woot woot, I'm 6' too. I love the purple pants

  3. Started singing "She gotta dunk" lol. Thanks for the AA heads up.

  4. I've always wanted to get a pair of them, I like the fabric and the shine.

  5. Which leggings did you purchase?....if you don't mind me asking

  6. I bought these unisex leggings for my boy friend from American Apparel and he's 6'1" and 220 lbs. The fit is perfect for him and he loves how comfortable they are to wear. Also they are not see through.

  7. Those pants look soooo good on you!!! <3 I am one of the Chat reps for AA's website, and I too am plus-sized. While I SERIOUSLY wish they would carry more of the women's clothes in xl and 2xl sizes, between the cuts on some of the women's clothes, and some of the awesome unisex stuff, there's a pretty good selection of clothes for curvy women. The easy jeans in an xl should fit very similarly to the disco pants, if not more comfortably even - and the bodysuits that come in size xl are a great plus-sized fit too. Oh, and the babydoll dresses! Most are only xs/s or m/l - but the m/l is cut very big, so it mostly depends on your chest size. I'm a 38G - and the tri-blend babydoll fits beautifully. (Just wish it came in more colors!!!) Plus-sized ladies - come in to chat! - I and many of my coworkers would love to help you find things that will fit your body well. ;)