Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit

A plus size stripe tee fall outfit with a bold red wool coat.

Much like my last post, this look is all about stripes on stripes!

In fact, those outfit ideas also had the same plus size navy striped top, straight leg jeans, and accessories.

Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit

Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit with Red Wool Coat, Striped Scarf, Striped Tee, Distressed Straight Leg Jeans, Converse Sneakers, and a YSL Crossbody Bag - Alexa Webb

Abercrombie & Fitch Plus Sizes

I meant to discuss these Abercrombie & Fitch jeans in my last post, but I was rightfully worried that the featured plus size coral coat was going to sell out quickly.

So I ended up publishing the post without many details.

First, I wanted to say that I completely understand if you don’t want to support Abercrombie & Fitch.

Abercrombie’s Fatphobic History

Unsure what I’m referring to?  Former Abercrombie CEO, Mike Jeffries, said some “controversial” things about his customer base many years ago.

At the time Abercrombie didn’t sell a size bigger than “large” for women, which was a size 10. 

Take that in for a moment.  

And consider that at the time, the average woman in the US was a size 14.

Jefferies told Salon.com

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids.”

“Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny.”

“It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,”

Side note: A&F has also been accused of discriminating against African Americans, Latinx, and Asian Americans by favoring white floor salespeople which were called “models.” 

A&F settled in a class-action discrimination lawsuit. 

Additionally, A&F was also sued for age discrimination.

You Can’t Sit with Us

And when Jefferies was confronted about his words years later, he doubled down!

“…I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense. A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers.

However, we care about the broader communities in which we operate and are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We hire good people who share these values.

We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying, derogatory characterizations, or other anti-social behavior based on race, gender, body type, or other individual characteristics.”

Did that sound like a sincere “apology” to you?

Well, thankfully old white men who are in denial about their irrelevance and prioritize their own ego over stockholders usually end up crashing and burning.

And not surprisingly, not even the ‘cool kids’ wanted to sit with Jefferies.

Abercrombie had a drastic decline in both sales and brand value while its competitors were extending their sizing and diversity in their models.

Progress?

So eventually Jefferies was replaced by Fran Horowitz, the current Abercrombie CEO.  

Horowitz has made significant changes to A&F’s business practices and brand image.

However, Abercrombie didn’t use any plus size models until just last year.

Is that “progress?”

So what do you think?  Are you willing to shop at a retailer with such a heinous history?

Let me know in the comments below.

Plus Size Straight Leg Ankle Jeans

Plus Size Straight Leg Ankle Jeans from Abercrombie & Fitch - Alexa Webb

So as I mentioned, these plus size straight leg ankle jeans are from Abercrombie & Fitch.

A&F offers select items in sizes up to a size 24, or a size 37 in their jeans.

Plus Size Straight Leg Ankle Jeans Sizing

The sizing is similar to J.Crew in that their jeans come by waist sizing (vanity), so check the size chart below to see which size you are.

Abercrombie Size Chart

These particular jeans come in 3 inseams: short (25″), regular (27″), and long (29″).

These jeans also come in a “Curve Cut,” which as you can see from the chart above, has more room in the hips. 

This cut will work better for pear shapes.

I haven’t tried any of their jeans because they don’t make my size. 

But, go here for a review and more sizing information.

Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit

Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit with Red Wool Coat, Striped Scarf, Striped Tee, Distressed Straight Leg Jeans, Converse Sneakers, and a YSL Crossbody Bag - Alexa Webb

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Go here for another post with this plus size navy striped tee.

More plus size outfit ideas with bright red coats can be found here and here.

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13 thoughts on “Plus Size Stripe Tee Fall Outfit

  1. Nope! It’s all a matter of them trying to soften up consumers. Not only do they not deserve my money, on a daily basis most of us wouldn’t put up with being talked to like that. Respect is given when it’s deserved not because a retailer says the are changing. And the other problem for me is their typical maker. I am older and my mommy and daddy don’t give me a credit card.

  2. As I grow older and am still plus size and for sure wasn’t one of the cool kids and don’t think of myself as a cool adult, I still would like to dress fashionable. All that being said I will not purchase anything from Abercrombie at this time. I believe you can put lipstick on a snake but it is still a snake. I appreciate your story and I will watch how they continue as a company as one day my grandchildren may want to shop there that is IF they are still in business.

    1. AMEN!!! I LOVE YOUR COMMENT!
      I couldn’t have said it better!! 🙌🏽 🤗

      This is actually all new to me, wasn’t aware of this controversy! BUT NOW I KNOW! And I will ABSOLUTELY NOT spend a DIME at this store! Thanks Alexa for this information !

  3. I’ve been so surprised to see the plus size community (influencers) and POC go on full throttle supporting this brand. I do remember all the horrible things they said and the culture within the company towards minorities and fat people. Ughh dunno maybe I should forgive and forget and move on…. I’d just really rather give my money to companies that have always considered EVERYONE.

  4. I didn’t even know they made plus size until this post. I don’t really follow all the negative stuff, I just ordered two pairs of Jeans to try out! I could care less what someone’s opinion is on what size I wear. I shop for me and what I like.

  5. I don’t pay enough attention to A&F to even notice the CEO’s comments. That store is dark and disgusting and smells like a locker room. I would never be able to notice if they only hired attractive people because you can’t see a dam thing in their stores. They better have at least an entire outfit to offer in my size before I’d even consider going in there.

  6. Thanks for sharing the history of A&F. Tbh, l probably wasn’t going to shop there anyway, surely not to pay full price for holey jeans!
    I’m really into thrifting, and love that so many of your outfits feature classic shapes and patterns combined in trendy ways. Love the chucks, those l would buy new! Glad you’re well Alexa, take care. x

  7. I love how everyone gave their opinion respectfully. Buying from A and F is somewhat like the relative who says you have such a pretty face if you would just lose weight. I’m the consumer and it annoys me the way they are trying to spin it now and act like it didn’t happen. It was a popular brand when my son was in high school also but he refused to cave in to the crowd and wear it and I decide then that I wanted to be more like my cool son. Just ignore the two pair of Tory Burch flats in my closet that I recently purchased. Shopping often brings me comfort but not at the expense of my dignity.

  8. Hey and thanks for the story on A&F. What a disgrace! I’m a Dutch living in Sweden and did not know about this. Now I understand the small sizes this company sells. After reading this I will not buy anything from them, not that I ever did though…..

  9. As an adult I would never shop at that store if it was the last one on earth! I’d rather wear fig leaves! My daughter wasn’t one of the cool kids and would never fit into their clothes! I never considered myself a cool kid (or adult) either. This mentality only perpetuates bullying and has no place in our society! I can’t believe they’re still in business!

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