I’m plus-size and I did a Target try-on haul – the dresses were a ‘win’ but the bikinis flopped

One PLUS-SIZE woman said she had good luck shopping for clothes at Target.

Leah Ryder is a plus size fashion influencer who knows how to find chic fits that don’t break the bank.

Leah loved the material and length of the first dress she tried on


Leah loved the material and length of the first dress she tried onPhoto credit: TikTok @leah_ryder
The white mini dress was slightly see-through


The white mini dress was slightly see-throughPhoto credit: TikTok @leah_ryder

Posting on her TikTok (@leah_ryder), she first tried on a purple printed mini dress which she instantly fell in love with.

“Start strong. I like this one a lot,” she said.

The dress was flowy but had a matching belt that accentuated her waist and made her look young and flirty.

“I think it would be cute with a different belt, but it definitely doesn’t look bad with the right one.”

Next, she donned a white eyelet sundress that was perfect for a lunch with the girls.

Although initially hesitant, she was pleased to find that the size XL fit her well and was easy to dress up for any occasion.

The only problem? “It’s a bit see-through. I’m wearing blue underwear and I think you could really see it.”

Though she says the material doesn’t feel cheap, she recommends wearing nude underwear just in case it’s see-through.

The next dress she tried on was a pink spaghetti strap ($25).

Although it was the dress she was most looking forward to, she was disappointed when she tried it on.

“I saw this on TikTok. I know it’s super viral right now, but I just think the material is very clingy and not how I like it.”

As she usually likes fitted dresses, she was surprised that this one was a failure.

“It’s a combination of colour, material and fit. It doesn’t do it for me.”

She was surprised she didn't like the way the viral dress fit her


She was surprised she didn’t like the way the viral dress fit herPhoto credit: TikTok @leah_ryder

After some luck with Target dresses, she switched to Target swimwear.

Holding up a zebra print bikini top, she said it didn’t go as planned.

“This one didn’t fit me at all, and I even increased my size in it.

“I usually wear a 16 top and took a size 18 to be sure, but there’s very little stretch so it’s really tight.”

The second top she tried on was much better.

It had a V-neck and appeared to be a thick, stretchy material that held her breasts well.

“I would probably pair it with a plain, high-waisted bottom because I don’t like the bottoms that come with them – they’re way too low for my liking.

“But I love the fabric of this top because it feels very supportive.”

Unfortunately, that was the only “win” she had when it came to bikinis.

She held up two more spinning tops and said neither of them worked.

“I’m just going to keep it very real. To be honest, swimming was a flop for me in this fitting.”

Still, she encouraged her followers to stay positive.

“What we’re not going to do is beat ourselves up about it or feel bad about it. It’s just a bathing suit.”

Viewers appreciated her booty and her advice.

“I love your reminder not to hate ourselves. Sometimes I can really let it get to me,” one person wrote.

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“I’m glad you showed the viral dress. We’re built similarly,” added another.

“Love the first dress on you,” chimed in a third.

She only liked one of the four swimsuits she tried on


She only liked one of the four swimsuits she tried onPhoto credit: TikTok @leah_ryder

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/7414522/plus-size-target-try-on-haul-dresses-win-bikini/ I’m plus-size and I did a Target try-on haul – the dresses were a ‘win’ but the bikinis flopped

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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