So almost everything I bought was a 14 with the exception of a pair of capris with buttons (16). Since my tummy is still big, and will be for some time, I have to go bigger with waistbands that are buttoned / zippered. In fact some of the items were actually slightly loose on me. One foot out the door on Lane Bryant forever. I'd say when I hit the 180's I won't be able to shop there anymore. I might need to get bras there since I am am still big there (42 DD) and Victoria's highest is 38 DD.
Why Scary? - First of all a 14 at Lane Bryant is no way the same 14 at the Gap, etc. A Lane Bryant 14 is like a Gap 18. Second - It is basically all I have known for about 15 years. Yes, I do buy some stuff at Old Navy and Wal-mart. But it is rare and really has to fit correctly. I am excited too - a whole new frontier in clothes. Downside is I have to try stuff on, takes more time and I also need to re-learn how to fit my newer figure. I used to know if it fit just by the size and shape. Not anymore.