Virtual Window Shopping: Big On Batik

Big On Batik Sweetheart Top

[Looking at supersize / extended size clothing which is to say, clothing I can wear.  Preferably modeled by fat people.]

Big On Batik has lots of yummy things on sale, including their sweetheart top,  scoop tee, and handkerchief top — not to mention dresses and Hawaiian-style shirts.

Big On Batik has been an internet store catering to fats since its inception.

They do make some appearances at events, such as the Vegas BBW Bash I attended a few years ago.

I most frequently wear a pink with purple butterflies sweetheart top of theirs.  It makes my coworkers smile on the grayest days.  I also have a matching purple knit skirt with pockets, which I most often wear on weekends.  My floral sundress with black bolero jacket is fine for the office in summer — and great for a party, too.

Big On Batik carries women’s 1x (18/20) – 6x (38/40), and some items in their extended (7X+) sizing.  They also offer men’s shirts in XL (53″ chest) – 6X (70″).


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3 responses to “Virtual Window Shopping: Big On Batik”

  1. Heidi Avatar

    I’ve looked at Big on Batik but always wonder if I’m going to look entirely shapeless in their clothing? Have you found that to be an issue?

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      Yes and no. I was lucky that I first tried their stuff at the Bash because I could try things on. I tried the sweetheart top in 5X/6X and it was a tent. Then, with gentle pushing from the saleswoman, I tried on a 3X/4X and it fit well – shows off my bust without disguising that I have a waist and hips.

      Mind, I’d been thinking I was really too big for 3X for years.

      The sundress comes in 2 sizes, XL and 2XL. I assumed I’d want 2XL, no, XL was fine. Looking at the website I see the XL sundress is supposed to fit a 45-60″ bust, and the 2XL sundress fits 52-70″. My bust is about 58″, so it’s partly do I want more fitted or less fitted. (The smocking on the XL sundress hugs my boobs and makes it look like I have more of a waist than I really do, btw.)

      So I would say it’s rather like most mail order — be prepared to send back a few things while you’re figuring out the sizing. It may also help to call during office hours and explain your particular shape and wants.

  2. SizeObsession Avatar

    Congratulations to the owner, Satu, for making great looking quality clothing for “all sizes large”. Keep up the great work.

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