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Member Name: spam330
Disadvantages: Overpriced, low quality
Simply be is a range of women's plus size clothing and accessories available by mail order or on-line. Simply Be caters for women sized 14-32. Their range caters for casual and formal wear and has everything from hoodies to wedding outfits. In addition they sell swimwear, underwear and shoes.
My experience of Simply Be has been o.k. I have used it a few times over the last few years but I am not a regular shopper. I find a lot of the tops sold by Simply Be are simply not flattering to the larger women, I find a lot of them too baggy and somewhat shapeless. I have also found a lot of their dress tops to be quite dated and out of fashion (maybe a few seasons ago). I have ordered jeans and trousers and found them to be nice and well fitting. I do however think that the price does not reflect the quality. I appreciate that more material is required to make larger sizes but still feel some of the items are overpriced. It is possible to pay up to £30 for a jersey style top that is not made with great quality material and does not always wash well.
The shoe and accessorie collection are very nice and of quite a high quality. My only problem with the shoes is they are all available in wide fitting size. This is great if you have wide feet but I do not. I find the shoes to be of good quality and well prices but the bags and accessories again slightly overprices. Average handbag is £25 and not overly great quality.
The swimwear and underwear range are my favourite. There are pretty bikinis, swimsuits and underwear sets available in larger cup sizes, which is great.
The level of customer service I have received has been fine. Any telephone calls I have made have been answered promptly and I have always found the people to be helpful. If ordering on line or by telephone your delivery is usually delivered to the required address within 24 hours, I have never had a problem with this. If items are unsuitable they can be returned by free post at the post office or you can call a courier to come and collect. Again I have had no problems with return.
Simply be is good for larger sizes and convenient to use however the product lack shape and style and are a bit overprice.
Summary: Okay but not great