hyperleafblower said: I'm wondering if I can get some info here. My girlfriend just recently got into snowboarding at the end of last season and is looking into buying some outerwear, problem is she's quite curvy, and a fashion student so she doesn't want to wear baggy guy's stuff on the hill. According to the size charts she'd need an XL in just about any brand for her chest (It's 42 inches I think) to fit and then the waist would be huge on her, she also wants a jacket with a more flattering silhouette. She likes the style of most of Holden's pieces, is there any change their fit would be better? According to the size chart an XL should fit her.
Edit: I should add she's 5'7"
Holden gear makes flat skinny girls look like they have curves using flattering cuts and designs. They do NOT make gear for curvier women. I think my chest is 40ish and I've never found a Holden Jacket that fits comfortably. Even the XL were rather restrictive and didn't allow room for layering. And like Eva mentioned - the shoulders are very narrow.
Doc is right. She really does have to try things on. I've fell in love with gear over and over again thinking it LOOKS like it would fit only to try it on and hate everything about the fit and cut.
That said, I have had a lot of luck with B by Burton Jackets, Burton Slim fit jackets in a size up from normal (so an XL for me) and Oakley Jackets. Tali is mega blessed in the bossom and she has always been able to look smashing in B By and Burton Slim jackets. Lorene is also very blessed in the chest and I think she likes Bonfire stuff.
I've liked all the Nike gear I've tried on.