The idea of specializing as a buyer drove Çarpatan to find her profession. Whenever she went shopping, she couldn't find anything that flattered her body and would return empty-handed. One day after she had again been unable to find anything that fit, she started thinking about how she wasn't alone in this situation. So Çarpatan began mentoring plus-size women about how to dress via her website, dolabimiseviyorum.com, which she established April 23. Saying “I am the one who understands plus-size women best,” Çarpatan claims that she will deal with heavyset women's problem of not finding the clothes they want.
‘The size you have been looking for is not available at the moment'
Çarpatan is the plus-size daughter of a plus-size family. The only time it really bothers her is when she goes clothes shopping. Whenever she used to go window shopping together with her mother and aunt, whose sizes range between 46 and 48, she ended up feeling terrible. She would wander through clothing shops one by one and end up scouring the earth to find a tailor in order to get a suitable outfit sewn. She has been going through all this trouble since primary school. Her memories regarding those days are still fresh. “If you are plus-size, there is almost zero probability that you find what you are looking for, especially in the case of an unexpected invitation.” she says. This dilemma motivated her. Visiting stores belonging to different brands, she photographed clothes suitable for plus-size women. And making different combinations with her own clothes from time to time, she assisted women who are plus-size in finding ways to style their clothes.
‘I offer different combinations for the plus-size woman'
Çarpatan states that she receives very positive feedbacks on her website. When followers started repeatedly asking where they could find the featured clothing, she came up with an idea. Nowadays Çarpatan, a graduate of a textile design department, resells plus-size clothes manufactured by renowned brands. Thus, heavyset women are free of the problem of going from store to store searching for clothes. Renowned designers' clothing will soon be available on the website, with special deals just for visitors to the site. Çarpatan states that she especially wants to offer more affordable choices than those found in stores. “My main aim is to show heavyset women how to combine their clothes. Rather than single pieces of clothes, I prefer selling clothes as a full combination. That is more attractive to plus-size women.”
They hired a driver to deliver the dress for the wedding on time
Jackets, skirts, dresses, blouses -- everything is available on Çarpatan's website. She will also start selling headscarves soon. What is interesting on the website is how the sizes are worded. Size 1, which normally corresponds to size 36 on dress sizing scale, corresponds to size 42 and size 2 corresponds to size 44. Nobody is bothered by the new sizing. What pleases Çarpatan most is helping women who are heavyset like her. She will do almost anything to help plus-size women. A message from a visitor on her website proves this. One day a woman was invited to attend a wedding for that evening. She couldn't find what she looked for in any of the stores. She bought a couple of items for the sake of not returning empty-handed. When she returned home, she didn't like anything she had just bought and she couldn't find a proper outfit from her closet. The woman finally found a suitable dress on Çarpatan's website. But she had too little time to purchase it. She sent a message to Çarpatan on the website. Immediately stirring to action, Çarpatan hired a driver and sent the dress to her customer's house.