Fat Fashion

This is your semi-regular thread in which fat women can share pix, make recommendations for clothes they love, ask questions of other fat women about where to locate certain plus-size items, share info about sales, talk about what jeans cut at what retailer best fits their body shapes, discuss how to accessorize neutral colored suits, share stories of going bare-armed for the first time, brag about a cool fashion moment, whatever.

Suggested (though not required!) topic: What clothes make you feel great when you wear them?

image of my lower legs and feet; I'm wearing burgundy brocade jeans and black high-heeled maryjanes
Burgundy brocade jeans by Torrid; black heeled MaryJanes by Kenneth Cole.

(I'd provide a link to the shoes, except I've had those for so long that I don't think they're available for purchase any longer. I got them on clearance for like $19. It was an amazing day!)

I have a pair of black brocade jeans that I bought at Lane Bryant about 13 years ago, which I still wear. The cuffs are starting to get worn, though, even though I've taken extraordinary care of them because I love them so much. So I was really excited to find this pair at Torrid.

I don't even know what it is about brocade jeans that I find so terrific, but I always feel great wearing them.

And these shoes. OMG THESE SHOES. They are definitely not all-day shoes; they are go to dinner at a place where there's parking and not a lot of walking shoes, lol. But I love them. I am such a shorty-pants, and it always makes me feel good to be "tall." (All of 5'6" in these shoes.)


Have at it in comments! Please remember to make fat women of all sizes, especially women who find themselves regularly sizing out of standard plus-size lines, welcome in this conversation, and pass no judgment on fat women who want to and/or feel obliged, for any reason, to conform to beauty standards. And please make sure if you're soliciting advice, you make it clear you're seeking suggestions—and please be considerate not to offer unsolicited advice. Sometimes people just need to complain and want solidarity, not solutions.

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