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.

image of my lower legs and feet; I am wearing dark blue denim jeans and dark blue clogs
Straight-leg jeans by Lane Bryant; blue heeled clogs by Söfft.

One of the things about living in a place with such extreme seasons is that it necessitates a versatile wardrobe. Which has some drawbacks. It can be expensive to have seasonal wardrobes—and, if one can't afford that versatility, it can mean not having clothes that are cool enough in summer or warm enough in winter. It requires storage space. The changing of the seasons, and the unpredictability of wild swings in temperature, can mean one has to pull out the t-shirts before storing the winter coat for the year.

But, every spring, I do enjoy getting to pull out my nice-weather shoes again.

These clogs, which I've had for three or four years now, are a particular favorite. They work with jeans, shorts, maxi dresses, pretty much anything—and they are so super comfy. (Also: I get soooo cold and soooo hot so easily; having my feet partially uncovered in the heat always helps with temperature regulation.) I love the little flower detail on the side, which feels so joyfully springlike.

image of blue heeled clog from the side, showing flower detail

And there is a flower pattern on the soles, which leaves happy little flowers in my footprints, even on a warm rainy day.

Anyway. As always, this is a general thread for fat fashion, but, if you need a topic: What does the warmer weather (or cooler, depending on the part of the world in which you're reading) return to your wardrobe, much to your delight?

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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