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 half; I am wearing a purple, red, gold, and black chevron skirt and brown, heeled, open-toe Mary Janes
Chevron skirt by Lane Bryant; Mary Janes by Born.

I am continuing to use my wardrobe to will spring into existence, even though it's sleeting today and this outfit (paired with a purple sleeveless top) is truly only appropriate in the house, lol.

I got this skirt on clearance (wheeeee!) a few months ago; it was probably part of last season's summer collection. It's a delightfully versatile item, as I can pair it with a purple top, a red top, or a black top—and it looks like a totally different piece depending on what color I'm wearing above it.

The shoes I've owned for three or four years, and they are some of the most comfortable heels I've ever owned.

close-up image of the shoes

They're so comfortable, in fact, that after I originally bought them in silver, my next two shoe purchases were the exact same pair in this brown and in camel. I know not everyone can do heels at all, but, if you can, Born does a pretty solid job of making comfortable heels.

(And I got all of mine at a discounted price at 6pm.com.)

Anyway. As always, this is a general thread for fat fashion, but, if you need a topic: What's your favorite brand of shoe for "dressy" shoe wear?

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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