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 me wearing a grey newsboy cap and a grey infinity scarf
Newsboy cap and infinity scarf both purchased from sellers on Etsy.

This is my favorite hat of all my hats. I would call it my top hat, but that would be very confusing.

I've written before a bit about accessories, and how, for me, they've always been a way for me to express my personality, even when I wasn't confident enough to wear anything—or couldn't find anything—besides dark, shapeless clothes.

I love hats almost as much as a I love shoes, and I am always keen to rock a cute hat.

I never owned or wore scarves, except my winter scarf, until last year. My friend Ari has terrific taste in scarves, and always seems to find interesting ways to wear them. She has one slate grey infinity scarf I have always loved, so finally I bought one for myself. I don't think it works for me as well as she makes her scarves work, but I love to wear it nonetheless!

Anyway. As always, this is a general thread for fat fashion, but, if you need a topic: Do you wear hats? If so, what's your favorite kind of hat? What is your position on scarves? Something something accessories!

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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