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.

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FYI, if you're looking for some tall boots for winter in wide widths, Maurice's is currently having a flash sale, with some styles of wide width boots priced as low as $19.90. The sale covers narrow widths, too, in case you don't need a wide width for foot and/or calf.

I got my first pair of tall, wide-calf boots earlier this year (from SimplyBe), and I love them SO MUCH.

image of my outstretched legs, clad in brown tall boots, my feet resting on a red chair
Gonna kick some ass in these beauties.

They are super comfy for walking around, and they are just tight enough to be fine if I'm wearing 'em bare-legged with a skirt, but just loose enough to be fine if I'm wearing 'em over snug jeans. That is definitely one of the benefits of spending a little extra to get boots with precise calf sizing, based on your actual leg measurement and not your shoe size. Whatever magical combination of foot-to-calf ratio on which that calculation is based, I don't have it!

Random Aside: They're not leather, but they were finished or packaged with some kind of scent of leather. (?) I was thinking when I opened it, I guess that's fun for people who buy faux leather to save money, but I'm not sure how keen people who are explicitly anti-leather for ethical reasons will be on it, lol.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Tall boots? Yay or nay?

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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