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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I don't have anything new to share, but one of my favorite recent-ish purchases was this floral slashed sweatshirt from Torrid, which made for this fun and sassy look a couple of weekends ago:

image of me wearing a floral print sweatshirt with slashed cuts in the front, pink lipstick, and turquoise eyeshadow
Eyeshadow: Haight by Urban Decay.
Lipstick: Scandy by ColourPop.

I paired the top with dark-wash "skinny" cut jeans and my purple Docs. It was a nice way to be colorful, with a few pops of color, but not overwhelmingly so—which is a look I love on other people, just awash in color, but don't feel quite something enough to carry off myself.

After emerging from years of moving through life swimming in a sea of drab fabric and ill-fitting garments, because that's what fat ladies were "supposed" to do, I still feel so visible wearing color.

Of all the pictures of myself I've posted, this one was probably the most uncomfortable to share. That's what decades of entrainment to be drab and unnoticeable does to ya.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What's your favorite color to wear? How does wearing that color, or color at all, make you feel?

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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