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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image of me in a full-length mirror wearing a white dress with purple polka dots, a purple cardigan, and purple flats

I finally got a full-length mirror care of Ikea for $40 (woot!), although unfortunately the only place we had to hang it was at the end of a hallway with shitty lighting. OH WELL! It's progress!

This was my outfit for my birthday dinner: "The Story of Citrus Dress in Lilac" from ModCloth (which is no longer available in lilac, but is still available in orange and black and white); a purple cardigan that I've had for so many years I don't even remember where I bought it (and long ago cut out the scratchy tag); and my purple Docs.

Although it's not very visible, even despite my downcast eyes, I was also wearing Perpetual Purple eyeshadow by L'Oreal.

I felt great in this outfit. Purple is one of my favorite colors (in case you couldn't have guessed from this get-up!), everything fit the way I wanted it to fit, and it was precisely as dressy but also as fun as was appropriate for the occasion. Also: Everything was comfortable. Success!

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What outfit makes you feel super confident every time you wear it?

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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