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 sitting on the stairs, wearing a grey top with a keyhole sleeve, though which my POW! tattoo is visible

So, right now, keyhole sleeves (also known as cut-out sleeves or peekaboo sleeves) are back in fashion. I got this top at Torrid awhile ago, but it's not available on the site anymore.

They're great for showing off shoulder and upper arm tats, obviously! But they're also a terrific bridge piece for fat women who have issues with revealing our upper arms. Because they still provide some cover, especially of the under-arm, it's a way to take baby step toward bare arms, if you're not quite at a place where you feel comfortable going totally bare yet.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Are you ready to go full bare arm yet? Have you never had issues with baring your arms? Are you all BRING ON THE TANKTOPS?!

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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