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 still don't have anything new to show off, so here's a recent picture of me wearing (again!) one of my favorite stripey jumpers:

image of me sitting at my desk wearing a black and white striped sweater and black and white framed glasses

I will have something new soon, though, because ModCloth is currently having a 70% off sale!

Since I know there are a lot of ModCloth fans here, as well as a lot of fans of sales, I figured there would be a number of people who'd appreciate a heads-up about it.

Some of my t-shirts are getting pretty threadbare, so I was glad to have an opportunity to pick up a couple of new ones at a deeply discounted price. Yay!

If you know of any other plus size retailers who are holding post-holiday sales, which are often way more amazing, discount-wise, than the holiday sales themselves, please feel welcome and encouraged to drop links into comments.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Do you ever buy anything full price, or do you always wait for a sale? Can you afford to wait for sales, or do you find that your size is mostly gone already if you wait?

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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