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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Shaker Maura in VA emails, which I'm sharing with her permission: "I don't have any other outlet for fat fashion news, so I am sharing with you in case you and our Fat Fashion friends might find this amazing—Woot! is featuring wide calf and extra-wide calf boots today, in medium and wide width sizes."

So heads-up if you're in the market for some boots!

image of my legs in knee-high wide calf boots

These are my much-loved wide calf faux leather boots, which I got two years ago. At the time, I said: "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!"

In that picture, I was wearing them over jeans. And they still fit really well, years after purchase.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Boots! What are your feelings?

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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