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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Today I am making a recommendation that I never thought I would make, since my multi-decade search for a sports bra that works well for me has never yielded anything even close to recommendable territory, but MIRACLES HAPPEN! I present to you Lane Bryant's Cooling No-Wire Sport Bra.

image of a chubby woman with brown skin modeling a black sports bra
^ Not me.

Unfortunately, it only comes in Lane Bryant's absurdly limited size range, but, if you happen to be within this range, and you're looking for a sports bra that gives you some lift and support without underwire and also doesn't make your boobs feel like they're being cooked in a microwave, I highly recommend this beauty.

In related news: Lane Bryant has every single bra on sale today. There are different deals, and some of them are really good. A few Buy 2 Get 2 Free deals, which is pretty terrific since BRAS ARE STUPIDLY EXPENSIVE.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What's your experience with bras? Got any good recommendations or advice?

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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