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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My apologies for not posting a Fat Fashion thread in forever! I just hadn't bought anything or worn anything interesting you haven't already seen for awhile.

But I have been on a chiffon kick lately, in search of a perfect chiffon blouse to suit my mood, and I am now in love with this top:

image of me wearing a navy chiffon top with a rose print
Torrid's Floral Print Chiffon Pleated Blouse.

(I'm not getting anything from Torrid, or anyone else, in exchange for writing about this top. I just found it, bought it, and really like it!)

I have a number of chiffon blouses; they've become a staple of my wardrobe, as they're so easy to throw on and head out the door. Easy for a casual look; easy to dress up a bit.

I went out the other night wearing this blouse under a denim moto jacket (also purchased from Torrid, at a different time), and I got a bunch of compliments. It's a good juxtaposition of hard and soft, which suits me.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What are some of the go-to staples in your wardrobe?

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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