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 felt like doing nothing all weekend, but I did drag myself off the couch to go for a swim, and I'm glad I did. (Swimming: The best activity when you just want to keep crying!) The only way I was able to motivate myself to leave the house was to dress colorfully, in clothes I love.

image of me in a full-length mirror, with my hair pulled back, wearing a dark blue jacket, a purply-pink sweater, and chartreuse shoes with pink detailing

Except for the blue tweed blazer from Jessica London (which is currently on clearance for a steal), I purchased all the other items years ago. The purply-pink sweater was a Lane Bryant purchase; the jeans are from Torrid; and the shoes are Camper.

I love this combination of bold colors (navy + pink + chartreuse), and the shoes really tie it together, as the detailing and heel are a similar dark pink to the sweater.

close-up image of the shoes, in profile

For reasons I don't entirely understand myself, I tend to favor bright, happy colors when I'm feeling down. Today, for example, I'm wearing a vibrant blue t-shirt with cut-off jeans and purple knee socks. I guess avoiding drab colors is one of the ways I try to keep my chin up.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What colors and styles do you wear when you're feeling down in the dumps?

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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