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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Here I am showing off a recent ensemble in the crooked full-length mirror in my guest bedroom, which I will totally hang up someday:

image of me, a fat middle-aged white woman, standing in a mirror wearing black trousers and a black-and-white patterned short sleeve top

The black-and-white patterned top is something I bought years ago, and I can't remember where. I think it might have been Avenue. The trousers are Chloe Coated Skinny Jeans from Simply Be, which are currently on sale. They are very comfy and the fit is great, so I recommend them, but with the caveat that they do make some noise (especially when you first put them on), so if you are a person who would feel super self-conscious about audible pants, take a pass on these.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Are there any items in your closet that you are either inclined or disinclined to wear because they elicit attention?

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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