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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image of me, a fat white middle-aged woman with brunette hair, standing in a mirror wearing a black and white checked shirt and jeans

I picked up this top on clearance at Woman Within for $12, and it was a great find. I love the sleeve length, which is fairly unusual — right at the elbow, in between the typical short sleeve length and 3/4 sleeve length.

It's not my favorite cut — the "generous cut" gets a little too blocky around the middle on my body shape for my preference — but I like the fabric and pattern.

And it's very casual, but also easy to dress up a bit: I throw on my black moto jacket over it (which also helps offset that aforementioned blockiness) with a nice black ankle boot, and it looks quite stylish.

Versatile and cheap — my favorite!

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What's the last great bargain you found while clothes shopping?

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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