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 know we're overdue for a makeup thread — and I promise I'll do one soon! — but I wanted to do a Fat Fashion thread today in order to let y'all know that Simply Be is having a sitewide Buy 2 Get 2 Free sale. That's a pretty darn good deal!

In other news, Iain took me to Morimoto for my birthday, and I felt very stylish in my white jeans from Woman Within, and my Mixed Stripe Fluid Blouse from Loft (whose new plus collection is terrific). I was also carrying a salmon-colored bag, of which you can just see a peek on my shoulder and behind my right hand.

image of me in above described outfit standing outside Morimoto
Photo by Iain.

Was really happy to find these pieces, the blouse in particular, as I don't want anything with a bell sleeve, a ruffled yoke, or a "cold shoulder" (which I was rocking three years ago, thank you).

I have nothing against bell sleeves; my arms are just too short for them to work most of the time. I have nothing against ruffled yokes, either; my shoulders are just quite wide already and I don't love the look of accentuating them.

Between these current trends and the abundance of long tunics, which turn into dresses on my 5'2" frame, it's a good day when I can find a blouse that works this well for me, billowy sleeves and all.

Also, I'm wild for stripes right now, so that was a bonus!

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Are there any trends you're fervently avoiding or enthusiastically embracing at the moment?

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.

[Note: I am not receiving anything in return for my recommendations here, nor am I affiliated in any way with any of the companies mentioned herein. Any endorsements made are on products I purchased myself, just because I like them!]

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