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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One of my favorite color combinations has always been black and white and yellow, although I spent many years feeling like I couldn't wear yellow, because it wasn't a color fat women "should" wear. (UGH FUCKING FAT HATRED.)

Now that I've reached a point in my life where I firmly believe that "rules" which discourage fat women from wearing anything we damn well please, I've got myself the perfect black and white and yellow outfit — which, as you'll note, also includes horizontal stripes! (THE HORROR.)

image of my body from the waist down with my feet up on the coffee table; the image shows the bottom of a black and white striped top, yellow jeans with freyed cuffs, and shiny black loafers

Top: Mariner-Stripe Plus-Size Boat-Neck Tee in Black Stripe from Old Navy. Bottom: Frayed Skinny Crop Jeans in Wild Pollen from Loft. Shoes: New York Westley Loafer in Black Patent from Kenneth Cole.

If there is one fat-hating fashion narrative I despise the most, it is this: Dress so that you're not seen. Whether it's admonishing us against wearing bright colors, because they make us too noticeable, or describing as "flattering" any garment designed to conceal our shapes beneath billowing fabric, I hate it.

(Note: If you love wearing oversized or flowy garments that aren't "bodycon," you do you! Everyone should be allowed to wear whatever they want without judgment! I just don't want those types of clothes to be the only clothes available to fat ladies!)

I love walking around in my loud yellow pants and horizontal stripes, and, if anyone has a problem with it, that's their problem, not mine.

I take up space and won't be made to feel ashamed about that.

And that, friends, is why Fat Fashion is radical.

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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