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 don't have any new clothes to talk about, but helloooooooo I have new glasses and my inexorable transformation into Fat Anne Bancroft is crushing its third-quarter benchmarks ahead of schedule.

image of me sitting at my desk wearing a black tanktop, with my hair down, and sporting giant black oval frame eyeglasses

I just had to update my prescription and get a new pair of glasses from the eye doctor, because my eyes are getting precipitously worse as I age (and they weren't great to start!), and then I bought this much cheaper frame from Zenni as a backup pair, as is my habit.

It is still such a luxury, for which I am immensely grateful, to have a spare pair of specs, after spending my childhood and most of my adult life constantly worried about breaking my glasses. I am entirely unable to function without them, so having a backup pair relieves me of so much anxiety.

Plus: Fashion options! I get my fairly boring, functional pair at the doc's office, and then go for something fun with the other pair. And, as I have mentioned before, accessories were the first place that I learned to have style as a fat woman, and I still love to rock a fabulous accessory.

Which I feel like my glasses are, even as they are also a necessary medical device. Form and function! YEAH.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: What are some of your favorite accessories?

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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