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 just got this mixed media top from Loft, and I love it so much! It's so easy to just throw on and wear for a casual look, or to dress up a bit. I wore it the other day with a pair of jeans from Old Navy and my Winnie Weejuns from G.H. Bass & Co.

image of me, a fat, white, middle-aged woman with long brown hair, standing in a full-length mirror wearing a mixed media black and lavender-patterened top, blue jeans, and lavender, teal, and white patent oxfords

You can just see in that image the back of the top peeking around from the side. The back is the same floral as you see at the bottom of the front of the top. I took an awkward picture over my shoulder so you could see, lol.

image of part of my face, smiling, with the camera hoisted above my shoulder to capture my back side in the mirror

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Loft is doing a great job with their new plus size line. The quality is commensurate with the pricing (and, by the way, they have frequent sales, too), and the styling is above-average for mainstream plus size clothing. It's also one of the few places at the moment where I feel I can find lots of good options as a 44-year-old, since a lot of plus size lines feel either too young or too old for me.

Anyway! What's up with you?

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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