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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A colorful combo I wore to have lunch with a friend last week:

image of me standing in a mirror from the waste up, with my hair down, wearing brown-framed glasses, a pink patterned top, and a stripey pastel sweater

I love the combination of a patterned shell with a differently patterned cardigan — a look for which I definitely didn't have the confidence when I was younger. Especially in vibrant colors. But now I'm all bring on the color!

The sweater I got from ModCloth, at least a year ago. They aren't carrying it in this particular stripe anymore; the current variation is berry stripe. If you want lighter colors, they'll bring out a lighter option in the spring, as the Charter School Cardigan options rotate seasonally.

The top is Loft's Plus Floral Mixed Media Shell, currently on clearance for $15.

I've found myself increasingly looking at Loft way more than ModCloth these days. Loft's sizing and fabric quality is much more consistent. I've always found ModCloth sizing to be inconsistent, but lately it's just been wildly random, and the quality of the fabric and construction has gone downhill.

I haven't totally abandoned ModCloth, but I'm having way more luck with Loft these days.

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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