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 looks is a white top, dark wash jeans, and some snazzy shoes. (I realize I have just given away the already infinitesimal modicum of fashion credibility I had by using the word "snazzy," but this is who I am and you already knew that, lol.) Here I am recently in a Loft blouse (you're shocked), Torrid jeans (you can't even believe it), and some white and black Kenneth Cole loafers (you are so glad you were sitting on your fainting couch for this), getting ready to go to a therapy appointment:

image of me standing in a full-length mirror, dressed as described, wearing grey-framed glasses and with my hair curled

I'm getting so good at this selfie-in-a-full-length mirror thing j/k j/k j/k you will never have to worry about feeling imperfect by comparison to the doofus who runs this space, lol.

I rarely style my hair, but that day I used my Bed Head curling wand to put some curls into it, because standing at the bathroom counter futzing with my hair was a good distraction from Twitter on a day when my mentions were a shitshow. (More than usual.)

image of me standing in my bathroom mirror, holding up my phone to take a picture of the back of my head, where curls cascade down my back
Infinite hair selfies!

One of the things I liked about this outfit was just the peek of black at my throat care of the black stone necklace I'm wearing (one of my favorites; I wear it a lot, for about 12 years now), and the peek of black at my feet care of the stripe across the tops of my loafers.

That's the sort of detail that makes off-the-rack clothes my outfit, if you know what I mean.

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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