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 casual going-out-for-dinner-with-friends look, from last week:

image of me standing in a hallway mirror, pictured from the waist up, with my hair down, smiling, wearing grey-framed glasses, a dark pearl necklace, a burgundy blouse with a floral pattern, and a medium wash collarless denim jacket

I really love this collarless denim jacket, which I got a while ago at Woman Within for a deep discount during a great sale. (It's currently 50% off!) I was always unconfident about denim-mixing, but I paired this with a dark wash jean and liked the look of it a lot.

Crapola lighting here, as the jeans look black rather than dark blue, but you get the gist:

image of me in a full-length mirror showing off the complete ensemble

The blouse is Loft's Plus Bloom Wrap Blouse, which I got on clearance for $9.95. If you're a size 24 or 26, they've still got some left in your size at that amazing price.

I used to avoid blouses cut like this (belted under the boobs) because I was afraid they would make me look pregnant. Now I just don't give a fuck. I want to wear them, and so I shall!

Dark pearl necklace and earrings acquired at Etsy about a decade ago.

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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