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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Sorry it's been a minute (!) since the last Fat Fashion thread. I still don't have anything new or notable to share, so here is just a photo of me in one of my favorite summer outfits:

image of me standing in a full-length mirror with my hair down, wearing grey-framed glasses, a pale pink top embroidered with flowers, and distress medium-wash jeans

I'm not sure where I got that top, but I think it was Nordstrom Rack. The jeans are from Loft.

I like the juxtaposition of the almost prim, pale pink top embroidered with flowers and the distressed denim. Especially with my tats stretching down my arms from beneath those fluttery sleeves.

There's something very satisfying in that dichotomy. I like it when people aren't quite sure what to make of 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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