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dress: Giensch (great vintage shop in Netherlands)
I don’t usually wear colors but I was wandering around one city and saw an interesting looking vintage/second hand shop. So I decided to go inside, just to stare at clothes, but surprisingly they had some dresses in my size. So yeah, couldn’t really resist. I love it.
How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!
Um, yes. I will be doing this.
Yes. I support this movement
watch me be loud as hell
It Looked So Pretty Online But It Fits Me Like A Burlap Sack: A Beginners guide to Plus Sized Shopping
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I’ve fallen into the early 70s lately and can’t seem to climb out!
Just a quick note, if you ever get to Portland OR, please do yourself a favor and drop by Fat Fancy! They have vintage and modern fat fashion for guys and gals, plus the ladies who operate it are the sweetest. I don’t get in often, but always am happy when I do! And it’s inexpensive!!
Velvet dress- Goodwill
Vintage Mod Top- Fat Fancy in Portland OR
Belt- Hot Topic
Waffling between sizes US 16-20
Hey loves! I’ve got lots of plus size vintage up on my etsy shop, Graybird Vintage .. And I’ve still got more to add! Aaaand you have the added bonus of seeing me ham it up for the camera/look like a total dork. Use the coupon code “tumblrbabe” at checkout to get 20% off any purchase.
ps. any reblogging/signal boost is kindly appreciated… running a teeny tiny business is fun but tough.. xo!
Insecurities are a bitch: The Outfit I would never wear.
This is an outfit I was over the moon to order. It would sit in my closet for three years.
This is the outfit that shows my fat belly. The one that makes my hips look too wide.This is the outfit that made me cry the first time I saw it in the mirror.This outfit emerged today and I said “screw it”This is the outfit I will wear today. I will look fierce and fabulous. I look good with a belly, hips and big butt. Insecurities are a bitch. I never thought I could wear body con. This year I WILL embrace form fitting clothing.