Not Your Mama’s Plus Size: No Excuses in 2018

I can actually remember a time when I felt embarrassed to be fat. That need to shrink when I was in a room full of my average to slim size peers. Wanting, wishing to be as stylish as the smaller girls were. Thinking I would never find my Prince Charming until I lost a certain amount of weight. Yea I remember that feeling…and I’m so pleased it’s gone.

By my early to mid-twenties, I learned that there was a whole new world of fashion out there that existed outside the doors of Fashion Bug or Roaman’s. And even with fluctuating weight these last 5 years, I have to say I am pleased that these options STILL exist for me.

Now is the plus size fashion industry perfect?

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We could definitely stand to see more options in the 4x and up category; but even with those limitations there are still options available.

One of my personal favorite places to shop is Rebdolls. While I don’t have enough social media following to be their brand ambassador; that won’t stop me from telling ya’ll you can find some pretty dope finds on their site!

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Dress from their Grisel Line

Pros about Rebdolls:

  • They carry my size
  • Their stretch is VERY forgiving on this wide body
  • There’s usually something to cater to various tastes and styles
  • They use bright, poppin’ colors and patterns
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Shoes & Clutch: Rainbow Shops

Cons:

  • The material is all the same for the most part which can sometimes take away from the quality of the look
  • While the styles may come in our size; they’re not designed with the plus size body in mind
  • They don’t use fat models to show what the clothes will look like on fat bodies that aren’t slim in the waist

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Even with the cons, I’ve gotten pretty good at deciphering what will look good on this body just by sight! They also have a great rewards program where you can earn points for coupons! I take advantage of this as much as possible and you can even earn as you spend.IMG_20180113_120143

I take pleasure in knowing that the days of being dressed in a tent dress are long gone unless I choose to do so! It feels empowering to live in a time where I can take back control how I dress this body and it not be dictated by what society deems as fashionable for me!

 

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3 Comments

  1. That lip color is GORGEOUS on you, girl! I love it! And more importantly, thank you for the reminder that feeling fabulous in our bodies is all that matters. I hadn’t heard of Rebdoll before, I’ll check them out!

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