Being a fat woman comes with its own set of issues. There are things that women of a certain size have to struggle with more than your average sized woman. For instance: clothing. It is not as easy as walking into a department store and grabbing something off the rack. For a fat woman, you have to either find a specialty store that caters to fat women or you have to traverse the local department store until you have located the plus size section. FYI, plus size sections are typically situated in the far back corner of the store next to the bathrooms and or stock area or on an upper level tucked far from the view of average sized clientele. It is as if seeing a bigger sized article of clothing hanging on a rack is a personal insult to shoppers. Once you have found the plus size section you then are faced with the fact that plus size clothes are not trendy or fashionable. Just because I am fat does not mean I want to dress like I am 30 years older than I am.
In defense of some retailers, the plus size sections have improved greatly over the last few years. I have been able to find some very well fitting, fashionable and well made clothing at retailers such as Macys, JCPenny and Target. The problem is that plus size clothing tends to be much more expensive than average size clothing.
There are many retailers online that are catering to the plus size population. The following retailers offer very fashionable and moderately price clothing and accessories.
- Smiply Be
- Fashion to Figure
- CityChic online
- Old Navy
Ladies, it is not easy being a fat woman in our society. We are judged, look down on and stereotyped as lazy, sloppy, smelly and unkempt. Do not let those stereotypes and the negativity of others ring true. We are beautiful and with the right cut and fit of our clothing our curves become an asset.
Shopping should be a fun and enjoyable experience, a chance to make yourself feel special. Unfortunately for many of us that is not the case. We as a community need to change this!
I would love to hear about any retailers you have found that have fashionable plus size clothing and accessories. Likewise, if you have encountered a retailer that does not carry plus size clothing, tell me about that. Leave your comments below ↓
Remember ladies, Be Bold, Be Brave and ALWAYS Be GUTsy!