wtfplus:

submitted without commentary by fortysixjay (emphasis added by the editor)
editor’s note: if my circling didn’t tip you off, this item is both $170 and unavailable to ship, which might mean it’s sold out. i made this ultra-sophisticated venn diagram in ms paint (this blog’s only sponsor) to illustrate this anomaly:

on a more personal note (as the simpsons seasons 3-9 are very personal to me), i am 99% sure the artwork on this jacket was modeled after this:

wtfplus:

submitted without commentary by fortysixjay (emphasis added by the editor)

editor’s note: if my circling didn’t tip you off, this item is both $170 and unavailable to ship, which might mean it’s sold out. i made this ultra-sophisticated venn diagram in ms paint (this blog’s only sponsor) to illustrate this anomaly:

on a more personal note (as the simpsons seasons 3-9 are very personal to me), i am 99% sure the artwork on this jacket was modeled after this:

target, “work it, girl.” splash image, 2014

yes, girl. work that plain black jersey cotton dress. work it. you look so fierce. you work that $33 dress that’s basically a t-shirt someone forgot to stop making.

never mind that fat people are often pressured to buy more and fancier outfits (aka more expensive) for work, because simple outfits like this are considered ‘sloppy’ by virtue of the fact that people associate our BODIES with ‘sloppy’. or the fact that a fat person in jeans and a t-shirt is ‘letting herself go’ and ‘doesn’t care about her appearance’ while the same look on a thin body is ‘classic’ and ‘chic’. but anyway, girl, your thin black piece of overpriced garbage game is on point. you work that $33 sweatpants with sleeves.

plus size shopping master post

i decided to compile a list of plus size stores with a little blurb, their size range, and their price range as a resource for you butts. i apologize that this list is very US-centric and very ‘feminine’-centric (i looked super hard for gender neutral and ‘masculine’ plus clothes but just found wall after wall of ‘big and tall’ stores with nothing but khakis and polos)- i tried to note shipping ranges where it was transparent on the site. all sizes are in US sizes and all money is in USD.

please feel free to send me any place i missed (especially if they are gender neutral or ‘masculine’ !!! or independent shops)- my only requisite is that they carry above a 42 waist for ‘masculine’ stuff and above a US size 20 for ‘feminine’ stuff. exceptions can be made (like for forever 21+) if sizes are known to run large, but this is why stuff like dorothy perkins and rue 107 are missing. stores with a *** are wtfplus approved (meaning i’ve shopped there AND really like their clothes).

general plus sizes:
additionelle – canadian plus size chain (their lane bryant, basically, but slightly hipper), sizes up to 26/4X, most stuff is $60 to $150 for dresses. online only outside of canada, ships only to US and canada.
alight – plus size clothing aggregator leaning toward juniors/beach hippie.  aggregates up to size 34. just about everything is under $30.
ashley stewart – good for basics and work clothes, lots of bright colors. carries up to size 26. prices range from $30 to $90. started by a rich white man to target/employ women of color.  this has nothing to do with their clothing style but is a weird bit of paternalistic of trivia.
asos curve *** – UK plus size retailer, modern and trendy plus size clothes, nearly everything is cool or beautiful. sizes go up to a US 24, but when something is stretchy or a ‘swing dress’ i’ve found that the 22 comfortably fits a size 28 (me).  if you like something stretchy, try it out- returns are free and quick. most things are $20 to $100. online only, ships worldwide.
autograph – australian plus size chain, juniors and casual styles, sizes up to 22 (AUS 26), most stuff is around $50 to $100. online only outside of australia and new zealand.
avenue – ‘mature’ styles, good for tights and underwear and basics especially, carries up to size 32 (mostly only up to 28 in store, though some 30s can be found). prices ranging from $20-$90
ax paris - european trendy plus size store. a lot of their stuff is carried at simply be, asos, evans, and yours clothing, as well as kmart in the US. carries up to a US 22/24, though their US site doesn’t seem to carry a plus line. most stuff is under $70.
big & tall direct - ‘masculine’ basics, up to size 10x and an 80 waist in some things. prices vary wildly, from $10 to $300 because they carry basics and suiting. site is a little hard to navigate.
carmakoma - danish plus size store. high quality, lots of edgy leather and matrix-y clothes. sizes up to 24. prices run from $50 to $300. online only outside of europe, worldwide shipping.
catherine’s – ‘mature’ styles, sizes up to  34/5X, prices ranging from $30 all the way to $130.
chic star - retro and pin-uppy stuff with some goth stuff mixed in. the sizes can be a little confusing, but they seem to carry up to a 26/28.most stuff is $20-$80.
city chic – australian plus size chain, juniors and adults who read young adult novels styles, sizes up to 22 (though they say it’s comparable to other stores’ 24), most stuff is around $50 to $100.  online only outside of australia and new zealand.
deb shops – junior plus, cute casual and party clothes for teens. carries up to a 24/3X. most stuff is $20 to $70. 
dress barn – professional and casual women’s plus, much cuter than you’d expect for a place with ‘barn’ in the name.  carries up to a size 24, but there’s a weird grey area where 14 and 16 overlap with ‘regular’ dress barn (and the 14 plus is $20 more than the 14 regular). most stuff is $50 to $100. MOST dress barns have a ‘women’s’ section.
eddy & bri - juniors plus and women’s plus with some pretty cute forever 21-ish dresses. their sizing is confusing because anything over a 3X is considered an ‘extended size’, and their juniors chart stops at 18/20 while their women’s chart goes up to 26/28. ask questions before ordering. most stuff is under $60.
eloquii – juniors plus owned by the limited. they went out of business but are coming back spring of 2014 due to customer feedback. carried up to a size 24 i believe, and most stuff was under $80. online only but may appear in select stores.
eShakti *** – ‘retro’ and modern styles (mostly dresses), good for general cuteness, bridesmaids dresses, etc. carries sizes 0-36 but will make things bigger, so there’s really no upper limit. for an extra $7.50 you can customize anything to your measurements/change length/change neckline/etc., prices from $50 to $120. lots of good coupons and sales. online only, ships only to US and canada
evans *** – hit and miss casual and professional plus, their hits are HUGE hits (beth ditto line comes to mind) and they have a great coat selection, up to size 28, most stuff is $60 to $110. online only outside of the UK and middle east.
fashion to figure – cheapy plus club and casual wear, beautiful colors and prints but low quality. sizes up to a 26. almost everything is under $45.
forever 21+ - plus size juniors. basically just as cheap and wacky as their non-plus lines. sizes up to 20/3X though some items are expanding to 22/4X (and the stretchier stuff runs a little roomy).  most stuff is like $10 to $40, which is on par with the quality.  available in SOME stores, but mostly online only.
gstagelove - juniors plus, carries much of the same stock as fashion to figure but cheaper ! sizes go up to 22, but some people have said they’ve had luck fitting into stuff up to size 26.  most items are $10 to $30.
h&m+ - very basic women’s plus, lots of black and denim so far. sizes up to a 24. most stuff is $13 to $50. available in SOME stores, but mostly online only.
hello holiday - cute retro/vintage-y/modcloth-y dresses. their buyers have good taste and their plus size line is expanding, though it’s called ‘va-va-voom’. sizes up to 22/4X, most dresses $60 to $90.
holy clothing - clothes for ye olde renaissance faire, with lots of capes. sizes up to a 5X/30/32. most stuff is under $80.
igigi – professional and formal clothes, sort of like a sexier kiyonna (and they carry wedding stuff). the designer, yulia raquel, is a pretty big risk taker, and they come up with pretty unique-looking stuff sometimes. sizes up to a 30/32. online only, though available through several retailers and department stores.
j. jill – sort of a wanna be/will never be j.crew, casual overpriced clothes for women.  sizes up to 28/4X. most things are $60 to $100. notable because they have a lot of cotton and linen and natural fibers.

jacamo – simply be’s ‘men’s’ store, one of the few ‘men’s’ clothing stores i could find with stylish clothes that weren’t just khakis and polo shirts. carries up to a men’s 5X/54 waist with shoes up to a 16. prices vary wildly, from $30 to $150. online only.
jessica london – modern, professional, and formal styles. good if you need a dress to wear to some dork’s wedding. claims to carry up to a size 40, but most of the best dresses stop at 28. wild range of prices, from $20 to $150. online only.
kiyonna **** – professional and formal clothes, this is THE fat person ‘oh shit, i have a wedding to go to’ dress source. carries up to a 32/5X. also offers pictures of people with different body types in their dresses. prices range from $90 to $200. online only, though they are available through several other retailers.
land’s end - yuppie plus size clothing for yachting and posing for the ll bean catalog. occasional cute dresses and VERY cute bikinis up to a size 26. most stuff is under $140, though bathing suit pieces are sold separately. they also sell petite plus. online only.
lane bryant – ‘mature’ and professional styles, good for underwear and bras (not good QUALITY bras but good bra sales/decent size range), carries up to size 28/30 in their own clothes but has up to size 36 because they stock kiyonna dresses, prices range from $29 to $150 but you can ALWAYS (i mean always) find a huge coupon.  their site is finicky about taking debit cards.
levi’s – jeans. just jeans. but jeans that are made of actual denim instead of spandex. up to size 24, though they run small. most jeans are $40 to $60, though they often have coupon codes. plus sizes are online only but have been spotted in the wild at kohls before.
living doll LA - sort of like a plus size delia*s. sizes up to 22/24. most stuff is between $10 and $40.
ll bean – yuppie plus size clothing similar to land’s end. most stuff is under $120. online only.
lovedrobe –UK retailer with juniors and youthful clothes, lots of bright colors, sizes up to a US 28 (sizes are listed in UK sizing) though most items stop at a 24, and i’ve heard their clothes run small. most things are under $100.  online only, ships to UK, europe, and US/canada.
love your peaches - “mature” plus with lots of bathing suit options (including fatkinis). sizes up to a 34/36. prices range from $50 to $100.
modcloth *** – retro and modern cute plus size clothes, recently committed to expanding their sizes and making a real effort to listen to their customers. carries up to a 28/30/4X. most stuff is $70 to $120. their app and review system is really helpful. online only.
monif c. – sexy party dresses and cool bikinis. lots of prints and bright colors. carries up to a 24/3X. most stuff is $100 to $200. online only outside of NYC boutique, though you can find pieces at various stores in missouri, maryland, and louisiana.
navabi - german plus size retailer, very similar to evans (maybe a little more fashion forward and a little wackier) but prices are inexplicably $150 to $1000 ! to the point where i think their currency converter is broken. sizes up to us 28.
pin up girl clothing – retro pin-uppy stuff (obviously).  their models have VBO, which is refreshing. sizes up to a 4X (which is defined as measurements of 53-45-56). most stuff is $70 to $150.
old navy plus – good for basics like t-shirts and yoga pants, but their plus size styling is lightyears behind. also took their plus lines out of stores, which sucks. sizes go to up 30/4X, though their clothes notoriously run big. most things are $10 to $50 and they often have coupon codes.  if you’re a 24/26, try their stretchy XXL stuff from non-plus old navy. you’ll be surprised.
new look/inspire – uk plus retailer. cute trendy and juniors style clothes.  sizes up to 24. most stuff is under $50 US. online only outside of europe and the middle east.
one stop plus – aggregator for online plus size clothing. they pull from a bunch of sources and you can search up to size 44. the signal to noise ratio is pretty bad. online only.
pennington’s – canadian plus size chain (appears to be the catherine’s to additionelle’s lane bryant), most stuff is $60 to $90. online only outside of canada, ships only to US and canada.
pink clove *** – newer UK plus size store, clothes are getting cuter as they really pay attention to customer feedback, carries up to a US 28. most things are between $40 and $80. online only, ships worldwide.
pyramid collection - witchy (like wiccan witchy, not tumblr black clothes witchy) and hippie type clothes, with some romantic poetry shirts and stuff. carries up to a 26/28. prices range from $20 to $90.
queen grace - work and eveningwear type stuff, lots of sequins and dramatic cuts. sizes up to a 26. most stuff ranges from $50 to $120.
rainbow – juniors plus, casual and party clothes for teens with occasional pieces adults might like.  carries up to a size 22. most stuff is $10 to $40.
roaman’s – lane bryant/avenue clone. they carry up to size 40, though their size chart goes up to a 48. most stuff is $30 to $100.
simply be *** – UK plus size clothing store, generally really cute stuff, carries designers like gok wan and anna scholz, though their social media team seems to be clueless non-fat people. carries up to a US 28 and has plus size maternity. most things are between $30 and $100. online only, ships to UK, through europe, and to US.
sonsi – ‘mature’ and fancy type clothes, owned by lane bryant’s parent company, functions as an aggregator so they carry items from many designers.  listed so sizes go up to 36 and prices go up to $500. online only.
swak designs – casual and modern styles, lots of solid colors to wear to events, sizes up to 36/6X, most things are $50 to $100. online only.
talbot’s - described as stuffy, but a good place to get good quality interview suits and ‘professional’ work clothes. sizes up to 24. ranges around $100 to around $300 for a full suit.
torrid – juniors/’alternative’ style clothing (though they are trying to skew older now), good for leggings/fishnets and getting last minute items at the mall when you can’t wait for online ordering, carries up to a  28/4X in stores but has 30/5X online. prices range from $20 to $120. be forewarned that their site will place a hold on your card and then make a separate charge, basically making it so 2x the amount you’re charged is held on your card for a few days (this sucks if you’re broke). also, their sales suck.
ts 14+ - australian plus size chain, casual and formal styles, sizes up to 22, most stuff is around $80 to $130 (in USD).  online only outside of australia.
ulla popken – german plus size retailer. ‘mature’ clothing and lots of long skirts and dresses. sizes up to a US 26/3X. most stuff is $25 to $90. online only outside of europe and the middle east.
ureshii - basics, work clothes, and simple pretty things, all custom sized. they will customize to any size like eshakti, letting you pick lengths and fabrics and measurements. most things are $24 to $150.
wet seal+ - very 90s juniors plus. notable for being one of few juniors lines to go up to a 28.  most stuff is under $30. available in LIMITED stores but mostly online.
wole designs - an odd mix of club wear, professional wear, and dressy stuff. largest size is a 24. prices between $40 and $90.
woman within – ‘mature’ styles, good for basics and full coverage clothing (their bike shorts are awesome and cheap for chub rub prevention), sizes up to 44, prices from $10 to $99 with most stuff skewing toward cheaper. worst possible name for a store. online and catalog only.
yours clothing *** – UK retailer with juniors and 20something-y clothes, good for formal attire and fun prints too, carries up to a US 28 (though everything i’ve had from them runs about a size small/is very short), most things are between $40 and $100. online only outside of the UK, ships through europe, asia, middle east, africa, australia, and US/canada.

department stores/big box stores:
click here for some heavy lifting re: largest sizes in men’s and women’s sizes
jc penney *** – occasional cute dresses and occasional cute juniors plus. carries up to a 26. most stuff is $25 to $100. plus sizes are available in store, but junior plus is not.
kmart - sorta fashion forward for a big box store, they now carry AX paris stuff. sizes up to a 30/32, though the cuter stuff stops at 24/26. most stuff is under $45. selection is better online than in stores.
kohls – cheapy women’s and juniors casual wear. sizes up to a 24. prices are mostly under $40, with lots of good sales. also carries plus size levis at some locations.  most physical stores actually have larger plus size sections than online. their junior plus line is online only, but you can order it from the kiosk in store and have it shipped.
macy’s – women’s and juniors plus styles, with women’s skewing more toward formal and professional. designers like jones ny and calvin klein.  sizes up to 22/24. prices from $40 to $140. limited plus sections available in store, but most items are online only.
maurice’s – chintzy juniors and very casual stuff up to a size 28. most stuff is under $50. notable only for having a tool to show you if ‘regular’ clothes are available in plus sizes, and not charging more for plus sizes.  online only outside of the midwest US.
neiman marcus – formal and professional designer styles, carries designers like Eileen fisher and joan vas. sizes up to 26/28 (though most things stop at 22/24). prices range from $80 to $500. not sure of availability in stores. couches plus sizes under ‘special sizes’.
nordstrom  - formal and professional styles, carries designers like michael kors, DKNY, and ralph lauren. most things only go up to a 22/24. prices range from $80 to $300. limited plus sections available in store, but most items are online only.
ross *** - department stores that buy unsold stock from other department stores and closing retail stores. locations are hit or miss but sometimes there’s strange and beautiful gems. most stores have prices under $30 and sizes up to a 28. kind of like the thunderdome. no online shopping, stock differs store to store.
sears – inexpensive work wear and casual wear. sizes purportedly go up to a 26 but almost everything stops at a 24. most items are under $40. plus sizes can usually be found in store. have a completely different selection from online, though bathing suits can often be found in store.
target – cheap basics, casuals. sizes up to a 28/4X. most stuff is under $40. robust online selection, depressing and heartbreaking in store selection.
tj maxx/tk maxx *** – department stores that buy unsold stock from other department stores and closing retail stores. locations are hit or miss but sometimes there’s strange and beautiful gems. most stores have prices under $30 and sizes up to a 26. slightly fancier than ross, but less likely to have larger plus size items. no online shopping, stock differs store to store.
walmart – cheap basics, casuals, and activewear. surprisingly cute bikinis and bathing suits for cheap. sizes go up to a 28/4X though bathing suits seem to only go up to a 3X. most stuff is under $30. stores

intimates/underpants:
bare necessities – bras between $50 and $100. mostly focused on large cup bras, but one or two bras with band sizes in the 50s.
full beauty - cup sizes up to N and band sizes in some cup sizes up to a 58. most bras are under $70.
her room – aggregator of plus size lingerie with a wide range of prices and options up to 14X.
hips and curves – bras with a band size up to 48, lingerie up to a 4X or so, most stuff under $60.
just my size – grandma-y bras but big range in sizes, and most things are under $40.
lady grace – cup sizes up to O and band sizes in some cup sizes up to a 58. most bras are under $70.
sockdreams *** – just socks and tights ! great reviews of knee- and thigh- high socks available on the site to let you know the maximum circumference of socks.  lots of thigh highs can be plus size knee socks. socks range from $7 to $30.
we love colors *** – plus size tights and footless tights up to an EE (which comfortably fit me, a size 28/30). please see my review of their products here.

independent stores/vintage/hand made:
ali buttons designs - hand-made circle skirts in quirky fabrics.pre-made up to 3X and custom up to any size. prices from $25 to $50. 
anna scholz - high end plus size, lots of print mixing. she makes some cheaper things that you can find at simply be. no sweatshops ! sizes up to a 24 (though the anna scholz dress i got from simply be was a 28 !). prices range from like, $100 to $500 but her sale section is reasonable.
ashley nell tipton – super cute skater dresses and skirts designed by a cool fat person. sizes up to a 32/6X (and they apparently run big !!!). most dresses under $80. online only.
blue fish clothing - organic/fair trade hippie dippie patchouli person clothes. sizes up to a 26, though most stuff stops at a 22. prices can get as high as $228.
cabiria – modern high end dresses, made without sweatshop labor. 
designer is kind of a butthole. sizes up to 24, prices from $150-$400. online and in select boutiques only.
candy strike - unique plus size stuff, making prettttyyyy serious use of the cover of ‘unknown pleasures’. sizes up to a 22/24. prices between $30 and $65. online only.
chubby cartwheels *** – lace/mesh/velvet crop tops, body suits, leggings, crop tops, and bandeaus made by a cool fat person. sizes up to 5X. prices range from $25 to $50. online only.
cult of california - the first in plus size galaxy prints and more interesting boutique clothing. sizes up to a 5X/28/30. prices range from $12-$85.
the curvy elle - cute actual vintage from vintage times. sizes up to a 24 (sometimes 26 !), prices vary but most are under 40.
domino dollhouse *** – modern and trendy and retro styles by a cool fat person. the first plus store to get on the galaxy print tip ! sizes up to 28/4X (though the 4X leggings ran very large on me, a 28). prices under $90. online only.
fat fancy *** – portland vintage plus size- and i mean actual plus size and actual vintage.  prices and sizes vary, since it’s vintage. etsy store available, brick and mortar store in portland.
gisela ramirez - maker of the infamous “fuck flattering” crop top. the store is broken right now so i can’t get any more deets.
heartmycloset ***– vintage patterns and retro styles by a person who will make any dress in ANY size.  prices range $100 to $150 for a custom dress.
jessica louise - LA-based pin-uppy plus size stuff. sort of how torrid used to look before they sold out. most stuff is $30 to $80. online and brick & mortar in los angeles.
jibri - fashion forward hand made plus size. bright colors, peplums galore, and genie pants. sizes up to a 22/24. prices from $100 to $250.
lovesick vintage - ACTUAL plus size vintage. seems to be up to a size 24 right now. prices under $50.
lucie lu boutique - former buyer for the now-defunct b&lu, described by kate harding as ‘forever 32’. sizes up to 5X, which are more like a 26/28 than a 30/32. prices from $16 to $75.
kmk designs - very customizable steampunk/goth/lolita/tim burton movie person clothes. they will make ANY size and customize for any gender presentation. prices range from $50 to $300. studio in minnesota, online for the rest of us.
kristin miles - cute modern plus, very modcloth-y. sizes up to 22/24 and prices ranging from $30 to $90.
proud mary vintage - ACTUAL plus size vintage. stuff up to 24 right now (but the vintage market is fickle). reasonable prices, most things under $40.
re/dress shop *** – modern and trendy plus size by two cool fat people in cleveland. now carrying masculine and butch styles too. home of teggings ! sizes up to 3X and 4X with plans to expand in the future. prices  range from $25 to $100. brick and mortar store in cleveland.
size queen clothing - beth ditto-y hand made in portland. sizes look to go up to a 22/24. prices from $100 to $150.
zelie for she - plus size clothing by elann zelie. if nicki minaj called you and asked you to come over, you could comfortably pick something up here to wear. sizes up to a 26/28. prices between $60 and $90. online and in boutiques only.

rental/borrowing:
gwynnie bee – like a netflix for plus size clothes. selection is great under a size 24, but availability and options go down the closer you get to size $20. you don’t have to wash anything, either ! various prices for various plans.
rent the runway – designer styles for rent up to a size 22. plus size celebrities like mary lambert use this service ! most rentals run $30-$125.

tl;dr cosmo hates fat people, loves shopping. designer thinks we complain too much.

so recently, i guess cosmopolitan published an article called 10 shopping problems only fat girls have by a writer named laura beck, which linked to this tumblr. you guys know about my extreme fatigue in regard to being linked from shitty fatphobic publications like this one (some of my earliest memories are reading about how disgusting my body was in issues of cosmo at the laundromat as a kid), but when i looked at this article i was genuinely surprised that the angry comments weren’t from thin people telling us all to lose weight and stop complaining, but from plus size cosmo readers expressing anger at being called ‘fat’. it didn’t occur to me that cosmo had a big plus size audience. also, that plus size people can read a magazine like cosmopolitan, which has featured (from time immemorial) zero plus size people and 20390293 pages of diet and workout tips with subtle and not so subtle fat shaming at every corner, and not be offended by all that, but be offended by THIS particular implication that they are fat when it’s an attempt by the fat writer to commiserate. whatever, i know everyone isn’t ‘there’ yet as far as the word ‘fat’ goes. i’m just bummed that we’re at a place where a lot of us have accepted a lack of representation and accepted the constant implication that we need to change our bodies to fit a thin ideal, and i think magazines like cosmo are huge actors in normalizing that kind of toxicity.

also from cosmo’s website- c@@l.

i wasn’t going to bring this article up, but it’s garnered me a buttload of followers, so i’d like to welcome them. hey guys, i’m roxy, i’m fat. be fat with me, it’s cool.  i haven’t been busting on clothes as much lately because i’ve been super busy, but please feel free to submit stuff and ask me stuff- i should be back on track soon.

one thing that really surprised me, though, was this comment from a high end plus size designer.  a lot of the article comments (where you can also find me !) feature plus size people rightly commiserating about the high prices of places like lane bryant and torrid.  the designer, eden miller, started off sensible, addressing the realities of overhead and mark-up in clothing pricing, and the extent to which sizing actually increases prices (you can view the full comment on the article- i don’t feel like i’m misrepresenting her by removing the first point, it just wasn’t the part i addressed in my response) but i just truly felt that i was on a different planet from this earthling when i read this.  is THIS what plus size designers think of us?

Check the prices at Barneys. Or Anthropologie. Or J. Crew if you want. There are a huge range of prices out there for a huge range of products and quality levels. Your commenters are complaining about how expensive Torrid is, yet all the above mentioned stores are seen as NORMAL pricing for most of American shoppers. Lest you forget, Torrid is owned by Hot Topic, which has hundreds of profitable stores in malls across the country. If we keep complaining about the cost of a slave labor made piece of garbage that falls apart in 3 washings and is a caftan/muumuu/cherry print monstrosity, and we let independent, well made clothing companies wither and die, why SHOULD the straight size market take us seriously? WE don’t take us seriously. Walmart is the biggest vendor of plus size clothing in the world. So why would Big Business want to take a risk on us as a cohesive demographic? We can’t get ourselves together to be a serious consumer demographic, even though our numbers are strong. Straight size consumers can shop at Walmart or Fred Segal, and they DO, with enough strength that BOTH business models thrive. 

And yes, I’m that Eden Miller who started Cabiria, a plus size label that showed at New York Fashion Week (the first one ever allowed in the front door), gained lots of fans and made history, but is also working my a$$ off because American consumers are afraid to drop coin for something that lasts more than one season and because Barneys doesn’t have a plus size department. All American consumers, but particularly us fat girls who can’t seem to get it through our heads that good things have cost and value, and we can only have a diversified marketplace if we demand it. We ourselves have value and we can show that by demanding higher quality across the board and diversity in choice. THAT is equality. Proaction is power.

i don’t do reaction gifs because i am an old fogey who just does not understand where you guys get gifs, but like… incredulousbenedictcumberbatchorsomething.gif. i don’t mean to put eden on blast here- i was a little… prickly in my response, but it’s a damn shame to see another designer, retailer, and/or manufacturer put the blame on fat customers for their own lack of options. my reply (hastily written at like 7am):

i’m… a little confused by this post, to say the least. the precise reason that people are complaining about prices at torrid is not that we don’t want to pay a lot of money for clothing, but that the only option available to most of us is paying a lot of money for clothing we KNOW is garbage; most of us don’t shop at walmart or torrid or lane bryant because we love the clothes, we shop there because *those are the clothes that are available to us* in store. the problem with the prices at torrid are exactly that a polyester top sewn by a slave is $75 with a sale price of $69, not that we think $75 is too much for a top. additionally, their ‘style’ is very narrow, and when it is one of the only brick-and-mortar options, many of us are dismayed that we have to spend $75 for a low quality, sweatshop-made top that has cherries and sparrows all over it just because it’s the only thing available in our size. torrid is NOT comparable to barneys, anthropologie, or j. crew in quality or style. as someone who is comfortable income-wise (and i don’t mean wealthy, but i make more than minimum wage) i’d be happy to buy more expensive, higher quality garments if i could find them anywhere, but i’m not really going to take the plunge to buy a $250 dress online. i’m lucky, though- our economy is tanked and many, many fat people do not make nearly enough money to buy a $250 dress; if you had approached me ten years ago, i wouldn’t have had enough money to buy a $250 *car*.

i just checked out your line, and your sizes go up to a 24. that’s great, but what about all the people above a 24? what about all the people who don’t dress with a ‘feminine’ presentation and don’t want dresses (most ‘high end’ plus size that withers on the vine is just… dresses)? what about all the people who fit into your size range but have harder to fit proportions (very large bust, very large hips, etc.)? your dresses are beautiful, and are in a styling that is appealing to me personally, but frankly not so unique that most fat people would want to take a chance on them site unseen at the prices listed, and you only seem to have them in five brick and mortar stores.

your attitude here is pretty appalling and arrogant; you seem to be looking for excuses and saying really strange, bitter things about the exact people you hope to squeeze money out of, but maybe your line isn’t succeeding because you aren’t offering people things they want in a way they can realistically access them. i believe you’re working your ass off, but your expectations make you seem entitled and overprivileged; i’m a size 28. i have a job and leave my house every single day. i can’t boycott the 10-15 retailers who carry clothing in my size on a moral and philosophical level because i would not be able to wear clothing if i did. it is not realistic. it is not realistic for people who make $7/hr to ‘demand’ higher quality clothing from retailers. we understand that things have cost and value, and that is precisely why we are upset that plus size clothing available currently is so expensive- the cost is high, the value is low, and we have almost no option but to buy what is available.

am i wrong here? please tell me if i misinterpreted that. like, why would i want to spend $250 on a dress from someone who implies that the problems with plus size clothing are that fat people are complaining too much and simply not ‘valuing’ ourselves enough to buy super expensive high end dresses? what planettttt is this where i am in cosmo’s blog, fat people are offended by fraternity but not fat shaming, and people making clothes for my body are mad that i’m buying the clothes that fit my body !  is this MARS?

p.s. eden miller’s line does have some really beautiful dresses. if you can afford them, and want to buy high quality stuff that is not made by sweatshops, check it out- her attitude sucks, but it is really important to have alternatives that do not use sweatshop labor. 

very exciting and weird modcloth 4X dress (26/28) that doesn’t fit me giveaway !

wtfplus:

wtfplus:

as i mentioned before, i’ll do periodic giveaways of stuff i already have, like the previous stupid cat purse giveaway.  i’ve started gambling on modcloth sale and clearance items that i can’t return, so i figured i’d pass the… savings? misery? onto you guys when stuff doesn’t fit me like i like. i figure this will be fun because shopping at my size is a total huge pain in the ass and there’s never giveaways for stuff in our size, BUT i cannot afford to be altruistic enough to buy stuff specifically for giveaways.

the dress up for grabs is the modcloth polished presentation dress in a 4X, made by myrtlewood. according to their size chart, a 4X is a 28/30, but this didn’t fit me- i’d say it’s more of a 26/28. this is like… one of my favorite-looking dresses ever, but it just didn’t fit me.

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what you can’t tell by looking at this dress is that the tweed is interwoven with metallic gold threads. it’s very subtle but very beautiful and also impossible to photograph. it also has pockets ! POCKETS ! the dress is lined, and has no stretch. this dress is brand new and never worn, i attempted to slide it over my head once and the dress was like, ‘fuck you.’ (i think largely because my upper arms are 23” and the arm holes are like 20-21”).

the dress’ measurements are as follows (measured flat):

sleeve opening to sleeve opening: 30 in/ 76.2 cm
bust: 27 in / 68.5 cm
waist: 26 in / 66 cm (measured right across that waist seam)
hip: 30 in / 76.2 cm
skirt: 33 in / 83.8 cm (measured from the bottom pocket button across)
arm hole: 10 in / 25.4 cm (this is the outside hole where your arm comes out of the dress, not the inside arm hole- this dress doesn’t have sleeves in the way we understand sleeves usually so there’s no line of demarcation between the body of the dress and the sleeve)

giveaway terms and conditions:
- reblog this post with a story about a crappy online plus size shopping disappointment. be as funny and detailed and/or bitter as you can muster. no body shaming or other craptastic language of course. when you reblog, please reblog as text and not a link; there’s an option at the top of the reblog window to reblog without truncating the post details:
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- alternately, if you don’t have a tumblr, send me an e-mail (found on the contact page)
- please don’t send me an ask or fanmail with your answer because the ask feature sux and is confusing to my peanut brain.
- winner will be chosen based on who tickles my funny bone or plays my heart strings like some violin nerd the most.
you do NOT have to follow my blog to win, i think it is weird to blackmail people with goods. 
- you do NOT have to ‘like’ this post to win, unless you actually like it. even then you don’t HAVE to but that would be nice. it’s nice to be nice.
- you PROBABLY should wear a size close to the size of this dress, otherwise you are being a butt to people who fit in this dress.
- you can enter if you live anywhere in the world but if you live in like, francylvania or something you will have to wait until mid-late february for me to ship it cause i’m kind of broke.
- if you win and the dress doesn’t fit you, consider paying it forward. you COULD sell it on ebay or something but would the $25 you got for it be as sweet as making another fat person’s day?! maybe, if you buy donuts with that $25, which is what i would do. 
- oh yeah, deadline is friday, 1/31/04, and i’ll announce a winner on monday, 2/3/14

if even one person enters this, i will consider it a great success and do this with every plus size clothing item that i can’t return. otherwise i will continue to bring them to plus size clothing swaps and stand around awkwardly among a bunch of size 12/14 people and leave with the same stuff i brought D: 

p.s. this is not a sponsored giveaway, and i bought this dress with my own money. modcloth is not involved and has not given me any free junk.

hey doggs, you have until midnight PST to enter this contest !

and the winner is… cherrispryte ! my original methodology of choosing the funniest story didn’t work out because i felt insane guilt and couldn’t choose between my babies/didn’t want ‘losing’ to make people feel like they weren’t funny/interesting enough, so i wrote down every single name last night on scrap paper and chose at random from inside my knitting bag (i didn’t have a hat because i’m not a brony).

congratulations, cherrispryte ! i’ll send you an ask. i’ll be doing another modcloth giveaway soon, of a dress with some stretch, so 28/30 babes keep your eyes peeled.

very exciting and weird modcloth 4X dress (26/28) that doesn’t fit me giveaway !

wtfplus:

as i mentioned before, i’ll do periodic giveaways of stuff i already have, like the previous stupid cat purse giveaway.  i’ve started gambling on modcloth sale and clearance items that i can’t return, so i figured i’d pass the… savings? misery? onto you guys when stuff doesn’t fit me like i like. i figure this will be fun because shopping at my size is a total huge pain in the ass and there’s never giveaways for stuff in our size, BUT i cannot afford to be altruistic enough to buy stuff specifically for giveaways.

the dress up for grabs is the modcloth polished presentation dress in a 4X, made by myrtlewood. according to their size chart, a 4X is a 28/30, but this didn’t fit me- i’d say it’s more of a 26/28. this is like… one of my favorite-looking dresses ever, but it just didn’t fit me.

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what you can’t tell by looking at this dress is that the tweed is interwoven with metallic gold threads. it’s very subtle but very beautiful and also impossible to photograph. it also has pockets ! POCKETS ! the dress is lined, and has no stretch. this dress is brand new and never worn, i attempted to slide it over my head once and the dress was like, ‘fuck you.’ (i think largely because my upper arms are 23” and the arm holes are like 20-21”).

the dress’ measurements are as follows (measured flat):

sleeve opening to sleeve opening: 30 in/ 76.2 cm
bust: 27 in / 68.5 cm
waist: 26 in / 66 cm (measured right across that waist seam)
hip: 30 in / 76.2 cm
skirt: 33 in / 83.8 cm (measured from the bottom pocket button across)
arm hole: 10 in / 25.4 cm (this is the outside hole where your arm comes out of the dress, not the inside arm hole- this dress doesn’t have sleeves in the way we understand sleeves usually so there’s no line of demarcation between the body of the dress and the sleeve)

giveaway terms and conditions:
- reblog this post with a story about a crappy online plus size shopping disappointment. be as funny and detailed and/or bitter as you can muster. no body shaming or other craptastic language of course. when you reblog, please reblog as text and not a link; there’s an option at the top of the reblog window to reblog without truncating the post details:
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- alternately, if you don’t have a tumblr, send me an e-mail (found on the contact page)
- please don’t send me an ask or fanmail with your answer because the ask feature sux and is confusing to my peanut brain.
- winner will be chosen based on who tickles my funny bone or plays my heart strings like some violin nerd the most.
you do NOT have to follow my blog to win, i think it is weird to blackmail people with goods. 
- you do NOT have to ‘like’ this post to win, unless you actually like it. even then you don’t HAVE to but that would be nice. it’s nice to be nice.
- you PROBABLY should wear a size close to the size of this dress, otherwise you are being a butt to people who fit in this dress.
- you can enter if you live anywhere in the world but if you live in like, francylvania or something you will have to wait until mid-late february for me to ship it cause i’m kind of broke.
- if you win and the dress doesn’t fit you, consider paying it forward. you COULD sell it on ebay or something but would the $25 you got for it be as sweet as making another fat person’s day?! maybe, if you buy donuts with that $25, which is what i would do. 
- oh yeah, deadline is friday, 1/31/04, and i’ll announce a winner on monday, 2/3/14

if even one person enters this, i will consider it a great success and do this with every plus size clothing item that i can’t return. otherwise i will continue to bring them to plus size clothing swaps and stand around awkwardly among a bunch of size 12/14 people and leave with the same stuff i brought D: 

p.s. this is not a sponsored giveaway, and i bought this dress with my own money. modcloth is not involved and has not given me any free junk.

hey doggs, you have until midnight PST to enter this contest !

"extended sizes"

i was just looking at rue 107's site because, strangely, there's like 2 seconds in the video for 'flawless' (by beyonce, if you are a corpse or time traveler from the past who JUST got here) where she has on these fishnet-y mermaid-y bikini bottoms that i really like, and someone commented that they came from rue 107, and i’ve heard they have plus sizes.

sadly, their 3X is an 18/20, and their selection in 3X is pretty lacking. the bottoms (the ‘caged bikini bottoms’) don’t come in 3X, but that’s fine because i ALSO don’t come in 3X at their store, but it makes me so sad to see stores that carry plus sizes with distributions like this:

dresses:

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tops:

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bottoms:

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swimsuits:

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bodysuits (this especially hurts, because i really want a body suit for spring):

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oh well… maybe they are getting some new XXXL stuff in to even it out? let’s check the new arrivals section !

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i actually really like a lot of their clothes and weird print mixing (which, forgive me, i know some of you dislike !) so i’m sad about the tease of larger sizes.  like, look at these two colors together ! this crop top ! this giant velvet skirt !

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i also still love those bikini bottoms from the beyonce video, but their largest size would probably be like, a sock on me.

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on the plus side (on the plus size? lololol), chubby cartwheels sometimes has similar bottoms in a beautiful mermaid fabric with a little bit of a wider netting pattern (which you can see here, in this blog post from meagan kerr) up to a 5X, and body suits out the wazoo also up to a 5X. 

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in conclusion, rue 107 should expand their sizes and we should all make chubby cartwheels’ proprietor very rich.

p.s. cristinamarieme reports that they used to have plus sizes up to 22/24 but they disappeared last year. hmpf.

iamoffendedbecause:

Annoyed that you can’t buy clothes in your size? Use the Clothes Calling Card. The Clothes Calling Card Campaign (CCC) is a collaboration between @dreyafean@allygarrett@coleytangerinaand @merxplat to raise awareness of how many people love fashion but are left out of ‘mainstream’ sizing. 

The card is intentionally designed to be applicable to all clothing items, and for people of all sizes who experience exclusion from clothing stores.

Feel free to personalise your card, and use which ever one you feel most comfortable with.

Hopefully, together we can start a conversation about how many people would love to spend money on clothes they like, but aren’t deemed desirable customers by too many designers and stores.

The CCC reminds those people what they’re missing out on.

You can contact the campaign at callingcardcampaign@gmail.com if you like.

http://www.clothescallingcard.com/

very exciting and weird modcloth 4X dress (26/28) that doesn’t fit me giveaway !

as i mentioned before, i’ll do periodic giveaways of stuff i already have, like the previous stupid cat purse giveaway.  i’ve started gambling on modcloth sale and clearance items that i can’t return, so i figured i’d pass the… savings? misery? onto you guys when stuff doesn’t fit me like i like. i figure this will be fun because shopping at my size is a total huge pain in the ass and there’s never giveaways for stuff in our size, BUT i cannot afford to be altruistic enough to buy stuff specifically for giveaways.

the dress up for grabs is the modcloth polished presentation dress in a 4X, made by myrtlewood. according to their size chart, a 4X is a 28/30, but this didn’t fit me- i’d say it’s more of a 26/28. this is like… one of my favorite-looking dresses ever, but it just didn’t fit me.

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what you can’t tell by looking at this dress is that the tweed is interwoven with metallic gold threads. it’s very subtle but very beautiful and also impossible to photograph. it also has pockets ! POCKETS ! the dress is lined, and has no stretch. this dress is brand new and never worn, i attempted to slide it over my head once and the dress was like, ‘fuck you.’ (i think largely because my upper arms are 23” and the arm holes are like 20-21”).

the dress’ measurements are as follows (measured flat):

sleeve opening to sleeve opening: 30 in/ 76.2 cm
bust: 27 in / 68.5 cm
waist: 26 in / 66 cm (measured right across that waist seam)
hip: 30 in / 76.2 cm
skirt: 33 in / 83.8 cm (measured from the bottom pocket button across)
arm hole: 10 in / 25.4 cm (this is the outside hole where your arm comes out of the dress, not the inside arm hole- this dress doesn’t have sleeves in the way we understand sleeves usually so there’s no line of demarcation between the body of the dress and the sleeve)

giveaway terms and conditions:
- reblog this post with a story about a crappy online plus size shopping disappointment. be as funny and detailed and/or bitter as you can muster. no body shaming or other craptastic language of course. when you reblog, please reblog as text and not a link; there’s an option at the top of the reblog window to reblog without truncating the post details:
image

- alternately, if you don’t have a tumblr, send me an e-mail (found on the contact page)
- please don’t send me an ask or fanmail with your answer because the ask feature sux and is confusing to my peanut brain.
- winner will be chosen based on who tickles my funny bone or plays my heart strings like some violin nerd the most.
you do NOT have to follow my blog to win, i think it is weird to blackmail people with goods. 
- you do NOT have to ‘like’ this post to win, unless you actually like it. even then you don’t HAVE to but that would be nice. it’s nice to be nice.
- you PROBABLY should wear a size close to the size of this dress, otherwise you are being a butt to people who fit in this dress.
- you can enter if you live anywhere in the world but if you live in like, francylvania or something you will have to wait until mid-late february for me to ship it cause i’m kind of broke.
- if you win and the dress doesn’t fit you, consider paying it forward. you COULD sell it on ebay or something but would the $25 you got for it be as sweet as making another fat person’s day?! maybe, if you buy donuts with that $25, which is what i would do. 
- oh yeah, deadline is friday, 1/31/04, and i’ll announce a winner on monday, 2/3/14

if even one person enters this, i will consider it a great success and do this with every plus size clothing item that i can’t return. otherwise i will continue to bring them to plus size clothing swaps and stand around awkwardly among a bunch of size 12/14 people and leave with the same stuff i brought D: 

p.s. this is not a sponsored giveaway, and i bought this dress with my own money. modcloth is not involved and has not given me any free junk.

single weird female seeking dresses

wtfplus:

i’ve been snowbound for a few days (after a lazy three day weekend) and i’m getting pretty stir crazy. my partner and i decided to brave the snow to go get coffee while he does some work, and i’m in a unique and awesome position where my office is closed (this happens VERY rarely) so i’m not obligated to do any work. i am low on ugly clothes right now because things have been busy, so i thought i’d make another entry taking advantage of my far-reaching influence as a tumblr sarcasm impressario to showcase the top four dresses i desperately want, and that you should sell me if you have them and don’t wear them.

when looking at these dresses, please note that i have pretty dumb taste, which should make you feel better if i have busted on clothes you like in this blog !

1) the holy grail - beth ditto chevron dress for evans 

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now, i’ve posted about this dress a million times. i’ve wanted it for years- YEARS- and wasn’t even sure it existed for a long time. this dress totally isn’t even my style anymore, but if you have not read ‘moby dick,’ it’s like my white whale (if you have read ‘moby dick’ you’d be like, ‘that’s not really an apt comparison’ and you’d be right ! but still). the saddest part of all is that a reader contacted me and sent me this dress but it was a US 20/22 and was just way too small. if you have this dress anywhere from like… a 24-30, please contact me. 

2) the toxic avenger dress of my dreams - nanette lepore l’amour babydoll dress in multi cloud

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i first saw this dress on erin’s blog and freaked out and desperately looked for it everywhere, but no jc penney in my area had this dress. none. it’s SO WEIRD. look at it. it’s SO WEIRD. i want it.  THIS is bittersweet because some group linked my blog on facebook and a woman contacted me in september of last year and was like, ‘oh i have that, you can have it but i’m lazy about sending stuff’ (which is totally fine) but then she stopped responding to me. i’m not sure if she decided to keep it or if my desperation turned her off.  anyway, if you have this in a 2x or a 3x (i’m not really sure the 3x ever really existed, though) please contact me.

3) a teal thing that i can’t think of a better name for - evans collection floral printed prom dress

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i saw this dress on the evans site, and loved the colors (i also love flower prints even though FUN FACT i hate flowers in real life- nature’s showoffs), but i slept on it because i wasn’t 100% sold. a few months later, RIGHT after it sold out, i happened to see this picture of georgina horne wearing it on the fuller figure fuller bust facebook and realized i made a horrible mistake.  if you have this dress anywhere from a 26-30, please contact me.

4) the missed opportunity - modcloth sights to season dress

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this dress was JUST for sale on modcloth, but it was almost $100 and i just couldn’t swing it.  it went on sale for $67 and it was still too expensive, and then it sold out forever. i really really love this weird dress. if you have this in a 4X, please contact me.

reblogging because i just slipped on ice and i’m sore and cold and filthy and wet now and need the sunshine of frivolous desire in my life.

single weird female seeking dresses

i’ve been snowbound for a few days (after a lazy three day weekend) and i’m getting pretty stir crazy. my partner and i decided to brave the snow to go get coffee while he does some work, and i’m in a unique and awesome position where my office is closed (this happens VERY rarely) so i’m not obligated to do any work. i am low on ugly clothes right now because things have been busy, so i thought i’d make another entry taking advantage of my far-reaching influence as a tumblr sarcasm impressario to showcase the top four dresses i desperately want, and that you should sell me if you have them and don’t wear them.

when looking at these dresses, please note that i have pretty dumb taste, which should make you feel better if i have busted on clothes you like in this blog !

1) the holy grail - beth ditto chevron dress for evans 

now, i’ve posted about this dress a million times. i’ve wanted it for years- YEARS- and wasn’t even sure it existed for a long time. this dress totally isn’t even my style anymore, but if you have not read ‘moby dick,’ it’s like my white whale (if you have read ‘moby dick’ you’d be like, ‘that’s not really an apt comparison’ and you’d be right ! but still). the saddest part of all is that a reader contacted me and sent me this dress but it was a US 20/22 and was just way too small. if you have this dress anywhere from like… a 24-30, please contact me. 

2) the toxic avenger dress of my dreams - nanette lepore l’amour babydoll dress in multi cloud

i first saw this dress on erin’s blog and freaked out and desperately looked for it everywhere, but no jc penney in my area had this dress. none. it’s SO WEIRD. look at it. it’s SO WEIRD. i want it.  THIS is bittersweet because some group linked my blog on facebook and a woman contacted me in september of last year and was like, ‘oh i have that, you can have it but i’m lazy about sending stuff’ (which is totally fine) but then she stopped responding to me. i’m not sure if she decided to keep it or if my desperation turned her off.  anyway, if you have this in a 2x or a 3x (i’m not really sure the 3x ever really existed, though) please contact me.

3) a teal thing that i can’t think of a better name for - evans collection floral printed prom dress

i saw this dress on the evans site, and loved the colors (i also love flower prints even though FUN FACT i hate flowers in real life- nature’s showoffs), but i slept on it because i wasn’t 100% sold. a few months later, RIGHT after it sold out, i happened to see this picture of georgina horne wearing it on the fuller figure fuller bust facebook and realized i made a horrible mistake.  if you have this dress anywhere from a 26-30, please contact me.

4) the missed opportunity - modcloth sights to season dress

this dress was JUST for sale on modcloth, but it was almost $100 and i just couldn’t swing it.  it went on sale for $67 and it was still too expensive, and then it sold out forever. i really really love this weird dress. if you have this in a 4X, please contact me.

hey, if you bought something from eShakti on my recommendation or using my code, can you let me know about your experience?  i’ve had an overall positive experience with them but i want to let other plus size readers see a wider range of feedback other than my gushing.

p.s. this is not a sponsored post !

baroque animal print, apparently submitted by astraldisasters, catherine b., et. al.editor’s note: could this be THE SECOND MOST HATED DRESS IN WTFPLUS HISTORY?i’ll start off by saying that i don’t really see the big deal about this dress- i wouldn’t wear it, but i probably wouldn’t notice if someone else was wearing it. but my friends kept sending me links to it, and people keep submitting it, and i try to post anything that has been submitted twice so the blog isn’t totally dictated by my taste in clothes.
the #1 most hated dress was this anna scholz dress- a dress i totally bought and didn’t want to post, but people kept submitting it !
this is a dress that inspired a woman to lean out her car window and yell, “I HATE THAT DRESS” at me ! i still think it’s beautiful, but i ended up giving it away at the get ample clothing swap last weekend because the sleeves are weird and ehhhh.anyway, between these two dresses, i have determined that you all REALLY hate two clashing prints ! sigh. ~~~~expand ur mindzzz~~~~

baroque animal print, apparently 

submitted by astraldisasters, catherine b., et. al.

editor’s note: could this be THE SECOND MOST HATED DRESS IN WTFPLUS HISTORY?

i’ll start off by saying that i don’t really see the big deal about this dress- i wouldn’t wear it, but i probably wouldn’t notice if someone else was wearing it. but my friends kept sending me links to it, and people keep submitting it, and i try to post anything that has been submitted twice so the blog isn’t totally dictated by my taste in clothes.

the #1 most hated dress was this anna scholz dress- a dress i totally bought and didn’t want to post, but people kept submitting it !

this is a dress that inspired a woman to lean out her car window and yell, “I HATE THAT DRESS” at me ! i still think it’s beautiful, but i ended up giving it away at the get ample clothing swap last weekend because the sleeves are weird and ehhhh.

anyway, between these two dresses, i have determined that you all REALLY hate two clashing prints ! sigh. ~~~~expand ur mindzzz~~~~

And now from La Mouette, “The Physical Embodiment of Sad”. Also, what happened to the heel of her shoes, .or did the model need to pose in this outfit on tiptoe.
submitted by Patty
editor’s note: wow. you know it’s bad when plus size clothing starts to look like men’s high end fashion. this looks like something an anti-sex religious cult would make its members wear to stifle sexual desire or something.
p.s. it looks comfortable enough that i’d probably buy it if it was under $15 to wear around the house when i have my period.

And now from La Mouette, “The Physical Embodiment of Sad”. Also, what happened to the heel of her shoes, .or did the model need to pose in this outfit on tiptoe.

submitted by Patty

editor’s note: wow. you know it’s bad when plus size clothing starts to look like men’s high end fashion. this looks like something an anti-sex religious cult would make its members wear to stifle sexual desire or something.

p.s. it looks comfortable enough that i’d probably buy it if it was under $15 to wear around the house when i have my period.

simply be, “new year, new you marketing e-mail,” 2013
first of, a sloppy sweatsuit is the CURRENT me.
but, hey, look, a plus size clothing company trying to prod us into a new year’s resolution to lose weight. zzz. i might think this was more innocuous and just about vaguely ‘being active’ if i hadn’t lived on earth for 32 years and new year’s day wasn’t the classic time for everyone to freak out about how this will finally be the year they stop being fat (spoiler: it is statistically likely that it won’t be, so i hope you are genuinely enjoying your diet and activity change for other less toxic reasons, and if you aren’t enjoying it, i hope you give it up and do stuff you enjoy). i thought by january 15th i would’ve escaped new years resolution/toxic diet talk/toxic body hatred chatter.
p.s. i do have to say, simply be is one of few plus size retailers who sells activewear above an 18/20 that looks like you could actually exercise in it. they were so close to a pat on the back !

simply be, “new year, new you marketing e-mail,” 2013

first of, a sloppy sweatsuit is the CURRENT me.

but, hey, look, a plus size clothing company trying to prod us into a new year’s resolution to lose weight. zzz. i might think this was more innocuous and just about vaguely ‘being active’ if i hadn’t lived on earth for 32 years and new year’s day wasn’t the classic time for everyone to freak out about how this will finally be the year they stop being fat (spoiler: it is statistically likely that it won’t be, so i hope you are genuinely enjoying your diet and activity change for other less toxic reasons, and if you aren’t enjoying it, i hope you give it up and do stuff you enjoy). i thought by january 15th i would’ve escaped new years resolution/toxic diet talk/toxic body hatred chatter.

p.s. i do have to say, simply be is one of few plus size retailers who sells activewear above an 18/20 that looks like you could actually exercise in it. they were so close to a pat on the back !