Someone went to a lot of work to try and make this strange patchwork thing sound good: “Showcase your style stripes in the punchy BIB Print and Stripe Zip Through Mock Turtle Neck Sweat Top in black. Combining three of the season’s hottest prints: the floral, stripe and leopard, it’s a fashion-forward casual style. Crafted from 100% cotton, the luxuriously soft sweat will shake up your off-duty rotation. Keep the focus on the patterned panels with jeans and dark sneakers or flats.”
submitted by oliviasmonster
editor’s note: i’m really glad they included instructions on how to avoid pulling focus from this top- i’m clueless about fashion so i would’ve combined it with a pair of clown pantaloons and christian siriano costume wig from halloween adventure.
evans, “live unlimited red print caftan top,” $115
my look for summer is “a clownfish’s vagina,” what have you got for me?
Leopard is my favorite color…insomuch that I wear a black bag shirt with only weird, hard-to-read letters that are leopard print
submitted by (yes, really) unclebrony
editor’s note: it took me forever to read this. i thought it was in latin or ancient greek something, like a sassy diva version of the da vinci code. shit, i just realized that you can’t spell ‘da vinci’ without ‘diva’. coincidence?
I am submitting this sheer leopard culturally appropriating mess of a poncho to wtfplus. Thanks for nothing, Rainbow Plus :(
submitted via text by jesse from bathhouse vintage
editor’s note: rainbow plus is a fucking mess. so many of their tops look like a fever dream. i actually hesitate to put all this stuff in one post, because i could queue it up and have content for a year. but like,
those are the first six kind of weird to very weird items i picked out on their site- at one point i had 27 tabs open of weird shit they sell ! like, i obviously know ‘dope’ has slang meaning but would anyone want to wear a shirt that kiiiinda looks like they’re proclaiming that they are a dope? are they going to release a line of dunce caps next? also every actor who tried out for the role of cher on the ‘clueless’ tv series who lost out to rachel blanchard apparently got the consolation prize of being silkscreened onto a rainbow plus t-shirt.
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~~~~
For the animal lover / Dr. Who ultra-fan / jungle kaleidoscope enthusiast in your life.
From JCPenney’s plus section.
submitted by mariegoos
editor’s note: i don’t really have stereoscopic vision. when i was little, i had a lazy eye and then an eye patch, and at some point my brain just started processing the images from each eye separately. this means i basically don’t have depth perception and don’t really see in 3D- i have other methods of gauging distance and dimension from a lifetime of having this weird vision, and in fact i didn’t know i had this until i was in my 20s and heard a story on NPR about a woman with stereoblindness talking about hers suddenly being cured (she was looking at her steering wheel and it suddenly popped out at her in 3D !). her experience sounded familiar, and i knew i had really bad depth perception, so i did a few tests online, and then did some at the eye doctor, and confirmed it.
one horrible result of this, aside from being like ‘oh look there’s harrison ford, hey harrison ford’ when i walk by a cardboard cutout of han solo outside of an FYE at a mall, is that i can’t see 3D movies or magic eye posters. i remember vividly going to see “caption EO” at epcot on a field trip and looking at the crowd around me as my classmates flinched and reached out for things on screen and just thinking, “wow, these idiots are really impressed by this blurry-ass movie.” i also remember breaking my “no harry potter movies” rule to go see “harry potter & the order of the phoenix” (my favorite of the books, probably because it’s really boring) when i was 25 and excitedly putting my 3D glasses on during the battle at the ministry of magic and immediately being like, “oh yeah.”
anyway, the point of this story is that i can’t even see this fucking shirt. my eyes rejected it.
YoursClothing popped onto a thread on Buzzfeed about terrible plus sized clothing, encouraging the ladies to come check out their totally-not-terrible clothes.
Did not know there was such a thing as “harem jeans”:
This woman looks as excited about her animal-themed fashion top as I am (and if you had concerns that they forgot something, no fears, they did include ruching in the back):
That was just a warm-up, though, for the perennial favorite of animal-themed PLUS ZIPPERS:
submitted by socialworkgradstudents
editor’s note: haaaaaa. yours clothing DOES sometimes have really cute stuff, but their stock is so huge that the signal to noise ratio is pretty terrible. for every cute dress there’s like 10 t-shirts that say “new york fashion icon 76 ! sleek 83 ! just chillin (penguin) !!!! sassy 96 !!!!’ and 5 hanky hems and 30 cold shoulders. but i guess it’s better that they have too many options vs. too few. i almost feel bad busting on them, though, since they offered themselves up so innocently to buzzfeed’s vultures.
submitted by mfluder
editor’s note: galaxy, “tribal,” AND a tiger? all in one long sleeved crop top? this is like, the deal of a lifetime.
on a personal note i think this is so ridiculous that it went around to the other side and became kind of cool. is anyone with me? anyone? hellooooo?
What is this?! Here are my favorites.
What decade is this club supposed to be in?
submitted by Katie F.
editor’s note: i gotta say, i don’t really go to clubs- i know it may surprise you, that a person who is constantly on the internet, dresses like a slob, and studies genocide doesn’t go clubbing very often, but it’s true. i have like, zero sense of humor about myself and hate dancing and would compare myself to the town in ‘footloose’ but i don’t quite get that reference because i’ve never seen ‘footloose’ because i HATE dancing. so i don’t feel like it’s my place to judge clubwear.
i do get submissions for pink clubwear pretty often, though, because to hater-americans, clubwear looks pretty ridiculous. i WILL say that the site does have some stuff i genuinely think is awesome (like, i truly love this) and they get points for showing models with belly/roll outlines wearing tight, revealing clothing.
p.s. wait, it’s my place to judge everything ! that last thing looks like something you’d put on to write sexy batman fan fiction, those pants look like something you’d make out of desperation if you were shipwrecked in the apartment decor section of an urban outfitters, and… i actually would wear that first thing to a “valley of the dolls” party if someone would have one.
The latest in senior citizen chic.
submitted by pretty-city
editor’s note: aw. i don’t know a single senior citizen who would wear that (though one of my friends does have a sexy leopard print grandma, but i think she has a better sense of style). i’m just.. not sure what’s up with this. it looks like the designer got fired halfway through and they hired a new person with a different vision.
i do like the peek of ‘nude’ bra through the lace though.
A top for all of us splatter painters who worship at the church of rhinestone jungle cats.
submitted by Jen
editor’s note: one of the sacred rituals of the high church of the sassy diva is anointing each other with a bunch of fucking bleach.
This is $131.60! From the Facebook description: “This seasons newest MUST HAVE fashion item! The soft and beautiful jersey sweatshirt MOHAVE - the wolf is what to wear when you don´t know what to wear. MOHAVE creates a mystical, edgy mood and brings out your inner creature”
submitted by Sarah
editor’s note: nothing more mystical and mysterious and magical than native americans, amirite? it’s so fun to use those people as accessories. also, the wolves native to the mojave desert are frequently on the protected species list because development and motor vehicle traffic have effectively eradicated them. but sure, when you don’t know what to wear, maybe you can wear this shirt that evokes the attempt by white people to eradicate a bunch of humans AND animals from a region.
This blog has empowered me and given me the balls to feel angry towards companies who not only dont make plus sized clothing, but companies who do, for being such jackwagons and making shit clothing.
But, since this blog has somewhat become my church, I think I need to make a confession [rabbi, priest, father, padre, madre, momma, sassy fat sister chick] … Ive sinned. I spent $350 on Oldnavy.com, buying …. sequined (and fuckin’ over priced) … clothing and … graphic tees that say “love” and “shine bright” … the shine bright one is even sequined.
I just was running out of clothes and in an act of desperation and rash decision making, faltered and made poor fatshion choices. Please forgive me and remind me why sequins arent okay! Im running out of clothes, and Roxy, Im so so cold…
submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org (i don’t think that’s a real e-mail address)
editor’s note: dude, we’ve all been there. i’ve spent $50 at old navy just buying more black t-shirts. i once spent like $75 at old navy because they had plus size yoga pants that had POCKETS and i imagined this future for myself where i did yoga and owned stuff that could go in a pocket.
i won’t be too hard on you. your penance for these transgressions is saying ten hail space tigers, and that you now have to own a sequined shirt that says “shine bright.”
p.s. i kind of love sequins, but it has to be *a lot* of sequins.
the latest in funky book club mom
submitted by esrdtfygui (i suspect this is a fake name, as their e-mail address was at ‘gmmail.com’ !!)
editor’s note: this whole thing looks photoshopped. like using the shirt tool and the leopard desperation filter. i cannot think of a better descriptor than “funky book club mom.”