I got my Dec/Jan 08 issue of BUST Magazine in the mail today.
Not only does it have a lovely photo of Beth Ditto and her kitty cat, Rhoda, on the cover complete with a full interview inside but on page 18 they have a whole article entitled Wide Girl Web.
It lists a small list of the "best plus-sized sites" on the internet.
My scanner is on the fritz so I can't share it as I wish but the places listed were:
Joy Nash's "A Fat Rant" on YouTube
Nation of Size (http://www.nationofsize.com)
Big Fat Deal (http://www.bfdblog.com)
Shapely Prose (http://www.kateharding.net)
and last but certainly not least...
LJ Community Fatshionista!
I'll transcribe what was said about the community.
So those jeans make you look fat? So What? Talk it out at Fatshionista, a Livejournal community devoted to plus-sized style. Filled with links, recommendations, sales, and swaps, it's like a fashion show, a slumber party, and a fat-girl flea market all in one.
Feel free to make offers on anything that doesn't have a price listed. Feel free to ask any questions about anything. I'm dead tired, so I'm sure I've messed something up along the way!
Has anyone else run into this, and does anything help? I can't very well separate them and wear something like bike shorts like you can with thigh chub rub... for now I put some Bodyglide on there and hope it will help.
Also, I have a reunion coming up soon and wonder what I can do for accessories. I plan to go simple but cute, with a pair of dark jeans, some killer cowboy boots and a charcoal colored thin turtleneck sweater, but other than some cute earrings I have no idea what to use to pep it up. Do all necklaces look stupid on the outside of turtlenecks? I would wear a corduroy jean-esque jacket on top, but I worry that it would get too hot.
I have a few things for sale - Check it out !!! These clothes come from a non smoking home but we do have one cat . I will happly take paypal - just leave your email address.
Is there anything between mid-rise and high-rise?
My work environment is very casual so I wear jeans and t-shirts. The problem is that though standing my jeans and shirts overlap a bit at the waist, when I sit down, about half an inch of my butt crack will peek out past the top of my jeans and my shirt will ride up enough in the back to show it unless I'm wearing an oversized shirt or a hoodie (which I always do, no one ever sees anything!). My problem is that high-rise jeans are 1) unattractive and 2) kinda painful to sit in because the waist band cuts into my belly. So are there any suggestions other than just covering it up every time? Any jeans with a low high-rise or a high mid-rise?
I'm searching for a leather jacket, preferably hipster or scuba style sans belt & hood. I need it to have a zip-in lining and be able to handle very cold and very warm weather. I want it to be plum or purple or red or crimson or cranberry or some variation. I want it to fit my 18/20 tummy and giant baby-eating titties.
Any suggestions on reputable places?
I also don't want to spend 230498454345.22 dollars.
I'm in the United States.
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Things sitting in my closet: Size 10 and 11 shoes, size 3x coats, size 30 jeans. Just ask and I'll take photos and price!
Check out my other items here: jhaightsales
I'm looking for some lingerie advice for fat women, and what I can find is mostly not very helpful, just the usual "stay away from anything tight, shiny, lacy or sexy at all costs". Something I keep reading everywhere, for example, is that hipster or boy shorts are tailor-made for women with slim, waifish hips, and will make me look short and stocky. While big maxi briefs are supposed to be the ultimate lingerie item to make my legs look long, slender and my tummy flat and sexy. HUH??
Am I utterly deluding myself if I think that full-figured women look smokin hot in hipster briefs, and maxi briefs flatter no one, ever?
What's your opinion on lingerie for fat women of various shapes? Not that anyone needs to ask permission to wear whatever they feel sexy in. I'd just love to know your honest opinion on what looks flattering and what doesn't, on a fat body!