When the Social Strategist known as Lil Uzi Vert was asked how he responds to critics of his fashion choices, calling them “feminine,” his response was perfect. “You know what it is? They’ve never felt these fabrics before.”
This young man is on to something, because let me tell you about one of the many struggles of thick women. Fashion choices for the extremely blessed woman are relegated to a stifling binary. Everything is either very restrictive to suck everything in, or very loose to hide “imperfections.” However, there is a beautiful gray area that comes in the form of luxe, comfy fabrics with stretch. Hence, I’m resolving to make more comfortable style choices by way of better fabrics and better fits. I no longer want to force my body into anything. Dare I say it, I’m thinking of hanging up my Spanx, but baby steps. Let’s not get carried away. Okay, let’s get into this outfit.
I am a huge fan of white t-shirts, and their versatility. I postulate that there are few fashion problems that can’t be solved with a white shirt. My favorite white t-shirt is Uniqlo’s Supima Cotton tee. Pima cotton is basically very soft, high quality cotton that’s also very durable. Hence, these tees are really heavy, but also insanely soft.
About these shorts. I love a good denim short, but my go to pair is a little…snug at the moment (the weight loss mission continues). I went to three of four different stores to find a pair for this look, but they were all made of very stiff denim. I don’t know who the hell finds that kind of denim comfortable. Even if I managed to get them zipped and buttoned, I had to walk like a toy soldier, because they were riding up in the crotch so much, which means a yeast infection is sure to come. Then, I remembered a good friend telling me how bomb American Eagle’s jeans are. AE is one of those stores I don’t even look at twice, because it seems like it’s made for white youths, and I am neither of those things. But I gotta tell ya, when I tried on those shorts, they wen on without force, and they were so soft and stretchy thanks to AE’s Ne(x)t Level stretch line (which has a lot of styles and colors). Definitely going back there to get my white distressed jeans for the warm months.
I found this red coat at Century 21 for a whopping $25. This was a rare find, because I’m often overwhelmed in that store, but God was looking out as per yooj. The fur is a hand me down from my grandmother, who I love and adore. Speaking of mom’s, these red boots were a Christmas gift from my mom. She knows me so well.
- Buy clothes that are comfortable, and don’t force your body into anything. It won’t make for a pleasant day, or a pleasant you.
- American Eagle has some bomb ass jeans for big booties.
- Pima cotton is the shit.