Click to see the Fat Chic fashion picks for December 2014. There’s a little something for everyone! The board has over 200 favorite choices, all available in plus sizes.
Have your own ideas in mind? Then be sure to look for this year’s plus size clearance sales on Fat Chic Clothing Search..
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Take a look through this Pinterest board for my favorite plus size fall fashion picks – you can arrange your own favorites into your personal Pinterest board.
This fall brings a limited clothing budget.Â It also brings â€“ thanks to the other half of my career â€“ a need for a very different wardrobe for my usual. The audience from that other part of my life tends towards tie-dye and tattoos whereas these days I prefer unstamped skin and calf boots.Â While â€œdress for the life you haveâ€ is great, women almost all have at least two lives â€“ no one is just a mom or just an office worker or just a single gal. Men might have home and work but the pressures on women are real, oppressive â€“ and at this point in history, either to be fought directly or neatly subverted. I still go with subversionâ€¦ because I like pretty things. I just donâ€™t like the extra twenty pounds everybody elseâ€™s baggage gives me.
Fortunately, I have a third aspect to my life that bridges the gap between fatshion and authorship: geekdom. Iâ€™m a well known geek in my city â€“ my Doctor Who Meetup just had its 700th member join. This is my middle ground, as exhausting as excess attention to detail might get. Since these days geek is chic â€“ and I legitimately earned the title by authentically suffering for my enthusiastic nerdiness in high school â€“ I can draw from my nerdy influences and my style influences and represent fully my whole self. It also speaks to my green tendencies. I love new clothing but I have Catholic-level guilt over my failure to upcycle â€“ and over the retail industryâ€™s failure to reuse cloth from discarded clothing. (Seriously â€“ thereâ€™s an abundance of it. Whatâ€™s the problem?)
Iâ€™ve dabbled on and off with T-shirt surgery over the years and also with sewing. I have made the commitment â€“ this fall, I take a sewing class. I learn the basics of basting, pleats, ruching, all of it. In the meantime, Iâ€™ve learned some ironing tricks from damncutekitty, I have scissors and a rotary cutter and I have a pack of nerdy T-shirts that are just a touch too big for my frame.
For actual direct sewing, I plan to try this:
But after some thinking â€“ and making notes of looks that caught my attention when binging watching television my partner encourages me to avoid publicly admitting I watch â€“ I realized I really do like the dancer looks. (I still think Dance Academy is great. Pffft!) Most of those involve shirts chopped up to show off a bit of shoulder. So over the week, I plan to have a go at looks like these: