Fat and Beautiful are not opposites.
Fat and Thin are just body shapes, not value judgements.
So many sad posts on the #fat and #ugly tags :(
Fat, beautiful and HAPPY! (And eating the best icecream ever, whaaaaat)
It is really really frustrating sometimes trying to find clothes that fit me right, but I get on pretty well. I have access to a lot of excellent plus size stores in my area, the internet, etc. I can find great shirts for 10 dollars or less. Amazing dresses for less than 30. The plus size sections at wal-mart and Target are not half bad, plus there is Ross, Torrid, Fashion Bug, Avenue..as well as independant shops like Domino Dollhouse - Plus I still fit into “straight” sizes at some stores. It also seems that Salem, Oregon has no shortage of fat, fashionable ladies, because I can always find good stuff at the thrift stores around here.
This frustration is magnified by 1000x while trying to find clothes for my equally fat boyfriend. Not even wal-mart carries shorts in a size 50 for dudes.. unless he just wants to wear athletic shorts. The “Plus Size” mens area is practically non-existant, their biggest graphic T’s in the straight are only 2x. The ones that are 3x? Are like 3 dollars more, plus they only come in Nascar… as if the only thing fat men are interested in is Nascar? True, I can find the simple Hanes shirts that go up to 5x.. but he doesn’t like wearing plain shirts all the time. I don’t blame him. I have had good experience looking for sales at “official” plus size shops, torrid and the like, so I went to Big and Tall.. and jesus fucking christ, even their clearance shorts are like 50 dollars. I got all sweaty and closed the website quickly, afraid I might accidentally buy something. Not even the thrift shops have stuff. Maybe fat men can’t find reasonbly priced clothes anywhere, so they just wear what they can find right into the ground. Shit.
I thought this would be easy, and I would surprise my boyfriend by buying him a few nice t-shirts, maybe a few pairs of shorts for the summer.. as he doesn’t have a lot of stuff..and everything he DOES have is at least a year old, and is getting old, frayed, stained, etc. Hey, maybe that backs up my theory that fat men wear their clothes right into the ground. huh.