When it comes to clothes we all have those items we would like to put into room 101 never to be seen again. Becky and I were having a chat earlier this week about those items we hate – our seven deadly sins – and we decided to post about it.
Before I launch into my vitriolic rant about what I hate, it is well known that one woman’s poison is another woman’s passion. So I’m sorry if you love what I hate – but hey, its means I wont be snapping them up before you.
The Fugly List:
1. hanky hems
I am yet to meet a woman who likes these! I’m not even sure I understand the thought process behind them!!!
2. butterfly print
There is someone out there who thought “you know what lets cover everything plus size in butterflies. Fat women LOVE them”…well this fat woman does not! And I know I’m not alone. I counted 20 butterfly print items on one retailer’s site. Change the record already!!
3. bubble hem
4. large motifs
Just urgh! Just because I am fat doesn’t mean I don’t want to dress well. Also this top is my idea of fashion hell – hanky hem, butterflies AND a large motif.
5. cold shoulders
Why?? WHY??! What? I just don’t get it.
6. skater dresses
I know some of you love and wear these but I cannot stand them! I wouldn’t mind if they were among a number of dress shapes but for some retailers they are the ONLY dress shape. Its so fucking DULL!
7. quirky prints
Similar to large motifs just because I’m fat does not mean I should dress like a five year old. I mean come on – this jumper is not even so bad its good.
SO what do I want to wear? Well, check out my pinterest board for a start and here’s a selection from non plus size stores:
I want classic cuts, well tailored clothes in natural fabrics. I want to be able to walk into an actual store and find these clothes in my size. I want on trend prints, colours and shapes instead of two or three years down the line (err hello Peter Pan collars SO 2011 but everywhere in plus size fashion currently). I want to drum into every retailers head the mantra “FAT DOES NOT EQUAL UNFASHIONABLE”. Basically I want any one no matter what size to be able to wear what they want. I appreciate that some of you will be rolling your eyes and going “how dull” but its each to their own. Basically I know that most of us don’t want to have to wade through 300 items of crap just to find one good piece.
Don’t forget to check out Becky’s fugly list