Posts Tagged ‘the perfect fat’

Lane Bryant makes puppies and kittens cry.

February 6th, 2010 5 comments

Okay, probably not, but I got your attention, huh?

I never got a new outfit for the holiday party.

Master took me shopping.  I’d given myself a stern talking to, and promised myself that I wouldn’t let what I knew to be true affect my confidence.  I look good.  I know I look good.  It’s not my fault the fat girl stores prefer to keep up with fashion, or the “perfect fat” girls, as Lilly put it, and not what’s flattering on a woman shaped as I am.  And while it is partially my fault I’m the size that I am, it’s definitely not my fault I’m not “the perfect fat”.

Truth be told, I should probably go back to learning how to sew and start making my own clothes.  As it stands right now, it is next to impossible to find an entire outfit that doesn’t make me look pregnant or cling to all my rolls or flare out so enormously as to have next to no shape and make me look like I’m wearing a tent.  I’m not really fond of looking like I’m wearing a tent.

Jesus, and here comes that feeling in the pit of my stomach again.  A little bit of anger and a little bit of sadness.  A second of wishing Master would get fired so we could go for regular walks again.  Just eating healthier isn’t doing us any good with our mostly sedentary lifestyle.

I love that there are stores that cater to big women.  Lord knows, there are enough stores that cater to little ones.  But for the love of god, do you think you could consider, just for a second, saying, “Fuck fashion.” and designing clothes that will actually look good on us? Sexy, even!

You know where I’ve seen the best clothes for plus-sized women? Baby Phat. The very same company that has giant golden cats on all their clothes.  Some of their clothes appear to be flattering on women of all shapes and sizes.  I mean, some of it’s pretty disastrous, but that’s true of any designer.  Some big women insist on following trends whether or not they look good on them.  And some trends look good on some big women.  Unfortunately, Baby Phat’s also expensive.  Suck.  Read more…

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