September 24, 2004


In honor of the impending Fall, I decided to go look around in the national chain store for fellow fat chicks, just to see what the fashionistas were intent on inflicting upon us this fall. Based on what was in the store, it certainly could be worse.

The clothes were actually relatively sedate compared to recent years. They were actually things that would look good on most of we chub-ettes. Slacks had re-introduced themselves to the waistline, tops extended below the Brittany-Christina line, and the color palate no longer looked like Psychodelic Nuggat.

The dimensionally enhanced can dress for work this year without looking like Chicago's Big Mama, and casually without looking like a pre-TrimSpa Anna Nicole. Both of these situations are a vast improvement over even last fall.

And then I entered the Forbidden Zone... I went into the lingerie section.


No woman, big, small or in between, should have no more options for sleepware than was displayed at this store. Basically, you had two choices: thin cotton jammiebottoms with little ribbon draw strings and a poorly cut knit top not made for any female body type known to human kind, or slut-wear in obnoxious colors that look terrible on very fair skinned women. Like me.

I was so disappointed at what I saw. My only option was an oversized t-shirt that was made to hang to my knees, which was NOT an option. No cute teddies, no cute cami and tap pant combinations, no little nighties, nothing even remotely "sweet."

Okay, okay, the slut-wear was probably more appropriate than I'm admitting, but not the hard and edgy stuff they had. It was like Industrial slut-wear, not feminine at all. And I may be a lot of things, but hard and industrial isn't one of them. I like sheer things, and soft colors. I like lace and full, sweeping, flowing things.

I really hate to have to make something like that, but I'm just not ever going to be happy with any of what I saw in the store last night. Looks like time for a trip to the fabric store.

Posted by Mamamontezz at September 24, 2004 08:09 AM

Have you tried a Lane Bryant? Or their website? They usually have some decent stuff. Dillards website has some nice things too. I used to have some bookmarks for some good clothing sites for us big girls. E-mail me if you're interested and I'll round em up for you. Most local stores suck. lol

Posted by: Elizabeth M. at September 24, 2004 09:48 AM
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