Diary of a Fat Chick

Fat girl living in a skinny world

Fat boutique? June 21, 2008

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Thursday, June 19

My counselor commented today that I talk a lot more about fashion than I ever did before. I told her it’s because I’ve accepted my size, that I’m fat, and that it’s not my body’s fault that I can’t wear all the cute stuff I try on. I told her that my sister and I would love to start our own company exclusively for fat chicks. None of this frumpy, out of date stuff offered to extended plus-sizes at Catherine’s or the really young – as in oodles of sequins, tacky embroidery, and cartoon characters – stocked at Fashion Bug. We want to create fashion-forward, trendy, inexpensive clothing that ACTUALLY FITS women with large bodies and “imperfect” figures.

I also want to sell shoes that are cute, stylish, supportive of fat women’s weight, and fit fat feet of all shapes and sizes.  I spent hours looking for shoes like that online after visiting several brick-and-mortar stores, and could not find any. What to do?

We’re going to open our own clothing boutique at some point, we hope. We’ll design and manufacturer the clothing and shoes ourselves. The only caveat is that I need to learn to sew. I’ve made a few forays in that direction, but there’s a lot more I need to learn about using a sewing machine and a serger! I’ll also need to learn how to make shoes, but I figure I’ll start here.

I’d also like to carry hard-to-find items for ladies who are off the standard charts, like bras in sizes beyond 46DDD, such as those sold by Decent Exposures. It would also be great to provide samples for women to try on before they order from an online store. They could try on a garment to see if they like the fit and style, then order it in the right size and color. It would take out some of the hassle of ordering sight unseen.

Do you think I’m crazy? Would you shop at a store like that? What kinds of things do you wish you could see in a fat chick store but never have?

Oh, and the benches in the dressing room would be deeper than 10 inches!


4 Responses to “Fat boutique?”

  1. boobsihazdem Says:

    I think it depends on the prices. If I have 100 pounds to spend, I can find quality clothing and shoes online. If I don’t…well, my options are limited to Evants and New Look and that’s about it. The range isn’t huge, but I supplement it with ‘stretchy’ clothing and accessories from skinny stores.

    I think fashion for fatties is more about developing personal style and flattering clothes, than following every.single.trend.going. Even if I was skinny there are certain fashions that are just a waste of money, but then I’m not a fashionista, I just like looking fabulous when I can afford to.

  2. boobsihazdem Says:

    actually, thinking of it, the problem I have is not finding ‘on trend’, its finding ‘alternative’ fashions for the plus size. Corsets and goth/punk clothing is impossible to find from normal sources. If I wanted to go back to my skater punk roots, I’d have to make it myself or go bespoke.

  3. chipfreak Says:

    Just joined tonight, looking for an outlet myself. Love your blogs! It’s refreshing to read some of my exact thoughts happening or being felt by others weighing as much as I do! I hope your bboutique happens!

  4. Blubbermountain Says:

    Dawn French, the UK comedienne has this shop


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