Hello beautiful people!
Welcome to Saturday, I hope all’s well with you guys? It’s been so long since I put together a style post that I’ve sort of forgotten how to write one. Yay! But I’m back to glorify obesity by asking the question, ‘Can A Plus Size Wear a Fitted Skirt?’ The answer is pretty obvious — yes!
Now, I’m not the most famous of people. I don’t get daily hate mail on emails or Instagram — in fact, I barely get any hate at all, for some reason! But every now and then I get a weird comment that veils some form of fat phobia. They’re usually said to me when I’m wearing some form of fitted skirt, like the one in the photo.
I’m not shy about my body at all, a fact that was proven when I did some underwear shots last year. I’m aware of my body, what it looks like and the fat that is on it. And 90% of the time I’m pretty chill with that. I’ve been fat since I was young, and I gave up on hating my body a long time ago.
But still I get the odd side-eye and the odd comment when I wear these sorts of skirts. Usually in the form of ‘Oh, I wish I had the confidence to wear a skirt like that but my stomach isn’t flat enough’. Or, in the case of one ‘kind’ person; ‘Do you think that’s the most flattering shape for you?’, which is the one that always bothered me.
You see, the issue I take with these things (other than the audacity people have to comment on other’s bodies so blatantly) is that of course a plus sized person can wear a fitted skirt. Plus sizes can wear skinny jeans, crop tops, booty shorts, horizontal stripes, whatever they want! The unwritten rules of what people of size can and can’t wear has been passed down from generation to generation.
Can a plus size wear a fitted skirt?
People can wear exactly what they want, whether it be a sheet wrapped as a dress or a suit and tie. Personally, I don’t give a shit. Wear shoes on your head for all I care — just make sure you’re happy and you’re wearing what makes you comfortable.
I purchased this skirt on SHEIN a few weeks back, and I fell in love. The Boyfriend® didn’t like it on the site, and others I showed weren’t in love either. But frankly, the prices on SHEIN are so good, I decided to give it a go because I thought it was a great addition to my wardrobe.
And I was right, of course! I love this window pane print, and frankly £9 for a skirt is an absolute steal of a price. The quality surprised me, actually, given that this is a thicker poly blend than you’d expect — and it isn’t the dreaded scuba fabric! Honestly, when did scuba fabric become a thing in fashion?
What about this skirt though?
I ordered a 3XL based on the size guide, and the sizing is great. Fits perfectly, lots of stretch, and the length is crazy long. I’m still trying to work out if I’ll shorten it, actually. Knowing my alterations pile hasn’t been touched in about two years, it’ll likely stay that length. But hey, tall friends, this one will look incredible on you!
Of course, no outfit is ever complete on here without a Vendula bag, right? I thought the rich tones of the Vendula Vintage worked well with the monotone outfit to give it a bit of a 60’s rock feel — thoughts?